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Butler & Butler, L.L.P.
111 North Fifth Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 762-1908
Fax: (910) 762-9441

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North Carolina Business Bankruptcy Law Attorneys

A Tradition of Superior Legal Representation

The original law firm of Butler & Butler had its beginnings in 1928 in Clinton, North Carolina when Algernon L. Butler, Sr. completed his legal studies in Chapel Hill and joined the law firm founded by his father, George Edwin Butler. His brother, Edwin Elliot (Pete) Butler, later joined the firm and the brothers practiced for many years as Butler & Butler. Algernon Butler, Sr. would be active in the practice of law, politics, and civic life for the rest of his life. In 1959 he was nominated by President Eisenhower and confirmed as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, a position which he held until his death in 1978.

The attorneys of Butler & Butler, L.L.P. have been serving the legal needs of clients throughout the state of North Carolina from their offices in Wilmington since Algernon L. Butler, Jr. received his law degree from the University of North Carolina in 1968. The law firm concentrates in the areas of  consumer and corporate bankruptcy and reorganization, and we represent debtors and other parties with expertise, efficiency, and professionalism. Our law firm has earned an unsurpassed reputation built on the integrity and, hard work of our attorneys, and the results achieved for our clients.

Our senior partner,  Algernon L. Butler, Jr., has been instrumental in shaping bankruptcy law and practice in North Carolina. He has served on the panel of Chapter 7 trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court since 1982, was a founding member of the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and has served as its President. He served on the committee that established the guidelines and qualifications, and obtained approval of the North Carolina State Bar, for the certification of specialists in the field of bankruptcy law in North Carolina.

Algernon L. Butler, III joined the firm in 1996 after completing his legal studies in Chapel Hill and having served as a law clerk for federal judges of both the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is certified by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in the fields of both Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Law, has served as Director of the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and serves on the panel of Chapter 7 trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court.

Our Firm's Commitment

The attorneys of Butler & Butler, L.L.P. practice law at the highest level of professionalism and are dedicated to providing legal services of unsurpassed quality to our clients. Our attorneys possess the experience and expertise to achieve excellent results in any given case. We strive to be efficient, seek to resolve our clients' issues through negotiation in appropriate cases and when it would be economical to do so, and will not hesitate to litigate when in the best interest of our client.


Serving Wilmington NC, Burgaw, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail, Carolina Beach, Southport, Shallotte, Calabash, Oak Island, Pleasure Island, New Hanover County, Pender County, Brunswick, Duplin County, Onslow County, Sampson County, Bladen County, and Columbus County.