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Ralph Charles Buss

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     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


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



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  • Robert Craig Biales

    I endorse this lawyer. I have tried cases for 23 years and Ralph C. Buss is one of the finest, most skilled litigators I have ever had the honor of knowing. I once spent 3 days away from my very busy practice to sit second chair to Ralph at a jury trial for no other reason than my hope to gain insight into this man's extraordinarily remarkable trial skills. Not only is Ralph one of the finest trial lawyers I have ever had the privilege of working with he is also one of the finest human beings I have ever known. The compassion I have seen Ralph show toward his clients and the charitable work I have seen him perform for the less fortunate in our community without any thought of personal gain make me want to be around him at any opportunity I have been given to do so. He has a spiritual integrity and love of his fellow human that I pray that I may some day possess if even to a fraction of the extent of what he possesses. He is an excellent lawyer and human being.


    Robert Biales Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Howard Evan Skolnick

    I endorse this lawyer. Ralph is a competent, accomplished and experienced trial attorney who cares deeply for his clients.


    Howard Skolnick Medical malpractice 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 Standing201308/04/2016
INActive In Good Standing201008/08/2016
WVAuthorized to practice law199508/13/2016
KYAuthorized to practice law199508/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dedicated SponsorH.O.G. Ohio rally2016
Dedicated SponsorH.O.G. Kentucky Rally2016
Dedicated SponsorNHRA Drag racing Warren HD2015
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
Confederation of Clubs WV & KYlegal counsel1995 - Present
Wesst Virginia Bar AssociatonAttorney Member1995 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAttorney Member1991 - Present
MRFmember1990 - Present
Kentucky Motorcycle Associationmemeber1990 - Present
HOG Clubmember1990 - Present
GWRRAmember1990 - Present
CMROmember1990 - Present
BMW Riders Associationmember1990 - Present
Pennsylavania Association for JusticeAttorney Member1980 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseAttorney Member1980 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member1980 - Present
West Virginia Association for JusticeAttorney Member1980 - Present
Texs Association of Criminal defense lawyersAttorney Member1980 - Present
Abate of OhioMember1978 - Present
Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member1975 - Present
AMAMember1975 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member1973 - Present
Ohio Association of Civil Trial AttorneysAttorney Member1972 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationAttorney Member1972 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysAttorney Member1972 - Present
Defense Research InstituteAttorney Member1972 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member1970 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAttorney Member1970 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1966 - Present
Cleveland Bar AssociationAttorney Member1966 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeAttorney Member1962 - Present
H.O.G. Ohio rallySponsor2001 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Girdham vs. Pearson$218,000
Donna Davis vs Jeffery E Bluntsettlement in excess of one million
Daniel R. Morgan vs Jack D. Hopkinssettlement $500.000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Risdin On magaizineIs Your 2nd Amendment under seige2016
Constitutional ReviewRiders Rights Handbook2016
Ridin On MagazineLegal Breifs2016
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
Full Throttle Ohio/KEntuckyFull Throttle2002
CongressUSA First anti-bike & anti discrimination bill1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
Case Western Reserve UniversityPsychology 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
Confederation of clubs meetingswhat is new under criminal law2013
annual meeting of abate of Pabikers discrimination2013
biker discrimintaionkientucky annual meeting2012
Motorcycle awarness rallyMotorcyle safety2008
annual ncom conventionbiker discrimination2006
Annual ncom conventionbiker discrimination2005
annual ncom meetingbiker discrimation2002
NcomDiscrimination of Bikers2001
confederation of clubs WVbiker discrimintaion2001