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William M. Butler, Jr., Attorney at Law You Deserve the Best Defense Fighting for Your Rights for Over 35 Years

Call our experienced Federal and State Criminal Defense attorney today at (502) 237-0871. Attorney William Butler has been fighting for clients like you for over three decades. Serving clients in Kentucky and Nationwide.

Kentucky Federal and State Criminal Defense Lawyers

Serving clients nationwide including Louisville, Lexington & all Counties in Kentucky like Jefferson, Fayette, Franklin and Daviess

Facing criminal charges, whether at the state or federal level, is an alarming and serious situation. It involves not only potential fines or jail time but also your reputation, career, family, and future. A single conviction can impact your life in profound and lasting ways.

When facing criminal charges, you need a firm that fights for you. You need experienced trial lawyers who understand the  intricacies of your what your case requires. At Butler & Associates, we bring 35+ years of practical experience in the state and federal courts. Our experience and track record have resulted in national recognition by the National Trial Lawyers for founding attorney William M. Butler as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. We focus solely on criminal defense and are committed to continuing legal education; we stay updated on evolving laws and legal strategies to help you fight the consequences of criminal arrests and charges throughout Kentucky. 

Contact Butler & Associates at (502) 237-0871 for a confidential consultation with a Louisville criminal defense attorney. We offer Facetime and Zoom meetings by appointment. 

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Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

  • With over 35 years of experience defending clients
  • Who is confident and proficient in trial
  • Who speaks your language and the language of prosecutors
Why Choose Butler & Associates?

Meet our dedicated team committed to defending you, and read about what sets our firm apart.

Founding Attorney William M. Butler & Associates

Our team includes founding attorney William M. Butler, who has been in practice since 1986 and is licensed to defend clients in Kentucky courts and defendants nationwide in federal cases. The staff also includes paralegal Karen Bell, who has worked with the firm for over three decades. 

Mr. Butler is also a lifetime member of the prestigious National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, an organization that fights for equality in justice, and Avvo, one of the nation’s top lawyer directories. 

Our firm defends clients in charges ranging from cybercrimes to theft, sex crimes, drug crimes, and white-collar crimes of all types and complexity. 


Have Questions? We are HEre to Help.

Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at (502) 237-0871 today.

  • Do I need a lawyer’s help if I am accused of a crime?

    It is in your best interest to consult a criminal defense lawyer as early as possible if you suspect you will be facing the criminal justice system. Whether or not you believe you have been wrongfully accused, an attorney will fight for your legal and constitutional rights, and monitor the proceedings for legality and fairness. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal counsel.

  • What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
    Exact definitions may vary by jurisdiction, but the traditional definition of a felony is a crime that is punishable by a year or more in jail. A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by imprisonment of less than one year. Felonies are more serious crimes than misdemeanors.
  • What should I do if I am arrested?
    If the police arrest you, immediately ask to call an attorney. Do not say anything to the police because you could incriminate yourself. Even if you are innocent and were in no way involved in the crime for which you have been arrested, ask for a lawyer and do not speak to the police without your criminal defense attorney present.
Why Choose Butler & Associates?

Meet our dedicated team committed to defending you, and read about what sets our firm apart.

Client Testimonials

    "Skilled and Ethical"
    Mr. Butler has done excellent work for me & I recommend him to anyone who will listen! He is, dare I say, ethical, and that is an important quality to me!
    - Craig M.
    "Above and Beyond"
    Great lawyer, he went above and beyond for my case, always kept the positive in perspective, and got me a favorable result. I would recommend him to anybody.
    - Darius O.
    "Easy to Work With"
    Superior service - if I could rate 10 stars I would. Down to earth and easy to work with and will fight tooth and nail to do what it takes to achieve the goal.
    - Russ R.
    "He's Never Let Me Down"
    I would recommend Bill Butler to anyone needing help. He has been my lawyer for over 15 years and has never let me down once. He is an amazing lawyer!!!!
    - Jenifer R.
    "Kind and Knowledgable"
    Mr. Butler was very kind and knowledgeable. He also went above and beyond what I expected him to do. I do recommend his services to anyone who would need them.
    - Nancy B.
    "Deserves More than 5 Stars!"
    I would highly recommend William Butler over any lawyer I've known or dealt with. His and Karen's dedication and results deserve more than these 5 stars! He got my charge dismissed and my worries were over!
    - John D.
    "Would Use Him for Any Case!"
    William Butler is definitely a great lawyer. He actually cares about his clients. I’m a very happy client.
    - Keisha B.
    "He Never Refused a Phone Call"
    When the case could not be resolved without a jail sentence, he went to trial. I was not convicted. As a result, I did not miss the first 10 years of my infant daughter’s life.
    - Former Client

Seasoned Trial Lawyer Representation 

The criminal justice system is a complex labyrinth of laws, procedures, and protocols. Navigating it requires not just knowledge but experience and strategy. The value of a trusted lawyer becomes indisputable. But not just any lawyer - you need a trial lawyer.

Why a trial lawyer? Trial lawyers are versed in the art of conducting trials. They understand the intricacies of courtroom proceedings, from jury selection to closing arguments. A trial lawyer brings a unique presence to the courtroom, commanding respect while adeptly presenting your defense. 

Furthermore, negotiations with prosecutors will be more advantageous to clients when these prosecutors know that you are being represented by a professional who has the skills and tenacity to take your case to trial should their offers be unfair or unacceptable. 

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