Thomas J. ButtersPartner
1974, Massachusetts, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Butler University, B.S.; Georgetown University, J.D.
Associations & Memberships:
Boston Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Practice Areas :
Trial practice, both criminal and civil. Mr. Butters represents individuals and companies in all types of cases including federal and state criminal investigations, trials and appeals. He has defended tax fraud, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, business fraud, and wage and hour cases; as well as drug trafficking, racketeering, gambling, pornography and murder cases. On the civil side, Mr. Butters has represented large and small companies, including developers, travel companies, construction companies, and many other businesses in the federal and state courts, as well as in many arbitration proceedings. Arbitration proceedings have involved the securities laws, the construction industry and other business disputes.
He also represents legal professionals in disciplinary matters.
Examples of some notable cases include a recent $35 million arbitration award; an acquittal on all charges in a federal mafia racketeering trial, which lasted four months and included three murders and numerous other racketeering offenses; and after four years of investigation, a complete declination, both criminal and civil, in a healthcare fraud investigation of a physician wrongly accused of accepting drug company kickbacks by federal authorities. Mr. Butters has tried hundreds of criminal and civil trials and arbitrations
Additional Bio Details:
Associate and Partner, Moulton, Looney, Mazzone, Falk & Markhan, 1974-1976; 1979-1983; Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Drug Unit, White Collar, Homicide), 1976-1979; Partner, Brogna & Butters, 1983-1989; Partner, Cullen & Butters, 1989-1997; Partner, Butters Brazilian LLP, 1997 to present; Massachusetts Super Lawyer 2004 to present; Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®, assessed by his peers as holding the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Mr. Butters’ other passion is fly fishing.