• St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, J.D.
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1996
  • Major: Government
  • Minors: Business Administration and Spanish


  • Supreme Court of Texas, 2001


  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 2001-2011
  • Dorothy Butler Law Firm, 2016 to present
  • Focusing on Family, Environmental, and Real Estate Law


  • Daughter, Marley

 Professional Activities

  • Austin Bar Association:
    • Court Appointed Family Advocates
    • Family Law Section
    • Animal Law Section
    • Environmental Section
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Austin Board of Realtors

 Presentations and Publications

  • Basics of Compliance History, Texas Water Law Conference, September 20, 2003 
  • Local Water Planning Workshop for Municipalities and Water Supply Corporations, 2004
  • The Players, The Changing Face of Water Rights Conference, 2004, co-author of article and presentation
  • Texas Ex Parte Policies in Administrative Practice, author of article, and co presenter, Austin Bar Association CLE

Civic Activities

  • CASA of Travis County (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • Saving the School Scholarship Committee, Reagan Early College High School
  • Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, Vice President
  • Pegasus Equine Guardian Association ("Pega"), Treasurer
  • Beacon Ridge Townhomes Homeowners' Association, President (2002-2011)
  • Austin Pets Alive, Volunteer
  • Humane Society of Central Texas, Volunteer
  • Grace Outreach Family Church

 Hobbies and Interests

  • Horses
  • Animal Advocacy
  • Boating