Elyse B. Butler

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

Contreras Law Firm
 | 402 West Broadway, Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-238-0616
Fax: 619-342-3166
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

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 and step parent 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. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Elyse Butler

Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.contreraslawfirm.com/About-Us/Elyse-B-Butler.sht...

Honors/Awards:

  • Nominated 2013 Top Young Attorney, presented by The Daily Transcript
  • Volunteered, Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic, California Western School of Law
  • Volunteered, Family Law Facilitator’s Office, California Western School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois
  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • San Diego Bar Association, LRIS Referral Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • California

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Educational Background:

  • 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
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Office Location for Elyse B. Butler

402 West Broadway
Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-238-0616

Fax: 619-342-3166

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Last Updated: 1/30/2019

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