Robert Butler

Board of Directors, Affiliate Representative, First Term, Class of 2021

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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).

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