Attorney Profiles

KYLE ALLEN

Phone: 512-322-5367
Fax: 512-322-5701

CLAY A. BUTLER

Phone: 512-322-5367
Fax: 512-322-5701

RAND E. ZUMWALT

Phone: 512-322-5367
Fax: 512-322-5701

VICTORIA KOTTMAN

Phone: (210) 807-4252
Fax: 888-356-3151

Kyle Allen

CORE PRINCIPLES

Born in Houston, Texas, Kyle is a 25+ year resident of Austin, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance from Trinity University and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Kyle began his family law practice even before his graduation from law school. During his third year of studies, Kyle represented disadvantaged families as a student attorney at the St. Mary’s Civil Justice Clinic. For his work, Kyle was honored with the Pro Bono Achievement Award upon graduation. Kyle brings the compassion necessary to listen carefully to the often emotionally challenging matters that involve family law. With a deep knowledge of the Texas Family Code, Kyle can deliver answers to your most trying questions in plain English.

At The Butler Firm, Kyle focuses his practice in the areas of divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, and adoptions.

Away from the practice of law, Kyle enjoys his lifetime love of baseball, participating in adventure races, and spending time with his two mutts.

Clay Butler

CORE PRINCIPLES

Urged by his desire and hard-work mentality, Clay A. Butler, after working for two different and well respected law firms, where he garnished valuable courtroom and transactional experience, decided to open The Butler Firm. A client focused law firm in the central Texas area.

Clay A. Butler enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman at the early age of 17. It was there that Clay began to learn the underlying principles which helped construct the foundation of the The Butler Firm into what it is today. Those principles are: Honesty; Organization; and Preparation.

Clay firmly believes that with these fundamental principles along with a strong work ethic and hard-earned experience, success and results will flow down to The Butler Firm's clients.

EXPERIENCE

In law school, Clay graduated near the top of his class. He was a finalist in multiple mock trial competitions and was invited to join Phi Delta Phi, an internationally known legal honor society. Clay was also awarded a partial scholarship based on his legal brief writing skills.

After law school Clay joined a medium sized law firm outside of Ft. Worth, Texas. Acknowledging his legal knowledge and hard work attitude, the managing partner of the firm immediately gave Clay his own case load and client base. During this time Clay represented all forms of businesses and handled everything from general litigation to complex contract work.
Clay eventually moved back home to Austin, Texas where he started The Butler Firm. Currently, The Butler Firm represents numerous businesses and individuals throughout the central Texas region. Being the managing partner has allowed Clay to develop invaluable experience directly benefiting The Butler Firm's current and future clients.

Besides being a lawyer, Clay Butler is an entrepreneur and business owner himself and he understands the needs and requirements to successfully develop and run a business. In his downtime Clay enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Salina, and is looking forward to starting a family.

A CLIENT'S FIRST APPROACH

While maintaining and exemplifying solid principles is important, how you treat your clients is vital. Law firms are part of the service industry. They provide valuable services to their clients. Just like you, we understand that any company that provides sub-par customer service will upset and eventually lose their client base.

At The Butler Firm we treat each and every client as a top priority client. If because of time constraints we cannot do so, we will either hire more staff to continue this philosophy or turn down the client. It is that important to us. Accounts receivable at The Butler Firm will always come second place to our client's first approach.

Rand E. Zumwalt 

Rand recently joined The Butler Firm after heading up the bankruptcy department at Patricia Brown & Associates, P.C. He has extensive knowledge and experience handling bankruptcy cases and enjoys finding creative ways to obtain debt relief for consumers and businesses. 

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Rand moved to Austin in the late-nineties to attend the University of Texas at Austin. While in college, Rand met his wife and developed a love of Austin that would stay with him for the remainder of his life. After acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration, Rand enrolled in St. Mary’s University School of Law. While in law school, Rand focused his coursework on bankruptcy law, business law, and estate planning.  

After passing the bar exam, Rand began practicing law and assisting clients with their estate planning and general business counsel needs before joining with Patricia Brown & Associates, P.C. to spearhead the firm’s bankruptcy practice. Rand assists both consumer and business clients with obtaining debt relief through the bankruptcy process and other channels. Drawing on his prior experience, Rand also routinely helps clients with their estate planning and probate needs. In these tough economic times, Rand understands the importance of not only getting out from under stifling debt but also shielding and protecting wealth for future generations. 

Rand and his wife have recently welcomed their first child into the world and are excited about raising her in Austin, Texas. When Rand is not practicing law, he can be found running the Town Lake loop and hiking the ample trails surrounding the Austin area. Additionally, Rand is active in his church, The Austin Stone Community Church, and enjoys using his training to serve its members. 

Areas of Practice 

      Consumer and Business Bankruptcy
      Estate Planning
      Trusts
      Wills
      Elder Law
      Probate

Bar Admissions 

      Texas
      Colorado
      U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas 

Community Involvement 

      Member of the Northwest Austin Young Life Committee

Victoria Kottman

Victoria is a San Antonio native. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a Minor in American Intercultural Studies from Trinity University. Victoria graduated from law school in Ohio where she attended the Ohio Northern University Pettit Law College. She then returned to Texas where she received her Master of Law Letters (LLM) from St. Mary’s University School of Law in International and Comparative Laws.

In addition to working for several medium-sized Texas firms, Victoria has worked for groups in Washington D.C. Victoria began her work in Bankruptcy in the D.C. Metroplex and in the Northern Virginia area where she worked for Robert Weed’s Bankruptcy firm. She has ample knowledge gained from handling many consumer bankruptcies and strives to give clients a full and frank understanding of the Bankruptcy process before they make one of the most important financial choices of their lives. She has a commitment to clients to give them the relief they need from the toils of financial distress.

Victoria is married to Aaron and is a happy pug dog owner. Victoria performs in several San Antonio choirs and loves watching movies in her free time.

106 East 6th Street
Suite 800
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: 512-322-5367
Fax: 888-356-3151


512-322-5367