About Us

About Us

At Butler Snow, we're dedicated to exceeding expectations. You've found the right firm; now find the right attorney to help you.


Some law firms promise client service. We deliver on that promise. Surveys by respected national consultants consistently rank Butler Snow among the best nationwide in service – in anticipating needs, in a commitment to help, in providing value, in client satisfaction.

Our clients’ success is our success. With that principle guiding us, Butler Snow has emerged from being primarily a regional firm to one with national scope. We have built a team of talented legal professionals who share a commitment to serve clients – from Fortune 100 companies to emerging-technology start-ups.

Butler Snow’s practice areas include the full range of business law and litigation services. We offer the depth to represent a broad spectrum of national and regional clients in a variety of legal areas, including:

• Corporate/Business Services

• Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets

• Financial Services

• Bankruptcy and Reorganization

• Government, Environmental, Utilities and Energy

• Taxation

• Product Liability

• Intellectual Property

• Commercial Litigation

• Appellate and Written Advocacy

• Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Industry

• Investigations

• General Litigation

• Labor and Employment

• Real Estate

Our team approach allows us to utilize resources across the firm to match legal experience with client needs. As a result, clients benefit from our strategic counsel, efficient execution and innovative solutions to complex challenges.

In an increasingly sophisticated business environment, clients need law firms that have the experience and depth to handle significant matters. Our attorneys offer diverse legal, business and governmental backgrounds, bringing vast experience and practical knowledge to each client they represent. Our practice areas are focused on specific legal disciplines, but we also have teams that are equipped to address the needs of particular industries, including healthcare, banking and finance, gaming, environmental, manufacturing, governmental, and pharmaceutical and telecommunications.

We have represented clients in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia, as well as internationally in more than 30 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Kuwait, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business describes Butler Snow as a “dominant force” with a team of attorneys who have achieved national prominence because of “sheer, unambiguous quality.” According to Chambers, our clients refer to the firm as “what a law firm should be” with a “number of talented lawyers.” Chambers also noted the firm’s ability to deliver to the client “the whole package – intelligence, presence and trial experience.”

Firm History

  • Butler, Snow & O’Mara and Stevens & Cannada merge to form Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada, PLLC.
  • During a several-year period of labor unrest, strikes and acts of sabotage in Mississippi, firm represents several clients in a wide variety of labor matters and hundreds of labor arbitrations.
  • Mississippi Supreme Court favorably decides Knox Glass Bottle Co. v. Underwood, the case that brought Butler, Snow & O’Mara and Stevens & Cannada together, establishing foundational Mississippi corporate law.
  • Firm contributes significantly to authorship of Mississippi Public Utilities Act.
  • Bob Cannada is elected Chairman of the firm, serving in that role for 25 years.
  • Phineas Stevens pens Quo Vadis, urging the firm to consider long-range objectives and establish a strategy for achieving them.
  • Larry Franck publishes Practice and Procedure in Mississippi: An Ancient Recipe for Modern Reform, 43 MISS. L.J. 287, laying intellectual groundwork for judicial rulemaking. In 1981, following much work by other firm members, rules of civil procedure were adopted by the Mississippi Supreme Court.
  • Successful defense of Uniroyal in product liability case involves virtually every member of firm in 9-week trial – at the time, the longest civil or criminal trial in Mississippi federal court.
  • Firm is associated in DBS cases, marking the start of its Drug and Device defense, a hallmark practice area.


Butler Snow Foundation

Butler Snow’s commitment to supporting and investing in the communities in which we live and work stretches back to the firm’s founding in 1954. The commitment to actively participate in the betterment of our communities is even outlined in our Partnership Principles. This commitment to our communities has transcended into the founding of the Butler Snow Foundation, which was established in 1997 with funding from a client who was especially appreciative of the firm’s work on a major legal matter. The Foundation is a private foundation supported primarily by Butler Snow attorneys.

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Butler Snow Alumni Network

Since 1954, hundreds of attorneys have helped Butler Snow become the leading law firm it is today. Our culture is inclusive of all, including those who have achieved success after their time at Butler Snow.