William L. Buus


Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1995)
California State University, Long Beach (B.A., Accountancy, 1991)

Of Counsel

William is a seasoned trial lawyer who has handled a wide variety of intellectual property 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. William has extensive experience in handling cases involving claims of trademark infringement, patent infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets. His cases have been the subject of news media reports, including major newspapers and television. One of his many notable successes in intellectual property litigation includes a $2.89 million verdict in a trademark infringement suit.

Because of his litigation successes, William was named as a “Super Lawyer” in 2009 and 2010 in Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (a publication of Los Angeles Magazine), having been recognized by his peers as one of the top lawyers in Southern California. He has also received the highest rating of “10” on AVVO in 2009 and 2010, and has been recognized by OC Metro Magazine in 2009 as one of Orange County’s top lawyers. He has also been invited to join the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a register of attorneys who have obtained multi-million dollar judgments and verdicts.

William is a partner at Schiffer & Buus, APC, and is an of-counsel of Nguyen & Tarbet, LLC, where he provides invaluable counseling to our clients with respect to intellectual property litigation matters.

William currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, and is also the Chamber’s Secretary. In the past, he has been a judge pro tempore for the California Superior Court in Orange County, acting as a settlement officer for various types of disputes. 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’s law review, and was invited to join Southwestern’s moot court honors program. William has also passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.

Admitted to Practice
California State Bar; Federal Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; Pro Hac Vice admissions in several states, including Delaware, Nevada, New York, and Texas

Hobbies and Interests
Piano and Tae Kwon Do.