Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington of Jonesboro is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Butler of Paragould as a Greene County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.
Butler is replacing former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dr. Andrew Fulkerson, who retired last month. Butler’s primary duties will be prosecuting the felony criminal docket with Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kimberly Dale in Greene County Circuit Court.
A native of Paragould, Butler is a 1994 graduate of the former Ridgecrest High School in Paragould and the University of Arkansas where he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He earned a juris doctorate in 2002 from the University Of Arkansas School Of Law at Fayetteville, and was admitted to the Arkansas bar in 2003.
Butler practiced law in Little Rock for eight years, three of those as a staff attorney for a nonprofit, Disability Rights Center, and the latter five years as a partner in the North Little Rock law firm of Butler & Green, where he maintained a general practice of law. He is admitted to practice before the Arkansas Supreme Court; the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Butler and his wife, Amber, moved home to Paragould last year to be closer to family and to raise their family. The Butler’s have two children, Will, age 5, and Nadja, 9 months. He has previously been active in the Kiwanis Club and served on the board of United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas.
Welcome aboard, Adam!