Firm Chair, Butler Snow LLP 

Chris Maddux became Chair of Butler Snow in 2020. He was previously Chair of the firm's Business Department and has served on the Executive and Equity committees. Chris's practice focuses on bankruptcies, business reorganizations, and distressed transactions. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Chris Maddux created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Chris's pledge here

Butler Snow was one of three firms worldwide selected as an inaugural recipient of the AT&T Legal Department Diversity and Inclusion Award. The firm is a sponsor of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Latino Memphis Leadership Luncheon, and other community organizations.  

Butler Snow was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2017 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Nikita McMillian; 2020: Tray Hairston; 2019: Kathleen Carrington; 2018: Ashley Wicks; 2017: William Perry 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2019: Ramon Ryan


Annual Meeting (2021, 2018, 2017)
Leadership Summit (2017)

Member: Chris Maddux

Diversity Professionals: Melvin Malone, Estelle Winsett, La'Verne Edney

Communications: Allen Karel