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Rich Busse Appointed Vice Chair of American College of Trial Lawyers' International Committee

Rich Busse of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt has been appointed Vice Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers' International Commitee. Mr. Busse's tenure as Chair will run through September 2015.  The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) was founded in 1950 and is widely recognized as one of the preeminent legal associations in America.  Fellowship in the college is extended by invitation only, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.


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Scott Hunt Nominated to College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Scott Hunt of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt has joined his partner, Rich Busse, as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The appointment makes Mr. Hunt one of only 16 attorneys in Oregon who enjoy the distinction, and one of only 2 Oregon attorneys in the College who exclusively represent plaintiffs in employment litigation.  They are Busse & Hunt.  

Membership in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is by nomination only, and is only available to lawyers who have practiced with great distinction in the field for at least twenty years.  Mr. Hunt is the only Oregon fellow admitted into the College for 2014.
 

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All Four Busse & Hunt Attorneys Selected to Law and Politics’ Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Richard Busse, Scott Hunt, Kyle Busse and Kirsten Rush of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt were honored in the 2014 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers.  Super Lawyers is a publication distributed by Law & Politics Magazine which identifies the top 5% of attorneys in the state as chosen by their peers and the magazine's independent research.  Rich Busse and Mr. Hunt received special recognition as being among the top 50 lawyers statewide in all legal categories.  Mr. Busse has been recognized as one of Oregon's top 50 lawyers in eight of the nine years since the magazine began featuring Oregon's Super Lawyers in 2006, and this is the fifth year Mr. Hunt has enjoyed the distinction.  Busse & Hunt partner Kyle Busse was also recognized as an Oregon Rising Star for the seventh consecutive year.  Additionally, Busse & Hunt associate Kirsten Rush has been honored as a Rising Star for the first time.  Oregon Rising Stars comprise no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state annually.

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Kirsten Rush Honored as Rising Star

In only her second year of practice, Kirsten Rush has achieved the distinction of being voted a Super Lawyers' "Rising Star" by her peers in the Oregon legal community.  Oregon Rising Stars comprise no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state annually.

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Richard Busse is Honored as 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" by
"Best Lawyers in America"

Richard C. Busse, of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt, has been honored as Portland, Oregon's top lawyer representing individuals in employment matters.  In addition to being the 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" in the practice area of Employment Law - Individuals, Mr. Busse was also recognized by his peers as a "Best Lawyer" in the practice area of Litigation - Labor and Employment.  Mr. Busse has been recognized by "Best Lawyers" as one of the country's top employment litigators since 1989.

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Scott Hunt among "Best Lawyers in America" for Eighth Consecutive Year

Scott N. Hunt, of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt, has been recognized as one of the country's top employment litigators for 2014.  Mr. Hunt has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the publication "Best Lawyers in America" for the practice areas of Employment Law - Individuals, and Litigation - Labor and Employment.  This is the eighth consecutive year Mr. Hunt has enjoyed the honor of inclusion in "Best Lawyers." 

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Busse and Hunt Partners Voted Super Lawyers and Rising Star


Richard Busse, Scott Hunt and Kyle Busse of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm, Busse & Hunt, were honored in the 2013 issue of Super Lawyers.  Super Lawyers is a publication distributed by Law & Politics Magazine which identifies the top 5% of attorneys in the state as chosen by their peers and the magazine's independent research.  Richard Busse and Mr. Hunt have been recognized as "Super Lawyers" since the magazine began publication and this is the sixth consecutive year that Kyle Busse has been recognized as an Oregon "Rising Star."  Oregon Rising Stars comprise no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state annually.


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Scott Hunt Begins Service as Chair of the Oregon Bench and Bar Commission on Professionalism


Scott Hunt of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt has been elected to serve as Chair of the Oregon Bench and Bar Commission on Professionalism.  The Commission on Professionalism was created in 1992 with the mission of promoting professionalism throughout the legal profession in Oregon.  Members of the Commission include representatives from the Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon Court of Appeals, several state circuit courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, each of the state's law schools, the PLF, practitioners, and the President of the Oregon Bar.  Mr. Hunt will serve as Chair from February 2013 through February 2014. 



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Rich Busse Appointed Chair of Oregon Chapter of American College of Trial Lawyers 

Rich Busse of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt has been appointed Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Busse's tenure as Chair will run through 2013.  The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) was founded in 1950 and is widely recognized as one of the preeminent legal associations in America.  Fellowship in the college is extended by invitation only, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.  

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Kyle Busse Elected Chair of Portland Human Rights Commission
 

Kyle Busse of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt was elected Chair of the City of Portland Human Rights Commission at the general meeting of the Commission on October 3, 2012.  Mr. Busse is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Commission and is Chair of the Commission's Human Trafficking Task Force.  Mr. Busse's one year term as Chair will commence on November 1, 2012.
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Busse & Hunt Welcomes Kirsten Rush To The Firm 


On August 13, 2012, Busse & Hunt welcomed Kirsten Rush to the firm.  A 2012 graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, Kirsten will join Busse & Hunt's state and federal employment discrimination practice.  Welcome Kirsten!
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Busse & Hunt Attorneys Selected to Law and Politics’ Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 


Richard Busse, Scott Hunt and Kyle Busse of the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt were honored in the 2012 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers.  Super Lawyers is a publication distributed by Law & Politics Magazine which identifies the top 5% of attorneys in the state as chosen by their peers and the magazine's independent research.  Rich Busse and Mr. Hunt received special recognition as being among the top 50 lawyers statewide in all legal categories.  Mr. Busse has been recognized as one of Oregon's top 50 lawyers since the magazine began featuring Oregon's Super Lawyers in 2006, and this is the fourth consecutive year Mr. Hunt has enjoyed the distinction.  Additionally, Kyle Busse, the firm's newest partner, was recognized as an Oregon Rising Star for the fifth consecutive year.  Oregon Rising Stars comprise no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state annually.

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U.S. News and Best Lawyers ranks Busse & Hunt on Tier One of Best Law Firms for Employment Law

Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt has been ranked on Tier One of the Best Law Firms for employment law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. These rankings, which are presented in tiers, showcase law firms that are ranked nationally in one or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 119 major legal practice areas. Law firms receiving the designation enjoyed by Busse & Hunt are receiving the first award of this kind by U.S.News and Best Lawyers®. In addition to being ranked in Tier One of the Best Law Firms for employment law, Busse & Hunt was also ranked in Tier Two of the Best Law Firms in the Litigation category. Click here to see the awards.


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Scott Hunt to begin service as Chair of OSB’s Labor & Employment Section 

Commencing January 1, 2012, Scott Hunt of the Portland employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt, will serve as Chair of the Oregon State Bar's Labor and Employment Section Executive Board.  Scott was elected as Chair at the section's annual meeting in September 2011 held in Sunriver, Oregon.  Mr. Hunt served as an officer on the section’s Executive Board for the previous three years.
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R. Kyle Busse has become a partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2012. 

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Oregon Civil Rights Newsletter, December 2011 

“Supreme Court Update,” by Kyle Busse and Elizabeth Bonucci

Read it here.
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OSB Labor and Employment Section CLE 

September 23-24, 2011

Sunriver, Oregon

Labor and Employment Section Chair-elect, Scott Hunt.  Featuring, among other distinguished members of the bar, Kyle Busse.

Click here to view the complete brochure
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Oregon Civil Rights Newsletter, August 2011 

“Supreme Court Update,” by Kyle Busse and Elizabeth Bonucci

Read it here.

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Pittioni v. Estacada School District featured in Portland Tribune 

Friday, April 15th, 2011

"It took a 12-member jury less than two hours of deliberating Thursday afternoon to award former Estacada Junior High School Principal Anna Pittioni $122,000 in damages in a civil lawsuit."Read more here.
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Three Busse & Hunt attorneys selected to Law and Politics’ Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Friday, July 29, 2011


Richard Busse and Scott Hunt of the Portland, Oregom employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt were honored in the 2011 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a publication distributed by Law & Politics magazine which identifies the top 5% of attorneys in the state as chosen by their peers and the magazine's own independent research.
Mr. Busse and Mr. Hunt received special recognition as being among the top 50 lawyers statewide in all legal categories.  Mr. Busse has been recognized as one of Oregon’s top 50 lawyers since the magazine began featuring Oregon’s Super Lawyers in 2006, and this is the 3rd consecutive year Mr. Hunt has enjoyed the distinction.  Additionally, Kyle Busse, an associate in the firm, was recognized as an Oregon Rising Star for the fourth consecutive year.  Oregon Rising Stars comprise no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state annually.
 
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Kyle Busse appointed as Human Rights Commissioner by Portland City Council

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kyle Busse, associate at the Portland, Oregon employment litigation firm Busse & Hunt, was appointed by the Portland City Council to serve on the City of Portland Human Rights Commission.  Created in 2008, the Human Rights Commission’s mission is to work to eliminate bigotry, to strengthen inter-group relationships and to foster greater understanding, inclusion and justice for those who live, work, study, worship, travel and play in the City of Portland. http://www.portlandonline.com/humanrelations/index.cfm?c=48749
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Oregon Civil Rights Newsletter, March 2011

“Supreme Court Update,” by Elizabeth Bonucci and Kyle Busse

Read it here.
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The Latest in Whistleblowing Under State and Federal Law

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Featuring Scott Hunt, Busse & Hunt; Caroline Guest, Littler Mendelson

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