DEE BUTLER - FAMILY COURT JUDGE, DEPT J
Dedree “Dee” Butler describes herself as compassionate, fair, and diligent. She is running for Family Court Judge in 2020 and intends to continue to serve the community that she loves.
Dee was born in St. Louis, MO where she was raised by a strong single mother who believed in the pursuit of excellence via higher education. The importance of service to all mankind was instilled in her at an early age. She volunteered with the St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation, a non-profit agency that supports the youth of St. Louis. She worked closely with Earl Wilson, philanthropist, and later earned a full scholarship to college from the organization.
Dee bravely traveled across the country to attend college at “the Mecca” Howard University. It was there that she continued her service to the community, now in Washington, DC. She is most proud of becoming a member of Alpha Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and committed to a lifetime and career of service. She graduated from Howard Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Thereafter, Dee returned to Missouri where she accepted a coveted position as Special Events Coordinator to the President of the University of the Missouri System, Dr. Elson Floyd and served as Special Assistant to his wife, Mrs. Carmento Floyd—her sorority sister. In this role, Dee met and mingled with many impressive attorneys and decided to apply to law school to further her goal of service and make a difference in the world.
Dee attended the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and immediately fell in love with Las Vegas, Nevada. Dee likes to say that Las Vegas is the city that raised her. The people of Las Vegas, especially those in the legal community, have nurtured her and provided priceless career opportunities.
Dee started her career in private practice and primarily focused on family law and insurance defense. For the past ten years, Dee has been an attorney with the Clark County Public Defender’s Office. She served her first two years as a defense attorney for children in the juvenile delinquency division of family court and now serves as the Team Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit. Dee has dedicated her legal career to public service. She is passionate about her career where she serves to protect the rights of the people and make sure their voices are heard. While Dee could boast about other career achievements over the past decade, her proudest accomplishment is being a mother of three beautiful children, Dawn Skye (8), Desiree (6), and Dominic (9 months). She is married to a Navy Veteran who supports her dream of becoming a family court judge. Dee believes that there is nothing more important than family. In her free time she enjoys traveling, yoga, and “staycations” on the Las Vegas Strip.
Dee Butler will be honored to serve as a family court judge to give back to the community that has given so much to her. She understands the importance of having a judge who listens and respects the people before her. She will be compassionate, fair, and diligent.
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Dee Butler