Callie Butcher is an accomplished attorney, a well-respected leader in the Dallas community, and the founder of Butcher Legal Group PLLC. She has a deep commitment to social justice and equality, and her work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community in Texas has made a significant impact, helping to improve the lives of countless individuals. Whether in the courtroom, before the legislature, or in the community, Callie is a powerful advocate for justice and equality.
Callie is a proud graduate of the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering, where she studied Electrical Engineering and was the President of Eta Kappa Nu (the Electrical Engineering Honors Society), and the University of Texas School of Law. She began her legal career as an associate at the international law firm Sidley Austin LLP. In her time there, she amassed a plethora of legal and business experience while representing public and private companies, many of the largest companies in the world, including Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon, among others. Throughout her career, Callie has maintained an active pro bono docket, including representation in immigration and asylum cases, representation of non-profits, representation of prisoners in Section 1983 cases, and assisting with trans clients' name and gender corrections.
Callie has been recognized in the 2021–2024 editions of The Best Lawyers as a "Ones to Watch in America" and "Women in the Law: Ones to Watch" in Intellectual Property Litigation and was named a 2022 "Top Women Lawyer" by Texas Diversity Council. She is the current President of the Dallas LGBT Bar Association and the first openly transgender person to serve as a member of the Board of the Dallas Bar Association.
When not working, Callie volunteers with local non-profit organizations, including Lambda Legal, where she is the Co-Chair of its Dallas Leadership Committee, Black-Tie Dinner, Inc., where she serves on the board and as a member of the Events and Operations Committee, and she is a founding board member of the Pride Museum of Texas. Callie often speaks at conferences, events, or organization meetings around the county about legal issues, DEI initiatives, and career development.
A Lifetime in the District.
Callie was born at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She grew up in Plano and spent much of her childhood in and around Congressional District 32. From Easter egg hunts at Bob-Woodruff Park, learning to ice skate at the Galleria, tennis camps and tournaments at Canyon Creek and Samuel Grand, watching her first bull rides at the Mesquite Rodeo, climbing at Exposure Climbing Gym in Carrollton, skateboarding at Eisenberg’s skatepark in Downtown Plano, holidays at the Arboretum, and bike rides around White Rock Lake, Callie has a deep connection to this district and the people within it. That’s why when it came time to start a family, it was also the area that Callie and her spouse, Ashton, chose to call home.
A Mom of Two
A mom to young twin boys, Callie understands the struggle and anxiety of being a parent in our current world. Like all parents, she wants her kids to have the best life possible. It’s why she knows that we need solutions to critically important issues like gun violence in our communities and schools. It’s why she understands we need to take serious steps to address the current climate crisis. And it’s why she is clear that when it comes to medical choices regarding one’s child, those decisions should remain between doctors, the parents, and the patient.
Texas Roots. Texas Values.
A proud 9th-generation Texan, Callie’s family has been in Texas since before the Texas Revolution, and the history and values of this state were always important to her and her family growing up. Callie understands that Texas is a place full of kind, compassionate, and independent people. It’s time to reclaim the narrative from far-right extremists and make Texas a place we can all remain proud to call our home.
Driven to Learn. Driven to Serve.
The granddaughter of generations of teachers and educators, a Methodist minister, and an army veteran turned clockmaker, Callie has always had a passion for learning and an interest in understanding the people and issues in our world. From an early age, she was instilled with values of curiosity, hope, and empathy for those around her. She was also taught the value of hard work and the fortitude required to meet the highest expectations of professional success.
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