Elyse B. Butler is an attorney at Contreras Law. 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.
Ms. 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
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||California State Bar||2014|
|2013 Top Young Attorney, Nominee||The Daily Transcript||2013|
|Attorney||Contreras Law||2014 - Present|
|Managing Attorney | Family Law Division||Boyd Contreras, APC||2011 - 2014|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Andy Cook||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego Family Law Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Member||2013 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Journalism and Mass Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|