Butler Snow LLP

Litigation Department

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Butler Snow’s Commercial Litigation team handles complex disputes arising from contract and business arrangements for businesses nationwide. Our commercial litigation practice is led by some of the firm's most experienced trial lawyers who have gained regional and national reputations for successfully handling complex commercial litigation, class actions and mass tort matters.

Our experience encompasses a wide range of commercial disputes, including business and shareholder disputes, real estate and oil and gas litigation, insurance claims and coverage, director and officer liability and failed financial institution litigation, breach of contract, breach of warranty, consumer protection, unfair competition, UCC and sales litigation, administrative bid protests, RICO, securities and bankruptcy cases, as well as related class actions.

Recent Work Highlights

  • We served as counsel in a  parens patriae case brought by the Mississippi Attorney General against an automotive company, and nine other foreign manufacturers, under the MS Consumer Protection Act and the MS Antitrust Act alleging that the automotive company and the other foreign manufacturers conspired to fix the market for automotive wire harness systems. 
  • We are representing a pharmaceutical company in talcum powder litigation across multiple jurisdictions, including most notably St. Louis City Court and New Jersey state court in Atlantic City, NJ.  There are also efforts to consolidate federal filings into an MDL.


Beckett, P Ryan (Head of Department)

Abernethy, Phil B

Crawford Jr, John A

Griffin, Charles E

Henegan, John C.

Jones, Christy D

McWilliams, Michael E

Mitchell, Meade W

Munford, Luther T

Richmond, Orlando R.

Robinson III, E Barney

Sykes, Phillip S


Automobiles & Parts



Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing


Financial Services

Health Care


Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate