Robert Butler was elected to serve as an affiliate representative on the NACDL Board by the Affiliate Council. Bob practices law in Bellingham, Washington, at Butler Beschen Law PLLC, where he focuses on criminal defense and civil rights litigation. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he currently holds the position of president-elect. Before embarking upon a career in criminal law, Bob was an elementary school teacher. In addition to his work on numerous bar committees, he frequently lectures on a wide range of topics related to criminal defense, and has served for five years on the judicial candidate evaluation committee. Bob Butler earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Portland and his law degree at the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now the University of Seattle School of Law).
Pre-Trial Suppression & Fourth Amendment Issues
This Trial Guide is a topical and practical handbook examining the nuts and bolts of the most current Fourth Amendment & Pre-Trial Suppression issues encountered in modern criminal cases.
Defense Counsel Playbook for Eyewitness ID Cases
This Trial Guide was written to help counsel use existing case law to its strongest advantage, and to create a framework for appellate challenges urging courts to adopt leading cases.
Ultimate Cross 2.0
This special CLE compilation program includes the highest-rated presentations on Cross-Examination techniques from NACDL's most recent seminars (2017-2019).
Forensic Sciences in Criminal Cases: A Multidiscipline Primer
In order to challenge forensic evidence, experts, reports and findings commonly encountered in the courtroom, an attorney must first have a basic understanding of the forensic issues that they will be confronting.