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Laura Blair Butler

Divorce and separation Attorney at Charlottesville, VA

4.8   6 reviews

Licensed for 27 years

About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Contested divorce | Separation agreements | No-fault divorce | Equitable distribution | Parenting time | Child custody and support | Parenting modifications and visitation | Call now for a consultation.

    28 years

  2. Child custody
    30%
    Ms. Butler is married with one daughter. She is dedicated to the practice of family law and ensuring that her clients receive the best representation possible. She knows exactly how to aggressively help you with your custody case.

    28 years

  3. Family
    30%
    Ms. Butler has practiced exclusively in family law since 1997, although she often jokes that her practice started at the age of three when her parents divorced. Laura has a unique understanding of what her clients are experiencing.

    28 years

IF IT'S GOING TO BE A FIGHT, CALL ATTORNEY LAURA BLAIR BUTLER TODAY!

Laura Blair Butler joined Tucker Griffin Barnes in May of 2005 after having practiced law in Charlotte, North Carolin since 1995.  Ms. Butler dedicates her practice exclusively to the area of family law, including child custody, child and spousal support and equitable distribution.  Ms. Butler attended Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia and is a member of both the North Carolina and Virginia State Bars.

 

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Licensed for 27 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/27/2022
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.
265 Turkeysag Trail
Suite 111 Lake Monticello Jefferson Centre
Palmyra,, VA, 22963
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
9 South Augusta Street
Suite A
Staunton, VA, 22401
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2012
"I like to be perfect."
Five words: "I like to be perfect." These are words you want and need your attorney to say, and they are a direct quote from Laura Blair Butler of Tucker Griffin Barnes. She represents me in my very contentious and scary separation/divorce case. I hired her after my first attorney refused to return my calls for ten days. Laura has always been incredibly professional, punctual, and responsive. I have the utmost trust in her and respect for her; I have never questioned her ethics. My children feel welcome and enjoy playing in the toy/library area in the lobby of the firm. In addition, it is abundantly clear to me that Laura Butler maintains great respect for the judge and good working relationships with other family law attorneys in Charlottesville. I have recommended Laura to many other individuals. She is NOT a hand holder, but she is brutally honest, knows the law inside and out, has an amazing work ethic, and is very creative in her problem solving. She will research anything and everything to reach the best conclusions. I need empathy and compassion, and I seek solace from my friends, family, and other professionals. I have been very frightened in my case, for myself and our children, and have been to the police and the women's shelter on numerous occasions. I even had a local, very well-respected mediator warn me about going to court against my ex and his attorney who has a huge reputation ("he is the best.") Nevertheless, I trusted my instincts and I trusted Laura, and I am very glad I did. I believe that Laura does not push for litigation unless it is truly necessary, however. She warns me against actions that would be more money than they are worth and does not endeavor to rack up my invoices. She communicates as necessary, but does not send wordy emails, long messages, or spend unnecessary time with me. All in all, I feel she really has my back. I cannot recommend her strongly enough, and cannot imagine having another attorney. I am extremely fortunate to have met her and to have her represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2010
The complete family lawyer -- a rare find!
When you first interview Laura, it is apparent you are in the presence of a true professional in all aspects of family law. From her childhood, Laura was exposed to this often contentious environment presented by the divorce of her parents. From this experience, she can offer valuable counsel to children involved. Her communication skills with her clients are exceptional. Laura is always prepared. I never saw her surprised either in or out of court. She treats all adversaries with respect, and then proceeds to dismantle them. When I saw how well she knew, and could quickly recall, the details of my case, in court, I was amazed. The other attorney had to refer to his notes to get the names and ages of the children, while Laura was able to give names, ages and the schools they attended without referring to anything. I could tell the respect the judge had for her. In summary, I never questioned Laura's judgement. When I did not understand something, Laura could give a concise explanation that I easily understood. Laura provides value in representation that lasts much longer than the time you are her active client. Only now, a few years later, do I realize the positive impact, personal and financial, of some of Laura's advice.
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Posted by Dana | March 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, no nonsense lawyer.
When I first consulted Ms. Butler I was in a very vulnerable place being newly separated from my husband. She gave me sound advice and waited to take my case until I was ready. Once hired, this woman took her job seriously and got things done for me. Her paralegal is equally no nonsense and worked as diligently as Ms. Butler. I strongly recommend this powerhouse team for any woman or man facing divorce. They will get the job done for you.
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Posted by Kayla | May 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Laura Butler, who represented me during my separation, means it when she says nothing less than perfect is her standard. If you are looking for a professional, detail-oriented attorney to give you straight advice and make sure your interests are fully protected, Laura is the one. She got me to an agreement that I am certain will save me tens of thousands of dollars over its span. I also found her a just plain, enjoyable person with whom to work, with all of the same above, applying to her supporting paralegal, Sandra Gallaudet!
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Posted by obese.not | November 26, 2010
Recommendation
In every professional dealing I have had with Laura Butler, I have found her to be exceptionally knowledgeable and well-prepared. Her knowledge of the law has been thorough in each of our dealings. In addition, she has consistently been able to see my situation and her counsel has been to the point and helpful for me specifically. She has earned my trust in her judgement. I find her to be pragmatic and an effective communicator - able to grasp the situation and to communicate clearly the counsel, advice, and/or solutions that are best each situation. I have profited from her good judgement.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad I had her
I hired Laura for my divorce and then again for custody and child support. She was very knowledgeable about the family/divorce laws in VA. I felt good about my case, which was set to go to trial, but ended in a settlement. Laura did not back down and fought to get me the best settlement possible. Laura is a go getter. She knows what she needs to do and she counsels you on what you need to do. I would not hesitate to hire her again if I needed. I am very happy with my outcome and would recommend Laura to anyone who’s going through a divorce or child custody/support issues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 240-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Conrad Trosch & Kemmy, PA
  • 2000 - 2004

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers
  • Family Law CLE Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • CLE Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice Chair Family Law Committee
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Family Law Legislative Liaison
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firm
  • Daily Progress
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firm
  • C'ville Weekly
  • 2013
  • Best Family Law Firm
  • CharlottesvilleFamily Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firm
  • C'ville Weekly
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firm
  • Daily Progress
  • 2012
  • Best Family Law Firm
  • Albemarle Family Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best Law Firm
  • Daily Progress
  • 2011
  • Best Law Firm
  • C'ville
  • 2011
  • Best Family Law Firm
  • Albemarle Family Magazine
  • 2010
  • Favorite Law Firm
  • Daily Progress
  • 2009
  • Favorite Law Firm
  • C-ville
  • 2009
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Publications

  • There's a Case for That... VTLA Family Law CLE
  • Considering the Factors
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Preparing Equitable Distribution Forms and Final Order
  • 2013
  • VTLA Convention
  • Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em-- Knowing When to File Suit
  • 2012
  • CABA CLE
  • Discovery Uses and Abuses
  • 2012
  • VTLA Paralegal Conference
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • 2011
  • VTLA Family Law CLE
  • All That Glitters Is Not Gold-- Divorce in the Golden Years
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura Butler is a knowlegeable, agressive, skillful advocate for her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura Butler is well-versed in the law and is an excellent advocate for her clients. Laura also is reasonable and has a mature perspective."
Charlottesville Divorce and separation Lawyer Laura Blair Butler
Laura Blair Butler
Divorce and separation Attorney
Charlottesville, VA
Licensed for 27 years