Alison Butler, Esq.

Director, Division of Disability Rights
City and County of Denver, Colorado


Alison Butler is the Director of the Division of Disability Rights at the City and County of Denver. She joined the City following an extensive career as a civil rights attorney, including working with parents and children with disabilities in the state’s child welfare system and serving as Director of Legal Services at Colorado’s federally designated disability advocacy organization, Disability Law Colorado. Over the course of her career, Alison has fought for independence, equity, and justice for people with disabilities in accessing governmental services, employment, housing, public accommodations, and physical and mental health care services. She routinely provides training for local, state, and national audiences on the rights of people with disabilities, including creating and teaching the inaugural Disability Rights Law course at University of Colorado Law School. Alison earned her B.A. from Florida State University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. Alison enjoys hiking, SUPing, traveling, opera, zip-lining, and just spending time with her three children, dog, and cat. As a person living with Stage IV cancer, she is also active in various cancer support communities and charities.