• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Mississippi College School of Law
      J.D., summa cum laude, 2008; Editor-in-Chief, Mississippi College Law Review; Moot Court Board
    • Mississippi State University
      B.S., summa cum laude, in Business Administration, 2005
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Mississippi
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Law Clerk to the Hon. Leslie H. Southwick, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Judicial Extern to the Hon. Daniel P. Jordan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

G. Todd Butler

Todd Butler represents clients in matters involving employment, civil rights and appellate issues. In particular, Mr. Butler defends companies and individuals in litigation, including class actions, relating to constitutional law, employment discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and harassment. A portion of his practice is dedicated to traditional labor matters, such as defending unfair-labor-practice complaints before the NLRB and arbitrating cases concerning the interpretation of collective-bargaining agreements. He also defends clients' rights before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, OSHA, and state unemployment commissions, and provides counsel on workplace policies and compliance.

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Todd Butler represents clients in matters involving employment, civil rights and appellate issues. In particular, Mr. Butler defends companies and individuals in litigation, including class actions, relating to constitutional law, employment discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and harassment. A portion of his practice is dedicated to traditional labor matters, such as defending unfair-labor-practice complaints before the NLRB and arbitrating cases concerning the interpretation of collective-bargaining agreements. He also defends clients' rights before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, OSHA, and state unemployment commissions, and provides counsel on workplace policies and compliance. Mr. Butler has successfully represented municipalities, law enforcement officers, and companies throughout Mississippi and the United States, serving as counsel in nearly 100 reported decisions in federal and state courts. In three different cases, he successfully presented oral argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Butler teaches courses as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law and is the immediate past Chairman of the Mississippi Bar’s Appellate Practice Section. He is a member of the Federalist Society and a past editor-in-chief of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers’ Association’s quarterly magazine. In 2013, he received a Leadership in Law award from the Mississippi Business Journal, and, in 2017, he was named to the Top 10 Class of the “Top 50 Under 40.” Mr. Butler was featured in the third edition of Winning On Appeal: Better Briefs and Oral Argument, a leading appellate practice treatise.

Experience

  • Representation of municipalities in cases alleging civil rights violations.
  • Representation of police officers in cases alleging civil rights violations.
  • Representation of businesses in cases alleging employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
  • Representation of businesses in arbitrations against unions.
  • Representation of non-profit organizations on compliance matters.
  • Representation of religious organizations before administrative agencies.
  • Representation as amici counsel in cases before the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Insights

Publications
  • Contributor, Winning on Appeal: Better Briefs and Oral Argument (2017)
  • eLABORate: Fifth Circuit Disagrees with EEOC, Applies "Reasonable Belief" Standard to Witness Statement in Company Investigation (4/13/2016)
  • Health Law Alert: Major Change in Overtime Law on the Horizon (1/14/2016)
  • Co-Author, "Reconsideration of Interlocutory Orders - What Standard," The MDLA Quarterly (2012)
  • Heck, Excessive Force, and The Fifth Circuit" 29 Miss. C. L. Rev. 529 (2010)
  • Contributing Author, 2010 Media Law Resource Center 50 State Survey on Employment Libel and Privacy Law
  • Author, "The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act," The Mississippi Lawyer Magazine (2010)
  • Co-Author, "Social Media Policies," Greater Jackson Area Business Journal (2010)
  • Note, Recipe for Disaster: Analyzing the Interplay Between the Castle Doctrine and the Knock-and-Announce Rule After Hudson v. Michigan," 27 Miss. C. L. Rev. 435 (2008)
  • Co-Author, Foreword: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall," 27 Miss. C. L. Rev. 289 (2008)
  • Author, A Matter of Positivism: Evaluating the Legal Philosophy of Justice Antonin Scalia Under the Framework Set Forth by H.L.A. Hart," 11 Holy Cross J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 47 (2008)
  • Author, "Ante' Up: Should the Government Garnish the Gambling Winnings of Deadbeat Parents," Judicial View (April 2008), available at http://www.judicialview.com
Speaking Engagements
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar, Appellate Practice Section (Immediate Past Chairman)
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (Past Editor-in-Chief, The Quarterly)
  • Mississippi College School of Law (Adjunct Professor)
  • Federalist Society

Recognition

  • Mississippi Business Journal - Top 50 under 40 (Top 10 Honoree, 2017)
  • Mississippi Business Journal - Leadership in Law (2013)
  • Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Fellow Award (2007)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers - Rising Stars