Butler Buchanan, III Receives 2021 Renaissance Man Award From the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division

Butler Buchanan, III, Managing Attorney of the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been selected the 2021 recipient of the Renaissance Man Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division (NBA/WLD). He will be recognized during the organization’s virtual “Jazz in June” awards ceremony and cocktail reception on June 17, 2021.

The annual award recognizes an African American man who has demonstrated commitment to the empowerment, advancement and full participation of women of color in the legal profession. It additionally honors a legacy of professional excellence and commitment to the African American legal community, including support of the NBA/WLD.

Mr. Buchanan chairs the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee at Marshall Dennehey, where he spearheads numerous diversity initiatives across the firm’s 20 offices. As the firm’s Attorney Hiring Chair, he also oversees firmwide recruitment and hiring. 

Among his many professional activities, he is a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and co-chairs the Large Law Firm Management Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is a current member and a past-president of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel and serves on the Board of Directors of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia. He is additionally a member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Defense Research Institute, where he has served on its Board of Directors.

Mr. Buchanan is a graduate of Millersville University and Duquesne University School of Law.