Tony Buzbee was named Texas Lawyer’s ATTORNEY of the YEAR in 2015. His firm has TWICE been named a top 50 Elite Plaintiff’s firm by the National Law Journal.
“One of the most successful trial lawyers in the country.”The New York Times Magazine
“Mr. Buzbee is a big, mean, ambitious, tenacious, fire-breathing Texas trial lawyer. Really big. Poster boy big.”The New York Times
“Buzbee has made his name going after corporations, and he usually wins big.”Texas Monthly
Tony Buzbee has practiced law in Texas for over twenty years. As an undergraduate at Texas A&M University, Buzbee obtained a Bachelor’s of Science was a member of the university’s Navy ROTC program. Upon graduation, Tony Buzbee entered the United States Marine Corps and served on active duty for the next four years. In the Marines, he was recognized at basic training as an Honor Graduate, and received the highest leadership score of any lieutenant in his class.
While with the Marine Corps, Tony Buzbee spent much time overseas in very dangerous places, including countries within the Persian Gulf and in African countries like Somalia. As an infantry officer, Buzbee commanded various Marine special operation capable (SOC) units. His career in the Marines continued to advance when he was selected to become a Reconnaissance officer in the First Marine Regiment. During this time, he received several awards, including honor graduate from Navy Dive School and Amphibious Reconnaissance Course, among others. Before returning to civilian life, Buzbee achieved the rank of captain and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.
After his stint on active duty in the Marines, Buzbee then applied to and was accepted into the University of Houston Law Center. During his time there, while also remaining on inactive status in the Marines, Buzbee became Managing Editor of the Houston Law Review. He was also elected as Class Captain by his peers and won both the State and Regional Mock Trial champion titles. Buzbee graduated from law school summa cum laude, second in his class. Thereafter, Buzbee served as a briefing attorney for a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas in the U.S. District Court. From there, he transitioned into an associate position at Susman Godfrey, LLP, a prestigious law firm known for their litigation practice.
In 1999, Tony Buzbee started his own firm. He based his practice on the principles he learned in the Marines—be prepared, move fast, be fearless, and execute. Buzbee has since been routinely recognized as one of the most successful and one of the most talented lawyers in the United States.
Buzbee has been wildly successful as an attorney. He has been involved in some of the most high profile cases in the United States. He has a reputation for winning. Because of his financial success, Buzbee has been able to give back. Buzbee serves on a number of boards, including serving as a regent of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents having been appointed by the governor in 2013. He was honored by Texas A&M University when the University named the Buzbee Leadership Learning Center in his honor. Buzbee also endowed the Dean’s Chair at the Texas A&M University School of Law.
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“Being able to connect with almost anyone has suited me well. In the jury selection process, I am quickly able to connect, and determine who is with me and who is against me.”Tony Buzbee
To date, Tony Buzbee has obtained more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements throughout his career, which includes a wide range of representative matters. He has appeared on the cover of New York Times Magazine, and in various national news programs as a commentator. Tony Buzbee has also received numerous instances of recognition including a Top Five “Go To” lawyer in commercial litigation and “Attorney of the Year” by the Texas Lawyer, as well as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters.