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George P. Butler III

Consulting Member

George Butler III is a Member based in Dickinson Wright’s Detroit and Troy offices. George has extensive experience in education, government, real estate, construction, and commercial law. He represents a wide range of public and private educational institutions at all levels (pre-K, K-12, and higher education), and he is also a recurring lecturer and author of publications on topics related to education law. In addition to his education practice, George also routinely represents clients with respect to the other areas of his legal practice.

Education & Credentials


Drew University

B.A., 1978

New England School of Law

J.D., 1983

Bar Admission

  • Michigan1990
  • Massachusetts1983

Representative Clients

  • Clarkston Community Schools
  • Hamtramck Public Schools
  • Armada Area Schools
  • Jonna Construction, Rotondo Construction
  • Mott Community College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Redford Union Schools
  • Schoolcraft College
  • Miller College
  • Kellog School District
  • Oakland Schools
  • Hazel Park Schools
  • Macomb Intermediate School District
  • Ferndale Public Schools
  • Glen Oaks Community College
  • Avondale Public Schools

Professional Involvement

  • Michigan and National Council of School Attorneys
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • All Federal Courts in the 1st and 6th Circuits
  • National School Board Association
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Community Involvement

  • Boy Scout Leader, Boy Scouts of America, Detroit Area Council
  • Board Member, Student Leadership Services Inc.
  • Group Leader, Detroit Executive Service Corps
  • Board of Visitors, Merrill-Palmer Institute


  • Lecturer and author of articles related to school/education law
  • Frequent lecturer and writer for National Business Institute, Professional Development Network, Metropolitan Bureau of School Studies, Michigan School Public Relations Association, Oakland Association of School Personnel Administrators, Lenawee County ISD, Michigan Association of School Boards, Michigan Public Purchasing Officials Association, Michigan Government Finance Officers Association, Southeast Campus Security Forum, Wayne County Association of Administrators of Special Education and Lormans, Macomb County Superintendents and Personnel Directors
  • Lecturer for Construction Association of Michigan, Macomb Association of Personnel Administrators, Department of Corrections, the Michigan Community College Business Officials Association, Michigan Government Finance Officers Association, and the Wayne County Association of Special Education Directors
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