Lee Butler is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried more than 50 jury and bench trials in state and federal court in Texas, including two trials to award or verdict in the last three years. He represents clients involved in or serving the petrochemical industry – companies involved in oil and gas exploration and production, chemical manufacturers, equipment designers and manufacturers, oilfield service suppliers as well as trucking and logistics companies. He advises on large and complex cases involving breach of contract, royalty disputes, trade secrets, product liability, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Lee also addresses disputes through arbitration.
After starting his legal career in the firm’s New Orleans office, Lee founded the Houston office in 1993 and presided over its early growth. He has served in a variety of leadership positions at the firm, including litigation practice group leader, partner in charge of the Houston office, and member and chairman of the firm's executive committee.