Search the Site

Print Friendly and PDF

Clinton M. Butler

Shareholder

Location(s)

Karnes City

Education

  • 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.


Accolades

  • 2017 Outstanding Lawyer, San Antonio Business Journal
  • Who’s Who in Energy, San Antonio Business Journal, 2015 and 2016

Associations

  • 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

Articles » Read More


Cases & Publications

Mr. Butler has served as lead counsel on the following:

  • Cause No. 11-11-00269-CVK; Cynthia Dupnik v. Hermina Hermis; in the 81st Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas; appealed to the Fourth Court of Appeals.
  • Cause No. 15-07-00134-CVL; Buc-ee’s Ltd. v. Sierra Resources LLC; in the 218th Judicial District Court, La Salle County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 16-01-0001-CVL; Buc-ee’s Ltd. v. Sierra Resources LLC; in the 81st Judicial District Court, La Salle County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 16-01-00008-CVK; Louise Jung Jenschke v. Elaine Clausen, et al; in the 81st Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas; appealed to the Fourth Court of Appeals.
  • Cause No. 13-03-88866-CVK; Roman Gawlik Family Trust v. Jeanie W. Mayne, et al; in the 218th Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 13-11-29007; Kelly v. Held; in the 365th Judicial District Court, Maverick County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 13-07-0655-CVA; Richard Janek, et al v. Mary Dell Maldonado, et al.; in the 81st Judicial District Court, Atascosa County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 14-10-00188-CVL; Travis Crow et al. v. Heddie Knappick Lookadoo et al.; In the District Court, 218th Judicial District Court, La Salle County, Texas; appealed to the Fourth Court of Appeals.
  • Cause No. 13-11-00232-CVK; Charles E. Harrell and Hollis R. Harrell v. Peter J. Dragon; in the 218th Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas; appealed to the Fourth Court of Appeals.
  • Cause No. 5968-15; Estate of Georgia Linhart; in the County Court of Karnes County, Texas
  • Cause No. 11-06-00215-CVF; Carolyn Grace Nicholson et al. v. Texas Outfitters et al.; in the 81st Judicial District Court, Frio County, Texas; appealed to Fourth Court of Appeals.
  • Cause No. 15-08-00185-CVK; Louis Dorfman et al. v. Viceroy Petroleum, L.P. et al.; In the District Court, 81st Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas; appealed to Fourth Court of Appeals.
  • Cause No. 15-06-00131-CVK; Don Wilkie, et al. v. Seven Operating LLC et al.; In the District Court, 81st Judicial District, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 16-03-00066-CVK; The Texas Brandon Corporation, Inc. et al. v. Karbuhn Oil Company, et al.; In the District Court, 218th Judicial District, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 43 GDN; In the Guardianship of Pete Szalwinski, an Incapacitated Person; in the County Court of Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 14-11-0276-CVK; Elma Kerlick v. Donald McFadden et al.; in the 218th Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 13-12-00252-CVK; Blaise Mika v. Phillip J. Mika and Adam O. Mika; in the 218th Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 14-07-00172-CVK; Nordic Oil USA, LLC v. First Solid Energy Group LP; in the 218th Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 14-12-00300-CVK; Rancho Grande Land Management, LP v. Sable Environmental, LLC; in the 218th Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 16-02-00044-CVK; James Davis v. George Schroeder; in the 218th Judicial District Court, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 16-05-00115-CVK; John Henry McMullen and Andy Joe McMullen v. Texas Crude Energy LLC; in the District Court, 81st Judicial District, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 16-11-00312-CVK; Ladislaus Krawietz v. Marlyn Wiatrek Individually and as Trustee for Ladislaus Krawietz; in the District Court, 218th Judicial District, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. L-15-0131-CV-C; Stacie Renee Esse Woelfel et al. v. Pioneer Natural Resources, USA Inc.; in the District Court, 343rd Judicial District, Live Oak County, Texas.
  • Cause No. 12-03-00059-CVK; Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP. and Virgil W.C. Yanta et al. v. West 17th Resources, LLC; in the District Court, 81st Judicial District, Karnes County, Texas.
  • Cause No. B-13-1149-CV-A; Kent Karstadt v. Betty Gay Kennedy et al.; in the 36th Judicial District Court, Bee County, Texas.

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.