Dianne Butler

Top rated Family Law attorney in Stockton, California

Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc.
Dianne Butler
Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1986

Education: Humphreys College

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc.

3031 West March Lane
Suite 224
Stockton, CA 95219 Visit website


For more than 37 years, Dianne Butler has demonstrated remarkable skills in serving clients dealing with various family law issues. Operating from Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc., in Stockton, California, she diligently represents individuals throughout San Joaquin County. She possesses extensive experience in managing divorce proceedings, mediation and litigation trial services, encompassing areas such as divorce, property division, child custody, child and spousal support, restraining orders, paternity and guardianship matters, among others.

Certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2010, Ms. Butler has an in-depth understanding of the legal intricacies impacting families. Her track record of achieving favorable divorce resolutions underscores her unwavering commitment and diligence in every case. Drawing upon her extensive background in family law, she wields significant influence, showcasing remarkable knowledge in diverse scenarios. Her legal acumen empowers her to deftly navigate challenging decisions with precision and a high degree of professionalism.

As a mediation specialist of the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group and an active member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Ms. Butler exhibits leadership skills and commitment to the local legal community. She has previously served as the chair of the Family Law Section and secretary for the San Joaquin County Bar Association. 

Ms. Butler’s compassion extends beyond her professional duties, evident in her roles as co-chair and chair for the Mary Graham Children's Foundation. Peer-reviewed as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and rated "Superb" on Avvo, she upholds high ethical standards and offers exceptional legal services for her clients.

After completing her undergraduate studies in business administration at the University of the Pacific in 1979, Ms. Butler achieved her Juris Doctor in 1986 from Humphreys College, followed by her admission practice law in California and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Throughout her career, she has made significant contributions to the legal system, including serving as Judge Pro Tem and an arbitrator in the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.diannedrewbutler.com/attorney/dianne-d-butler/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • Mary Graham Children’s Event , Chairman, 2016
  • Mary Graham Children’s Event , Co-Chairman, 2014
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association-Lawyer Referral, Past Chair, Board of Directors
  • San Joaquin County Collaborative Practice Group, Member
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association-Women's Lawyer Section, Member
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association, Secretary
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association, Past Member, Board of Governors
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association-Family Law Section, Past Chair, Board of Directors, 1995 to 1995
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association-Family Law Section, Member
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialist, Member
  • State Bar Association-Family Law Section, Member
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Collaborative Training, 2008 to 2008
  • Chairperson for the San Joaquin Family Law MCLE Programs, 2014
  • Co-Chair of the Mary Grant Children’s Foundation Event, 2014
  • Founder/Owner, Dianne Drew Butler & Associates
  • Member, Board of Directors, Mary Graham Children's Foundation
  • Intensive Mediation Training, 2010 to 2010
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pacific., 1979
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Board of California Board of Legal Specialization , 2010

Office location for Dianne Butler

3031 West March Lane
Suite 224
Stockton, CA 95219

Phone: 209-390-8829


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

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