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Chelsey A. Butchard

Senior Attorney

Admitted to Practice

Washington State Courts

Professional Experience

Chelsey Butchard focuses her practice on family law matters. Ms. Butchard has lived in Vancouver for over 25 years and greatly enjoys the local community. Her background in psychology, sales, parenthood, and complicated relationship and family dynamics make her a balanced yet zealous advocate for her clients in and out of the courtroom. Both her personal and professional experience in family law afford her the ability to not only relate to and empathize with her clients, but to efficiently analyze and strategize as cases move through the legal process. Ms. Butchard helps individuals who are struggling with issues including divorce, legal separation, child custody, non-married couples (committed intimate relationships), child support, domestic violence, and more.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Clark County Bar Association Family Law Section President (2023 – Present)
  • Judicial Mentorship Program training (2023)
  • Volunteer at Navigate Virtual Legal Clinic (2021 – Present)
  • Volunteer at Clark County Superior Court Family Law Pro Se Docket Assist Program (2021 – Present)
  • Rule 9 Limited License Legal Intern (2021 – 2022)
  • Title 26 Guardian ad Litem training (2022)
  • Emergency Substitute Teacher training (2021)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate training (2021)
  • Volunteer Judge for Washington YMCA Mock Trial (2021)
  • Judicial Extern for Honorable Judge Fairgrieve (2019)
  • Parent-Teacher Organization board member (2018 – Present)
  • NPC Women’s Bodybuilding Figure competitor (2015 – 2017)


  • Associate of Arts in Business Management from University of Phoenix
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix
  • Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law

Client Testimonials

I highly recommend Navigate Law Group! Chelsey Butchard went above and beyond my expectations in helping me with my case. Chelsey was compassionate but professional in every way, and she was always prompt and thorough in answering questions and offering support. She was extremely knowledgeable and patient with me, and her assistance was invaluable. I will consult with Chelsey and Navigate Law Group for any of my future legal needs and recommend them to others.
Brittani S.
Chelsey is amazing! Handled my divorce paperwork. Zero issues.
– Tom L.

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