KARNES CITY, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Richard Butler, a lawyer and shareholder at Texas law firm Langley & Banack, has recently been named interim County Judge for Karnes City. He was unanimously voted in by the Karnes County Commissioners Court and was sworn in on March 24.
Butler replaces County Judge Barbara Najvar Shaw, who resigned from her seat after a defeat in the county's Democratic Primary election last month.
"I am confident that all of our county's officers and employees will work together to meet the challenges Karnes County is now facing to make this an even better place to work and live," Butler said.
Butler has been practicing law since 1977. He started his legal career in Cuero, Texas, and later went on to form Butler Attorneys at Law in Karnes City, along with his son Clinton. The two joined forces with Langley & Banack two years ago, and continue to operate in the Karnes City area to this day.
Although Butler has spent his career as an attorney, he is no stranger to the judge's bench. His father, the late Ted Butler, served at the Karnes County judge from 1959 to 1963. He also served as the Bexar County District Attorney for 10 years and as a judge at the 226th Judicial District Court for another decade.
Butler will remain as interim County Judge of Karnes City until November, when the general election is held and a new judge is permanently voted in. To learn more about Richard Butler or Langley & Banack, visit www.LangleyBanack.com.
ABOUT LANGLEY & BANACK
Langley & Banack is a full-service law firm with offices in San Antonio, Carrizo Springs, Eagle Pass, Karnes City and Castroville, Texas. Founded in 1986, the firm represents financial institutions, public entities, trusts, businesses, corporations and individuals, and offers legal services in a variety of arenas, including appellate law, bankruptcy, corporate law, estate planning, family law, insurance, oil and gas, real estate, taxation and more. To learn more about Langley & Banack, visit www.LangleyBanack.com.