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Dorothy Lawrence

Owner & Attorney

Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
B.S., Louisiana State University, 2005 
Major: Business Administration 
Minors: History and English 
J.D., B.C.L., Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Louisiana State University, 2008 
LL.M., University of Denver, 2009 

Supreme Court of Louisiana, 2009 
Supreme Court of Texas, 2010 
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas 
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas 
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas 
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas 
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana 

Dorothy Butler Law Firm, 2011 to present 
Focusing on Tax and Bankruptcy Law 

Sons, Daniel and Andrew 
Husband, Todd 

Professional Activities 
Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Consumer Bankruptcy, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (Super Lawyers is a Thompson Reuters service) 
Robert Calvert Inns of Court, 2014 
Austin Bar Association/Austin Young Lawyer’s Association Leadership Academy, 2014 
Texas Legal Protection Plan Featured Attorney of the Quarter (First female attorney), 2013 
Travis County Women Lawyers Association, 2011 – present 
Austin Young Lawyers Association, 2010 – present 
Austin Bar Association, 2010 – present 
Texas Bar Association, 2010 – present 
Louisiana Bar Association, 2009 – present 

Presentations and Publications 
A Guide to the Basics of Law Practice, CLE Panel Discussion, February 2014 
Tax Laws Affecting Your LGBT Clients – Post-DOMA Tax Issues, Austin LGBT Bar Association, June 2014 

Civic Activities 
Dripping Springs, Education Foundation Board Member 2015 - 2016 
Dripping Springs, Education Foundation "Denim and Diamond Gala" Chair 2015 - 2016 
Dripping Springs, Education Foundation Vice President of Communications 2015 - 2016 
Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program Inaugural Class 2016 
Dripping Springs Education Foundation, Sponsor, 2013 – 2016 
Dripping Springs United Methodist Church Preschool Walk, Sponsor, 2012 – 2014
Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Invited Fellow, 2014 – present 
Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Annual Grant Luncheon Sponsor, 2013 – 2017
Seeds of Hope – Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence, project coordinator, 2014 

Hobbies and Interests 
Broadway Across America "Little Mermaid" - orchestra member (oboe/English horn) 
Broadway Across America "Sound of Music" - orchestra member (oboe/English horn) 
Broadway Across America “Wicked” – orchestra member (oboe/English horn) 
Broadway Across America “Mary Poppins” – orchestra member (oboe/English horn) 
Broadway Across America “West Side Story” – orchestra member (piccolo/flute/oboe/English horn/clarinet/bass clarinet/tenor sax/baritone sax) 

Broadway Across America "Anastasia" (flute/clarinet/oboe/English horn/tenor sax)
Bernadette Peters Performance at ZACH Theatre – orchestra member 
Il Divo Performance at Bass Concert Hall – orchestra member 
Celtic Women Christmas Performance - orchestra member

Regular orchestra member of Texas State University musical theatre productions


Lydia Fearing



St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, San Antonio, Texas 2018

University of Kentucky, B.A. English, Lexington, Kentucky 2011



State Bar of Texas, 2018



Husband, Ian


Professional Activities

Austin Young Lawyers Association

Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association


Publications & Honors

Lydia Fearing, Better Briefs, 8 St. Mary’s J. on Legal Mal. & Ethics 192 (2018)

St. Mary’s Law Journal Editorial Board, Legal Malpractice & Ethics Articles Editor, Vol. 49


Nichole Humes



Gettysburg Area High School, Pennsylvania

B.S,  The Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Majors:  Crime, Law and Justice, Accounting

J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2006



Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2006

Supreme Court of Illinois, 2007

Supreme Court of Texas (Pending)

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania



Scarpelli & Brady, 2006 – 2010, Chicago, Illinois

Burns White, 2010 – 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Thomas H. Ayoob & Associates, LLC – 2015 – 2018, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Dorothy Butler Law Firm,2018 to Present

Focused on Business Litigation, Insurance, Real Estate and Estate Planning



Husband – Eddie

Sons – Hunter and William


Professional Activities, Awards, Professional Affiliations

Member, The Honorable Amy Reynolds Hay American Inn of Court, 2006 -2018

Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2006- 2018

Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, 2006-2018

CLE Instructor for multiple litigation based programs through the Allegheny County Bar Association and the American Inns of Court – 2013-2018

Panel Instructor, Do’s and Don’ts of Federal Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Association, June 2014

Unsung Hero Award Recipient, The Legal Intelligencer, April, 2012


Hobbies and Interests

Horseback Riding



Pittsburg Penguins Hockey


Shannon Strong



St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, J.D.

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Major: Government

Minors: Business Administration and Spanish



State Bar of Texas, 2001

Texas Real state License, 2014



Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 2001-2011

JB Goodwin Realtors, 2014-2016

Dorothy Butler Law Firm, 2014 to present

Focusing in 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


Animal Advocacy



Amber Schaefer



B.S., Westminster College, 2006

Major: Developmental Psychology

Minors: Theater



Paralegal since 2006

Dorothy Butler Law Firm, 2019 to present



Son - Bryson

Daughters - Cautriona and Aurora


Civic Activities

RISPCA, Volunteer

Pitbull Advocate


Hobbies and Interests






Natalie Foreman



Georgetown High School, Georgetown, Texas

B.S., University of Texas at Austin

Major: Special Education




Northside Independent School District, Special Education Teacher, 2014-2016

Pflugerville Independent School District, Special Education Teacher, 2016-2017

Dorothy Butler Law Firm, 2019 to present



Son, William

Husband, Cameron



Civic Activities

Student Council for Exceptional Children, UT chapter, President, 2012-2014

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Member

Special Olympics Texas, Volunteer

Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Volunteer

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Volunteer


Hobbies and Interests

Spending time with family



Watching football