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Butler Wooten & Peak is proud to annouce that Brandon L. Peak has been appointed to Mercer Law Board of Visitors

Brandon L. Peak, a partner in Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Visitors of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. The Board is an advisory group to Mercer Law Dean Cathy Cox. Brandon graduated magna cum laude and first in his class from Mercer Law in 2004. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from The Citadel in 2001. Brandon is a trial lawyer who handles cases across a wide array of practice areas. Brandon has successfully handled product liability, personal injury, whistleblower, trucking, and class action… read more

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Sleep apnea rule officially withdrawn

Sleep apnea rule officially withdrawn – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Factors in large truck accidents

Factors in large truck accidents – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Butler Wooten & Peak LLP is pleased to announce that the firm settled a whistleblower case

Butler Wooten & Peak LLP has settled a whistleblower case brought under the federal False Claims Act against Wells Fargo for $108 million. The case involved Wells Fargo charging veterans unallowable fees on a classification of VA mortgage loans called “IRRRL” loans. The VA guarantees a substantial portion of these loans, thereby reducing the bank’s risk. On behalf of our clients, we sought repayment of the guarantees that Wells Fargo collected on loans that went into default and foreclosure. Wells Fargo should never have received those payments from the Government if it would have truthfully informed the VA that it… read more

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The University of Georgia School of Law is establishing a Veterans Legal Services Clinic

Funded by a lead gift from renowned trial attorney and alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. in memory of his father, Lt. Cmdr. James E. Butler Sr., The University of Georgia School of Law is establishing a Veterans Legal Services Clinic. The new clinic will provide veterans in Georgia with legal assistance they might not otherwise have access to or be able to afford, with particular regard to denied or deferred claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It also includes an educational scholarship component. Read more 

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Wearable device aims to reduce car accident risk

Wearable device aims to reduce car accident risk – Car accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Butler Wooten & Peak LLP is pleased to announce that all of the firm’s partners were again selected as 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers or 2017 Rising Stars.

Jim Butler and Joel Wooten were once again named Georgia Super Lawyers. Butler was also named to the Georgia Top 100 List. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. This honor is reserved for less than 5% of attorneys practicing in Georgia. Partners Brandon Peak, Buddy Morrison, and Tedra Cannella were named Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

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Recently, the University of Georgia School of Law dedicated the James E. Butler Courtroom.

Located on the first floor of Dean Rusk Hall, this courtroom honors three generations of the Butler family. The occasion included the unveiling of a portrait of James E. “Jim” Butler, Jr. (JD‘77) by artist Beth Stephens that hangs outside the courtroom

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Lower unemployment means higher death rate on the road

Lower unemployment means higher death rate on the road – Car accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Air bag manufacturer recalls defective inflators

Air bag manufacturer recalls defective inflators – auto product liability – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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