Former Justice Louis B. Butler Jr., Wisconsin Life Fellow and attorney at DeWitt LLP, has attained the designation of Distinguished Faculty by the National Judicial College headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
The honor of Distinguished Faculty is reserved for men and women who have contributed 15 years or more of volunteer teaching service to the College, where judges from across the nation and around the world take continuing judicial education classes. In the more than half-century that the College has existed, fewer than 150 individuals have taught for 15 or more years.
As the first African American to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Former Justice Butler participated in many decisions which have had significant legal impacts in the State of Wisconsin. In addition to being a law instructor, he spent a great portion of his career as a public servant, acting as a criminal defense attorney, an appellate attorney, a state court judge and city judge as well.