Law Office of A. Bates Butler III, LLC

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Mr. Butler is a former U.S. Attorney for the State of Arizona. He began his legal career in the Pima County Attorney's Office and then the United States Attorney’s Office where he gained recognition for his successful prosecution of organized crime boss Joseph Bonano and worked on many high-profile Southern Arizona cases. After a decade of public service as a prosecutor, Mr. Butler was a partner in the law firm of Butler & Stein for almost twenty years. He then became a Director in the law firm of Fennemore Craig, Arizona's oldest law firm. Almost three years ago, Mr. Butler opened his own law office.

Mr Butler practice is concentrated on white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. His practice works in the defense of companies and individuals under investigation by State and Federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies, up to and including trial Mr. Butler also represents witness and victims in legal proceedings. He is available for consultation to assist companies and individuals with compliance questions.
A. Bates Butler III is widely recognized in the local and national legal community as an outstanding attorney, experience in complex, high-profile litigation. Among his awards and commendations are:
  • Holds an AV Rating from Martindale Hubble, their highest rating
  • Recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year for company litigation in Tucson
  • Best Lawyers has constantly recognized Mr Butler in the areas of white collar criminal defense
  • SuperLawyers Corporate counsel Edition lists Mr Butler for white collar criminal defense, the only lawyer in Tucson to be recognized
  • Selected by to be included in Marquis Who's Who

Recent AB Butler News, Awards and Media Coverage

A. Bates Butler Receives PCBA Criminal Justice Award

In recognition of his commitment to community service, his high standards of professionalism, innovation, and selfless dedication to the criminal justice system, the Pima County Bar Association awarded Bates Butler the Robert J. Hooker Criminal Justice Award.

PCBA Criminal Justice Award Ceremony 2018
Hardy Smith, PCBA President and Bates Butler

America’s Most Honored Professionals by American Registry AGAIN for 2012

We at ABButler Law are proud to be designated as one of “Arizona’s Finest Lawyers” since 2010 and designated to be in the Top 5 percent of the nation’s highly recognized professionals” created by American Registry. The American Registry creates this list to honor the top performers within every industry. See more here...

Americas Most Honored Professionals 2012
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A Bates Butler on CBS Evening News

See Bates speaking on the CBS Evening News here or watch our short clip here.

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A. Bates Butler featured in New York Times Article

Bates Butler was quoted about the Jared L. Loughner case in a New York Times article this week, read the full article here
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The Law Office of
A. Bates Butler III, LLC
2702 E. 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: (520) 624-6200
Fax: (520) 624-6204

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