Attorney At Law

Statue of George Washington at the National Gallery, Smithsonian in Washington, DC



Principal Attorney Cynthia Louise Butler has been in private practice nationally for over 30 years following her California Bar admission in 1987. She has been a civil litigator representing a wide variety of individuals and small businesses with an ADR/Mediation appreciation in diverse subject areas.

    She has worked a variety of matters including in federal Habeas, class actions, and  issues of employment/labor/discrimination, fraud, housing, small business, corporate governance,  and patent, copyright and trademark issues as well as commercial real property issues affecting small businesses.  She has represented clients in court referred mediations, EEOC mediations and mediations at many federal agencies' EEO offices including the US Department of Justice.  She has counseled a variety of non-profits and start-ups in formation and operational issues. Additionally she has served or supervised for many of Washington, DC's major law firms' electronic discovery privilege reviews in major litigation and government inquiries nationally. She advises on the federal statutes pertaining to discrimination areas of race, gender, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, hostile work environment, harassment and retaliation issues in various statutes including but not limited to OSHA, Sarbanes Oxley, Title VII, ADA, and the ADEA. 

    Cynthia Louise Butler organized and brought a putative class action, in conjunction with seasoned class action counsel in Philadelphia, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Court (Philadelphia) that settled through a mediation for 3.5 Million dollars on behalf of race discrimination plaintiffs.

She is a member of the State Bars of California, the District of Columbia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania (though not always active and practicing in all of them concurrently) including various Appellate and Federal Courts therein. She often teams up with local counsel and other collaborating counsel for maximal client representation and knows a wide network of attorneys with which she may affiliate as needed nationally. 


Cynthia Butler regularly engages in Pro Bono work counseling the DC Arts Community through WALA, the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. When time permits she is an artist and photographer and her photographic work is found throughout this website as well as in www.FineArtAmerica.Com. 

She also counsels various non profits engaged in immigration/asylum issues. 

She also regularly through various social media PR efforts encourages supporting various charities.


Her full bio and resume may be requested by contacting BUTLERLAW  [at] 


The American School in London, England    (HSD) 1978
Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, New York . (AB, Government) 1982
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (JD) 1987

      Advanced certifications from:

-Institut de Francais (Advanced French), 
-Harvard Law School (Advanced Mediation),

-Georgetown McDonough School of Business (International Finance and Global Markets)

Languages: French, English (native). She has studied and spoken French from her time living in Europe and enjoys European travel and pilgrimages. 

  Case consultations may be  requested by emailing BUTLERLAW@  or telephone: 


 (Photo is an original taken by Cynthia Butler of a statue of George Washington at the National Gallery in Washington, DC)