Elyse B. Butler

Elyse B. Butler

Location:
San Diego, California
Phone:
619-908-1495
Fax:
619-342-3166
Email:
Certified by The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Family Law

Elyse B. Butler has been certified by The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Family Law. She is a shareholder at Contreras Law in San Diego, CA.

In 2016, and again in 2017, Ms. Butler was awarded the Super Lawyers Rising Stars distinction as well as “10 Best” in client satisfaction for the state of California through the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Further, Ms. Butler has been distinguished as a “Top 100 Lawyer” by the National Advocates.  Since 2015, she has been Lead Counsel rated and verified in the areas of family law, probate law and divorce law.

Ms. Butler’s experience includes dissolution and legal separation proceedings, child custody and visitation, establishment of parental relationships, child support, spousal support, post-judgment modifications, mediation, preparation and review of marital settlement agreements, and both the preparation and defense of domestic violence restraining orders.  She is also well versed in the areas of guardianships, conservatorships, adult adoptions and surrogacy matters.

Attorney Elyse B. Butler is a member of the State Bar of California, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and the State Bar of Illinois.

Ms. Butler attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where she volunteered at both the Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic and the Family Law Facilitator’s Office located within the downtown family law courthouse. Ms. Butler also clerked for the Honorable Robert C. Coates (Ret.) with whom she helped in the legal research and drafting of Ending Chronic Homelessness in America’s Major Cities: The Justice System Component, published in the University of San Francisco Law Review, Fall 2007, Vol. 42.

 

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
  • Arizona State University
    • B.A. summa cum laude
    • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication specializing in Media Analysis and Criticism from the college of Public Programs
    • Major: Justice Studies

Published Works

  • Ending Chronic Homelessness in America’s Major Cities: The Justice System Component, The University of San Francisco Law Review, Fall, Vol. 42, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Rated and Verified, California, Thomson Reuters, 2015-Present
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016-Present
  • “10 Best” Attorneys – Under 40, California, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016-Present
  • “10 Best” in Client Satisfaction, California, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016-Present
  • Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • San Diego Bar Association, LRIS Referral Member (Family Law)
  • San Diego Bar Association

Languages

  • English (Primary)
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