Douglas H. Butler

Douglas H. Butler

Contact Me:

Practice Areas:

  • Defense of Professional Liability Claims
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Probate Litigation
  • Liquor Liability Claims
  • General Tort Liability Claims
  • Premises Liability Claims
  • Appellate Matters

Certified Legal Specialties:


Douglas H. Butler graduated from the Norwich University in 2002, with a B.A. in Liberal Studies. In 2008, Mr. Butler graduated cum laude from Western New England University School of Law. While a student at Western New England University School of Law, he was active on the Law Review and served as its Production Editor. Mr. Butler was awarded the Best Trial Brief Award, The Honorable Abraham Smith Award for academic distinction in probate law, and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Property Law, Income Tax Law, Pretrial Litigation Law and Advanced Civil Procedure Law. Mr. Butler was also the recipient of the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship and the John P. O’Malley Scholarship. Mr. Butler was a member of the Student Bar Association’s Judicial Appeals Board from 2004-2007. Mr. Butler was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2008.

Mr. Butler joined the firm in 2011 as an Associate. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Butler served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Michael Ponsor at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Butler also clerked for the Honorable Paul M. Foti and the Honorable Thomas G. West at the Connecticut Appellate Court from 2008-2010, where he assisted in the preparation of a significant number appellate decisions concerning a broad range of issues argued before the court. Mr. Butler’s practice with the firm is concentrated on the defense of professional liability claims, product liability claims, liquor liability claims, general tort liability claims, and premises liability claims. Mr. Butler also handles probate and appellate matters for the firm’s clients. Mr. Butler is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Hartford County Bar Association, Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, and Defense Research Institute. Mr. Butler is active in the young lawyers section of the Primerus Defense Institute. Mr. Butler is married, has one child and lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Past Positions

  • Hon. Michael Ponsor at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Judicial Intern
  • Hon. Paul M. Foti and the Honorable Thomas G. West at the Connecticut Appellate Court, Clerk, 2008 to 2010



  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Norwich University
    • B.A. - 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2008


Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

Published Works

Fraternities or Sororities

Representative Clients

Representative Cases

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Primerus Defense Institute, Young Lawyers Section

Ancillary Businesses