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, along with a Masters of Business Administration.
Admitted to The Florida Bar in 1986, he has practiced throughout the state of Florida. He was worked for both large firms and small firms. He and three other attorneys started their own firm in 2008. In Spring 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.
An active member of Pasadena Community Church, a United Methodist church, Gary has served on the Board of Trustees and Lay Leadership Committee. For more than a decade he has served as small group leader for high school boys and has chaperoned many mission trips with the high school youth program.