After 10-years as a Telecommunications Manager, Jeff Butler decided to change his stars and pursue a career he was passionate about – the law. He quit his job, packed-up his wife and four children, and returned to school in Moscow, Idaho.
Jeff graduated near the top of his class from the University of Idaho, College of Law, where he served as Editor of the Law Journal for Critical Legal Studies, Volunteered in the Low Income Taxpayer tax clinic, the Small Business Clinic, and served as the student body Sargent at Arms.
Jeff interned at Utah District Court for the 2nd Judicial District under District Judge Brent Smith, and as a civil prosecutor with Ada County in Boise, Idaho.
Following law school, Jeff chose to focus his practice on Estate Planning and decided Rockwall, Texas would be the perfect place to raise his children and grow his practice. Jeff’s centers his firm on a straight-forward approach, with the client’s needs at the focal point. He prides himself on being honest, upfront, efficient, and realistic when working with clients. Jeff works with his clients to put together a comprehensive plan that meets their specific needs.
Jeff’s firm focuses on Estate Planning (including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Designation of Guardianship) General Small Business Law, Entity Formation (including Limited Liability Company or LLC, Corporations, Limited Liability Partnership or LLP, and Family Limited Partnership), and Contract review or modification.
Dana Kellogg joined Butler Law office in July 2017, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in the financial industries as well as experience working with the Texas Department of Aged and Disabled (DADS) ombudsman program.
In fact, it was through her volunteer work at DADS that Dana discovered her true calling of assisting persons with estate planning. From that moment, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an Estate Planning Attorney. From that time she has worked at the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office, and for a personal injury attorney, while volunteering at the Joyce Ann Brown Innocence Clinic.
It is Dana’s desire to improve people’s lives and to help them prepare for the future that led her to joining Butler Law Office. There she has found great success in assisting clients with their Estate Planning needs as well as walking them through the Probate process.
Prior to earning her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Texas at Dallas, College of Law she worked full-time while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Dana and her husband enjoy spending time with their two children and four grandchildren and vacationing in the Texas Hill Country and were blessed to attend the birth of their youngest grandson in Germany in 2016.
Anne comes to us with years of experience at a Subrogation Law firm. She is the first person you see when you walk into the Rockwall office and the cheerful voice you hear when you call. Anne brings laughter and energy into our office and we are honored to have her as a member of our team. Outside of the office she enjoys watching her two daughters and son participate in varies activities.
Angel uses her degree in communication to bridge the language gap between the attorneys and the clients. She is fluent in translating Legalese into English. She also oversees the operations of all office locations, manages the attorneys schedules, social media, and anything else needed. Her main goal is to ensure every client’s expectations are exceeded!
Kelly is the heart of the office and Angel’s right hand. A lot goes on behind the scenes of every estate plan and Kelly handles all the little details. She ensures all supplies are ordered, mail is shipped, and files printed. Kelly’s positive attitude and work ethic make her invaluable to the Butler Law Team!
Jenna keeps everything running smoothly in our Fort Worth and other West DFW locations. She maintains the day-to-day activities and client care of our Fort Worth area clients. Her vibrant smile and willingness to serve make her an essential part of the Butler Law Team!
Sarah, a Senior at Rockwall High School, works as an intern at Butler Law Office, graciously handling everything and anything thrown at her. Her drive for perfection and excellence carries over from her school work, into her duties at the office. Sarah serves as the President of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) as well as working as a tutor, using her High Honors GPA to help others to succeed. She was voted 2016 Homecoming Sweetheart and anyone who knows her can see why.
Our attorneys focus on specific aspects of the law, primarily Estate Planning and Business formation. This focus allows them to understand the finite details of both simple and complex situations, quickly and efficiently. We work constantly to keep up on the latest tax and estate laws to ensure the plan you put together will continue to work for you, even as things change.
When you sit down with us, we will always: factor in the probate process, possible tax ramifications, and the validity of the pieces you’ve put in place. Then we help you understand how to minimize the amount of Court involvement and the taxation of your estate, with the end goal of putting together the plan that is right for you.
One more thing to think about, without a valid AND properly filed Will, Trust or other Estate planning document, the Probate court decides how your property will be distributed and assigns a stranger to handle the process. Ensure your wishes are followed, after you pass, by putting your wishes in writing with assistance from an experienced Estate Planning attorney.
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