David T. Butler, Jr.

David Butler is a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Funderburk & Butler. He brings forty years of legal experience to his mediation clients. Mr. Butler has an extensive legal background, but more recently his practice has focused on workers’ compensation matters. He has tried over 200 cases and chaired over 600 medical review panels. Since joining Perry Dampf in 2015, Mr. Butler has successfully concluded 80% of the mediations he conducted.



Mr. Butler has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Law School. He was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1984. He is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Butler is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, International Association of Defense Counsel, and Wex Malone American Inn of Court.

In 2024, Mr. Butler was recognized for his high ethical standards as a distinguished peer rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell in the following areas of practice: workers compensation law, insurance defense litigation, and successions.

In addition to his legal career, Mr. Butler is active in his community. He has served as a past board member for the Baton Rouge CYO, Serra Club and Boy Scout Troop 7. At Catholic High School, he has served on the Men’s Club executive committee and on the alumni board. He has also served as a football statistician, Catholic High football broadcast team member, Catholic High track official, Bear Facts magazine contributor, Centennial committee member, chairman of the Centennial publication committee and chairman of the Class of 1977 Endowed Scholarship. He was inducted into the Catholic High School Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.

Mr. Butler and his wife Myria have three sons, David, Stephen, and Patrick. He and his family are members of St. Aloysius Parish.


"I'm glad we were able to get it resolved. ... Again, it was a pleasure working with you and I'll look forward to our next one together."

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