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News | Congratulations to our Newest Senior Associate

Oct 16, 2020 | By Nicolas Pazos

Please join us in congratulating Nicolas Pazos for becoming our latest Senior Associate! Nicolas practices in our First-Party Property Coverage…

News | Welcome Wednesday – Vanessa Francois

Oct 07, 2020 | By Vanessa Francois

We extend a warm welcome to Vanessa Francois, the newest member to join our Butler family! Click her picture to…

News | STEP Award – Tamarra Maurasse

Oct 02, 2020

The firm is pleased to announce that Tamarra Maurasse, one of our Firm Trainers, is the next recipient of the…

News | Welcome Wednesday – September 23

Sep 23, 2020 | By Jonathan Kernizan, Christina Henry

We extend a warm welcome to Christina Henry and Jonathan Kernizan, the newest members to join our Butler family! Click…

eALERTS, News | MWE Investments Recalls Westinghouse Portable Generators Due to Fire Hazard

Sep 18, 2020

This recall involves Westinghouse WGen5300DFv Dual Fuel Portable Generators and Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Portable Generators with manufacture dates…

eALERTS, News | Royal Gourmet Recalls Deluxe Gas Grills Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Wayfair.com

Sep 11, 2020

This recall involves Royal Gourmet Patio 2-Burner deluxe gas grills. It has a porcelain cast iron firebox that houses two…

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News | Welcome Wednesday – September 9

Sep 09, 2020 | By Jenaleigh Castano

We extend a warm welcome to Jenaleigh Castano, the newest member to join our Butler family! Click her picture to…

News | Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch

Aug 28, 2020 | By Thomas Burgess, Jr., Kristina Cucinotta, Lauren Lief Feldman, Thomas Hodges, Erin Isdell, D. Grayson Kelly, Nicia Mejia, Eric Noble, Thais Passerieu, Samantha Satish, Michael Schaub, Jessica Stillwell, Chad Sweeting, James Walsh, Michael Wolfer

Please join us in congratulating our attorneys for their inclusion in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch….

News | Recognizing the Best Lawyers in America

Aug 27, 2020 | By Kathy Maus, W. Douglas Berry, William (Bill) Lewis, John Weihmuller

Please join us in congratulating our Partners for being recognized on “The Best Lawyers in America” list for 2021. Recognition…

News | Welcome Wednesday – August 26

Aug 26, 2020 | By Weston Mumme, Brigette Perl

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family! Click their pictures to read more…

eALERTS, News | Pier 1 Recalls Three-Wick Halloween Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Aug 20, 2020

This recall involves Pier 1 Imports’ three-wick Halloween candles in the scents ‘Scary Black Cherry’ and ‘Death by Chocolate.’ The…

News | Welcome to the Firm!

Aug 19, 2020 | By Kristen Schalter, Mindi Friedman, Adam Masef

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family! Click the pictures to read more…

eALERTS, News | Intertex Recalls Blowers Due To Fire Hazard

Aug 13, 2020

This recall involves several models of centrifugal and axial blowers sold under the B-Air, BlueDri, BlueDri Pro and Soleaire brands. …

News | Denise Anderson – Construction Community Advisory Board Nomination

Jul 27, 2020 | By Denise Anderson

Join us in congratulating Partner Denise Anderson for her recent nomination to the Construction Advisory Board of the CLM. As…

News | John Garaffa Appointed To Property Insurance Law General Committee

Jul 16, 2020 | By John Garaffa

Congratulations to Partner John Garaffa for his appointment as Chair for the Property Insurance Law General Committee. This appointment will…

News | JULY – Congratulations to Our Newest Senior Associates!

Jul 15, 2020 | By Thomas Burgess, Jr., Yonit Rosengarten, Scott Hefner, Jessica Stillwell, Samantha Satish

Please join us in congratulating our newest Senior Associates in our firm. We thank them for their service and commitment…

News | Butler Presents The June 2020 Step Award To The It Department

Jul 01, 2020

Butler periodically awards individuals with the STEP award – recognizing those who exemplify Service, Teamwork, Excellence and the firm’s Principles….

eALERTS, News | REPUBLIC WIRELESS RECALLS RELAY CHARGING CABLES DUE TO OVERHEATING AND BURN HAZARDS

Jun 22, 2020

This recall only applies to cables sold with some Relay devices and cables sold separately from May 2018 through May…

eALERTS, News | REXAIR RECALLS TO REPAIR RAINBOW SRX VACUUMS DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS

Jun 22, 2020

This recall only covers the Rainbow SRX water-based filtration vacuum cleaner with model number RHCS19 Type 120 and a Serial…

News | Rising Star Michael Mclaughlin

Jun 11, 2020 | By Michael McLaughlin

Congratulations to Michael McLaughlin for being a Rising Star in the 2020 Super Lawyers list! Super Lawyers is a rating…

News | Starr Brookins Appointed As Member Of Human Relations Board

Jun 08, 2020

Join us in congratulating Starr Brookins for being recently appointed by the Board of Hillsborough County Commissioners to serve as…

News | Carol Rooney For The ABA Council Of Appellate Lawyers

Jun 02, 2020 | By Carol Rooney

Please join us in congratulating Partner Carol Rooney for being chosen by the American Bar Association as the Florida State…

News | Michael Mclaughlin: 40 Under 40!

Jun 02, 2020 | By Michael McLaughlin

Join us in congratulating Michael McLaughlin for being listed as a “40 Under 40” winner for Arcadia University! Click here to…

News | Hurricane Season 2020 Begins!

Jun 01, 2020

Monday, June 1st marks the start of the 2020 Hurricane season and will last until November 30th. While forecasts call…

News | Tim Engelbrecht Featured On Ap Article For Spacex Launch

Jun 01, 2020 | By Timothy Engelbrecht

Partner Timothy Engelbrecht visited the launch site of the historic SpaceX mission where he was interviewed by the Associated Press…

eALERTS, News | Garia Recalls Golf & Courtesy Electric Vehicles Due To Fire Hazard

May 18, 2020

This recall involves Garia model year 2010-2019 golf and courtesy battery-powered electric vehicles (BEV’s). The models involved are as follows:…

News | Butler Awarded “Top Workplaces” Award By Tampa Bay Times For The 5th Year

May 05, 2020

Our employees are the strength of our business, and we are proud to be a “Top Workplace” Winner for the…

eALERTS, News | Epson Recalls Power Adapters Sold With Epson Scanners Due To Burn And Fire Hazards

May 04, 2020

This recall involves the power adapter sold with Epson V-series (V30/V33/V37/V300/V330/V370) scanners. The recalled adapters are black with a power…

News | Butler Proud To Sponsor 2020 Sla Golf And Tennis Outing

Apr 23, 2020

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Southern Loss Association (SLA) Golf and Tennis Outing on April 23,…

eALERTS, News | Southern Motion Recalls “Wireless Power” Reclining Furniture Due to Fire Hazard

Apr 06, 2020

This recall involves “Wireless Power” reclining furniture powered by lithium-ion batteries. The batteries are installed internally as an optional equipment…

eALERTS, News | Stelpro Design Recalls Sonoma Wall Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Apr 06, 2020

This recall involves ASSO and ASSOS Sonoma wall fan heaters.  The heaters are white, with the Stelpro name on the…

eALERTS, News | Hawthorne Hydroponics Recalls Grower’s Edge Vaporizers Due to Burn, Shock and Fire Hazard

Mar 20, 2020

This recall involves the Deluxe and Commercial models of the Grower’s Edge Vaporizer sold by Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC for use…

eALERTS, News | American Honda Recall of Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Mar 18, 2020

This recall involves Honda EB2200i, EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and EU2200i Camo portable generators. The recalled portable generators were sold with…

News | Step Award Winner – Jennifer Huber

Mar 16, 2020

The firm is pleased to announce Jennifer Huber is the most recent recipient of the STEP Award, demonstrating Service, Teamwork,…

News | James Shaw, Jr. Elected to ACLU Chair

Mar 13, 2020 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Shaw, Jr. has been elected as Chair for the ACLU of Florida State’s Legal Panel. Please join us…

eALERTS, News | Lennox Industries Recalls Ductless Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard

Mar 02, 2020

This recall involves three models of Lennox Ductless Single-Zone or Multi-Zone heat pumps. The model and serial numbers can be…

eALERTS, News | Star Water Systems Recalls Sump Pumps Due to Fire Hazard

Feb 10, 2020

This recall involves pedestal sump pumps that are used in residential de-watering.  The sump pumps are sold under three brand…

News | Thais Passerieu Member Of Editorial Board For Hnba

Feb 05, 2020 | By Thais Passerieu

Congratulations to Thais Passerieu for being selected as part of the editorial board for Noticias, the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA)…

News | Michael Wolfer – Winner Of The Inaugural Impact Award

Feb 03, 2020 | By Michael Wolfer

The production and distribution of scholarly content for the legal and insurance industry has been a critical component of Butler’s…

News | Maryanne Milligan Wins Paul Butler Award

Jan 31, 2020 | By Maryanne Milligan

Several times during the year, the firm recognizes individual employees with the STEP Award, presented to those who exemplify Service,…

News | Congratulations to our Newest Senior Associates

Jan 28, 2020 | By Lauren Lief Feldman, Joshua Golembe

Please join us in congratulating Josh Golembe and Lauren Feldman for achieving the Senior Associate designation in our firm. We…

eALERTS, News | PCNA Recalls Power Banks Due To Fire and Burn Hazards

Jan 24, 2020

This recall involves the Spare Power Bank used to charge electronic devices.  They have a 10,000 mAh Grade A lithium-ion…

News | Butler Helps First-Responders And Community Heroes

Jan 21, 2020 | By Suzanne DeCopain, Nicia Mejia

Butler attorneys Suzanne DeCopain, Shaheen Nouri and Nicia Mijia helped out our community by providing legal service to firefighters, law…

News | Congratulations to our Newest Partners of 2020!

Jan 01, 2020 | By Jason Lowe, T. Nicholas Goanos, Michael McLaughlin

As we move into the new year, please join us in congratulating our firm’s newest Partners!

News | Michael Mclaughlin: 40 under 40!

Jan 01, 2020 | By Michael McLaughlin

Join us in congratulating Michael McLaughlin for being listed as a “40 Under 40” winner for Arcadia University! Arcadia University’s…

News | Step Award Winner – Terisha Marksman Bailey

Dec 30, 2019

The firm is pleased to announce that Terisha Marksman Bailey is the latest recipient of the STEP Award, demonstrating Service,…

eALERTS, News | Bass Pro Recalls Mr. Steak™ Gas Grills Due to Fire Hazard

Dec 12, 2019

The recall involves four and five burner models of MR. STEAK propane gas grills, models MS-4B-PG, SKU 2472264 and MS-5B-PG, SKU…

News | Butler Sponsors 4th Annual Construction Defect Execusummit

Dec 10, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the 4th Annual Construction Defect ExecuSummit on December 10-11, 2019. This event…

News | Jessica Skarin Appointed Lead Chair for Subrogation Committee

Dec 06, 2019 | By Jessica Skarin

Join us in congratulating Jessica Skarin for being appointed as Lead Chair of the Subrogation Committee for the CLM.  The CLM,…

News | Butler Sponsors DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium

Dec 05, 2019 | By Hudson Jones, Matthew Lavisky, Kathy Maus, Kimberly Ramey

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Defense and Research Institute (DRI) Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium on…

News | Denise Anderson – Co-chair of Execusummit Conference

Dec 03, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Join us in congratulating Partner Denise Anderson for being named Co-Chair for the 2019 Execusummit Construction Defect Conference. Denise will…

News | Butler Supports Families Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

Nov 26, 2019

This November the Butler offices raised funds for The American Red Cross disaster relief for the Bahamas. Following its aftermath,…

News | October – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Nov 13, 2019 | By Nicia Mejia, Marivel Montes, Miranda Ramedia

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family! Click the pictures below to read…

News | Happy Veterans Day 2019

Nov 11, 2019

Today we honor the brave men and women who have served our country in the United States military.  

News | Butler Step Award Winner – Maryanne Milligan

Nov 08, 2019 | By Maryanne Milligan

Butler is pleased to announce that Maryanne Milligan is the latest recipient of the STEP Award. Maryanne is the Office Manager of…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Reception

Nov 06, 2019

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Reception on November 6, 2019, in Washington, DC. To see…

eALERTS, News | Michaels Recalls Tassel Keychain Mobile Power Banks Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Nov 01, 2019

This recall involves Michaels’ private brand Bead Landing tassel keychain mobile power banks which can be used to charge smartphones…

News | Lee Craig Honored with DRI Award

Oct 22, 2019 | By Lee Craig

Partner Lee Craig was selected as the recipient for the 2019 Tom Segalla Excellence in Education Award presented by the Defense Research…

News | Partner Matt Lavisky Awarded the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award

Oct 21, 2019 | By Matthew Lavisky

Partner Matt Lavisky and Toni Frain of Liberty Mutual have been awarded the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award at the 2019…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor 2019 SLA Golf and Tennis Outing

Oct 17, 2019

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Southern Loss Association (SLA) Golf and Tennis Outing on October 17, 2019, in…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor 2019 DRI Annual Meeting

Oct 16, 2019 | By Denise Anderson, John Garaffa, Kathy Maus

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Defense and Research Institute (DRI) Annual Meeting on October 16, 2019, in…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor 2019 Sla Fcci Joe Keene Classic Golf Event

Oct 07, 2019 | By Thomas Burgess, Jr., William Linero Jr., Nicolas Pazos

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the FCCI Insurance Group 2019 Joe Keene Classic Golf Event on October 7, 2019,…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor HCBA’s 23rd Annual Bench Bar Conference & Judicial Reception

Oct 03, 2019

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s (HCBA) 23rd Annual Bench Bar Conference &…

News | Matthew Lavisky – Winner of the 2019 FDLA President’s Award

Sep 30, 2019 | By Matthew Lavisky

Join us in congratulating Partner Matthew Lavisky for winning the FDLA’s 2019 President’s Award. This award is presented annually by…

News | Denise Anderson – Winner of the Attorney of the Year Award

Sep 30, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Join us in congratulating Denise Anderson for being selected as the recipient of the Vela Insurance Service’s Attorney of the…

News | Mihaela Cabulea – 2019 Trial Advocate Award

Sep 27, 2019 | By Mihaela Cabulea

Join us in extending congratulations to Mihaela Cabulea for being awarded the FDLA’s 2019 Trial Advocate Award. This award recognizes…

News | Butler Proud to Sponsor IADC Regional Meeting

Sep 27, 2019

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Regional Meeting on September 27, 2019, in…

News | Thais Passerieu Selected for Leadership Academy of the Latina Commission of the HNBA

Sep 26, 2019 | By Thais Passerieu

Join us in congratulating Thais Passerieu for being selected for the Leadership Academy of the Latina Commission of the Hispanic National…

News, Videos | 2019 Happy Hope Box Event

Sep 25, 2019 | By Brittney Bagiardi, Richard Gable Jr., David Maldoff, George McMullin, Peter Vogt, Eric Zivitz

Butler is proud to work with the Message of Hope Foundation to help children who are enduring ongoing treatments across…

News | Tampa Bay G.I.R.L.S. Rock Awards Starr Brookins

Sep 19, 2019

Congratulations to Starr Brookins for being selected as an Honoree for the Tampa Bay G.I.R.L.S. Rock Awards Show! Starr was…

eALERTS, News | Kichler Lighting Recalls Pendant Lights Due to Fire Hazard

Sep 19, 2019

This recall involves Elan Shayla Mini Pendant Lights Models 83162, 83163, and 83164. The light sockets can overheat, melt, or catch…

News | Congratulations to James Shaw, Jr.!

Sep 18, 2019 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Join us in congratulating James Shaw, Jr. for being elected to the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties…

News | August – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Sep 18, 2019 | By Sarah McDonald

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

News | HCBA Diversity & Inclusion Networking Social

Sep 09, 2019 | By Suzanne DeCopain, John Garaffa, Thomas Keller, William Linero Jr., Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh

Butler is proud to sponsor the 2019 HCBA Diversity Committee’s annual networking event. Partners William Linero, Jr., Thomas Keller and John…

eALERTS, News | Whirlpool Recalls Glass Cooktops with Touch Controls Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Sep 03, 2019

This recall involves cooktops with a glass cooking surface, touch controls, radiant and downdraft radiant models sold under the Whirlpool,…

eALERTS, News | Southwire Recalls Electrical Outlet Boxes Due to Fire Hazard

Aug 21, 2019

This recall involves Garvin Pop-Up Floor Box Kits with a finish of either stainless steel or brushed brass that each…

News | Rich Gable: Vice Chair for FDCC Property Insurance Section

Aug 08, 2019 | By Richard Gable Jr.

Join us in congratulating Partner Rich Gable for being appointed Vice-Chair of the Property Insurance Section of the Federation of…

News | Butler Step Award Winner – Brooke Broderick

Aug 06, 2019

Butler is pleased to announce that the latest winner of the STEP award is Brooke Broderick. The STEP award recognizes…

News | Abraham Shakfeh: Co-chair for HCBA Diversity Committee

Aug 02, 2019 | By Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh

Attorney Abraham Shakfeh works to help showcase the culture and diversity of the Tampa Bay area in his position as co-chair…

News | James Shaw, Jr. Named “Member of the Month” by the Phi Delta Phi

Aug 01, 2019 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Michael Shaw, Jr. was recently named as the “Member of the Month” for Phi Delta Phi’s Barrister Brief, a monthly…

News | July – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Jul 31, 2019 | By Carlos Fabano, Maria Mousseau, Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh, Kendra Shaw

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

News | Congratulations to our Newest Senior Associates!

Jul 11, 2019 | By D. Grayson Kelly, Michael Wolfer

Please join us in congratulating Michael Wolfer and Gray Kelly for achieving the Senior Associate designation in our firm. We…

News | June – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Jun 26, 2019 | By Kristin Wood Elza, Vincent Fernandez, Elliott Fraser, Khrystyne Smith

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

eALERTS, News | H.E. Industrial Recalls Electric Garage Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Jun 24, 2019

This recall involves the Profusion Heat electric garage heaters with model number HA22—48M. The heaters are red, have a grill…

News | Partner William Linero Accepted Into IADC

Jun 17, 2019 | By William Linero Jr.

Join us in congratulating Partner William Linero for being accepted into the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). This is a prestigious…

News | Mihaela Cabulea Appointed to Appellate Court Rules Committee

Jun 07, 2019 | By Mihaela Cabulea

We are pleased to announce that Mihaela Cabulea has been appointed by the President of The Florida Bar to the Appellate Court Rules Committee,…

News | Katelyn Ferry Appointed Parliamentarian for Hcba

Jun 04, 2019

Join us in congratulating Katelyn Ferry for being appointed Parliamentarian for the Hillsborough County Bar Association. The Hillsborough County Bar…

News | Super Lawyers 2019

Jun 03, 2019 | By Joshua Golembe, James Hickman, Anthony Russo, John Weihmuller

The 2019 Super Lawyer’s List is here and we’re excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars at Butler!…

News | Hurricane Season 2019 Begins!

Jun 01, 2019

Saturday, June 1st marks the start of the 2019 Hurricane season and will last until November 30th. While forecasts call…

News | Matthew Lavisky Named Event Chair for Fins

May 31, 2019 | By Matthew Lavisky

Partner Matt Lavisky has been named Event Chair for the FDLA’s first annual Florida Insurance Network Symposium (FINS). Congratulations, Matt!…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Laura Hudson

May 31, 2019

The firm is pleased to announce that Laura Hudson is the latest recipient of the STEP award, recognizing firm employees for…

News | May – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

May 24, 2019 | By Dericka Burke, Yoniece Dixon, Joycelyne Moimeme, Stephen Udagawa

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

eALERTS, News | Bodum Recalls Stove Top Espresso Makers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Apr 24, 2019

This recall involves CHAMBORD® stove top espresso makers in a stainless steel finish. The recall includes 6—cup (12 ounces) espresso…

News | Suzanne Decopain Awarded the Geba Young Lawyers Award

Apr 23, 2019 | By Suzanne DeCopain

HELPING THE COMMUNITY Congratulations to Suzanne DeCopain for her upstanding work in the community, earning her the GEBA Young Lawyers Award….

eALERTS, News | Tekno Products Recalls Tuff Smoke-Less Grills Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Apr 19, 2019

This recall involves the Tuff Smoke-Less Grill, a portable electric grill intended for use indoors. Tuff Smoke-Less Grill and TEK513…

News | Remembering Robert Vaughn, Butler Partner

Apr 17, 2019

Tampa, Florida – Robert E. “Bob” Vaughn passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. He was 61 years old.  Bob…

News | Butler Awarded “Top Workplaces” Award by Tampa Bay Times

Apr 11, 2019

Our employees are the strength of our business, and we are proud to be a “Top Workplace” Winner for the…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Moira Melvin

Apr 08, 2019

Butler recognizes outstanding employees who exemplify the firm’s goals of Service, Teamwork and Principles with the STEP Award. The firm…

eALERTS, News | Spector & Co. Recalls Power Bank Chargers Due to Fire Hazard

Apr 04, 2019

This recall involves the T119 Elf power bank chargers. The portable battery-powered chargers are used for charging the battery of…

News | William Collum Nominated to Facap’s Board of Directors

Mar 29, 2019 | By William Collum

Join us in congratulating William Collum for being appointed to the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention (FACAP) Board of Directors. Founded…

News | Ryan Hilton for Jd Supra’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

Mar 27, 2019 | By Ryan Hilton

Join us in congratulating Partner Ryan Hilton for his recognition as a Top Author in his subject area of Airlines and…

eALERTS, News | Rechargeable Power Banks Recalled by Daniel M. Friedman & Associates Due to Fire Hazard

Mar 27, 2019

This recall involves Universal Rechargeable Power Banks for use with smartphones and tablets. The recalled chargers came in a variety…

eALERTS, News | HP Expands Recall of Batteries for Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations Due to Fire and Burn

Mar 13, 2019

The recall expansion involves lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations that were sold to businesses and…

News | Carol Rooney – Chair of Fdla’s Women in the Law Committee

Mar 11, 2019 | By Carol Rooney

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association announced Carol Rooney as the committee chair for the…

News | International Women’s Day – 2019

Mar 08, 2019 | By Janice Buchman, Sarah Burke, Suzanne DeCopain, Kathy Maus, Amanda Mezer, Jamie Combee Novaes, Kimberly Ramey, Jessica Skarin

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Butler’s female attorneys came together to discuss important female figures in US history. Watch…

News | Starr Brookins as Diversity Committee’s Vice Chair for Fdla

Mar 05, 2019

Starr Brookins was named the Vice-Chair of the Florida Defense Lawyer’s Diversity Committee for 2019. Congratulations, Starr!

News | February – Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Feb 26, 2019 | By Eric Noble, James Walsh

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

News | Butler Awarded the Golden Barrel Award

Feb 15, 2019

Butler was awarded the 2018 Golden Barrel Award by the Metropolitan Ministries for our dedication to service and helping our…

News | Rick Parker Awarded “Extraordinary Legal Customer Service Award”

Feb 06, 2019 | By Julius “Rick” Parker III

It’s not every day that a client presents an attorney with an award for their services! Attorney Rick Parker of…

News | Welcome to our Newest Attorneys!

Jan 31, 2019 | By Christopher Ballard, Amanda Mezer

We extend a warm welcome to the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

News | Paul B. Butler Award Selected

Jan 23, 2019 | By Angela Dunn

Butler is pleased to announce that Angela Dunn is the recipient of the Paul B. Butler award. This award is given to…

News | Congratulations to our Newest Partners!

Jan 02, 2019 | By Tracy Jurgus, Jessica Skarin, Jonathan Barger, Hudson Jones, Brian Hohman

As we move into the new year, please join us in congratulating our firm’s newest Partners!

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Kim Bruce and Pattie Taylor

Dec 20, 2018

Butler recognizes outstanding employees who exemplify the firm’s goals of Service, Teamwork and Principles with the STEP Award. The firm received…

News | Troy Vuurens Announced as Senior Associate

Dec 19, 2018

Join us in congratulating Troy Vuurens on being named Senior Associate with the firm!

News | Rick Mulder Named Chief Operating Officer

Dec 19, 2018 | By Rick Mulder

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”…

eALERTS, News | White-Rodgers Recalls Thermostats Due to Fire Hazard

Dec 13, 2018

This recall involves Emerson branded SensiWiFi thermostats with “Emerson” printed on the front and a date code from 1416 to…

News | Veterans Day 2018

Nov 12, 2018

We are proud to honor those brave men and women who have served our country in the United States military….

eALERTS, News | A. O. Smith Recalls 30-Gallon Gas Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s

Nov 09, 2018

This recall includes A. O. Smith 30-gallon natural gas water heaters with model number G6—UT3030NV and serial numbers with the…

eALERTS, News | A. O. Smith Recalls Ultra-Low NOx Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Nov 09, 2018

This recall includes 30, 40 and 50 gallons natural or propane gas-fired Ultra-Low NOx emission gas water heaters. They are…

News | Jonathan Barger Featured in Plrb Online Training Module

Oct 23, 2018 | By Jonathan Barger

Jonathan Barger, along with co-presenter Nanci Smilie of Erie Insurance, recorded a presentation on “Adjusting in Good Faith: Property Claim…

eALERTS, News | Brookstone Wireless Speakers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Oct 22, 2018

This recall involves Brookstone Big Blue Party™ indoor/outdoor wireless speakers. The lithium-ion batteries in the wireless speakers can overheat and…

News | Doug Berry Awarded the Meritorious Service Award at the Dri Annual Meeting

Oct 22, 2018 | By W. Douglas Berry

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig is proud to announce that Partner Doug Berry earned the Meritorious Service Award at the Defense…

News | Partner James Shaw, Jr. Featured on Fox 13 News

Oct 17, 2018 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Shaw, Jr. provided comments for a Fox 13 news report on the growing privacy concerns about increased traffic…

eALERTS, News | Cooper Lighting Recalls Solar/Battery Powered Light Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

Oct 12, 2018

This recall involves solar-powered, motion-activated outdoor LED light fixtures sold under the All-Pro and Defiant brands. The batteries in the…

eALERTS, News | Briggs & Stratton Recalls Portable Generator Fuel Tank Replacement Caps, Due to Fire Hazard

Oct 12, 2018

This recall involves model B4363GS fuel tank replacement caps made by Kelch/Bemis for Briggs & Stratton portable generators that use…

News | Partner James Shaw, Jr. was Live During the Midpoint Radio Show

Oct 11, 2018 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

On October 11th, 2018, Partner James Shaw, Jr. was LIVE on air during the MidPoint show on radio station 88.5…

News | Butler Awarded the 2018 Tvc Chairman’s Award

Oct 09, 2018 | By W. Douglas Berry, John Garaffa

Butler has been awarded the 2018 TVC Chairman’s Award in recognition for our service provided to veterans and their families….

News | Kathy Maus Appointed Vice Chair of the Insurance Law Committee

Oct 08, 2018 | By Kathy Maus

Congratulation to Partner Kathy Maus for being appointed as Vice-Chair of the Insurance Law Committee on behalf of the DRI….

News | Matthew Lavisky Elected to the Board Of Directors for the Fdla

Sep 17, 2018 | By Matthew Lavisky

Congratulations to Partner Matthew Lavisky for being elected to the Board of Directors for the FDLA! The Florida Defense Lawyers…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Angel Freeman

Sep 13, 2018

Butler is pleased to announce that Angel Freeman is the latest recipient of the STEP Award. Angel is a Legal Assistant working…

eALERTS, News | Toyota Issues Recall for Prius Hybrid Vehicle Due to Fire Risk

Sep 07, 2018

On September 5, 2018, Toyota issued a recall for its Prius hybrid vehicles manufactured between 2016 and 2018 due to…

eALERTS, News | Hawthorne Hydroponics Recalls Humidifiers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

Sep 07, 2018

This recall involves Ideal-Air 175-pint industrial grade humidifiers. The recalled humidifiers are black and have the “Ideal-Air” logo printed near…

eALERTS, News | Lester Electrical Recalls Links Series Chargers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Sep 07, 2018

This recall involves Links Series chargers with model numbers 28080, 28090 or 28100. The chargers are used with golf carts….

eALERTS, News | Ford recalls 2 million F-150 trucks because of fire risk

Sep 07, 2018 | By Mary Jo Kuusela

On September 6, 2018, Ford issued a recall for its F—150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab pickup trucks manufactured between…

eALERTS, News | PetSmart Recalls Strip Lights for Reptile Cages Due to Fire Hazard

Sep 04, 2018

This recall involves 20 inches and 30 inches All Living Things reptile strip light fixtures. These light fixtures simulate natural…

News | Congratulations to Kathy Maus for Recognition in the Best Lawyers in America 25th Edition

Aug 17, 2018 | By Kathy Maus

Partner Kathy Maus has been recognized in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This publication is based…

News | Congratulations to Lewis Collins for 2019 Lawyer of the Year Award

Aug 15, 2018

Congratulations to Partner Lewis Collins on being one of the recipients of the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” award for his…

News | Katelyn Ferry Named Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up & Comer for 2018

Jul 09, 2018

The Florida Legal Elite is an annual recognition issued by the Florida Trend. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys with…

News | Happy Independence Day 2018

Jul 02, 2018

Happy Fourth of July everyone! #usa #4thofJuly? #ButlerLegal  

News | Cory Person Named Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in Insurance for 2018

Jun 28, 2018

The Florida Legal Elite is an annual recognition issued by the Florida Trend. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys with…

News | Happy Subrogation Professionals’ Day 2018!

Jun 27, 2018

Join us in celebrating Subrogation Professionals’ Day! To view, Butler’s Subrogation & Recovery Team click here.  

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Angela Dunn

Jun 14, 2018

Butler is pleased to announce that Angela Dunn is the recipient of the STEP award. This award recognizes employees who…

eALERTS, News | Keyera Energy Recalls Propane Gas Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

Jun 06, 2018

The recalled propane gas does not contain sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers to a gas leak. Failure…

News | Congratulations to Wiley Hodges and Stefan Alvarez for Graduating from the Tampa Connection Program

Jun 04, 2018 | By Thomas Hodges

The program highlights Tampa Connection’s mission: to prepare our class members to become active volunteers and leaders in the Tampa…

eALERTS, News | Smart ForTwo Cabrio and Coupe Vehicles Recalled for Fire Risk

May 31, 2018

On May 10, 2018, Mercedes-Benz USA (“MBUSA”) issued a recall to dealers for its 2008-2009 Smart Fortwo Cabrio and Fortwo…

News | Super Lawyers 2018

May 31, 2018 | By Joshua Golembe, Scott Hefner, James Hickman, Kathy Maus, Michael McLaughlin, Anthony Russo, John Weihmuller

The 2018 Super Lawyer’s List is here, and we’re excited to show you our latest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars…

eALERTS, News | Michaels Recalls Halloween Candle Holders Due to Fire Hazards

May 15, 2018

This recall involves Michael’s private brand Ashland 3-tier Haunted Townhouse candle holders. The candleholders were sold in black, measure about…

eALERTS, News | ALDI Recalls Deep Fryers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

May 10, 2018

The deep fryer heating element can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves Ambiano mini deep fryers sold…

News | Dean Rauchwerger Featured in Clm Magazine

May 09, 2018 | By Dean Rauchwerger

Claims Litigation Management featured some key points from Partner Dean Rauchwerger’s and co-speakers Kathleen LaVallie and Karl Aittaniemi’s presentation, “Fire…

eALERTS, News | Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters

Apr 09, 2018

Vornado Air recalls electric space heaters due to fire and burns hazards. This recall involves Vornado VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters…

eALERTS, News | Mizco International Recalls Power Bank Charging Stations Due To Fire Hazards

Apr 09, 2018

This recall involves the Re-fuel by Digipower Grab and Go Family Pack portable power bank charging stations. The power bank…

News | Butler was Named One of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2018 by the Tampa Bay Times

Apr 09, 2018

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP was named one of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2018 by the Tampa Bay Times for the third year in…

News | Butler Featured in the Tampa Bay Times

Apr 06, 2018

Butler was featured in a Tampa Bay Times article regarding Fun Facts in the workplace. Did you know that Butler…

News | Butler Step Award- Brittney Bagiardi

Mar 30, 2018 | By Brittney Bagiardi

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service, Teamwork, Excellence, and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

News | Laura Heft: Western Loss Association Committee Member

Mar 16, 2018

Congratulations to Laura Heft, who was appointed as a committee member for the Western Loss Association.

News | Sarah Burke Appointed to the Property & Liability Resource Bureau’s Affiliate Board

Mar 12, 2018 | By Sarah Burke

Congratulations to Sarah Burke for being appointed to the Property & Liability Resource Bureau’s Affiliate Board.

News | James Shaw, Jr. Awarded the American Civil Liberties Union’s Greater Tampa Chapter First Amendment Award

Mar 09, 2018 | By James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Partner James Shaw, Jr. was awarded the American Civil Liberties Union’s Greater Tampa Chapter First Amendment Award. James has a…

News | The Veterans Consortium Recognizes a “Vip” – Volunteer Inspiring Pro Bono Douglas Berry

Feb 27, 2018 | By W. Douglas Berry

This article is originally a publication of The Veterans Consortium. Legal opinions may vary when based on subtle factual differences. All rights…

eALERTS, News | Rural King Recalls Electric Blankets and Throws Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Feb 16, 2018

This recall involves Rural King’s electric heated blankets and throws. The 100% polyester blankets and throws were sold in cream…

News | Charles Reynolds Appointed as a Member of the Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee

Feb 15, 2018

The Florida Bar Board of Governors has appointed Partner Charles “Chas” Reynolds as a member of the Supreme Court’s Judicial…

eALERTS, News | Lenovo Recalls ThinkPad Laptops Due to Fire Hazard

Feb 13, 2018

This recall involves 14 inches ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops. They were sold in silver and black. Laptops manufacture…

News | 2018 Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Annual Diversity Networking Social

Feb 13, 2018 | By John Garaffa, Thomas Keller

Every year, we are excited to sponsor the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Annual Diversity Networking Social. This HCBA Tampa Bay…

eALERTS, News | Fujitsu Recalls Battery Packs for Fujitsu Notebook Computers and Workstations Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Feb 09, 2018

This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs for Fujitsu notebook computers and workstations. The product and serial numbers are printed…

eALERTS, News | Vornado Air Recalls Cribside Space Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Feb 01, 2018

This recall involves Vornado Sunny CS ( crib side ) model EH1—0090 electric space heaters. The model/type “SUNNY CS EH1-0090”…

News | The Paul B. Butler Service Award Goes to Judy Fan

Jan 24, 2018

The Paul B. Butler Award recognizes an employee each year who exemplifies the firm’s commitment to Service, Teamwork, Excellence and…

News | Rick Parker Quoted in South Florida’s Newspaper, The Sun-sentinel

Jan 17, 2018 | By Julius “Rick” Parker III

Partner Rick Parker was recently quoted in an article written by one of South Florida’s top sources for breaking news,…

News | Our Newest Senior Associate!

Jan 10, 2018

Join us in celebrating our newest Senior Associate! Congratulations to Katelyn Ferry in Tampa!

eALERTS, News | HP Recalls Batteries for Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Jan 05, 2018

This recall involves lithium-ion batteries for HP Notebook computers and mobile workstations. The batteries were shipped with or sold as…

News | Our Newest Partners

Jan 02, 2018 | By Sarah Burke, Aaron Jacobs, Jason Seitz

Join us in celebrating our newest Partners! Congratulations to Sarah Burke, Aaron Jacobs and Jason Seitz!

eALERTS, News | Western Gas Recalls to Inspect Propane Gas Due To Fire and Burn Hazards

Dec 29, 2017

The Western Gas recall involves under-odorized propane (LP) gas delivered to consumers’ storage tanks or sold at retail locations in…

News | The 2018 Florida Best Lawyers Edition

Dec 13, 2017 | By W. Douglas Berry, John Weihmuller

The 2018 Florida Best Lawyers Edition is finally here! The Best Lawyers list is compiled by peer-review surveys that leading…

eALERTS, News | Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Dec 11, 2017

This recall involves Westinghouse iGen2500 and iPro2500 portable inverter generators used to power appliances, cell phones or other electronic devices….

News | Congratulations Amanda Griffin! 2017-18 Bar Leadership Institute Class

Dec 05, 2017

Congratulations to Amanda Griffin for being selected for the Hillsborough County Bar Association 2017—18 Bar Leadership Institute class! Amanda was…

News | Happy Holidays 2017

Dec 01, 2017

With a cheerful spirit, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig sends season’s greetings and good wishes to you and your family. May…

News | Butler Step Award Selected – Anna Zagoriy

Nov 28, 2017

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

News | Scott Frank’s Article – Florida Defense Lawyer Association’s Trial Advocate Quarterly

Nov 13, 2017 | By Scott Frank

Partner Scott Frank’s article from the Florida Defense Lawyer Association’s Trial Advocate Quarterly, “Guideline to Voir Dire Issues and Challenges…

eALERTS, News | Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles

Nov 06, 2017

This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handles fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. The fire…

News | Denise Anderson: Co-chair of the 2nd Annual Construction Defect Conference Execusummit

Nov 02, 2017 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson was selected to be the Co-Chair of the 2nd Annual Construction Defect Conference for ExecuSummit. This conference is held…

eALERTS, News | BSH Home Appliances Expands Recall of Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

Oct 23, 2017

This recall expansion involves Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air and Thermador brand dishwashers sold in stainless steel, black, white and custom panel….

News | Cyber Security Awareness Month

Oct 11, 2017

Join us in celebrating Cyber Security Awareness Month! To view, Butler’s Cyber Loss Attorneys click here.  

News | Proud to Sponsor the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Oct 04, 2017

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig sponsored The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Silver Anniversary Dinner and Awards banquet. For years Butler has…

News | Butler Step Award Selected

Sep 29, 2017

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

eALERTS, News | Emergency Order Regarding Hurricane Irma

Sep 18, 2017

On September 13, 2017, following Hurricane Irma, the Office of Insurance Regulation issued the attached Emergency Order. In short, the…

eALERTS, News | Hurricane Harvey: Time Requirements

Sep 01, 2017 | By J. Pablo Cáceres

Butler stands ready to assist you with Hurricane Harvey’s claims in Texas. Harvey’s CAT 4 winds devastated Rockport, TX, and…

News | Our Newest Senior Associates!

Aug 30, 2017 | By Geoffrey Waguespack

Join us in celebrating our newest Senior Associates! Congratulations to Morgan Vasigh in Tampa, Martá Brown in Charlotte, and Geoffrey…

eALERTS, News | Hurricane Harvey Claims

Aug 28, 2017

This week Hurricane Harvey struck Texas with Category 4 winds and unprecedented rain. Harvey is the first major U.S. hurricane…

News | Happy National Aviation Day!

Aug 18, 2017

Join us in celebrating National Aviation Day! To view Butler’s Aviation Attorneys click here.  

eALERTS, News | Fred’s Recalls Charcoal Grills Due to Fire Hazard

Aug 03, 2017

This recall involves Living Traditions mini barrel charcoal grills. The black steel grills measure about 18 inches by 15 inches…

News | Butler Step Award Selected

Jul 17, 2017

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

eALERTS, News | Lumicentro Internacional with Home Depot Recalls Crystal Chandeliers Due to Fire Hazard

Jul 06, 2017

The recall involves Hampton Bay 3—Light Crystal Chandeliers and Home Decorators Collection 4-Light Crystal Chandeliers. The Hampton Bay 3—light chandelier’s…

News | The 2017 Super Lawyers List is Here!

Jun 29, 2017 | By Richard Gable Jr., Joshua Golembe, James Hickman, Kathy Maus, Anthony Russo, John Weihmuller

The 2017 Super Lawyers List is here! Super Lawyers, a rating service for outstanding lawyers that utilizes independent research, peer…

News | Happy National Subrogation Day!

Jun 28, 2017

Join us in celebrating National Subrogation Day! To view, Butler’s Subrogation & Recovery Team click here.  

News | Katelyn Mae Ferry, Young Lawyers Division Liaison to the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation

Jun 12, 2017

Congratulations to Attorney Katelyn Mae Ferry for being appointed as the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Liaison to the Hillsborough County…

News | Cory Person Elected to Serve as a Director of the Hillsborough County Bar Association!

Jun 08, 2017

Congratulations to Partner Cory Person! He was elected to serve as a Director of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)…

eALERTS, News | Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading

May 26, 2017

This recall involves Kobalt and Greenworks brands of cordless electric walk-behind lawnmowers. The recalled lawn mowers have four wheels (two…

eALERTS, News | Night Lights Recalled by AM Conservation Group Due to Fire Hazard

May 22, 2017

This recall involves luminescent night lights Model 2017—G, square-shaped night light with a rounded top. The night light glows green…

News | Butler Step Award Selected

May 05, 2017

The STEP Award recognizes Butler employees whose efforts reflect exceptional Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles. Often, winners have performed noteworthy…

News | John Garaffai is Now the Committee Chair for the Tips Property Insurance Law Committee

May 04, 2017 | By John Garaffa

Partner John Garaffa was selected to become the Committee Chair for the TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee for the years…

eALERTS, News | Food Dehydrators Recalled by Greenfield World Trade Due to Fire Hazard

Apr 21, 2017

This recall involves white, EZDRY, six-tray food dehydrators. The dehydrator weighs about 4 pounds and measures 12 inches tall by…

News | Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2017 by the Tampa Bay Times

Apr 12, 2017

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP was recently named one of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2017 by the Tampa Bay Times. Our employees were…

News | Jonathan Barger was Recognized at the 2017 Plrb Claims Conference

Mar 31, 2017 | By Jonathan Barger

At the 2017 PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Expo in Boston, Senior Associate Jonathan Barger was bestowed the Outstanding Presentations…

News | Diane Barnes-reynolds is a Member of the Plrb Claims Conference Committee

Mar 10, 2017

Diane Barnes-Reynolds is a member of the PLRB Claims Conference Committee which hosts the event in Boston, Massachusetts on March…

eALERTS, News | Philips Lighting Expands Recall of Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards

Mar 03, 2017

This expanded recall involves Philips Energy Advantage Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps model CDM330 manufactured from May 2011 through March 2014….

News | Michael Montgomery is Now President of Clm’s Alabama Chapter

Feb 21, 2017 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery is now the President of the Claims and Litigation Management’s (CLM) Alabama Chapter. Congratulations, Michael!

News | Drone Insurance: Because You will Crash Your Drone

Feb 17, 2017 | By Ryan Hilton, James Michael Shaw , Jr.

Ryan Hilton and James Shaw, Jr., Partners at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, were featured in NerdWallet.com’s latest article written by…

News | Charles Reynolds is Now Vice Chair for the Partnering with Industry Task Force for Dri

Feb 06, 2017

Charles Reynolds is now the Vice-Chair for the Partnering with Industry Task Force for the Defense Research Institute (DRI), a…

News | The Paul B. Butler Service Award Goes to Dini Maharaj and Kelly Miller

Jan 31, 2017

The recipient of The Paul B. Butler Service Award is chosen from among that year’s winners of the STEP award….

eALERTS, News | Michaels Recalls Rock Salt Lamps Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

Jan 11, 2017

This recall involves three rock salt lamps sold under the Lumière brand. The dimmer switch and/or outlet plug can overheat…

eALERTS, News | Zebra Technologies Recalls Power Supply Units for Thermal Printers Due to Fire Hazard

Dec 21, 2016

This recall involves power supply units that serve as the power source for models of Zebra brand thermal industrial printers…

eALERTS, News | Masterbuilt Recalls LP Gas Smokers Due To Fire Hazard

Dec 20, 2016

The recalled Masterbuilt 7-in-1 smoker comes in green or stainless steel with a Cabela’s logo, or black with a Masterbuilt…

News | Scott Katz was Appointed the Lead Chair for the Claims and Litigation Management’s Subrogation Committee

Nov 29, 2016 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz was appointed the Lead Chair for the Claims and Litigation Management’s Subrogation Committee. The CLM is the largest…

News | Butler Step Award Selected

Nov 21, 2016

Christine Turner is the next recipient of the STEP Award for going above-and-beyond. Christine exemplifies Service Teamwork Excellence and Principles with…

eALERTS, News | Dehumidifiers Made by Midea Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; $4.8 Million in Property Damage Reported

Nov 03, 2016

This recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers with the following brand names: Airworks, Alen,…

News | Carol Rooney Named Co-chair of the Fdla’s Women & Law Committee

Sep 28, 2016 | By Carol Rooney

Carol Rooney has officially been named Co-Chair of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Women and Law Committee. The FDLA was formed…

News | Scott Frank Achieves Board Certification in Civil Trial Law

Sep 22, 2016

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Scott Frank has achieved a Board Certification in Civil…

News | Alan Nisberg Achieves Board Certification in Business Litigation

Sep 19, 2016

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Alan Nisberg has achieved a Board Certification in Business…

eALERTS, News | GE Appliances Recalls Top-Loading Washers Due to Fire Hazard

Sep 16, 2016

GE Profile top-loading clothes washers are posing a fire hazard, due to an electrical component in the washers that can…

eALERTS, News | Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Due to Fire Hazard

Sep 07, 2016

Samsung issued a global recall and has stopped all sales and shipments on its Galaxy Note 7, which was released…

eALERTS, News | Category 1 Hurricane Hermine Made Landfall in Northern Florida

Sep 02, 2016

Hermine is the first hurricane to strike Florida since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. The storm’s future track includes Georgia, South…

eALERTS, News | Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard

Aug 25, 2016

This recall involves Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations. The microwave ovens were sold in stainless steel, black and white. Model…

News | Charles Reynolds Honored for Construction Defect Committee Service

Aug 10, 2016

At the Annual Meeting for the International Association of Defense Council, Charles Reynolds was recognized for his commitment and service…

News | Carol Rooney & Ryan Garrett Win Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice Action

Aug 08, 2016 | By Carol Rooney

Carol Rooney and Ryan Garrett’s teamwork and tenacity has proved victorious in their medical malpractice case. Here is more information…

News | Jared Krukar’s New Roles

Jun 24, 2016

The Firm is pleased to announce that Jared Krukar was recently elected to the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Appellate…

News | Tampa Recipient of Butler “Step-up” Award Selected

Jun 20, 2016 | By Scott Damon, Scott Frank, David Maldoff, Christopher Ramey, Eric Zivitz

The Tampa winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. David Maldoff presented the award to Suha Zeineladbin at the…

eALERTS, News | Water Heating Technologies Recalls Gas Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

May 26, 2016

This recall involves Water Heating Technologies “American Standard” gas water heaters. The model numbers included in the recall begin with…

News | Jeff Warkentien & James Anderson Selected as Recipients of the Butler Step Award

May 13, 2016

The May STEP Award goes jointly to James Anderson and Jeff Warkentien. James and Jeff go above-and-beyond in similar accolades….

News | Butler Tampa’s Spring Event at the Top Golf Driving Range was a Hole in One!

May 02, 2016

Butler Tampa’s spring event at the Top Golf driving range was a hole in one!

News | John Garaffa Authors a Chapter in Latest Edition of “the Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages”

May 02, 2016 | By John Garaffa

Now in its fourth edition, The Comprehensive Guide to Economic damages includes a chapter authored by Butler’s own John Garaffa….

News | Butler Participants Shine at Miami Corporate Run

Apr 28, 2016

Butler’s own Paul Clark, Matthew Hiebra, Anthony Castro, Ashley Alvarez, Tracy Jurgus, and Eric Zivitz participated in the 2016 Mercedes…

News | U.S. News & World Report 2016 “Best Law Firm”

Apr 26, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Butler has been recognized as a 2016 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News &…

News | Denise Anderson’s New Role

Apr 25, 2016

The firm is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson has been elected to the Executive Council of the Association of Defense…

News | Top Work Places

Apr 11, 2016

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, The Tampa Bay Times published “The Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces” – a list of…

eALERTS, News | Recent Developments in Florida Property Insurance Law

Apr 07, 2016

The 2016 regular session of the Florida Legislature concluded on Friday, March 11, 2016. Although the assignment of benefits and…

News | Matthew W. Peaire and Dean S. Rauchwerger Present “Proving Products Liability”.

Apr 04, 2016 | By Matthew Peaire

Matthew W. Peaire (Tampa) and Dean S. Rauchwerger (Chicago) presented on February 10, 2016, a continuing education seminar on “Proving…

eALERTS, News | CE North America Expands Recall of Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at H-E-B

Apr 01, 2016

This recall involves KUL small, white portable fan heaters. The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the…

eALERTS, News | Dramatic Change in the Discoverability of Billing Records

Mar 31, 2016

Summary The Florida Supreme Court recently held that the billing records of the attorney retained by the insurer to defend…

eALERTS, News | Toshiba Recalls Laptop Computer Battery Packs Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Mar 31, 2016

This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 39 models of Toshiba Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops. The battery…

News | Jessica Skarin Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Mar 14, 2016 | By Jessica Skarin

Jessica Skarin is the next recipient of the STEP Award for going above-and-beyond. The STEP award goes to Jessica, an…

News | Diane Barnes-reynolds’ New Leadership Roles

Feb 17, 2016

The firm is pleased to announce that Diane Barnes-Reynolds was appointed Co-Chair of the CLM Insurance Fraud Committee Publications/Magazine Sub-Committee. Diane was…

News | Gina Smith’s Leadership Role

Feb 17, 2016

The firm is pleased to announce that Gina Smith has been elevated to the position of Executive Co-Chair of the Insurance…

News | 2016 Hcba Diversity Event

Feb 15, 2016

The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Committee hosted its annual HCBA Diversity Networking Event. The goal of the event was…

eALERTS, News | Microsoft Recalls AC Power Cords for Surface Pro Devices Due to Fire, Shock Hazards

Feb 08, 2016

This recall involves AC power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers before…

eALERTS, News | CE North America Recalls Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond

Feb 08, 2016

This recall involves KUL small, black portable fan heaters. The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the…

News | First Annual, The Paul B. Butler Service Award Goes to Tenille Turner-trigg

Feb 01, 2016

The recipient of The Paul B. Butler Service Award is chosen from among that year’s winners of the STEP award….

News | Tracy Barry Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Jan 29, 2016

The employees of BUTLER are critical contributors to the firm’s goal of exceeding client expectations. They are on the front…

News | John V. Garaffa Recently Authored “When the Policy Follows the Property: The Challenges Posed by Mortgagee Rights.”

Dec 23, 2015 | By John Garaffa

John V. Garaffa recently authored “When the Policy Follows the Property: The Challenges Posed by Mortgagee Rights” published in the…

News | Celebrating the Holidays

Dec 21, 2015

Whether it was curling, bowling or a night out on the town, Butler employees across the country celebrated the Holiday…

News | Maryfrances Cherry Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Nov 23, 2015 | By Maryfrances Cherry

STEP award winners often can be described as “invaluable.” They are invaluable by being proactively helpful, by doing the usual…

News | Gina Smith Earns the Certified Litigation Management Professional (Clmp) Designation

Nov 03, 2015

Gina G. Smith, Partner in Butler’s Tallahassee office, recently completed the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Litigation Management Institute…

News | Elizabeth Horton Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Oct 20, 2015

Butler is a collection of people who are hard-working and dedicated. Combine those traits with “creative” and “multi-faceted” and you…

eALERTS, News | Historic South Carolina Flooding and Coverage Issues

Oct 09, 2015 | By K. Clark Schirle

The recent historic flooding in South Carolina has caused extensive property damage. As a result, property insurers will face a…

News | Around the Clm: Getting to Know Denise Anderson

Sep 24, 2015 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson a Partner at Butler discusses her and fellow co-chair Jacqueline Stein’s work on CLM Atlanta, which takes place on…

News | Susan Larock Selected as Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Sep 21, 2015

Butler is a collection of people who are hard-working and dedicated. Combine those traits with “creative” and “multi-faceted” and you…

News | Invitation to Serve as Hispanic National Bar Association (Hnba) Deputy Regional President for Region Viii

Sep 18, 2015 | By William Linero Jr.

The firm is pleased to announce that William Linero was appointed to serve as the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Deputy…

News | Butler Employees Across the Country Celebrate the End of Summer.

Aug 25, 2015

Bowling in Tallahassee, dancing in Miami, horse shows in Chicago and baseball in Tampa and Charlotte; this is how Butler employees…

News | Tenille Turner-trigg Selected as First Recipient of the Butler Step Award

Aug 20, 2015 | By Tenille Turner-Trigg

Butler’s move from Harbor Island to the Rivergate Tower was an extraordinary event for us. It required work, tolerance, and…

News | Lewis Collins Elected President of the Fdcc Foundation

Jul 28, 2015

The firm is pleased to announce that Lewis Collins was elected President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Foundation…

News | Doug Berry Wins Appeal on Behalf of Veteran

Jul 09, 2015 | By W. Douglas Berry

Doug Berry won an appeal on behalf of a veteran in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims. The…

News | Butler Employees Enjoy the Stanley Cup Finals

Jun 16, 2015

Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 6 on Monday, June 15th to win one of the…

News | Congratulations to Carol Rooney on Being Recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice.

Jun 10, 2015 | By Carol Rooney

Congratulations to Carol Rooney on being recognized by The Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice. Carol…

News | Moving Day!

Jun 03, 2015

Butler (formerly Butler Pappas) proudly announces the relocation of our headquarters to the award-winning Rivergate Tower. Butler occupies the 24th,…

News | Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Jun 02, 2015

Butler employees from our Charlotte office and their families took in a game as they celebrated the arrival of the…

News | Butler Attorneys Complete Bar Leadership Institute

Jun 02, 2015

The firm would like to extend a sincere congratulations to Jacob Hanson and Katelyn Desrosiers for completing the Hillsborough County Bar…

eALERTS, News | Florida Ruling Addresses Appraisal and “Bad Faith”

May 28, 2015

A Florida appellate court ruled an insured can sue its first-party property insurer for “bad faith” following an appraisal so…

News | Denise Anderson Appointed to the Wcla Executive Board

Apr 23, 2015 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson was recently appointed to the Women’s Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA) Executive Board. WCLA is a national non-profit public benefit…

eALERTS, News | CreaMiser Refrigerated Creamer Dispensers Recalled by WhiteWave Due to Fire Hazard

Mar 19, 2015

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). Specific model numbers for the…

News | Butler Employees Participate in the Gasparilla Distance Classic

Feb 23, 2015

The City of Tampa hosted its annual Gasparilla Distance Classic on February 21 & 22, 2015. Proceeds raised from the…

News | Butler Is Pleased to Welcome to the Firm Dean Rauchwerger

Feb 20, 2015

Dean is a partner in our Chicago office where he concentrates his practice in complex litigation, multimillion-dollar recovery, insurance, and…

News | Scott Katz Appointed as Clm’s Subrogation Committee Co-chair

Jan 12, 2015 | By Scott Katz

Scott Katz was recently appointed as the Subrogation Committee Co-Chair of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The Claims and Litigation…

eALERTS, News | CoScentrix Expands Recall of DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard

Jan 09, 2015

The link below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). Specific model numbers for the…

News | Butler Employees Celebrate the Holidays

Dec 22, 2014

Butler employees across the country celebrated the holidays with good food and fun times.

News | Doug Berry Honored at Lloyd’s

Dec 18, 2014 | By W. Douglas Berry

On 18 November 2014, Managing Partner Doug Berry was honored by numerous representatives of the leading Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London,…

eALERTS, News | Lenovo Recalls Computer Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Dec 11, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). Specific model numbers for the…

eALERTS, News | Daikin Recalls Air Purifiers Due to Fire Hazard

Nov 17, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). Specific model numbers for the…

eALERTS, News | Daesung Celtic Enersys Recalls Tankless Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Nov 17, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Daesung…

eALERTS, News | Venmar Ventilation Expands Recall of Air Exchangers Due to Fire Hazard

Nov 17, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Venmar…

News | Butler Celebrates 35 Year Anniversary

Nov 11, 2014

Butler employees gathered across the country to celebrate the firm’s 35th anniversary.  READ THE STORY OF HOW WE STARTED

News | Butler Celebrates Halloween

Oct 31, 2014

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.” – Shakespeare “Macbeth” The Butler employees across the country showed…

News | Tampa’s Healthiest Company – Harbour Island Athletic Club

Oct 30, 2014

Butler won the HIAC Healthiest Company competition for a second time. Congratulations to Dom LeCao, Janet Hyland, James Anderson, Maria…

News | Alpha House of Tampa Challenge

Oct 30, 2014

On October 25th, the firm competed in this year’s Alpha Challenge at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The Alpha Challenge is…

eALERTS, News | Threat of Future Harm as a result of a Cyber Breach May be Sufficient to Confer Standing

Oct 22, 2014 | By Matthew Peaire, John Garaffa

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that the threat of future harm alleged in…

News | Remembering Jim Smith, Butler Partner

Sep 30, 2014

Chicago, IL – Butler Partner Jim Smith, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014. He was 54 years old. Jim Smith…

News | Seven Partners Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2015

Sep 29, 2014 | By W. Douglas Berry, William (Bill) Lewis, Kathy Maus

Butler is pleased to announce that seven of its Partners were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015, a…

eALERTS, News | Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Recall Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Sep 02, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Hewlett-Packard and…

eALERTS, News | CoScentrix Recalls DD Brand Tin Candles due to Fire Hazard

Aug 18, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of DD Brand…

News | Cory Person Appointed as Secretary of the Hillsborough County Bar Association

Jul 08, 2014

The firm is pleased to announce that Cory has been appointed as Secretary of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Please…

eALERTS, News | Be Prepared: Common CAT Adjusting Issues In The Carolinas And Virginia

Jul 03, 2014

Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to impact the coast of the Carolinas and continue up the Eastern seaboard possibly as…

eALERTS, News | Florida’s New Statute Governing Data Security: Duties And Penalties For Commercial Entities That Acquire, Maintain, Store, Or Use Personal Information

Jul 01, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, Florida enacted what some have described as one of the country’s most detailed and comprehensive statutes…

News | Ezequiel Lugo Obtains Board Certified Status in Appellate Practice

Jun 17, 2014

Congratulations to Ezequiel Lugo on being recognized by The Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice.

eALERTS, News | Memorandum for Clients of Butler

Jun 17, 2014

Recent Developments in Florida Property Insurance Law The 2014 regular session of the Florida Legislature focused on several property issues….

News | 2014 Firm Spring Event

Jun 09, 2014

Butler employees enjoyed a day at Lowry Park Zoo. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and fantastic company.

eALERTS, News | Lithonia Lighting Recalls Emergency Lights Due to Fire Hazard

May 28, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Quantam ELM…

eALERTS, News | North Carolina Suffers Tornado Damage

May 23, 2014 | By L. Andrew Watson

The State of North Carolina suffered tornado damage on April 25 in several counties. On May 16 the North Carolina Department…

eALERTS, News | Gree Reannounces Recall of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Fires and Property Damage Reported

May 15, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) reannouncing a recall of Danby,…

eALERTS, News | The Winter Of Our Discontent: Addressing Common Coverage Issues In The Wake Of Historic Winter Weather

May 13, 2014

This winter season introduced many of us to what meteorologists call the “polar vortex.” Blamed for dozens of deaths, historically…

News | Paul Butler Receives the Aba Pilc’s Lifetime Achievement Award

May 07, 2014

The firm is pleased to announce that on April 25, 2014, our founding partner, Paul Butler was honored by The…

eALERTS, News | Severe Flooding In Florida Panhandle and Alabama Create Adjustment Issues

May 02, 2014

USA TODAY reported on April 30, 2014, that severe flooding followed a record rainfall from the severe storm system that…

eALERTS, News | GE Brand Dehumidifiers by Midea Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Apr 29, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of GE Brand…

eALERTS, News | DGL Group Recalls Vibe USB Mobile Power Bars Due to Fire Hazard

Apr 29, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). Specific model number for the recalled product is…

eALERTS, News | Dyson Recalls Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Apr 24, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Bladeless…

eALERTS, News | Recent Decision of the Supreme Court of Florida

Apr 07, 2014

We wanted to take the opportunity to inform you of a major change in Florida law which has eliminated the…

News | Butler is Pleased to Welcome Derek Blakelock to the Firm

Mar 27, 2014

Derek is a partner in our Philadelphia office where his practice will encompass products liability, complex casualty defense, professional liability, and…

eALERTS, News | Lenovo Recalls Battery Packs for Thinkpad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard

Mar 26, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of ThinkPad Notebook…

News | Pablo Cáceres Featured in Hispanic Executive

Mar 19, 2014 | By J. Pablo Cáceres

The firm is pleased to announce that Pablo Cáceres is featured in the April/May/June 2014 edition of Hispanic Executive.  READ…

News | Denise Anderson Appointed to Wcla Southeast Regional Chair

Mar 10, 2014 | By Denise Anderson

The firm is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson has been selected to be the Regional Chair for the Southeast Coast Region of…

News | 2014 Hcba Diversity Event

Mar 04, 2014

The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Committee hosted its annual HCBA Diversity Networking Event at the Chester H. Ferguson Law…

News | The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits and Other Commercial Damages, Third Edition

Mar 01, 2014

The 3rd Edition of The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits and Other Commercial Damages, edited by Nancy J. Fannon and Jonathan…

eALERTS, News | Genie Recalls Garage Door Openers Due to Fire Hazard

Feb 25, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Genie…

News | Butler is Pleased to Welcome to the Firm Kimberly Ross.

Dec 20, 2013

Kimberly is a partner in our Chicago office where she concentrates her practice in the defense of employment-related claims, including…

News | U.S. News & World Report 2014 “Best Law Firm”

Dec 04, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Butler has been recognized as a 2014 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News &…

News | Spotlight on Lewis Collins

Nov 01, 2013

New Spotlight on Lewis Collins – Making of a Modern-Day Knight.

eALERTS, News | Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard

Oct 03, 2013

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Schneider…

eALERTS, News | Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

Sep 12, 2013

The link below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Danby,…

News | Florida Defense Lawyers Association “Young Lawyer of the Year” Award

Aug 29, 2013 | By Matthew Lavisky

The firm is pleased to announce that Matt Lavisky has been awarded the FloridaDefenseLawyersAssociation “Young Lawyer of the Year” award. This…

eALERTS, News | Home Depot Recalls Soleil Portable Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Jul 25, 2013

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of Soleil…

eALERTS, News | Recent Developments in Florida Property

Jun 19, 2013

Our firm’s first-party property coverage department will be pleased to speak with you now or in the future should you…

News | Gina Smith Elected to the Board of the Florida Chapter of the Nspii

Jun 11, 2013

The firm is pleased to announce that Gina Smith has been elected to the board of the Florida chapter of…

eALERTS, News | LEM Products Distribution Recalls 5-Tray Food Dehydrators Due to Fire Hazard

May 02, 2013

The link below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of LEM…

News | Bring Your Child to Work Day

Apr 25, 2013

Butler celebrated “Bring Your Child To Work Day” on April 25, 2013. The firm provided lunch and dessert for the…

News | Denise Anderson Appointed to two Chairperson Positions

Apr 22, 2013 | By Denise Anderson

The firm is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson has been appointed the National Membership Vice-Chairperson of the Association of…

eALERTS, News | 3M Recalls Filtrete Room Air Purifiers Due to Fire Hazards

Mar 26, 2013

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of 3M…

eALERTS, News | LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard

Mar 19, 2013

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcing a recall of certain…

News | Butler Named 2013 Go-to Law Firms for Litigation

Mar 13, 2013

Butler is pleased to announce that the firm was named a “2013 Go-To Law Firm” in a recent survey of…

eALERTS, News | Supreme Court of Florida Limits the Economic Loss Rule to only Matters Involving Product Liability Claims

Mar 08, 2013

Yesterday the Supreme Court of Florida[1] issued an opinion in an attempt to clear up any confusion with regard to…

News | Hcba Diversity Event

Feb 16, 2013

The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Committee hosted its annual HCBA Diversity Networking Event on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at…

News | Tom Keller Selected to Serve on Plrb Board

Jan 09, 2013 | By Thomas Keller

The firm is pleased to announce that Tom Keller has been selected to serve on the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) board…

News | Butler Annual Holiday Party

Dec 14, 2012

On December 14, 2012, Butler hosted our annual holiday party. Everyone enjoyed getting together and bowling at Splitsville. Jason Lowe,…

News | Kathy Maus – Litigation Counsel of America

Nov 20, 2012 | By Kathy Maus

The firm is pleased to announce that Kathy Maus is now a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America – The Trial…

eALERTS, News | Champion Power Equipment Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire Hazard

Nov 09, 2012

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcing a recall of Champion…

News | Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Nov 05, 2012

Butler is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson, Janice Buchman, Lewis Collins, Eric Zivitz, Gina Smith, Doug Berry, Steve Rawls,…

News | Lewis F. Collins and the Accec

Oct 30, 2012

The firm is pleased to announce that Lewis F. Collins has been selected to be a founding member of the…

News | Iadc Selects Special Projects Vice Chair

Sep 06, 2012

The firm is pleased to announce that Chas Reynolds has been selected as the IADC Special Projects Vice-Chair. IADC

eALERTS, News | Isaac Adjustment Issues

Aug 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac has passed the lower Florida Keys and is approaching the northern Gulf Coast as a potential Category…

eALERTS, News | GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

Aug 09, 2012

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcing a recall of dishwashers….

eALERTS, News | Sears Recalls Kenmore Dehumidifiers Due to Burn Hazards

Aug 03, 2012

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcing a recall of dehumidifiers….

News | Butler Makes Top 100 Best Companies List

Jul 25, 2012

Butler was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. The fourth annual statewide Best Companies list appears…

eALERTS, News | New Service Requirements In Florida: Service By E-mail Is Mandatory As Of September 1, 2012

Jul 23, 2012

Electronic service is already common among litigants as a courtesy but soon it will be mandatory in Florida. New Rule…

eALERTS, News | Florida Property Insurance Issues in Light of Tropical Storm Debby

Jun 29, 2012

Our firm’s first-party property coverage department will be pleased to speak with you now or in the future should you…

eALERTS, News | Flushmate Recalls Flushmate III Pressure Assisted Flushing System Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

Jun 21, 2012

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcing a recall of dehumidifiers….

News | Florida Aquarium Firm Event

Jun 02, 2012

Butler employees enjoyed a day at the Florida Aquarium. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and fantastic company.

News | Cory Person Elected President of Geba

Jun 01, 2012

The firm is pleased to announce that Cory Person was elected President of the George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA) for…

News | Tampa’s Healthiest Company

May 25, 2012

Butler employees won first place in Tampa’s Healthiest Company Competition at the Harbour Island Athletic Club. Special thanks to the following for participating: Tenille…

News | Kathy Maus Selected to Fawl’s Class of Leaders in the Law

May 01, 2012 | By Kathy Maus

The firm is pleased to announce that Kathy Maus has been selected into the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)…

News | Cory Person Wins Geba’s President’s Award for Service

Apr 30, 2012

The firm is pleased to announce that Cory Person has won the George Edgecomb Bar Association’s (GEBA) President’s Award for…

News | Bring Your Children to Work

Apr 26, 2012

Butler’s employees participated in Bring Your Child to Work Day on April 26, 2012. 

eALERTS, News | Viking Range Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

Apr 10, 2012

The link below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcing a recall of Viking…

News | Butler Opens Office in Philadelphia

Mar 26, 2012

Butler is pleased to announce the opening of its office in Philadelphia. The office will be headed by Thomas S. Brown…

eALERTS, News | Meijer Recalls Touch Point Fan Heaters

Feb 24, 2012

The link below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of TouchPoint…

eALERTS, News | Hewlett-Packard Recalls Fax Machines Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Feb 02, 2012

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcing a recall of certain…

News | Butler Annual Holiday Party

Dec 14, 2011

On December 14, 2011, Butler hosted our annual holiday party. Everyone enjoyed getting together and bowling at Splitsville. Liz Horton,…

eALERTS, News | New Attendance Requirements for Mediation in Florida

Nov 21, 2011

Mediation requirements in Florida are now more demanding on insurers and defendants. Florida currently requires that mediation be completed in…

News | Hobie Hind Elected to the Nasp Board of Directors

Sep 30, 2011 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

The firm is pleased to announce that as of November 2011 Hobart M. Hind, a partner in the Firm’s Subrogation and…

eALERTS, News | LG Electronics Dehumidifier Recall

Sep 15, 2011

The link below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announcing a recall of certain…

eALERTS, News | Telstar Recalls Energy Saving Light Bulb

Aug 15, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of numerous models of energy-saving light bulbs sold under the Telstar and…

News | Kathy Maus is Elected to the Iadc Board of Directors

Jul 15, 2011 | By Kathy Maus

The firm is pleased to announce that Kathy J. Maus was elected to the Board of Directors of the International…

News | General James F. Smith was the Grand Marshal for a Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2011

General James F. Smith (front of parade line in photo), a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, was the Grand…

News | John Weihmuller Testified Before a Workshop of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida Senate

Mar 22, 2011 | By John Weihmuller

John Weihmuller testified before the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing considering SB 1592 which would significantly alter third-party…

News | For the Second Year in a Row, Florida Trend Magazine has Named Butler One of Florida’s Top Companies to Work For

Jul 22, 2010 | By W. Douglas Berry

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. One-hundred companies were recognized in…

News | Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Jul 13, 2010

Article: Florida Firm Opens Office with a Desire to Work with Certain Lawyers Originally published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. ©…

News | British Petroleum Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon Disaster

May 14, 2010

The blowout of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010, set in motion a disaster of epic proportions, including…

News | Lawyers for Civil Justice: Marshalling Legal Expertise to Meet the Challenges of Civil Justice Reform

Nov 01, 2009

Interview with Butler Partner, Lewis F. Collins, Jr. Originally published in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Special Section, Civil Justice Reform….

News | Butler Partner, Charles Reynolds, One of First Florida Attorneys to Obtain Leed Green Associate Certification

Sep 15, 2009

“Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the nation’s premier standard for sustainable building practices. Those obtaining LEED certification…

News | Butler Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Florida

Jul 24, 2009 | By W. Douglas Berry

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. One-hundred companies were recognized…

News | Governor Crist Signed Sb 742, A Bill Addressing Sinkhole Issues

Jun 16, 2009

On June 16th, Governor Crist signed SB 742, a bill addressing sinkhole issues. SB 742

News | Governor Crist Signed Hb 853, The Legislative “Fix” to the Essex V. Zota Problem

Jun 11, 2009

On June 11th, Governor Crist signed HB 853, the legislative “fix” to the Essex v. Zota problem. HB853

News | Governor Vetoes Condominium Insurance Bill

Jun 03, 2009 | By W. Douglas Berry, Thomas Keller

Governor Crist vetoes revisions to condominium insurance statute. The recent legislative session passed Senate Bill 714 which sought to clarify…

News | Governor Crist Signed Hb 1495, A Bill Dealing with Miscellaneous Property Insurance Issues

May 27, 2009

On May 27th, Governor Crist signed HB 1495, a bill dealing with miscellaneous property insurance issues. HB 1495

News | Butler Partner, Lewis F. Collins, Jr., Elected President of Lawyers for Civil Justice

May 05, 2009

Lewis F. Collins, Jr., a partner with the Tampa office, was elected President of Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) at…

News | Lewis Collins Discusses Civil Justice Issues of Concern to Corporate Community with Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Magazine

Nov 01, 2008

Lawyers for Civil Justice President-Elect Lewis Collins discusses civil justice issues of concern to the corporate community with Metropolitan Corporate…

News | Louisiana Supreme Court Cites Butler Attorney John Garaffa As Authority on Gulf Coast Valued Policy Laws.

May 21, 2008 | By John Garaffa

Louisiana Supreme Court cites Butler attorney John Garaffa as an authority on Gulf Coast valued policy laws. THE UNCERTAIN SCOPE…

News | Firm Recognizes Terri Searcy, It Director, for 25 Years of Service

Mar 28, 2008

Terri Searcy, our firm’s IT Director, completed 25 years of service to the firm in late March. Paul Butler presented…

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