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Clinton M. Butler



Karnes City


  • Baylor University Law School, J.D., 2004
  • Baylor University, B.A., 2001

Bar Admission

  • State of Texas, 2004
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 2010

About Clinton M. Butler

Mr. Butler is a Shareholder in the Karnes City Office and Chair of Langley & Banack’s Oil, Gas & Energy practice group. Mr. Butler’s practice is primarily centered on representing landowners in both litigation and transactional matters. While Mr. Butler’s litigation practice focuses on disputes involving mineral rights, he has handled a variety of commercial and general civil litigation matters. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Butler has negotiated numerous transactions on behalf of his landowner clients related to the development of the Eagle Ford Shale mineral play including but not limited to oil and gas leases; top leases; pipeline, road, and surface use easements; and water use agreements.  While most of Mr. Butler’s clients are individual landowners located in South Texas, Mr. Butler also represents a variety of large and small businesses. 


Mr. Butler is a 2004 graduate of Baylor University Law School where he was named to the Dean’s List and the Order of the Barristers. Mr. Butler was recognized as one of the top student advocates in the school’s Practice Court Program, and was selected as the Practice Court Teaching Assistant with responsibilities in organizing Practice Court trial schedules, instructing students in trial techniques by example, and acting as a liaison between the Practice Court Professor and the students. 

Since graduating and passing the Texas Bar Exam in 2004, Mr. Butler has served as a misdemeanor and felony prosecutor with the Bexar and Travis County District Attorney’s offices respectively. Mr. Butler’s trial experience and time standing before judges and juries is extensive for an attorney of his age. In 2010, Mr. Butler joined his father, Richard Butler in Karnes City, Texas, to form Butler Attorneys at Law, which has since become the Karnes City office of Langley & Banack.


  • Who’s Who in Energy, San Antonio Business Journal, 2014 and 2015


  • Wilson County Consolata Board Member (nonprofit health care fundraising organization)
  • South Texas Bar Association
  • Karnes City Rotary Club member
  • Sponsor for Morsels De Vida- a nonprofit food and health organization run by Clinton’s wife, Patricia Butler
  • Finance Committee Member, First Methodist Church of Floresville

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Personal Information

Clinton Butler was born in Cuero, Texas, in 1979. He and his family moved to San Antonio in 1989 when his father, Richard M. Butler, joined the Soules & Wallace firm. Upon graduating from San Antonio Winston Churchill High School in 1997, Mr. Butler went on to earn an undergraduate degree in Corporate Management and Communications from Baylor University in 2001, and a law degree from Baylor Law School in 2004.   Mr. Butler and his wife, Patricia have two daughters, Isabella and Valentina, as well as a golden retriever named Huck.  In his spare time, Mr. Butler enjoys playing golf, going on runs with his dog, cross-fit workouts, and being at his ranch.  Mr. Butler is an active member of the Karnes City Rotary Club and often gives speeches to the Club regarding the latest developments in the Eagle Ford Shale.