Frank L. Butler

Of Counsel

Phone: 312.696.4450

Fax: 312.873.4382


Commercial Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration


A commercial litigator for more than 40 years, Frank counsels clients on litigation situations and matters.

He has been involved in hundreds of cases and matters as a private lawyer and served as General Counsel at Beatrice U.S. Food Corporation. At Beatrice, he was responsible for a department of 17 lawyers for that $8 billion food and warehouse company. Following the sale and break-up of Beatrice in 1988, Frank returned to private practice.

He joined Butler Rubin in 1999 and had previously been a lawyer at both Winston & Strawn and Seyfarth Shaw.

Representative Matters

Successfully argued before the Illinois Supreme Court the first case in Illinois to establish the right of contribution among joint tortfeasers (which decision the Illinois legislature subsequently codified by statute).

A complete list of representative cases, dating from the 1960s, is available upon request.