Jane Butcher

Jane Butcher


  • Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana

        Juris Doctor

  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, B.A. 

        Major: Political Science and Philosophy

  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, M.S.

        Master’s Degree in Political Science

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law- Divorce, Custody, and Adoptions
  • General Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Attorney Jane Butcher was born in Martin, Kentucky and attended Margaret Hall School in Versailles, Kentucky. She graduated from Collins High School in West Virginia and went on to attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Ms. Butcher graduated with B.A. degrees in political science and philosophy from Eastern Kentucky University. Ms. Butcher received a Masters Degree from the University of Kentucky and went on to the prestigious Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana where she received her J.D. degree in 1981. As a student at Tulane University Ms. Butcher clerked for Hon. J. Bennett Johnston, United States Senator for Louisiana in Washington, D.C..

Ms. Butcher returned to Kentucky and began her legal career opening the Butcher Law Office, PLLC in 1983 where she concentrated her legal practice in the area of criminal defense, divorce and family law. She has handled thousands of criminal cases, including death penalty and homicide cases. She has also dedicated her career to representing many clients in their divorce, child custody, and adoption cases.

Ms. Butcher was joined in her legal practice by her daughter, Erin Butcher Hjersted in 2002. Ms. Butcher is licensed to practice law in all Federal Courts and in all courts in Kentucky. The Butcher Law office has been dedicated to “client service” for more than thirty years.

Butcher Law Offices, PLLC serves clients throughout the Commonwealth but primarily in Whitley County, McCreary County, Knox County, Laurel County, Bell County, Clay County, Harlan County, & Pulaski County.

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