About Greg

Gregory Ward Butrum.  A.S., B.S., J.D.

Gregory Ward Butrum has a blue collar background, and went to work early on. He was born and raised in coal and farm country, and worked in and around those industries growing up.

Gregory Ward Butrum

Greg attended Vincennes University, obtained an Associates Degree, and became a licensed broadcaster. He then went on to Indiana University where he minored in Psychology, and double majored in Political Science and Telecommunications. In college Greg worked for Texas Gas Corporation in the summers.

After graduating from undergraduate school, Greg moved to New York City and worked for a multi-million dollar real estate company as a broker-manager. While in New York Greg worked in all the 5 boroughs, as well as other parts of New York state and Long Island. During his time in New York City Greg worked with a number of attorneys and decided to continue his education in that field.

He returned to the Midwest to obtain his doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law, a decision he has always been happy with. While in law school Greg clerked for a number of top Cleveland law firms, as well as clerked in the special prosecutor’s office under the mayor. Greg also attended Tokyo University at this time, where he studied international business and brushed up on his Japanese, which he had studied at Indiana University.

Greg’s hobbies include reading law, political history, and running 5 and 10ks. Greg was licensed as a lawyer commencing 1990. His accreditations include being licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Kentucky; licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Ohio; admitted before the United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky; admitted before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio; and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Greg has served the Kentucky Bar association on the Ethics Committee from 2000-2006 and on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee from 1999-2007.

Being descended from those who fought in the Revolutionary War, Greg is a proud member of The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is a referral member of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association and has represented police officers in many types of cases. Greg is also a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and has represented a number of persons in civil rights cases. In 2010, Greg graduated from the Turner School of Construction Management, which course he attended to better serve his construction and business clients.

Greg believes that the poor and weak are too often easy prey, but also believes that a good lawyer is a great leveler. On occasion Greg provides legal services for those who cannot afford it, free of charge, and Greg accepts assignments from the Jefferson County Public Defender for people who desperately need lawyers but cannot afford them, including death penalty cases.

Greg has handled thousands of cases in his career, and has tried cases in circuit and district court, the two levels of trial court in Kentucky. Greg has also tried multiple cases, civil and criminal, at the federal district court, Western District of Louisville. Greg has taken cases of all types to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, commencing in 1993, and rarely has any time passed when he is not litigating there. Greg has also argued, successfully, before the Sixth Circuit Court of appeals, in Cincinnati.

Greg has been called to speak on various aspects of law. While many aspects of law interest Greg, he is currently concerned about the federal government’s use of Internet technology and how it may allow the government to intrude on people’s privacy.

Greg is a strong defender of the rights afforded citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America, and believes it to be the greatest liberty document created in the history of humanity.