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Robert David Butler

Robert David Butler

also known as Bob Butler

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Violent Crime, Employment & Labor, Federal Crime, Civil Rights

About Me

The Law Offices of Robert D. Butler is one of the leading criminal defense, employment law and litigation firms servicing the Pacific Northwest, representing clients in both State and Federal Courts.  Our firm is premised upon the belief that narrowing the focus of a law practice - in our case, criminal defense, employment disputes and litigation - and working hard to be the best in those specific areas, will result in superior client service and a level of legal competency that may be difficult, if not impossible, for most general practitioners to achieve.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    22 years
  2. Civil Rights: 10%
  3. Federal Crime: 10%
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%
    20 years
  5. Violent Crime: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Jeffrey Alan Lustick

    I have known Bob for over seven years. He is very knowledgeable and when I need advice on something I am working on, I seek his guidance and opinion. Bob is a well rounded lawyer having skill and experience in criminal law on the municipal, state, and federal levels. He works very hard for his clients.


    Jeffrey Lustick Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan David Rands

    When it comes to a complicated felony charge or an employment dispute I refer with confidence to Bob Butler! Bob is a diligent, thoughtful, and passionate defender of rights. I have worked with Bob on several cases over the past years and I am pleased to serve along side him on the Washington Assoc. Of Criminal Lawyers (WACDL) Board. Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Jonathan Rands DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Robert D. Butler, PLLC

103 East Holly Street, Suite 512
Bellingham, WA, 98225-4728

Law Offices of Robert D. Butler, PLLC

103 E. Holly Street, Suite 512
Bellingham, WA, 98225




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2012
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2010
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono ServiceWashington State Bar Association2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert D. Butler, PLLC2013 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Robert D. Butler1993 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Governors2008 - Present
Northwest Business ClubN/A2008 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Whatcom County Bar Associationmember1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1993 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of PortlandN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Everything But TrialUsing Public Records in Criminal Defense2014
Civil Rights: What they are, what we lost, and what we are losingCivil Rights2014
The Legal DocketNSA and Government Snooping2013
The Legal DocketFelons With Firearms2013
The Legal Docket4th Amendment2013
The Legal DocketVacating Criminal Records2013
The Legal DocketCurrent Events2013
Whatcom CLERequests for Public Disclosure2012
New Lawyer Education Programsuccessful communication strategies2012
New Lawyer SeminarSpeaker2011
Solo & small firm success strategiesQ&A2009
Boot Camp & Advanced Skills TrainingSkills Training2009
Issues in Public DefenseUsing Public Disclosure in Criminal Cases2006