Perry Dampf


David T. Butler, Jr.

David Butler is a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Funderburk & Butler. He brings thirty-six years of legal experience to his mediation clients. Mr. Butler has an extensive legal background, but more recently his practice has focused on workers’ compensation matters. He has tried over 200 cases and chaired over 600 medical review panels. Since joining Perry Dampf in 2015, Mr. Butler has successfully concluded 80% of the mediations he conducted.

Areas of Concentration

Workers’ Compensation/LHWCA

Personal Injury

Automobile Accidents

Insurance Coverage

Commercial Disputes

Construction Litigation

Products Liability

Health Care


Property Damage


B.S., Louisiana State University (1980)

J.D., Louisiana State University (1984)


Admitted to Bar: Louisiana, 1984; U.S. District Court: Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Louisiana State Bar Association

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

International Association of Defense Counsel

Wex Malone American Inn of Court


"I'm glad we were able to get it resolved. ...  Again, it was a pleasure working with you and I'll look forward to our next one together."