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Our firm has served in lead counsel in class action cases that has resulted in over $349,500,000 paid by defendants

Butler Wooten & Peak LLP Setting the Standard for Legal Success In America.  Few law firms in America, and none in Georgia or the Southeast, can match the outstanding record of success achieved by Butler Wooten & Peak LLP in the past 30 years. Whether personal injury or business tort, the firm has set new records for verdicts awarded, affirmed and collected.

No firm in America has done more to benefit people who have been injured because of the greed, carelessness or negligence of large companies or other people. No firm in America has a better verdict or settlement record.

The firm has virtually reinvented how product liability and automobile defect claims are litigated. Key to obtaining decisive victories in these cases is forcing negligent companies to share information that establishes their liability. Butler Wooten & Peak LLP has done just that, and gotten the courts to sanction companies that hid evidence or provided false information.

TOP BUTLER WOOTEN & PEAK VERDICTS

$454,296,00012/21/98Six Flags Over Georgia, LLC, Six Flags Fund, LTD, (L.P.), and George DeRoy, as Trustee of the Six Flags Claim Trust v. Time Warner Entertainment Co., L.P., Six Flags Entertainment Corp., Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc. and Six Flags Over Georgia, Inc., Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia,
$150,000,0004/2/2015Walden v. Chrysler Group, LLC and Bryan L. Harrell, Superior Court of Decatur County, Georgia.
$150,000,0006/3/96Alex C. Hardy v. General Motors Corp. and Capitol Chevrolet, Inc. and Thelma R. Hardy and General Motors Corp., Circuit Court for Lowndes County, Alabama
$105,500,00011/23/04Jeremy Flax and Rachel Sparkman, as the Natural Parents of Joshua Flax, deceased; and Rachel Sparkman, Individually v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, and Louis A. Stockell, Jr., In the First Circuit Court for Davidson County, Tennessee
$105,241,6122/4/93Moseley v. General Motors Corp. and Ruprecht, State Court of Fulton, County, Georgia
$90,000,0007/7/95Rodriguez v. Suzuki Motor Corp. and American Suzuki Motor Corp., Circuit Court of St. Louis, Missouri
$36,900,00010/31/97Rodriguez v. Suzuki Motor Corp. and American Suzuki Motor Corp., Circuit Court of St. Louis, Missouri (retrial)
$30,256,7682/25/88Hilliard v. Ocilla Industries, et al., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
$25,250,0009/21/90Clay v. National Healthcare, Inc. & Miller, M.D., Superior Court of Forsyth County, Georgia
$17,716,40112/18/09Wheeler v. Ford Motor Company, et. al. State Court of Clayton County, Georgia
$15,500,0004/5/90Bagley, et al. v. Shortt & Wurst Haus, Inc., Superior Court of White County, Georgia
$13,000,00012/16/05Gibson v. Ford Motor Company, et. al.  State Court of Clarke County, Georgia.
$8,501,0006/14/91Avant v. Covan Worldwide Moving, Inc, Evergeen Inc, et. al.  State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia.
$4,200,00012/3/82Bishop v. Georgia Kraft Company.  Superior Court of Meriwether County, Georgia.
$4,700,000 9/16/82Revis v. Lee, MD et. al. Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia.

Butler Wooten & Peak LLP has battled some of the largest corporations in the world, and won.

Verdicts and Settlements

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Cash Settlement - 01/19/1995

Harris v. Unnamed Fraternity, et al., State Court of Cobb County, Georgia. A… read more

$5,470,000.00

Verdict - 10/23/2009

Pitts v. A&G Trucking. Inc., et al., State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia…. read more

$1,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 10/19/2004

Zalkin v. Navin Enterprises, Inc., et al. The 13 year-old son of plaintiffs… read more

$1,650,000.00

Settlement - 05/08/1995

McNally v. Archer Western Contractors, Ltd., Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Georgia Department… read more

$3,136,265.00

Structured Settlement - 02/01/1995

Unnamed Plaintiff v. Unnamed Defendant, State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia. Wrongful death… read more

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Cash Settlement - 11/30/2012

Tony Cruse v. Unnamed Defendants. A 45 year-old underground miner was killed when… read more

$108,000,000

Cash Settlement - 08/04/2017

$108,000,000 Fraud/Qui Tam (Whistleblower) Cash Settlement – 08/04/2017. United States of America ex… read more

$161,700,000

Cash Settlement - 11/19/2012

$161,700,000 Fraud/Qui Tam (Whistleblower) Cash Settlement – 11/19/2012. United States of America ex… read more

$45,000,000

Cash Settlement - 3/13/2012

$45,000,000 Fraud/Qui Tam (Whistleblower) Cash Settlement – 11/19/2012. United States of America, ex… read more

$3,285,000.00

Verdict - 04/29/2015

Angela Burns v. JB Trucking, Inc. and Grange Indemnity Insurance Company, State Court… read more

$8,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 08/12/2011

Perlotte, et al. v. Harrison Poultry et al., Superior Court of Oglethorpe County,… read more

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Cash Settlement - 04/21/2011

Susan Hust v. Ronnie Dowdy, Inc., National Specialty Ins. Co., and Ralph Picardo,… read more

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Cash and Structured Settlement - 08/06/2008

Plaintiffs v. National Gypsum, CPC Logistics, Inc., CPC Building and Manufacturing Products, LLC,… read more

$5,300,000.00

$5,300,000 - 06/01/2013

Unnamed Plaintiff v. Unnamed Defendants. Injuries to driver of automobile who was hit by… read more

$4,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 11/01/2009

Plaintiff v Anonymous Trucking Company Georgia. Plaintiff was killed when his vehicle was… read more

$45,000,000

Cash Settlement - 04/08/2016

$45,000,000 Tractor Trailer/Wrongful Death Cash Settlement—04/08/2016. James M. DeLoach, Jr., et al. v…. read more

$986,670.42

Cash Settlement - 02/21/2017

Armstrong v. Load One, LLC, et al.  U. S. District Court, Middle District… read more

$895,000

Cash Settlement - 12/19/2016

Strickland v. Progressive Express Insurance, James Green and A Plus Flat Rate Logistics,… read more

$11,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 11/14/2016

Bert Jessmon v. Greenwich Insurance Company, et al. State Court of Gwinnett County,… read more

$4,100,000.00

Cash Settlement - 05/31/1999

Plaintiff v. Asbestos Manufacturers, Distributors and Insulation Contractors, State Court of Fulton County,… read more

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Settlement - 09/18/2002

Riley v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. d/b/a Sam’s Club. Mrs. Riley, a Wal-Mart employee,… read more

$180,000

Cash Settlement - 08/29/2017

Thomas Kerr Pre-filing settlement for uninsured motorist policy limits in a serious motorcycle wreck… read more

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Settlement - 03/14/2006

Slaton v. DHL (USA) Express, Inc.; 575 N. Express, LLC; Carla Loner, State… read more

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Cash Settlement - 11/04/1999

Plaintiff v. Riverside Military Academy, et al., State Court of Hall County, Georgia…. read more

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Causey v. CSX Transportation Inc., et al., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia…. read more

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Settlement - 02/04/2002

Jesse Gantt v. Waffle House, Inc., United Stated District Court, Northern District of… read more

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Cash and Structured Settlement - 11/17/2000

Rebecca S. Caraway, as Surviving Widow of Sammie Jay Caraway, Deceased v. Turner… read more

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Cash Settlement - 10/02/2013

Linda Hatfield, et. al. v. Ford Motor Company, et al., State Court of… read more

$12,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 10/11/2005

Fowler v. Phoenix Structures and Services, Inc., Sun Capital Partners, Inc., and Trinity… read more

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Cash Settlement - 11/01/1999

Pollard v. Asplundh Tree Expert Company and Altec Industries, Inc., State Court of… read more

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Settlement - 08/31/2002

Steiner v. General Motors Corp., United States District Court of Kansas. Perry and… read more

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Cash Settlement - 04/15/2002

Stansell v. Ford Motor Co ., Court of Common Pleas, Hampton County, South Carolina…. read more

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Cash Settlement - 03/30/2012

Johnny And Patricia Bates V. Michelin North America, Inc. And Michelin Corporation, U.s…. read more

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Cash Settlement - 03/01/1994

Chandler, et al. v. Gencorp, Inc., Crescent Wallcoverings, Inc., Square D Company and… read more

$13,000,000.00

Verdict - 12/16/2005

Gibson v. Ford Motor Co., Draw-Tite, Inc. and Burns, State Court of Athens-Clarke… read more

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Cash Settlement - 04/23/2003

Howard v. Ford Motor Co., United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia,… read more

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Cash Settlement - 03/21/2012

Leonard And Randall Heavrin V. Bridgestone/firestone, Et Al, State Court Of Walker County,… read more

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Settlement - 11/21/2006

Rothering v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation and Thomas Brown, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Maryland…. read more

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Settlement - 08/29/2006

Neal v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation and William Charles Holloway, In the Circuit Court, Ninth… read more

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Settlement - 04/05/2002

Sherry M. Bradstreet, as Personal Representative of the Estates and on behalf of… read more

$600,000.00

Cash Settlement - 02/07/1992

Anderson v. Pack West Machinery, Inc., Superior Court of Henry County, Georgia. Loss… read more

$750,000.00

Cash Settlement - 06/29/1987

Storey v. Reliable Hydraulics, Inc., Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Negligent failure… read more

$565,000.00

Verdict - 05/01/1981

Thompson v. Central of Georgia Railroad, Ray M. Wright, Inc. and Columbus, Georgia… read more

$189,000.00

Verdict - 06/01/1982

Smith v. Columbus, Georgia, et al., State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. Flooding… read more

$700,000.00

Verdict - 10/01/1982

Smith v. Florida Rock, Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. Defendant quarry knowingly… read more

$2,750,000.00

Cash Settlement - 04/07/1991

Chandler v. Glazer, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Wrongful death and punitive… read more

$43,800,000.0

Structured Settlement - 03/13/1991

LaFontaine v. Edward DeBartolo, et al., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Negligent… read more

$3,250,000.00

Cash Settlement - 04/30/1990

Unnamed Plaintiff v. LaQuinta Motor Inns, Inc., State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia…. read more

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Cash Settlement - 11/01/1993

Anderson v. Radisson Hotel Corp., United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia…. read more

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Cash Settlement - 05/15/1997

Kaufman v. Janssen Pharmaceutical and Johnson & Johnson, State Court of Fulton County,… read more

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Cash Settlement - 02/14/1995

Rainwater v. Showa Denko, Inc., et al., United States District Court, Northern District… read more

$625,000.00

Cash Settlement - 06/15/1993

Perciful v. Mack Paul Daffin and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (Georgia Tech), State… read more

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Settlement - 11/19/2001

Juanita Stewart, as Surviving Spouse of Frank Stewart Jr., Deceased v. Imperial Health… read more

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Cash Settlement - 02/06/2001

Gilbert L. Mead and Michael D. Mead, as Surviving Sons of Dorothy Grace… read more

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Settlement - 05/16/2007

Perkins v. American National Insurance Company, United States District Court, Middle District of… read more

$49,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 03/14/2008

Pierce v. Universal Underwriters Life Insurance Company, Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia…. read more

$45,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 10/31/2007

Toole v. JMIC Life Insurance Company, Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. Unearned… read more

$800,000.00

Cash Settlement -

Liddell v. Mansur and K.D. Curry Enterprises, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia…. read more

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Settlement - 1/16/02

Middleton/Ontiveros v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Audon Ontiveros,  Court of Common… read more

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Cash Settlement - 10/9/1997

Plaintiff v. Humana, Inc., General Hospitals of Galen, Inc. (now Columbia), and Thomas… read more

$950,000.00

Settlement - 12/07/2002

John Doe v. Radiology Group, State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia. Lesions bordering… read more

$4,249,695.00

Cash and Structured Partial Settlement - 07/09/1996

Unnamed Plaintiff v. Hospital, Doctor and Anonymous Defendant, State Court of Cobb County,… read more

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Settlement - 10/26/2001

Anonymous Plaintiff vs. Anonymous Hospital and Surgeon, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia…. read more

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Cash Settlement - 12/23/1999

Sines v. HMO-owned hospital and doctor. An Atlanta area hospital and doctor delayed… read more

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Cash Settlement - 04/06/2001

Morris v. Kenneth S. Weiss, M.D., The Carle Clinic, et al ., Circuit… read more

$327,000.00

Verdict - 05/08/1992

Naugher, et al. v. Smith, et al., Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia…. read more

$4,200,000.00

Verdict - 12/01/1982

Bishop v. Georgia Kraft, et al., Superior Court of Meriwether County, Georgia. Proved… read more

$411,250.00

Verdict - 07/26/1985

Coachman v. International Indemnity, Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. Delay in paying… read more

$415,000.00

Cash Settlement - 03/01/1988

McWilliams v. International Indemnity, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Delay in paying… read more

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Settlements -

United States Ex Rel. Bibby v. Wells Fargo, Et al. In United States… read more

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Sanction Against Defendant - 01/01/2010

Buckner v. Resource Life, 304 Ga. App. 719, S.E.2d 19. Unanimous panel of… read more

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Settlement -

Parker v. Life Investors Insurance Co. of America, Superior Court of Muscogee County,… read more

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Settlement After Verdict - 07/02/1991

Soule v. McGahagan and Ziomek, Superior Court of Oconee County, Georgia. Defendants’ insurer… read more

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Cash Settlement - 05/30/2001

Jeanne T. Anderson v. Prudential Health Care Plan of Georgia, Inc., Meridian Medical… read more

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Injunction - 02/10/1988

McCants, et al. v. Neely, et al., Superior Court of Taylor County, Georgia…. read more

$775,000.00

Verdict -

Bowles v. Central of Georgia Railroad Co., State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia…. read more

$875,000.00

Verdict -

Swindle v. Central of Georgia Railroad, State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. FELA…. read more

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Cash Settlement - 04/02/1997

Joiner, et al. v. Hercules, Inc., United States District Court, Southern District of… read more

$25,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 11/15/2006

Flournoy, Owens, Ricks, et al. v. Allied\Honeywell, United States District Court, Southern District… read more

$25,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 11/16/2006

Glynn County Board of Commissioners v. Allied\Honeywell, Superior Court of Glynn County, Georgia…. read more

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Cash Settlement - 07/02/1998

Plaintiff v. Major Drug Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, United States District Court, Middle District of… read more

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Confidential Settlement - 1/30/2018

Thomas Lynn Smith, et al. v. Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., et al., Superior… read more

$6,920,783.00

Cash and Structured Settlement - 09/17/2002

Widow v. Anonymous Construction Company, et al. A 35-year-old husband and father of… read more

$925,000.00

Cash and Structured Settlement - 07/31/1996

Widow v. Unnamed Construction Subcontractor, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia. A 50-year-old… read more

$5,599,426.12

Cash Settlement - 12/27/2017

Kayla Kummala and Madison Fortier v. Downey Trees, Inc. and Jeremy Ryan Stephens…. read more

$2,325,000

Cash Settlement - 9/17/17

Wagner vs. Tony Cook Trucking Co. and Estate of Beck. On February 18,… read more

$22,000,000.00

Cash Settlement - 06/01/2001

Morrell et al v. Honeywell f/k/a Allied Chemical Co., U.S. District Court, Southern… read more

$580,000.00

Cash Settlement - 12/23/1997

Wallace/Westray v. City of Cumming, James David Swansey, Earl Singletary, Robert Rickett, County… read more

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Cash Settlement - 09/02/1993

McGray, et al. v. Hooters of America, Inc., et al., State Court of… read more

$715,000.00

Cash Settlement - 07/20/1999

Grow v. Georgia D.O.T. and Timothy VanKrieken , State Court of Fulton County,… read more

$1,305,000.00

Cash Settlement - 10/14/1994

Daniel v. Capital City Machine Shop, Eaton Corporation & Westmoreland Hauling, Inc. ,… read more

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Cash Settlement - 10/11/1995

Velasquez, et al. v. Fields Appliance Service, Inc., et al. A migrant farm… read more

$1,218,000.00

Structured Settlement - 02/30/1993

Mock v. Mangosing, et al., Superior Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. Defendant driver… read more

$965,004.99

Verdict - 10/21/1994

Sistrunk v. Peachtree Pest Control and Freddie May, State Court of DeKalb County,… read more

$725,000.00

Cash Settlement - 09/21/1993

Russell v. Mannesmann Demag Corp., et al., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia…. read more

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Cash Settlement - 02/05/1998

Plaintiffs v. Unnamed Distribution Company, et al., State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia…. read more

$249,122,685.00

Payment of Judgment - 10/01/2001

Six Flags Over Georgia, LLC, Six Flags Fund, LTD, (L.P.), and George DeRoy,… read more

$290,330.89

Verdict - 07/22/1988

Thomas Supply Co., Inc. v. Lanier, Huffman & Robinson, Superior Court of Forsyth… read more

$970,000.00

Verdict - 01/01/1985

Lipscomb v. Cotton States, Superior Court of DeKalb County, Georgia. Proved defendant had accepted… read more

$463,000.00

Verdict - 04/17/1985

Henderson v. Royal Coach/Buckner, Inc., Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia. Located and brought… read more

$522,303.03

Verdict - 04/14/1998

Johnson v. Citizens Bank of Ball Ground, et al., Superior Court of Gwinnett… read more

$17,716,401.00

Verdict - 12/18/2009

Wheeler v. Ford Motor Company, et al., State Court, Clayton County, Georgia. Plaintiffs Lynn… read more

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Cash Settlement - 10/29/1993

Causey v. CSX Transportation, Inc., et al., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia…. read more

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Cash Settlement - 12/21/1995

Braswell, et al. v. Unnamed Defendants. A 31-year-old engineer died when a Cessna 414… read more