Tony Buzbee - Defining Moments
by Michael Lee Laning
978-0-9798391-9-1, Hardback Edition
Not since flamboyant, fringed-sleeved Gerry Spence has the courtroom seen anyone who can compare to Tony Buzbee. His fame and reputation increases with each successive judgment—including multi-million dollar victories against mega corporations, such as BP and the Ford Motor Company, and government entities such as FEMA and the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Tony Buzbee—a product of a small-town upbringing in East Texas, an education at Texas A&M, the training of the United States Marine Corps, and the experience at the University of Houston Law School—is driven to succeed. He has created the reputation and the reality of a man not to be crossed in the courtroom or elsewhere by working extremely hard to be the best prepared lawyer in any trial and at every settlement discussion. He is a loyal friend and a ferocious enemy. He cares about what is right; his goal is doing the right thing.
In his mid-40s now, Buzbee is still a young man—especially among the ranks of highly lauded trial lawyers. Still Buzbee seems almost obsessed with continuing to be one who represents the unrepresented and who gives hope to the hopeless in the legal arena. He is totally immersed in and exhilarated by the contests that he sees as David v. Goliath, poor v. rich, small v. big, the haves nots v. the haves, and good v. evil.
Tony Buzbee´s defining moments are most often the result of the codes by which he lives, many of which he extracted from the book he keeps on his desk and requires all his associates to read, a book he believes is a must-read for every current and future attorney. A summary of this "guidebook" is included among the chapters that detail courtroom performances that rival the fictional Perry Mason. Tony Buzbee is the real thing.