Specific Biographical Data


Education

  • ​The Ohio State University; B.S. 1985
  • Whittier Law School; J.D.  2000, Cum Laude
  • Honors; Academic Scholarships; Top 10% of class
  • Multiple academic awards
  • American Jurisprudence Achievement Award 


Admissions

  • State Bar of California, admitted in 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Central
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • ​District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., admitted 2016


Professional Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association



Mr. Buscemi graduated law school cum laude and was both a member and editor for the Whittier Law Review.  He also was awarded multiple academic scholarships, in addition to, receiving several academic awards while pursuing his law degree.  

But it is Mr. Buscemi's background that his clients appreciate most and what makes him very different from other attorneys.  After leaving the military as a U.S. naval officer, Mr. Buscemi began his civilian career as a U.S. federal agent, then transitioned to a California licensed private investigator, later a senior insurance adjuster and ultimately he found himself drawn to the field of law.  Thus, Mr. Buscemi's diverse background and experience as a senior attorney make him knowledgeable and a formidable opponent - which results in client satisfaction.  

Nicholas A. Buscemi is a very experienced trial attorney with an impressive, successful trial record in family, civil and probate cases.

    Re courtroom achievements 

  • Mr. Buscemi recently prevailed for a divorce client in a very high value case involving a claim of breach of fiduciary duty (Family Code section 721(b)) where the other spouse claimed Mr. Buscemi's client had hidden tens of millions of dollars. The court, in a written opinion, sided fully with Mr. Buscemi's client.
  • In a hotly contested probate case in Los Angeles Superior Court, Mr. Buscemi's client sought to gain a conservatorship over his parent and his parent's estate.  The parent objected vigorously and requested the court appoint a professional conservator, which was supported by expert testimony.  The court granted Mr. Buscemi's client's petition over both the person and estate of the parent (and against the parent's wishes) owing in part to a convincing argument at the close of the trial.
  • Mr. Buscemi also settled several large value civil cases during 2014 varying from business disputes (including breach of contract and fraud) to other types of civil matters.
  • In other family law cases throughout 2016 and 2017, Mr. Buscemi was very successful in obtaining additional visitation time for clients' minor children, as well as, increasing child  support and negotiating numerous complicated settlements to avoid lengthy trials.  



NICHOLAS A. BUSCEMI

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