Gary graduated summa cum laude from Stetson University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Economics. He obtained his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida in 1986 and a Masters of Business Administration.
Admitted to The Florida Bar in 1986, he has practiced throughout the state of Florida. He has worked for both large firms and small firms. He, along with three other attorneys, started a firm in 2008. Then in the Spring of 2012, he began his solo practice as Gary L. Butler, P.A.
Gary is admitted to practice before all state courts in the State of Florida and admitted to practice in all Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts in the State of Florida.
Aside from his work as a lawyer, Gary is an active member of Pasadena Community Church, a United Methodist church. Gary has served on several elected leadership committees. Currently, he serves on the Church Council, the governing committee of the church, as the Chair of the committee, but he has also served on the Board of Trustees and Lay Leadership Committee. For over two decades, he has been a small group leader for high school boys and chaperoned many mission trips with the high school youth program.