Richard C Busse Attorney at Law
Mr. Busse began practicing employment law in 1975. From 1975 to 1981 he defended employment cases, both with a defense firm and in his capacity as Chief Deputy County Counsel for Multnomah County, Oregon, the state's most populous county.
In 1981, he set out on his own to develop a plaintiff's employment litigation practice, and has practiced in that field ever since. He is now senior partner in the Portland, Oregon, law firm Busse & Hunt, which is devoted exclusively to the practice of plaintiff's employment law. Mr. Busse represents victims of race, sex, age, disability and other forms of unlawful discrimination. He also represents employees who have been the subject of wrongful discharge, defamation, and other workplace torts. His cases have established important legal precedents in the field. He is a frequent speaker and has published numerous articles on employment law.
Mr. Busse has been listed in the national peer review publication The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1989 for labor and employment law in Oregon. His firm has been named as the leading Plaintiff's employment law firm in Oregon by Chambers US; America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2003—04; and he has been awarded its highest individual rating. He is a fellow in the International Society of Barristers. He is a former master in the American Inns of Court. The nationally known legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell, gives Mr. Busse and his firm its highest rating for legal ability and ethics.