Prior to joining Butler Snow, Rajavuori served as a staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He also completed a clerkship for the Honorable Debra Jacobson in the Minnesota Judicial Branch.
“We are pleased to continue growing our Atlanta office with the addition of Derek,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “His expertise and experience will be of great value to our clients and to our firm.”
Rajavuori is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law.
Butler Snow’s product liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation attorneys defend tort litigation against companies doing business throughout the United States. They represent manufacturers, distributors and service providers from a broad range of industries, including aviation, automotive and trucking, firearms, agricultural chemicals and industrial chemicals. They handle cases involving a wide array of products, including recreational products, motor vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, highway products, personal watercraft boats, industrial machinery, hand tools, hand tool vibration cases, asbestos, silica, benzene, metal working fluids, tires, oil and gas product equipment and many other industrial and consumer products. Benchmark Litigation selected the firm as its 2018 “Product Liability Law Firm of the Year.”
Butler Snow’s trial attorneys are licensed to practice and have tried cases before state and federal trial courts and appellate courts throughout the country. Their reputation for successful outcomes serves their clients well during settlement negotiations.