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Firm Overview
The Law Offices of Torris J. Butterfield and Associates, P.C.
The Law Offices of Torris J. Butterfield is a general practice law firm focusing on Criminal Defense and Personal Injury cases including, but not limited to, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. The firm’s founding partner is Torris J. Butterfield. Since being admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1997, Attorney Butterfield has worked tirelessly on behalf of citizens charged with Felony and Misdemeanor crimes. In 2004, Attorney Butterfield began to specialize in Personal Injury cases and he has obtained spectacular results for clients that where injured due the negligence of others.

A Real Trial Lawyer

While at Fort Valley State College he earned a distinguished record in the academic community. He made the Dean’s List every quarter from 1989 to 1993; was named to the Honor’s Convocation from 1989 to 1993; named Greek with the Highest Grade Point Average in 1993; received the Ralph P. Malone Scholarship in 1990; was listed in the book “Who’s Who in America’s Colleges and Universities” in 1992; received the Blue Tip All-American Scholar Award in 1992. He was also selected to the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, and he is a lifetime member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. In 1993, Torris graduated at top of his class as the Summa Cum Laude. While at the Mercer University School of Law, Attorney Butterfield was named by his classmates as “The Best Person to Represent You in a Criminal Case.”

Torris is an experienced and highly successful litigator with many years of successful trial and appellate work. He has litigated literally hundreds of criminal cases since 1997. Several of his cases have been reported annals of the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Court of Appeals of Georgia. He is owner, president and CEO of The Law Offices of Torris J. Butterfield & Associates, P.C., which is a full service law firm Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death throughout the state of Georgia.
Prior to going into private practice, Torris worked as a Senior Trial attorney for the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office, where he was engaged in the practice of Criminal Law. He was responsible as lead counsel for major felonies, multiple defendant and complex cases before the Fulton County Superior Court and the various appellate courts of Georgia. He was responsible for all aspects of major felony criminal defense including discovery, investigation, motions, witness interviews, trial and appeals.
Torris holds membership in State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC), Georgia Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia, Georgia Superior Court, American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), U.S District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Attorney Butterfield is married and has two children.
Attorney Butterfield began his legal career in the State of Georgia
Attorney Butterfield began his legal career in the State of Georgia as an Assistant Public Defender with the Fulton County Office of the Public Defender. By the time he left, he was a Senior Staff attorney. During his tenure there he represented clients charged with felonies, and delinquent acts in both county and juvenile courts throughout Fulton County. Attorney Butterfield has extensive experience in the area of criminal law and he understands the intricate details of the criminal justice system. Since establishing his law firm, he has expanded his practice to include the representation of clients charged in both state and federal courts throughout the entire state of Georgia, including Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Douglas, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Spalding, Cherokee, Tift and Bibb counties. He also practices at the appellate level by representing clients in state criminal appeals.
Attorney Butterfield is a very seasoned and experienced trial attorney. He absolutely loves all aspects of trial from jury selection to jury verdict. Attorney Butterfield has handled approximately 1428 criminal cases since 1997 and he has handled an additional 508 juvenile cases. He has tried many cases including 19 Murder cases since 2000, and he was lead counsel in 15 of those trials. Nine of his fifteen murder trials resulted in not guilty verdicts.
The ability to try a case before a jury has made Mr. Butterfield a formidable opponent against insurance companies in his personal injury cases. Many lawyers are afraid to go to trial and they settle cases for amounts that are far less than true case value. They are afraid of the courtroom because they do not know what to do once there. Mr. Butterfield loves nothing more than standing before a jury and telling his client’s story. He becomes familiar with the cases by reading every document, going to the scene, taking photographs, interviewing witnesses, and preparing for battles to be fought in court. Mr. Butterfield attempts to learn “every scale on the hide of the fish.” This is the type of work ethic that separates Mr. Butterfield from the typical, garden variety attorney. Mr. Butterfield understands that you MUST be dedicated, diligent, and determined to obtain satisfactory results.
Mr. Butterfield has been identified as a "Rising Star" in criminal defense by Super Lawyers Magazine--an honor limited to criminal defense attorneys who are 40 years old or younger.
  • Former Fulton County Senior Assistant Public Defender
  • Over 19 murder trials to verdict
  • Attorney of record in over 1428 criminal cases
  • Attorney of record in over 508 juvenile cases
  • Practice limited criminal defense, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of SuperLawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star" in the category of criminal defense.
  • Member of Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member in Good Standing of the Georgia Bar ( 1997)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Our personal injury law firm is admitted to practice in Georgia, and nothing on this or associated pages, documents, comments, answers, e-mails, contact forms, case evaluation forms, receipt of any information or e-mail from our website, or other communications should be construed as legal advice for any individual case or situation, nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. If you are in need of legal advice please call Torris J. Butterfield and Associates at 404-522-5048.
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