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Ralph Charles Buss

Ralph Charles Buss

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

     There is no substitute for meeting the injured motorcyclists and their  families, learning firsthand about their concerns and outlining to them a plan of action.

      Our offices were founded and are dedicated for the fulltime representation of motorcyclists with major injuires as a result of negilent acts of others.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1966

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    38 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    38 years, 900 cases



Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer.


    Joseph Ritzo
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. Ralph has been doing great work for injured bikers for many years!


    Sam Hochberg Motorcycle Accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ralph C. Buss Law Office

168 E High St
Painesville, OH, 44077

Law Office of Ralph C. Buss

168 E High St
Po Box 705
Painesville, OH, 44077-3434




MIActive And In Good Standing201308/06/2015
INActive In Good Standing201008/30/2015
WVAuthorized to practice law199508/29/2015
KYAuthorized to practice law199506/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Proffessional acheivementKentucky Bar Association2013
Silver spoke legal awardNational Coalition of Motorcycles2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySelf Employed Attorney1977 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court of Sourthern District of OhioAttorney2015 - Present
Abate of MImember2014 - Present
MIchighan Confedration of clubslegal counsel for2014 - Present
Michighan Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Indian American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Abate of W.V.member2000 - Present
Wesst Virginia Bar AssociatonAttorney Member1995 - Present
Confederation of Clubs WV & KYlegal counsel1995 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAttorney Member1991 - Present
CMROmember1990 - Present
MRFmember1990 - Present
Kentucky Motorcycle Associationmemeber1990 - Present
BMW Riders Associationmember1990 - Present
GWRRAmember1990 - Present
HOG Clubmember1990 - Present
Texs Association of Criminal defense lawyersAttorney Member1980 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member1980 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseAttorney Member1980 - Present
Pennsylavania Association for JusticeAttorney Member1980 - Present
West Virginia Association for JusticeAttorney Member1980 - Present
Abate of OhioMember1978 - Present
Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member1975 - Present
AMAMember1975 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member1973 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationAttorney Member1972 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysAttorney Member1972 - Present
Defense Research InstituteAttorney Member1972 - Present
Ohio Association of Civil Trial AttorneysAttorney Member1972 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAttorney Member1970 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member1970 - Present
Cleveland Bar AssociationAttorney Member1966 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1966 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeAttorney Member1962 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jonathon E. Hunter vs Shelby Hurleysettlement in excess for million dollars
Brandon Gockerell vs Lois J Duttonsettlement for excess one million
Donna Davis vs Jeffery E Bluntsettlement in excess of one million

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Publication NameTitleDate
Ridin on MagaizineLock it or Lose it2015
Ridin on MagaizineMotorcycle Awareness & You2015
Ridin on MagaizneThey Are Us:sharing the freedom of the road2015
Ohios concelaed statueRight to Carry and when2014
Ridin on MagazineWhat NOT to do after accident2014
Ridin on MagazineOhio Veterans Bonus Program2014
Animals vs Motor vehiclesRoad Kill2013
CongressUSA First anti-bike & anti discrimination bill1981


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
western reserve univeristyPsychology chemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts1962

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
R.I.C.O. RodeoR.I.C.O. Answers you wanted to know,but did not know where to ask2014
NcomDiscrimination of Bikers2001