Judge Butler was appointed as District court Judge for Boulder County on October 3, 2011. He was a magistrate in the 18th
Judicial District, where he worked since 2009. Judge Butler earlier was a partner at Lamm & Butler (1987-2009), where his
primary focus was civil and criminal cases. He was also an instructor of law at Kaplan College in Thornton (2005-2009) and
co-authored the article The Ten Commandments of Being Deposed. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Keene State
College and a J.D. from Gonzaga University.