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University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.


Practice Experience:

Richard Busse is currently a partner in the Busse & Hunt law firm. On January 1, 2017, he will become “of Counsel” to the firm. He will retire as a partner in the firm with over 40 years of litigation practice in the area of employment law.

Mr. Busse spent the first seven years of his career in general practice and then as Chief Deputy County Counsel for Multnomah County. During that time he litigated both individual and class-action cases on the defense side. In 1981, he opened his own practice and has continued that practice first as a sole practitioner, and since 1997 as a partner in Busse & Hunt, which specializes in plaintiff’s employment litigation.

In 1989 Mr. Busse was first nominated by his peers to be listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” and has been listed in every subsequent annual edition of that publication for labor and employment law in Oregon. He was also recognized by that publication as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland in 2011 and 2014.

Professional Activities:

Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him its highest rating, “AV,” for legal ability and ethics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers, all peer-selected honor societies. Mr. Busse served as Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the ACTL from Fall 2012 through Fall 2014 and is currently Chair of the ACTL’s International Committee. He is also the author of two published books in the field of employment law.

Admitted to Practice:

Oregon State Courts
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States

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