Michelle Tupper Butler Joins Dinsmore & Shohl’s Louisville Office

November 22, 2013News Releases
Dinsmore & Shohl is pleased to announce that Michelle Tupper Butler has joined the firm’s Louisville office as an Of Counsel Attorney practicing in the Litigation Department.

Tupper Butler comes to Dinsmore from Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on complex civil litigation, especially claims and government investigations brought pursuant to the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act. Her experience in the criminal context includes white collar matters, mental health issues, and juvenile defense. She has hands-on experience in all aspects of litigation, from preparing early pleadings, to managing large-scale discovery and depositions, to preparing experts, to trial and post-trial motions practice. She has contributed to several successful settlement negotiations favorable to her clients.

Tupper Butler has represented clients in high-profile False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act matters, sealed government investigations, antitrust actions, and litigation over contract interpretation. She has served as counsel to one of the world’s largest system integrators, a contractor with the Army Corps of Engineers, a truck transmissions manufacturer, and a significant software development company. Tupper Butler also served as second chair in the most recent conditional release hearing for would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley.

Prior to Dickstein Shapiro, Tupper Butler was a Law Clerk for the Honorable John M. Facciola of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She also practiced previously at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Washington and helped to establish the non-profit D.C. Lawyers for Youth, which seeks to improve the juvenile justice system and opportunities for youth in Washington, D.C.

Tupper Butler earned her J.D from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from The George Washington University. She writes on litigation topics and has been published in a number of outlets.