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ABOUT US

We're a dedicated team of attorneys based in Dripping Springs, we travel to you.

Dorothy Butler

Owner/Attorney

Education
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

Licenses
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 Lousiana

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

Personal
Son, Daniel
Husband, Todd

Professional Activities
Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016 (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 – present
Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Invited Fellow, 2014 – present
Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Annual Grant Luncheon Sponsor, 2013 – present
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)
Bernadette Peters Performance at ZACH Theatre – orchestra member
Il Divo Performance at Bass Concert Hall – orchestra member
SEC Football

Eric Nelson

Attorney

Education
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2012
J.D., Elon University, 2015

License
Supreme Court of Texas, 2015

Employment
Dorothy Butler Law Firm, 2016 – Present
Focusing on Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianships


Professional Activities
Member, State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
Member, Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
Member, Austin Young Lawyers Association
Austin Bar Association/Austin Young Lawyer’s Association Leadership Academy, 2017

Publications
Eric Nelson, FDIC: The Longest Running Bailout of American Banks, 1 Elon Bus. L.J. Online 22 (2015).


Personal Activities
Hunting
Sporting Clays and Skeet shooting
Baseball
Watching college football 

Vanessa Vasquez

Attorney

Education
B.A.,University of Texas at El Paso, 2013
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 2016

Employment
Dorothy Butler Law Firm, 2016 to present