Butts & Johnson

Firm Overview

We are dedicated to protecting the rights and dignity of injured workers. We strive to obtain fully all of the benefits to which our clients are entitled. Our firm has a solid reputation of aggressive representation on behalf of our clients.

Example cases

I have taken to trial and won disputed total permanent disability cases. I have handled the cases through the appeals process to the Court of Appeals. In the interest of my client's privacy, I will not disclose names on this forum.

Main Office
481 N 1st Street
San Jose  CA  95112
  • (408) 293-4818 x208
  • (408) 293-3478


Free Initial Consultation?
There is no charge for the initial consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Our fees are on a contingency basis that is set by State Policy. Generally, the fees will range from 10-15%.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Teri Parks
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I decided to handle workers' compensation in order to represent good, honest working people who get hurt doing their job and are challenged by a very difficult and confusing benefit system. It allows me to represent people with whom I can identify.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

A knowledgeable client is a better client. We strive to educate our clients on the workings of the law so that together we can achieve an understanding of the needs of the client and meet those needs whenever possible.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Definitely willing to review documents in this very specialized area of the law.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

It is extremely difficult to do this due to the complexity of the law and our desire to fully serve the clients that we have.

Thomas James Butts

I worked my way through college and law school, and joined a Workers' Compensation firm in 1980. I started my own office in 1990.

Many years of listening and working with my clients is the best experience and education. There are constant changes in the area of workers' compensation requiring many hours of study, review and consultation.

Perseverance, knowledge, willingness and the desire to do what is right for my clients. You will get to speak to an attorney about your case during the whole time your case is in our office.

Personable and aggressive.

Personal interests:

Triathlon; ballroom dancing.

  • Bar Number: 85440
    California , 1979
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
    Juris Doctor , 1978
    Sacramento, CA
  • San Jose State University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1975
    San Jose, CA
    Political Science

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