Samuel A. Butler

Samuel Butler focuses his practice on franchise and other business litigation. He represents clients with a wide range of issues, helping clients reach the best possible resolution — whether that entails proceeding through litigation or not.

Prior to joining the firm, Samuel served as a law clerk to the Hon. G. Michael Harvey at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, where he worked on civil, administrative, and criminal matters, as well as settlement conferences.

Samuel is a graduate of Duke University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. During law school, Samuel gained experience during summer internships at a public defender’s office and in the litigation department of another firm in Washington, D.C., in addition to the Duke Law Civil Justice Clinic.

Samuel was an assistant professor of philosophy before becoming an attorney. He has published numerous academic articles and academic translations, and given professional lectures on a variety of topics.


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  • Washington, D.C.

    600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
    The Watergate - Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20037


Jacqueline D. LeGrant

Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


Duke University School of Law, J.D.

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Ph.D.

Hampshire College, B.A.


Samuel is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French and German.