Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend Names Wes Butler Managing Partner of Dallas Office

DALLAS (February 8)Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that S. Wesley (Wes) Butler was recently named Managing Partner for the firm's Dallas office effective February 2, 2022. Mr. Butler assumes the leadership role from Karly Rodine who served as Managing Partner of the office for the past five years. 

“I am honored to lead this outstanding team of attorneys and professional staff in Dallas” said Wes Butler. “It is exciting to be a part of a dynamic office in the ever-evolving DFW Metroplex. With Kilpatrick Townsend counseling exceptional clients across the Lone Star State and around the globe, we are proud to play an integral role in the firm’s overall strategic growth. I look forward to working with leadership throughout the firm.”

Mr. Butler has been with Kilpatrick Townsend and its predecessor firm since 2007. 

“Wes can leverage his institutional knowledge from his long tenure at the firm along with drawing on his deep client service experience as he begins this important position,” said Roger Wylie, Kilpatrick Townsend Managing Partner. “I know Wes will do an excellent job. I want to thank Karly for her extraordinary service as the Dallas Office Managing Partner."

Mr. Butler, for nearly two decades, has focused his practice on complex commercial litigation,  employment litigation and counseling, and ERISA and bad faith litigation. His commercial litigation practice includes business and partnership disputes, trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation and contractual disputes. In addition, Mr. Butler has an active general litigation docket, including a wide variety of tort claims. He represents parties in state and federal court litigation and arbitrations.

Mr. Butler has handled cases in the state and federal courts of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. He also represents parties in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission and other state and federal agencies. 

Mr. Butler is a leader in the community. He was a member of the Business Council for the Arts - Leadership Arts Institute Class in 2017-2018 and serves as a Board Member of Kidlinks, a non-profit that is committed to linking kids to healing, hope and happiness through music therapy and Therapeutic Music Entertainment. 


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