Kate Butler Law LLC represents clients before each of Delaware’s trial courts, including the Superior Court, the Court of Common Pleas, the Justice of the Peace Court, the Family Court of Delaware, and the United States District Court in and for the District of Delaware. We also have expertise in appellate practice before the Delaware Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Kate Butler Law LLC was founded by Kate Butler, Esq., a 2014 cum laude alumna of Delaware Law School (formerly Widener Law Delaware). Kate was a merit scholar who placed in the top 5% of her 1L class and, based on her academic merit, earned a position on the staff of the prestigious Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. During law school, served as a judicial intern to the former Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely, where she assisted in the drafting of some of the most consequential Delaware Supreme Court opinions to have arisen from the Court at that time. Some of these rulings included a decision regarding the scope of powers held by law enforcement officials in the State of Delaware, and decisions concerning the admissibility of social media and Facebook evidence into trial in criminal proceedings. Kate’s prior professional experience includes a clerkship with the boutique medical malpractice firm of Bartholomew J. Dalton, Esq. and Associates, a firm that is synonymous with excellence in the advocacy on behalf of injured plaintiffs in the State of Delaware.
Following her graduation from law school, Kate served as a judicial law clerk in the state trial court in New Castle County, the Superior Court of Delaware. She served as a prosecutor for the Delaware Department of Justice from 2015-2018, where she prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, including traffic, DUI, misdemeanor, felony, and homicide cases. Kate also took part in many appellate and post-conviction proceedings, including petitions for compassionate release and modification of sentence that were filed on behalf of prisoners in light of changes in the statutory law relating to mandatory minimum sentences.
Kate is an experienced civil litigator with expertise in both federal and state courts. Prior to the establishment of her own firm in 2019 (Kate Butler Law LLC) Kate was an associate attorney at a private law firm specializing in the defense of medical malpractice and civil rights cases under §1983. In addition to her private practice, Kate serves as Staff Attorney to the Delaware General Assembly for the Senate Majority Caucus during the legislative session.
Kate Butler Law LLC was founded on principles of fighting systemic injustice on behalf of individuals for whom justice has been delayed or denied. Kate is an experienced trial lawyer, and her reputation for providing the highest quality representation for her clients has made Kate Butler Law LLC a formidable force within the Delaware legal community.
Mary Beth has over ten-years of experience in both private and public high-volume legal offices. She began her legal career in 2010 at the Attorney General’s Office in Wilmington, DE. Mary Beth has been fortunate to experience a few different positions in the legal field. She began as an administrative assistant in family court, then moved to the Felony Trial Unit, and then to the position of assistant to the County Chief Prosecutor.
From there, Mary Beth went on to further her education and received her Paralegal Certificate, allowing her to work as an Asbestos Litigation Paralegal at a private law firm in Wilmington. Prior to starting at Kate Butler Law, she was a paralegal in the family division at the Attorney General’s Office, specializing in juvenile crime.
Mary Beth’s passion lies in helping others, and being an advocate for those whose voice has not been heard. She enjoys nature and being outside, especially playing sports with her son.
Ethan is a Sydney, Australia native, and a recent graduate of Goldey Beacom College with a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentration in Sports Management degree. Ethan was a high achiever at Goldey Beacom, being listed on the President’s List and becoming a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society. He also demonstrated leadership abilities as the Captain of the Goldey Beacom College Mens Soccer Team, whilst actively engaging in the GBC Athletic Leadership Academy and SAAC Leadership group.
Ethan has been at Kate Butler Law now since August 2022. Outside of his professional endeavors, Ethan’s passions are in sports and spending quality time with his family and friends. Above all, Ethan values the importance of meaningful connections and strives to deliver outstanding service to our clients.
Kate is an experienced litigator in civil and criminal law as well as the area of appellate and post-conviction law.
The satisfaction and peace of mind that comes with standing up for yourself does not have to be a journey that you must bear on your own. We provide partnership, advocacy, and a steadfast mission to achieve justice.
Kate has served as a prosecutor in felony, misdemeanor, and criminal cases. As a prosecutor in the Attorney General’s office, Kate prosecuted hundreds of cases on behalf of the Delaware Department of Justice. Kate has the insider knowledge you need to mount an effective legal defense.
Kate is an experienced civil litigator with expertise in both federal and state courts.