William L. Buus




Trials & Appeals, Business litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation

Mr. Buus is a trial lawyer who has handled a wide variety of complex business litigation cases in state and federal court, as well as before various administrative agencies. He has also argued before federal and state courts of appeal. Among others, he has handled cases involving claims of trademark infringement, patent infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, fraud and false claims, wrongful termination, disputes arising in the sales of businesses, securities law before FINRA, real estate disputes, and insurance-related matters. His cases have been the subject of news media reports, including major newspapers and television.

Mr. Buus has recently become a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an organization that is highly respected in the legal community. ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In order to become a member, a lawyer must have conducted and completed a specific number of jury trials. Also, because of his litigation successes, Mr. Buus has been recognized as a SuperLawyer since 2009. He has also received the highest rating of “10” on AVVO in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and has been thrice recognized by OC Metro Magazine as one of Orange County’s top lawyers. In fact, in OC Metro’s August, 2012 publication, Mr. Buus was identified as one of the top ten litigators in Orange County.

Mr. Buus is currently a member of several Inns of Court, which are associations of trial lawyers that meet monthly to discuss topical issues of law and trial practice. Mr. Buus previously served on the Board of Directors for the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce. He has also authored several articles on law practice for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, including articles on proving damages as well as getting and keeping the jury’s attention. He was also on the staff of Southwestern University School of Law’s law review, and was invited to join Southwestern’s moot court honors program. Mr. Buus has also passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in 1991.  Mr. Buus is of-counsel to the firm.

Education Southwestern School of Law (J.D. with Honors; 1995); California State University, Long Beach (B.A. Accountancy, 1991)
Admissions Mr. Buus is admitted to practice before the highest courts in California
Associations ABOTA