Michael M. Butterworth

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Michael M. Butterworth practices in the areas of admiralty and tort litigation and alternative dispute resolution, which includes collision, repair yard, machinery, cargo, pollution and longshoreman personal injury litigation at the trial and appellate level as well as mediation where appropriate.

He is a registered civil mediator with the Louisiana State Bar Association. In addition to litigation, Mr. Butterworth teaches in the maritime law program at Tulane University Law School.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Butterworth was with the Terriberry, Carroll, & Yancey, L.L.P. law firm in New Orleans which merged with Phelps Dunbar LLP in 2006.

Before law school, he worked for Sea-Land, Crowley Maritime, Dutra Construction and various other maritime companies as a vessel officer and captain, both blue water and brown water.


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1989
  • California Maritime Academy, B.S., 1980


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Civil Mediator Registry
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Association of Average Adjusters of the United States
  • Tulane University Law School (Adjunct Professor, Cargo Law)


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