Scott A. Butler

Scott A. Butler, Roanoke, Virginia Attorney

Scott A. Butler

Practice Areas: Estate Planning; Estate Administration; Trust Administration; Taxation; Business Law; Corporate Law.

“Nothing can be more joyous than the birth of child. Nothing can be more traumatic than the death of a family member. I have a strong desire to help families in the midst of change, both good and bad. It is this desire that led me to focus my legal practice in the areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration.”

— Scott Butler

Admitted: 1992, Virginia

Law School: Washington & Lee University, J.D., cum laude, 1992.

College: Concord College (B.S., summa cum laude 1989; B.A., summa cum laude, 1989).


  • Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association

Biography: Omicron Delta Kappa.

Born: Bluefield, West Virginia, 1967.

Articles by Scott Butler

Do I Need a Trust?

by Scott A. Butler “Do I need a trust?” This is a question asked by many individuals as they consider their estate planning needs. The honest answer is “It depends.” Many factors, including a person’s tax and non-tax goals, their assets, and their family situation, will determine if a trust is necessary. Read more »