James (“Jim”) G. Butler co-manages the Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC (“RLS”) Workers’ Compensation team in Northern and Central California with RLS Attorney Taylor E. Arnold. Jim has exceptional knowledge in the field of Workers’ Compensation and is widely recognized as one of the most experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers in California and is a thought leader in the field. He has a proven track record of successfully handling cases of career-ending injuries in Workers’ Compensation and third-party crossover cases.
Jim has served as an Executive Board Member of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association since 1997, holding various roles such as Secretary, Treasurer, President Elect, and President. Jim has also authored a leading practice guide for injured workers related to Workers’ Compensation, Injured Worker’s Survival Guide.
Jim has been consistently recognized as one of the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Northern California and continues to be selected to the Super Lawyers list since 2002. He holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. Jim is also a certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation.
Jim’s focus is on litigation, legislation, and education. He frequently teaches other lawyers on a variety of subjects and regularly lectures before labor unions on the rights and remedies available to injured workers.
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• B.A., University of California, Berkeley
• J.D., University of San Francisco, Law School