Samuel Butler focuses his practice on franchise and other business litigation. He represents clients with a wide range of issues, helping clients reach the best possible resolution — whether that entails proceeding through litigation or not.
Prior to joining Gray Plant Mooty, Samuel served as a law clerk to the Hon. G. Michael Harvey at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, where he worked on civil, administrative, and criminal matters, as well as settlement conferences.
Samuel is a graduate of Duke University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. During law school, Samuel gained experience during summer internships at a public defender’s office and in the litigation department of another firm in Washington, D.C., in addition to the Duke Law Civil Justice Clinic.
Samuel was an assistant professor of philosophy before becoming an attorney. He has published numerous academic articles and academic translations, and given professional lectures on a variety of topics.
Samuel is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French and German.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.