Admitted to the New Mexico State Bar in 1983, Timothy L. Butler has had extensive experience in providing legal and consulting services. The range of legal services he has rendered include:

  • Employment litigation in state and federal court
  • Employment arbitration, administrative hearings
  • DOE employment, whistleblower & retaliation claims
  • DOE Security Clearances, Hearings Reinstatement
  • Plaintiff’s employment and other litigation against Los Alamos National Laboratory, LANL, Los Alamos National Security, Triad National Security, LLC, TRIAD, LLC and subcontractors: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Time Fraud, Retaliation, Breach of Contract
  • New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act Claims
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower
  • QUI TAM,  False Claims Act
  • Defamation, Libel, Slander
  • Intellectual Property Disputes in State and Federal Court
  • Copyright, Trademark, Tradesecret, Non-compete disputes and litigation
  • Internet / E-commerce / Multimedia contracts, licenses, online legal issues and disputes, Cybersquatting, Doman Name Disputes
  • Defense of alleged illegal download of online material, adult films, pornography, subpoenas and lawsuits
  • Matters involving Art, Artists, Authors, Jewelry, Galleries, Musicians, Producers & Publishers
  • Copyright and Trademark Registration and Practice
  • Negotiating and drafting research and development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution agreements, strategic alliances & joint ventures.
  • Mr. Butler has advised and litigated matters involving contracts & licenses, shareholder disputes, trade secrets, non-compete, unfair practices, defamation, copyright, trademark, patent, cybersquatting, retaliation, whistleblowers, wrongful discharge, employment disputes and discrimination, civil rights litigation representing individuals and small businesses.
  • Legal issues concerning employment disputes, intellectual property, computer software, hardware, online businesses, jewelry, biotechnology, polymers, fuel cells, medical devices, lasers, artificial intelligence, environmental technologies, computer systems development, books, art, galleries, music, movies, video games, board games, educational kits, toys, interactive TV sensor technologies, home automation, and telecommunications.
  • Mr. Butler serves clients throughout New Mexico, including Taos, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and the hinterland.
  • Mr. Butler has lectured as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, teaching classes in intellectual properly, computer law and technology law issues, has spoken at national computer conferences, has provided lectures and presentations for artists and gallery owners, and has addressed numerous computer user groups on the legal aspects of entrepreneurship and has created and presented multi-session courses on law for technology entrepreneurs.Mr.  received his B.A. degree in History focusing on History of Science from the University of California at Irvine and his JD degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.  Mr. Butler authored Can a Computer be an Author – Copyright Aspects of Artificial Intelligence, 4 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 707 (1982). []  Mr. Butler received a certificate in Artificial Intelligence/Knowledge-Based Systems from the Knowledge Systems Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, in 1987.  Mr. Butler is rated highly by his peers.  Mr. Butler is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.

Areas of Practice

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Law — Employee
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Trademarks
  • Internet – Cyberspace
  • Science & Technology Law
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1983


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
  • U.C. Irvine, Irvine, California
    • B.A.
    • Major Focus: History of Science