George E. Butler II

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Mr. Butler has earned an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell™, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

  •     General commercial litigation
  •     Civil appeals
  •     Medical malpractice
  •     Zoning law
  •     Commercial real estate transactions


  • North Carolina, 1976
  • Georgia, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993


  • Yale University, J.D., 1976
  • University of North Carolina, A.B., highest honors, 1972

Associations and memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia (Member, Executive Committee, Real Property Law Section, 1982 – 1990)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Biographical details

  • Director, Moot Court Society
  • Author: “Compensable Liberty: A Historical and Political Model of the Seventh Amendment Public Law Jury,” 1 Notre Dame J. L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 595-776 (1985)
  • Assistant and Associate Professor, Emory Law School, 1981 – 1987
  • Adjunct Professor of Zoning and Land Use Litigation and Commercial Real Estate Transactions, 1987 – 1991
  • Recipient, 1986 Authors’ Court Prize for “Best Law Journal Article”
  • Law Clerk, J. Braxton Craven, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit) and Franklin T. Dupree, Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Associate, King & Spalding, Atlanta, 1977 – 1981
  • Trustee, Georgia Legal History Foundation, 1984 – present
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Southern Legal History, 1991 – 1995
  • Fellow, Georgia Bar Foundation

The Law Office of George E. Butler II, LLC serves clients in Dahlonega and throughout Georgia and North Carolina.