Mr. Buzbee grew up poor as the son of a butcher and high school cafeteria worker. After earning a ROTC scholarship, Buzbee was able to attend Texas A&M University . While there, he was a Battalion Commander in the Corps of Cadets. Upon graduation, Buzbee was named a Distinguished Naval Graduate, Distinguished Student, and was recognized as the Outstanding NROTC Senior, and Outstanding Commander in the Corps of Cadets.
After college, Buzbee entered the United States Marine Corps to serve his country. In his initial Marine Corps training, Buzbee was recognized as an Honor Graduate, receiving the number one leadership score out of more than 200 other Lieutenants. Buzbee then continued his service as a Marine Corps infantry officer, serving in the Persian Gulf and Somalian conflicts, where he commanded various Marine infantry units. Buzbee was later selected to become a special forces officer, commanding the Recon Company of the First Marine Regiment. While a special forces, recon officer, Mr. Buzbee received various awards, including top leadership awards from the rigorous Navy Dive School in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the daunting Amphibious Reconnaissance Course in Coronado Island, California . Ultimately, Buzbee earned the rank of Captain, and during his service was awarded the prestigious Navy Commendation Medal.
After his Marine Corps service, Buzbee entered law school at the University of Houston Law Center. In law school Mr. Buzbee was the Managing Editor of the Houston Law Review. He was also elected Class Captain by his peers. He was a member of the Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, and Order of the Barons. Among other awards, Buzbee received the Stephen S. Rudolph Scholarship (ranked #1 in section), the Corpus Juris Secundum Award, the Porter & Hedges Writing Award, the Maurice Howard Treiman Writing Award, the Phi Delta Phi Ethics Writing Award, and the Andrews & Kurth Award. Buzbee ultimately graduated Summa Cum Laude, finishing #2 in his class. This second place finish continues to bother him to this day.
Tony Buzbee entered the law profession to speak for those who can't speak for themselves. He has represented numerous maritime workers in Jones Act and maritime suits, on claims related to injuries suffered while working offshore and working on dredges. He currently represents more than 40 dredge workers. He has represented a class of offshore workers who alleged that their wages had been suppressed by their employers. He represented a class of maritime workers on claims that their workplace was riddled with asbestos. He represented more than a hundred clients in claims related to the recent BP explosion in Texas City, Texas. Buzbee has been or is currently lead counsel in more than ten death cases, resulting from the negligence of others.
In the commercial realm, he has represented the Port of Galveston in a breach of contract and fraud case pertaining to the construction of an offshore vessel facility that was to be built in Galveston, Texas. He represented a company in a breach of contract case related to that same facility. He represented individuals and businesses in an antitrust case that alleged monopolization of the payphone industry in several states. He has represented shareholders in businesses on claims that their share values had been improperly undervalued. He was retained by Spain's Basque government to bring claims against a U.S. classification society, related to the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker. Most recently, he was hired by Jimmy Buffett to bring trademark infringement claims against a vendor of Buffett-related merchandise.
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