Allen Butler

Butler Dispute Resolutions

5114 Mckinney Avenue
#244
Dallas, Texas 75219

214-534-2602

Business, Civil, Commercial, Contract, Discrimination, Employment, Labor, Workplace

Allen is an attorney - mediator with a practice that focuses on labor and employment law including suits under federal and state laws relating to employment issues, labor arbitrations and administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state and federal agencies. 

Practice Emphasis


Allen is an attorney - mediator with a practice that focuses on labor and employment law including suits under federal and state laws relating to employment issues, labor arbitrations and administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state and federal agencies.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

Mr. Butler is an American Arbitration Association mediator, arbitrator, and member of the American Arbitration Association Southwest Advisory Council from 1972-92. He mediated and arbitrated several hundred cases predominantly in labor and employment law, including state and federal discrimination claims, ERISA claims, wrongful discharge, covenants not to compete, and related tort claims.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training 

AAA Neutrals Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2004

Arbitrator Training, NYSE, Dallas, Texas, 2003

AAA Arbitrator Update, 2001

AAA Employment Arbitrator Training II, Dallas, Texas, 2002

AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, Dallas, Texas, 1999

Employment Arbitrator Training, Dallas, Texas, 1997

AAA Employment Arbitrator Training, Dallas, Texas, 1996

Dallas Bar Association, Mediator Training, Dallas, Texas, 1991

Various other ADR training

 

Professional Experience 

Formerly served on panel of Northern District of Texas for appointment to represent indigent criminal defendants.

He is experienced in all areas of Labor and Employment Law, including suits under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the National Labor Relations Act.

He has represented clients in all of the federal district courts in the state of Texas and the northern district of Oklahoma. 

Mr. Butler has represented clients in class action litigation in state and federal courts in Texas and Mississippi.

Has represented numerous clients in labor arbitrations and in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal agencies.

Formerly an adjunct professor of law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. Taught a survey course in labor and employment law and employment discrimination.

Has been a frequent lecturer on various topics involving labor and employment law and has published several articles dealing with issues arising under federal and state anti-discrimination laws.

Associate and Partner, Clark, West, Keller, Butler & Ellis LLP, 1959-2001.

Senior Counsel, Worsham Forsythe Wooldridge, 2001.

Senior Counsel, Hunton & Williams LLP, 2002-March 31, 2009.

 

Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution that puts the disputing parties in complete control of the resolution. A neutral mediator facilitates the process, but ultimately, settling the dispute is up to those most affected by the outcome. Mediators are often judges or attorneys who also have experience dealing with interpersonal communication and conflict resolution. Mediation in Dallas, TX takes place in a controlled environment, but it is less formal than a courtroom.


There are a number of advantages to using mediation to settle disputes in personal and business matters. Mediation takes less time than litigation because parties control the schedule, as opposed to waiting for the court to hear the case. It is less expensive than litigation because of the time savings and because in some cases, personal representation by attorneys is unnecessary. Mediation also addresses the emotional issues that arise from a dispute, and the process gives everyone a chance to voice his or her concerns and opinions. This removes a number of the hard feelings that linger following a dispute that is resolved in a courtroom. Contact Allen Butler today at 214-534-2602 for a consultation on how mediation can bring a quick, cost-effective and mutually satisfactory end to your dispute.

5114 Mckinney Avenue, #244
Dallas, Texas  75205

Phone:  214-534-2602

Fax:      214-887-1126   

Email:   [email protected]