Andrea Butler joined Becket as counsel in 2023. Her work at Becket includes litigation in federal and state court, both at the trial and appellate level.
Prior to joining Becket, Andrea clerked for Judge Steven M. Colloton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Following her clerkship, Andrea worked as an associate at Kirkland and Ellis LLP in Washington D.C., and at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in St. Louis. Andrea’s practice focused on appellate and complex commercial litigation, where she often worked on issues of constitutional and administrative law. During her time in private practice, Andrea advocated for broad First Amendment freedoms for a diverse range of clients, including religious institutions, news organizations, and peaceful protestors.
Andrea earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and first in her class. She was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as executive editor of the Washington University Law Review. Andrea received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of Missouri.
Andrea lives in St. Louis with her husband and two hyperactive dogs. She enjoys hiking and running and, like all good Midwesterners, spending her summers at the lake.