Allen Butler

Butler Dispute Resolution
Fort Worth, Texas 76006

214-534-2602



Areas Of Practice

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.

 

Arbitration offers a means by which to settle a dispute without going to court. A neutral, third-party arbitrator controls the resolution, but the process is less formal than litigation and disputing parties have some control over the location and time of the arbitration, as well as the arbitrator overseeing the process. Arbitration can be mandated by the Dallas, TX court system or pre-arranged contractually, but it is also an option for those interested in avoiding court once a dispute arises. Arbitrations can also be binding or non-binding, which determines whether parties must abide by the decision of the arbitrator or if they have the option to appeal.


Arbitration provides a number of benefits, including cost savings, time savings and privacy. Appealing an arbitration decision is more challenging than appealing a court decision, so less time is spent on appeals once a decision is made. The process also puts some control into the hands of those most affected by the resolution because they have the option of choosing the arbitrator and agreeing to certain parameters in advance of the arbitration. Arbitration in Dallas, TX is effective for settling a variety of different types of disputes, including those related to business and civil matters. Allen Butler can resolve help resolve your dispute through arbitration. Call him today at 214-534-2602 to schedule a consultation.

5114 Mckinney Avenue, #244
Dallas, Texas  75205

Phone:  214-534-2602

Fax:      214-887-1126   

Email:   [email protected]