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Elyse B. Butler CFLS - San Diego, CA

501 W. BroadwaySuite 1400 San Diego, CA 92101

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Updated: 09/07/2021

San Diego Family Law Lawyer


Ms. Butler is a distinguished lawyer based in San Diego, California. She is Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law; an accomplishment only approximately 5% of attorneys earn. She is also Verified by the Lead Counsel Review Board...

About Elyse B. Butler CFLS


  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child & Spousal Support
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Post-Judgment Modifications
  • Paternity
  • Appeals


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Specialties and Certifications

  • Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2014

Other Affiliations

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • San Diego Bar Association, LRIS Referral Member (Family Law)
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Member
  • California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section

Pro Bono Activities

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic, Volunteer
  • Family Law Facilitator's Office, Volunteer

Past Positions

  • Honorable Robert C. Coates (ret.), Clerk


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    Major: Journalism and Mass Communication specializing in Media Analysis and Criticism from the college of Public Programs
    Major: Justice Studies


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Published Works

  • Ending Chronic Homelessness in America’s Major Cities: The Justice System Component, The University of San Francisco Law Review, Fall, Vol. 42, 2007

Office Information


501 W. BroadwaySuite 1400 San Diego, CA 92101


  • 619-330-8824


Other Sources of Feedback About Elyse B. Butler CFLS

Included on the 2018 San Diego list

Past Lists

  • 2017 San Diego Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Elyse B. Butler CFLS on Super Lawyers


  • Lead Counsel Rated and Verified, California, Thomson Reuters, 2015-Present
  • “10 Best” Attorneys – Under 40, California, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016-Present
  • “10 Best” in Client Satisfaction, California, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016-Present
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016 - 2018
  • Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer, Recipient
  • Finance Monthly Magazine Legal Awards, 2019 - Present
  • Who’s Who, 2019 - Present
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney, Best of the Best Attorneys, 2019 - Present
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 10%, the American Registry, 2018 - Present
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2017 - Present
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, the American Registry, 2017 - Present
  • Top 100 Lawyer, the National Advocates, 2016 - Present
  • Client Distinction Award, and, 2015 - Present
  • Noticed, Recipient
  • Lawyer Monthly Women in Law, Recipient
  • Women in Law Awards, Lawyer Magazine, 2020

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