Elyse B. Butler is an attorney at Contreras Law in San Diego, CA. Her practice focuses primarily on family law matters. 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.
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.
In 2013, Ms. Butler was nominated for The Daily Transcript's Top Young Attorney. Prior to joining Contreras Law, Ms. Butler was an attorney for a downtown San Diego firm. 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.
Areas of Practice:
Dissolution and Legal Separation Proceedings
Child Custody and Visitation
Marital Settlement Agreements
Adult and Step-Parent Adoptions
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
U.S. District Court Southern District
Professional Associations and Memberships:
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
San Diego Family Law Bar Association
Lawyers Club of San Diego
Nominated 2013 Top Young Attorney, presented by The Daily Transcript