Sierra Butler is the founder of Butler Elder Law, P.A., a member of Ferrari, Butler & Moneymaker, PLLC. Sierra embraces the use of technology to provide efficient and cost-effective services to her clients. She strives to ensure that her client-families are in the best position possible to provide quality care for their aging or disabled loved ones while maintaining their financial security.
Sierra is extremely active in the legal community where serves in leadership positions with the Manatee American Inn of Court and the Manatee County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Manatee Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys.
Sierra is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Massachusetts. She is a 2005 graduate of Vermont Law School, and has practiced law in a variety of settings, including a national firm, small boutique firms, and the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate & Family Courts. Sierra is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to to provide representation services to claimants before the Veterans Benefits Administration.
In her spare time, she likes playing volleyball and spending time with her husband, their son, and their three dogs. She is also a member of Cheers for Charity, a women's giving circle which raises funds to donate to local charities that make an impact within the local community.
Melissa Casanueva is associate attorney at Butler Elder Law, P.A.. Raised in Riverview, Florida, Mrs. Casanueva earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in 2006. She earned her J.D. cume laude and a Certificate of Concentration in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law in 2013.
Melissa is extremely active in the legal community, and currently serves as President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Manatee County Bar Association.