Attorney Profile

James G. Butler, Jr.

James Butler, Jr.

Butler Viadro, LLP
414 13th Street, 7th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Butler Viadro, LLP

California (CA)

Contact Contact James G. Butler, Jr.
T: 510-287-2400
F: 510-287-2401

Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%), Workers' Compensation (10%)

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation

Industry Groups: California Applicant's Attorneys Association; Legislative Chair/Past President
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish


James G. Butler is a partner at Butler Viadro, LLP, in Oakland. He represents clients in catastrophic personal injury cases arising from industrial accidents, dangerous premises, defective products, and general negligence matters. He is also a certified specialist in workers’ compensation. In 2007, The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) nominated him for its Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. He is a former president of SFTLA, serves on The Board of Governors of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association, serving as secretarym and has been the Chair of its Third Party Issues Committee since 1999. Poet, art collector, surfer, warrior.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2015

About James Butler, Jr.

Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified specialist in Workers' Compensation, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Secretary, Executive Board of the California Applicants Attorneys Association
  • Past president San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Mr. Butler lectures frequently before Labor Unions and statewide lawyer organizations.

Representative Clients:

  • Mr. Butler represents members of Labor Unions including: members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors, the Boilermakers' Union, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers', and International Union of Operating Engineers.
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