About Us

Joel Button
Attorney at Law
Licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Joel and his wife, Marty, grew up in Iowa and attended high school together.  For college, Marty went east, to Boston College, and Joel went north.

Joel received his undergraduate degrees at the University of Minnesota, focusing on European History, German and Latin.  In a nod to practicality, Joel followed in the footsteps of his wife and earned his teaching license at the University of St Thomas. Joel taught history and German in Stillwater, at the High School and at New Heights Charter School.  Over the next years, as the Button family grew, they moved to Ohio and then to Iowa, to work at an international boarding school.  During this time, Joel completed his Masters of Educational Administration and Principal license.  After 7 years teaching, coaching, dorm parenting and administrating, Joel began to feel that a law degree would make him a better administrator.  In 2005, the Button Family left Iowa and returned again to Stillwater.  Joel soon began at William Mitchell School of Law and graduated in the spring of 2008.

The Buttons live in the countryside north of Stillwater. Their children are Emma, Grace, Eli, Levi, and Zeke; with Liz and Sadie arriving from Ethiopia in 2010.  Joel enjoys ultrarunning and parenting. He serves as a governing member of the Elder Law Section of the MN State Bar, President of the Upper Midwest Trail Runners, and past board member of HOPE Adoption and Family Services International, Inc.

  • joelbutton@stcroixlaw.com

Education

William Mitchell College of Law
Juris Doctor

Drake University
Master of Arts, Educational Administration

University of St. Thomas
Secondary teaching license

University of Minnesota
History & German minor

Professional Associations

Governing Council Member – Elder Law section of the MN State Bar Association

Washington County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Zaidee Martin
Attorney at Law
Licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Zaidee’s bio coming soon…

  • zaidee.martin@gmail.com

Education

William Mitchell College of Law
Juris Doctor

TBA University
TBA

TBA
TBA

Professional Associations

Minnesota State Bar Association

Ron Rollins
Attorney at Law
Licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Ron’s bio coming soon…

  • zaidee.martin@gmail.com

Education

TBA
Juris Doctor

TBA University
TBA

TBA
TBA

Professional Associations

Minnesota State Bar Association

Leigh Gray
Paralegal
Leigh grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and headed to Grinnell College, where she earned a B.A. in History. To get a broader experience of our country, she went to Boston University and worked hard to receive her M.A. in Art History. Like many young graduates, Leigh struggled to find her perfect employment situation, while moving forward with her life. She married, had two children and found her most rewarding job in becoming a stay at home mom.

As the children grew, Leigh engaged in an assortment of volunteer work and part-time employment to supplement her resume. Leigh has enjoyed becoming acquainted with a variety of areas of the law while working for Joel. Helping clients find a sense of ease and calm when their problems are being handled with compassion and competency has been an unexpected benefit of her work as a paralegal.

Leigh and her husband, Hank, enjoy living in Stillwater with their sons, Davis and Colin. They try to find time to rehab their historic home while their busy family participates in school, sports and other activities in the St. Croix Valley.

  • leighmgray@gmail.com

Education

Boston University
Master of Arts, Art History

Grinnell College
Bachelor of Arts, History