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DeWitt Attorney Butler Designated Distinguished Faculty by the National Judicial College

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP announced today Attorney and Former Justice Louis B. Butler Jr., has attained the designation of Distinguished Faculty by the National Judicial College headquartered in Reno, Nev.

This honor is reserved for men and women who have contributed 15 years or more of volunteer teaching service to the College, where judges from across the nation and around the world take continuing judicial education classes. In the more than half-century that the College has existed, fewer than 150 individuals have taught for 15 or more years.

As the first African American to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Attorney Butler participated in many decisions which have had significant legal impacts in the State of Wisconsin. In addition to being a law instructor, he spent a great portion of his career as a public servant, acting as a criminal defense attorney, an appellate attorney, a state court judge and city judge as well.

After his time on the bench, Attorney Butler focused his private practice at DeWitt on providing his clients with advice in litigation, construction litigation, environmental issues and appellate matters. He also had more than nine years of exclusive criminal appellate experience.

Attorney Butler, who earned a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a B.A. from Lawrence University, also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities (2007) from Lawrence.


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Michelle joined DeWitt in January 2011 as the Director of Marketing. She is responsible for the marketing, communication and business development efforts of the firm.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the legal marketing industry.  Michelle is a proud veteran of the United States Army Military Intelligence Corps where she served four years on active duty as an Arabic Linguist, with an emphasis in Egyptian dialect.

For more information about this article please contact Michelle Friedman, Marketing Director, by email or by phone at (262) 754-2877.

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