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About Me

Mr. Kuo's practice focuses on complex commercial matters involving securities fraud, derivative actions, intellectual property litigation, construction litigation and unfair business practice claims.  He advises his clients on measures and business practices to minimize litigation risk.  If circumstances warrant, however, he will defend and prosecute claims in state and federal courts.

During his career, Mr. Kuo has handled a wide variety of cases, but focuses primarily upon business litigation, including patent cases, trademark cases, trade secret cases, copyright cases, securities cases, real estate cases, and contract cases.  He is intimately involved in intellectual property actions filed in federal courts both inside and outside the State of California (including Washington and Texas).  He has diligently fought for his clients, both obtaining substantial awards and judgments for them and successfully defending them in high-stakes lawsuits.  Mr. Kuo was formerly an associate at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, one of the largest law firms in California.  He speaks fluent Mandarin, Chinese and performs pro bono work for the Chinese community.


In 2009, Mr. Kuo was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in Southern California under the age of 40


Languages Spoken: Mandarin, English

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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 45%
    16 years, 300 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    16 years
  3. Construction & Development: 15%
    16 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 15%
    16 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Contingent (25-50%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Jeffrey Thomas Gwynn

    Hubert is an outstanding and tenacious attorney. He has a proven track record of obtaining great results for his clients. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer.


    Jeffrey Gwynn Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christopher Muir Neumeyer

    I endorse this lawyer. He's bright, hard-working and knowledgeable in diverse areas.


    Christopher Neumeyer Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ardent Law Group - Orange County Office

2600 Michelson Dr.
Suite 1700
Irvine, CA, 92612-6535

Ardent Law Group - Diamond Bar Office

20955 Pathfinder Road
Suite 100
Diamond Bar, CA, 91765-4029

Ardent Law Group - Los Angeles Office

3435 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 3070
Los Angeles, CA, 90010




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderArdent Law Group, PC2010 - Present
ShareholderBuus Kim Kuo & Tran APC2006 - 2010
AssociateOswald & Yap2005 - 2006
AssociateLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith2002 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Asian American Bar Association of Orange CountyMember1999 - Present
Southern California Chinese Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
Asian American Bar Association of Orange CountyMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hus vs. Diamond Brothers LP$7.8 million dollar award
Merrill Lynch$300,000
Defense verdictDismissal with prejudice
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - DavisN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Chinese Radio StationInternational law2005