Brian E. Butler - Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

Brian E. Butler

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993
Phone: 608-259-2609

For over 40 years, Brian has been representing clients in litigation. He has conducted jury trials, court trials, preliminary injunction hearings, arbitrations, and appeals in state and federal courts. His experience includes:

  • Litigation of a broad range of substantive claims, including antitrust, dealership, lender liability, intracorporate disputes, product liability, contract disputes, misrepresentation, defamation, legal malpractice, contract interference, insurance coverage, conversion of intellectual property, breach of fiduciary duty, building construction, patent infringement, and civil rights.
  • Frequently serving as a mediator, at the parties’ request, in a wide variety of commercial disputes.
  • Serving as an arbitrator, resolving parties' disputes.
  • Drawing on his litigation experience with the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (WFDL) to regularly advise manufacturers and distributors in matters arising under that statute and other laws governing distribution, including drafting of distributorship agreements. 
  • Trying major cases to jury verdict or court decision. 

Dartmouth CollegeAB 1965
Madison Cultural Arts DistrictWisconsin Equal Justice FundInternational Institute for Conflict Prevention and ResolutionInternational Mediation InstituteAmerican Arbitration AssociationAmerican College of Trial Lawyers

Office Location

222 West Washington Avenue, Suite 900
P.O. Box 1784
Madison, WI 53701-1784
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Mediation of the Madison Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Antitrust of the Madison Metro Area
Brian E. Butler has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Brian E. Butler has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Antitrust, Banking, Civil Litigation, Closely-Held Businesses, Complex Litigation, Construction, Franchise, Partnership Disputes, Professional Malpractice)
Franchise Law
Litigation - Antitrust

Other Information

Gender: Male