Joseph P. Busch III

Joseph P. Busch III joined The Pitet Firm as “of counsel,” having retired from one of the country’s major law firms after 36 years of practice, 55 trials and arbitrations, and 20 appellate arguments. Mr. Busch has established an arbitration and mediation practice in his areas of expertise: securities, accountant liability, employee benefits (“ERISA”) and other complex business litigation. Mr. Busch will also be assisting the lawyers of Grobaty & Pitet in their active matters.


Mr. Busch’s litigation experience includes pretrial, trial and appellate court proceedings in individual, class and derivative actions in state and federal courts in Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Missouri, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New Jersey, as well as California. Mr. Busch has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for employee benefits litigation since 2009 and additionally for his appellate work in 2013, and as a “litigation star” by Institutional Investor’s Benchmark Litigation Guide since 2010 for his trial and appellate work. Mr. Busch is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all state and federal courts in the state of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in a number of other state and federal courts. He has also appeared before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation on several occasions.


Mr. Busch received his bachelor of arts degree with highest honors from Claremont McKenna College in l970. A 1976 graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California (Berkeley), he was a member of the California Law Review. Mr. Busch served as an officer in the United States Navy in Vietnam between college and law school.

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