James F. Butler is a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Mr. Butler practices construction law, with particular emphasis on design-build projects and environmental remediation work. He worked with the National Society of Professional Engineers Design-Build Task Force and was awarded the Rich Allen Meritorious service for his efforts in developing a design-build curriculum for the engineering and construction industries. He has delivered design-build programs to the Army Corps of Engineers, ASCE, Georgia Tech, Stanford U., the American Bar Assoc. and DBIA. Mr. Butler is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Kentucky College of Law and was a contributing author to the Design-Build Contracting Handbook.