Butler Snow Attorneys Chad R. Hutchinson and Joshua A. Hill Win Burton Foundation Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

Ridgeland, Mississippi, UNITED STATES

RIDGELAND, Miss., Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Butler Snow is pleased to announce that attorneys Chad R. Hutchinson and Joshua A. Hill have been selected as winners of a“2018 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” by the Burton Awards. Hutchinson and Hill’s submission, “Epidemiology and the NFL Collide,” was chosen from thousands of nominations by the nation’s top law firms as one of 25 winners. The article was originally published in Butler Snow’s quarterly pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare publication, Pro Te: Solutio.

The Burton Awards, a non-profit program managed in association with the Library of Congress, annually honors excellent achievements in legal writing and reforms. Winners are chosen by a panel of law school professors and retired judges. The 2018 Burton Awards, presented by lead sponsor Law360 and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), will be presented on May 22 at the Library of Congress. This is third time Pro Te: Solutio or an article appearing in it has been honored by the Burton Awards.  Butler Snow attorney Kari L. Sutherland was the recipient of a 2017 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for her article titled “Funding Litigation and Treatment: Leveling the Playing Field or Exploiting the Little Guy.” The publication was also the recipient of the 2009 Best Law Firm Publication award.

“We are very proud of Chad and Josh for receiving this prestigious award,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. “The goal of Pro Te: Solutio has always been to inform our clients on the wide range of issues and topics impacting the pharmaceutical, medical device and health care industry and to offer potential solutions for addressing those issues.  The excellent work done by Chad and Josh is but another example of the publication achieving its goal.”

Hutchinson focuses his practice on pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation and has spent the majority of his career defending clients in this industry. He has tried cases successfully to verdict and assisted trial teams for pharmaceutical and medical device cases in various jurisdictions across the country. Hutchinson is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recently named in The Best Lawyers in America® listing for personal injury litigation - defendants.

Hill, who is a former United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate, also focuses on pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation. Hill is a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

The Burton Awards, established in 1999, is funded by the Burton Foundation, a non-profit, academic initiative devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession. The Burton Awards was established to honor the finest accomplishments in law, including writing, reform, public service and interest, regulatory innovation and lifetime achievements in the profession. 

Law360, a LexisNexis company, is a trusted provider of breaking legal news and in-depth analysis, with up-to-the-minute, comprehensive coverage of litigation, regulation and enforcement, legislation, administrative proceedings, executive actions, corporate deals, legal industry trends, and more. With a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and journalistic expertise, Law360 delivers intelligence to legal and business professionals at top law firms, Fortune 1000 companies, key government agencies, and many other organizations that need to remain experts, mitigate risk, and beat the competition.

 About Butler Snow

Butler Snow LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 350 attorneys and advisors collaborating across a network of 25 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Ranked as a leading firm for client relations and one of America’s Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked 48th out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client’s business, anticipating client’s needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on twitter @Butler_Snow.


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