J. Kevin Buster

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

J. Kevin Buster

J. Kevin Buster

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

Biography

Kevin Buster is a senior trial partner with over 35 years of courtroom experience in a wide variety of cases. His practice focuses on class actions and other mass tort litigation in the toxic tort, product liability and environmental tort areas. As head of our Mass Tort and Toxic Tort practice, Kevin represents leading companies nationwide in the defense of complex tort claims involving a wide variety of chemical substances.

Kevin has defended clients in state and federal courts in over 25 states in cases involving a wide array of chemical substances, including dioxins, PCBs, pesticides, metals, solvents, gasses, odors, petroleum products, chemical warfare agents, asbestos and others. These cases have involved exposures/contamination in a broad variety of contexts, including workplace, residential, environmental and product exposures.

Legal 500, which ranks our Mass Tort and Toxic Tort practice as one of only three in the Tier One category nationally, identifies Kevin as our “standout individual for toxic torts.” Kevin has also been ranked as a Georgia Super Lawyer for several years.
Education

A.B., Duke University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., University of Virginia
Clerkships

A.B., Duke University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., University of Virginia

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Georgia

Law Clerk, The Honorable Pierce Lively, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

American Bar AssAssociations

A.B., Duke University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., University of Virginia

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Georgia

Law Clerk, The Honorable Pierce Lively, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association

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Education
JD

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

AB, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to more than 25 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts, network with 22,000+ like-minded defense practitioners and more. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years and focuses on five main goals: Education: To teach and educate and to improve the skills of the defense law practitioner Justice: To strive for improvement in the civil justice system Balance: To be a counterpoint to the plaintiff's bar and seek balance in the justice system in the minds of potential jurors and on all fields where disputes are resolved Economics: To assist members in dealing with the economic realities of the defense law practice, including the competitive legal marketplace Professionalism and Service: To urge members to practice ethically and responsibly, keeping in mind the lawyer's responsibilities that go beyond the interest of the client to the good of American society as a whole.

Member
Current

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has been serving a distinguished membership of corporate and insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives since 1920. Its activities benefit the approximately 2,500 invitation-only, peer reviewed members and their clients, as well as the civil justice system and the legal profession. Moreover, the IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development.

Career History
Clerk
Prior

The court is composed of sixteen judges and is based at the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is one of thirteen United States courts of appeals. Elena Kagan is the circuit justice for the Sixth Circuit.[1] William Howard Taft, the only person ever to serve as both President and Chief Justice of the United States, once served on the circuit. Four judges of the Sixth Circuit have been elevated to serve on the Supreme Court.

Partner
Current

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in many offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. The company's lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. The company was established in 1885 and it is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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