Alicia D. Butler, Esq., has spent her thirteen-year legal career primarily working as an advocate for ordinary people victimized by corporate wrongdoing.
Ms. Butler began her legal career after graduating with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996. Before going into private practice as a plaintiff's lawyer, she served as a briefing attorney to Justice Rose Spector of the Texas Supreme Court, and as an Americorps*VISTA volunteer creating employment law resources for Bexar County Legal Aid in San Antonio, Texas.
At the Dallas law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., Ms. Butler represented plaintiffs in toxic tort actions for eight years under the tutelage of renowned trial lawyer Frederick M. Baron. As an associate and then a shareholder in the firm, Ms. Butler's clients included hundreds of residents in a community exposed to radiation from two nuclear fuel facilities in Pennsylvania, dozens of workers exposed to beryllium at facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Energy, the City of Santa Monica in its successful fight to hold industry accountable for MTBE contamination of the public water supply, and more than 1,500 workers injured by exposures to mercury, lead, benzene, asbestos, beryllium, arsenic, silica, and other substances at a lighting plant in West Virginia. She later served of counsel to the Law Offices of Joel M. Fineberg, P.C., in Dallas, Texas, handling medical malpractice cases and providing as-needed help on commercial class-actions. Beginning in 2007, she served of counsel to the law offices of Baron & Blue in Dallas, Texas, representing plaintiffs in a large community radiation exposure case, which culminated earlier this year in a historic settlement for hundreds of families in Western Pennsylvania.
Ms. Butler holds a B.A. in English and Sociology from Rice University, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1992.
State Bar of Texas (1996); U.S. D.C. Western District of Texas (1997); U.S. D. C. District of Colorado (2000); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2001).
University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1996
Rice University, B.A. English and Sociology, magna cum laude (1992)