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.