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Attorney Jesse R. Butler

Jesse R. Butler


401 North Cattlemen Road
Suite 300
Sarasota, Florida 34232

(941) 366-4680

(941) 953-3136



Mr. Butler is a trial attorney as well as a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Appellate Practice. He has handled appeals throughout Florida and in Federal court. His cases involve a wide-range of substantive areas of the law, including appeals involving final judgments, non-final orders, and petitions seeking extraordinary writs. In 2018, Mr. Butler received the special distinction of being admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Butler’s trial and litigation practice focuses on complex matters involving consumer law, product liability, legal malpractice, defamation, insurance defense and coverage disputes, deceptive and unfair trade practice claims, personal injuries, and general civil and commercial litigation. In 2019 and 2020, Mr. Butler was selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers as a top-rated civil litigation attorney.

Mr. Butler has been awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment; a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Mr. Butler has served on the Board of Governors for the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division since 2016, where he represents the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. He is also a member of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Mr. Butler previously served as President of the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division and has served on the Florida Bar’s Small Claims Rules Committee. In 2013, Mr. Butler was inducted as a Class I Fellow of The Florida Bar Leadership Academy.

In his spare time, Mr. Butler enjoys studying history, particularly ancient Roman history, and spending time with his wife and son. Mr. Butler also frequently appears as a volunteer appellate attorney for the Guardian ad Litem Program throughout the state of Florida, where he advocates on behalf of children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Mr. Butler was born in Chicago, IL and is a life-long Cubs fan.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
    • Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division (2016-Present)
    • Appellate Law Section, Member
    • Trial Lawyers Section, Member
    • Twelfth Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee, Section Chair
    • Small Claims Rules Committee, Appointee (2014-2017)
    • Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Class I Fellow (2013-2014)
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
    • President, Young Lawyers Division (2016-2017)
    • President-Elect, Young Lawyers Division (2015-2016)
    • Secretary, Young Lawyers Division (2014-2015)
    • Director, Young Lawyers Division (2012-2014)
    • Diversity Committee, Member (2010-2015)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Rated by Super Lawyers
Board Certified in Appellate Practice
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registered Preeminent Lawyer