Number ONE Verdict of 2015

$150 Million Jeep Fire Verdict Named Number ONE Verdict of Year

It’s an honor to try cases on behalf of individuals and their families, and even more of an honor when the jury agrees with you. Today, a company that televises trials nationwide chose our firm’s verdict in Walden v. Chrysler as the NUMBER ONE verdict in the United States based on the size of the verdict, the facts of the case, and “and the verdict’s broader impact.” Here’s the link to the website of the televising company, CVN.

Below is an excerpt from the jury’s verdict form:

We have written before about the ability of jury verdicts to bring about change, and this case serves as a great example. As CVN wrote, this was ” the first case to go to trial anywhere in the country” over the Jeeps’ deadly gas tank design.

Jeb Butler of Butler Kahn tried the case alongside his father, Jim Butler of Butler, Wooten, Cheeley & Peak. We thank our brave clients for having the courage to push this wrongful death case to trial against Chrysler’s vast team of lawyers, and we thank CVN (Courtroom View Network) for its excellent coverage, which helped to spread the word about the dangers of these Jeeps.

For lawyers or others interested in watching the Walden v. Chrysler trial or others like it, the subscription page for CVN is here.

Jeb Butler
Jeb Butler’s career as a Georgia trial lawyer has led to a $150 million verdict in a product liability case against Chrysler for a dangerous vehicle design that caused the death of a child, a $45 million settlement for a young man who permanently lost the ability to walk and talk, and numerous other verdicts and settlements, many of which are confidential at the defendant’s insistence. Jeb has worked on several cases that led to systemic changes and improvements in public safety. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Georgia SuperLawyer and ranks among Georgia’s legal elite. Jeb graduated in the top 10% of his class at UGA Law, argued on the National Moot Court team, and published in the Law Review. He is the founding partner of Butler Kahn law firm. Connect with me on LinkedIn



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