Experience Counts

United States District Court
  • Medicaid Fraud Defense
  • Medicare Fraud Defense
  • Wire Fraud Defense
  • Mail Fraud Defense
  • Structuring Defense
  • Identity Theft Defense
  • Firearm Offenses Defense
  • Child Pornography Defense
  • Drug Trafficking Defense
  • Wiretap Experience
Kentucky District & Circuit Court and Indiana Superior & Circuit Court
  • Murder Defense
  • Assault Defense
  • Robbery Defense
  • Drug Trafficking Defense
  • White Collar Fraud Defense
  • Theft Defense
  • Sexual Offenses Defense
  • Firearms Offenses Defense

Media

Former YMCA employee accused of abusing an infant pleads guilty to lesser charges. 
Former YMCA employee accused of abusing infant pleads guilty.

Resolution reached in a high profile DUI case.
Dathorne & Butler obtain acquittal in a high profile felony assault case in Hardin Circuit Court.
Wiretap use may wipe out massive drug case.
Wall Street Journal coverage of the Tim Longmeyer matter.
Dathorne and Butler challenge wiretap in a case with national ramifications.
Shawn Coogle, originally charged with murder and multiple counts of felony assault, receives a two year sentence for reckless homicide.
Louisville man who shot 12 year old pardoned
All charges dropped against a school resource officer charged with assaulting a student
Bullitt teacher charged with dragging child acquitted of all charges in a jury trial
Man accused in deadly DUI won't go to prison:
State Trooper client not indicted on statutory rape allegations.
Eric Guffey acquitted of all charges in United States District Court in Bowling Green
Michael Bishop granted shock probation in Glenmary shooting (dubbed by media as the ding-dong-ditch case)
Constable David Whitlock resolves all charges stemming from a shooting in a Walmart parking lot by agreeing to be placed in a one year diversion program.
Butler and Dathorne have tackled high-profile cases - and won  
Oldham man granted Deferred Prosecution in Vehicular Homicide  
Brian Butler discusses Southern Indiana Mom & teen sex case on CNN's Prime News  
Dathorne & Butler arraign Mike Bishop  
Dathorne & Butler dubbed "A Powerful Legal Team"  
PRESS RELEASE FROM DATHORNE & BUTLER

Bakari Hicks was indicted on three counts of Sodomy in the First Degree on February 11, 2010. Bakari faced a penalty of 20 years to Life in prison on each charge.

The charges stemmed from allegations that he molested a child under eight years old repeatedly at Count It All Joy Daycare in Louisville between 2007 and 2009. The case received widespread media attention when the charges were initiated.

The trial commenced on Monday, May 23, 2011 and concluded on May 26, 2011. Bakari Hicks was found not guilty of all charges. The jury deliberated for one hour before reaching a unanimous decision to acquit Bakari Hicks.
 
   

Closing Statement: Commonwealth of Kentucky vs Kathryn McCoy
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Found not guilty on all homicide charges

Opening Statement: Commonwealth of
Kentucky vs Jason Stinson

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found not guilty on all charges

Jason Stinson Closing
 

found not guilty on all charges

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found not guilty on all charges

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found not guilty on all charges