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Tamorah Christine Butts

Estate planning Attorney at The Woodlands, TX

4.9   13 reviews

also known as Christine Butts

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1997
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Tamorah

Learn Tamorah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Estate planning is the process of establishing a plan for the death or incapacity of a person. It involves the creation of a will, durable power of attorney, and medical power of attorney. It may also involve the formation of a revocable trust or other trusts designed with an eye toward minimizing estate and income taxes and protecting the inheritance or gift passing to the beneficiaries.

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Probate
    Probate is the process of settling the estates of decedents.

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Business
    Many clients who need estate planning are also small business owners. Often limited liability companies and limited partnerships are formed to protect and manage assets and to reduce estate tax liability.

    25 years, 100 cases


Christine Butts is a 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she obtained her BBA in International Business and Finance. In 1996, she graduated from the University of Houston Law School. Christine is Board Certified in Probate and Estate Planning by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As a law student, Christine was publishing editor of the Houston Journal of International Law. Christine limits her practice of law to the following areas: probate, estate planning, business entities, and charitable organizations. Christine served Harris County as Judge of Probate Court 4 from 2011 to 2018 and, now back in practice, remains dedicated to the mission of serving families in times of crisis when that crisis involves the loss or incapacity of a loved one.  Though she no longer serves as a probate judge for Harris County, she serves as the president-elect for the National College of Probate Judges.  Christine is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston.  Christine and her husband, Donald Butts, have four children, live in Spring, and attend Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.


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Riddle & Butts, LLP


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Posted by Ed & Sandy | January 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very pleased and impressed with Christine Butts
Just met with Christine. We found her to be professional, knowledgeable, and answered our questions alleviating all our concerns; giving us guidance and direction. She spent as much time as needed to consult with us. I would highly recommend her for your estate needs, wills, etc. A lovely young woman.
Posted by Michelle | July 2, 2010
Estate Planning
I would like to tell everyone Christine Butts was wonderful. She helped me with all my needs. She gave me information that I could understand and very helpful. she is honest and sincere . I will go back to Christine for all my needs!
Posted by Robin | July 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism and excellent communication!
Our family hired Christine Butts to handle a legal matter for us. There were many twists and turns that came up but Mrs. Butts and her team communicated with us and made adjustments for those twists and turns keeping on top of the situation and making sure we were informed every step of the way. We will definitely hire Ms. Butts again should we have a need in the future.
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Posted by Carolyn | April 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Carolyn Coleman
The loss of my husband was an emotional time for me. On top of the feelings of sadness and grief that comes from losing my spouse after almost 60 years of marriage, there were all the probate actions to complete that I did not fully understand. Not knowing who I could trust, a friend with experience in this area recommended I reach out to the legal team at Riddle and Butts, LLP to represent my family through the probate process. Now that everything is complete, I can honestly say that consulting the attorneys at Riddle and Butts, LLP was a great decision. They were professional, knowledgeable and very caring during this difficult time in our lives. A great deal of thanks goes out to Ms. Butts and her legal team.
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Posted by Ryan | July 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Experience_ legal guardianship
Mrs. Christine Butts and her office (Mrs. Elizabeth Bass, Josh, and others) provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all details of the legal guardianship process for our own special need son. Her work attitude is very passionate, proactive and thoughtful about the clients. She and her team saved our time taking responsibilities to arrange virtual court meetings during this COVID pandemic and several little things like that during whole process. We highly recommend all families who need any help with legal guardianship, to hire “The Riddle and Butts Law Firm”. Contact attorney Christine Butts and you will never regret it! All the best for this wonderful team Ryan G.
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney & Law Firm!
Mr. Riddle & Mrs. Butts are incredible people & excellent attorneys. The service at this law firm is above reproach, and they treat clients with the highest level of professionalism, kindness, and patience that we as a family have ever experienced. We are truly blessed to know them and to be their clients.
Posted by Kim | June 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Christine Butts for any estate planning needs. She is not only knowledgable, she is extremely caring and most importantly honest. Mrs. Butts handled my father's estate and made a very difficult time much more manageable. The entire staff was wonderful to work with.
Posted by Katherine | June 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Riddle and Butts LLP
My husband and I just completed our Estate Planing with Riddle and Butts LLP. We worked directly with Christine Butts and we are extremely happy with the outcome of the process. Her professionalism, knowledge, suggestions and care during the planing helped us ensure a worry free process some day in our future. She explained everything thoroughly, the pros, the cons in a simple but detailed manner, she answered all our questions and we never felt rushed thru the process. We did not realize how poorly written our old wills were until we met with Christine. We highly recommend Riddle and Butts LLP, Attorneys at Law
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Review for Christine Butts
She was knowledgeable and thorough in preparing our wills. Overall, I think she did a good job.
Posted by Ron | June 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Nice, attentive and informative
Called for a brief consultation. Had specific questions regarding deadlines to probate and effect of passing 4 year SOL. She did not try to be vague or elusive to try and create a fee. Very direct in her responses. If needed, I will hire her without hesitation
Posted by christi | March 22, 2010
Ms. Butts was very helpful and quick to return phone calls and emails regarding the matter she was assisting we with. Her professionalism in dealing with me as a client was above and beyond I would have expected by a lawyer.
Posted by Lisa | March 3, 2010
This review is of Tamorah Christine Butts. She has been my attorney since 2003.
Many attorneys are viewed as individuals who do not care about their clients but only care about the money they receive when representing them. In 2004, my husband of eleven years died when I was just 32 years old. I was overcome with grief and didn't always know what was needed of me in order to take care of our estate. Christine was incredibly helpful, making sure that everything was in order from the day she learned of my late husband's death. When I sold our home in the year after he died, Christine made sure the transaction ran smoothly and even filed the proper paperwork due to my planned absence from the closing of the house sale as I had already relocated out of state. In the years to come, as I had decisions to make and decided to revise my will, Christine made sure all of my questions were answered. I have continued to call upon her for advice and value her informed and professional opinion.
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Posted by Marianne | February 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Christine Butts won my case when other attorney's had discouraged me about it's validity. She was very kind, patient and non-judgmental. That meant a lot to me since I had just lost my husband. The staff was great too, they were always available for me when I called with questions or other concerns. You get what you pay for, so if you want to win your case call Christine Butts!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Riddle & Butts, LLP
  • 2019 - Present
  • Judge
  • Harris County Probate Court 4
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Riddle, Butts & Akiens, LLP
  • 1995 - 2010


  • University Of Houston
  • 1996
  • The University of Texas
  • BBA
  • 1993


  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College of Probate Judges
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Planned Giving Council of Houston
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Junior League of Houston
  • Active Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Mensa
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated 5.0
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2003
  • Texas Rising Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer Magazine
  • N/A
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • H Texas Magazine
  • N/A
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • H Texas Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lorman Education Services
  • Tax Exempt Organizations in Texas
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
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Probate Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is an exceptionally talented probate lawyer who will be one of the best probate judges Harris County has ever had."
Probate Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Christine's work. I have had the pleasure of working with her on different client matters over the past several years, and have consistently found her to be highly skilled, thoughtful, and caring. I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with her again."
Probate Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. She is competent, caring and capable."
Probate Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I found Christine easy to work with and creative in her approach to legal issues. I would definitely work with her again."
The Woodlands Estate planning Lawyer Tamorah Christine Butts
Tamorah Christine Butts
Estate planning Attorney
The Woodlands, TX
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available