Jeffrey J. ButlerJeffrey Butler Clark Hill
Jeffrey J. Butler
Jeffrey Butler has extensive experience representing public schools and other educational institutions in special education, school disability law, Title IX and other education-related laws. After clerking for the Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals, Jeff spent nearly a decade with the Michigan Department of Attorney General, where he represented the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education and other Michigan agencies and government officials in all aspects of education law.
Before joining Clark Hill, PLC, Jeff spent 15 years in private practice with the law firm of LaPointe & Butler, P.C. where he specialized in school disability, special education law and civil rights matters, including the IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX and state laws and regulations related to disability law. Jeff represents his clients in IEPT meetings, Section 504 Planning Meetings, IDEA and Section 504 due process hearings, complaints with the Michigan Department of Education and the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, the EEOC and in litigation / appeals in State Court, US District Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff also has extensive Professional Development experience and is a frequent presenter and trainer for public schools and related associations on school disability and special education law topics.
Jeff has served as a Visiting Professor for Saginaw Valley State University, Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University and Western Michigan University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Grand Valley State University in the MA Education Leadership Program. Jeff has also served on Boards for various charitable organizations and is currently a Board Member for Special Olympics of Michigan.