Local Counsel Attorneys
in San Diego, CA

San Diego Local Counsel Representation

Exceptional Local Intellectual Property Counsel

At Buche & Associates, P.C., we are often retained to act as local counsel for businesses and individuals with intellectual property, and other civil disputes in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. Whether they are being sued or filing a lawsuit regarding patent, copyright, or trademark litigation, we can give our attorney clients a distinctive edge. We are well-versed in the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California, which are among the more intricate of any of the district courts in the nation. We can assist both corporate and outside legal staff maneuver the procedural issues that are common in San Diego and Los Angeles.

We are extremely flexible. The local counsel services and presence of Buche & Associates, P.C. can be designed specifically to fit your needs. In some instances, lead counsel prepares all the substantial pleadings and our attorneys will simply handle the issues of form. In other cases, our attorneys can make all necessary court appearances, manage depositions, and provide significant direction. We can help law firms in countless ways. But for starters, we can prepare pro hac vice forms and ensure your pleadings are in compliance with the local standards.

In addition to our knowledge of and extensive experience with the local rules, we are often acquainted with the judges that handle the cases. This can be of some benefit. As attorneys well know, the outcome of many cases will rely on procedure, and the attorneys of Buche & Associates, P.C. have an insider’s local perspective that law firms in other areas often lack.

We not only provide skilled local counsel in the federal court system of the Southern District of California, located in San Diego, but in other districts as well, such as the Central District (Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Riverside). The complexity of the Local Rules of the Central District of California (Los Angeles) is particularly noteworthy, and we routinely help law firms navigate these processes. With an office and presence in Houston, Texas, we are also able to help attorneys throughout Texas. Our attorneys are registered in all the federal district courts in Texas. The attorneys of Buche & Associates, P.C. are also experienced, and have made appearances as local counsel in the Eastern District of California, the Northern District (which has divisions in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Eureka); and in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (San Francisco). Our attorneys are particularly knowledgeable in the special Patent Rules of the federal districts in which we practice, which can cause complications for litigators who are not always familiar with those local nuances.

Since we are an intellectual property law firm, we have extensive knowledge of trademark, copyright, and patent law. However, we are not limited only to this type of law. The attorneys of Buche & Associates, P.C. have also assisted law firms across the nation by providing local counsel representation for other cases such as personal injuries, business, and civil rights and disability litigation issues. When you retain our attorneys as local counsel, we will work in conjunction with the primary counsel, in an effort to choose the most effective course of action. Also, if desired, we can often help determine whether to seek jurisdictional transfers to a more favorable venue or dismissal of the case. If the case remains under our jurisdiction, we will continue to cooperate with the primary counsel to process pro hac vice forms and whatever else you need, from the initial case filings all the way through the trial and any appeals, if necessary.

Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant in an injury, patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, licensing, theft of trade secret, or any other intellectual property case in the San Diego area, our attorneys are ready to help. We can work in conjunction with your in-house or outside general or litigation counsel to make things much easier and more effective in the local court system. Buche & Associates, P.C. offers a competitive edge that only a local law firm can offer. Contact us for more information about our local counsel services. Email John Buche at jbuche@buchelaw.com, or call 858-459-9111, to speak to him personally about your local counsel needs.

What our Clients have to say about our San Diego Attorneys...

  • These guys are great! Always helpful in answering any questions we have, and transparent about the amount of work needed on any new projects. Very well rounded group of individuals and would recommend for any project. Thanks guys!

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    Bryce Hudson
    3/09/2020

    Buche & Associates responded almost immediately to my inquiry about a possible new case. They provided a quick initial assessment and recommendations on how I should proceed. I could not have asked or expected anything better. Buche was extremely helpful and professional.

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    Sammie Covington
    1/08/2020

    Great experience, very quick to return our request for a consult, and professional to deal with.

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    Justin Sims
    1/07/2020
  • I reached out to Buche and Associates via email for help with a music industry contract. John responded to my email the next day giving me assurance and a thumbs up on my existing contract - NC. I appreciated the rapid, honest, and professional response! I'm very happy to have found this law firm.

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    Stefan Depner
    11/05/2019

    All the attorneys that did work for me at Buche and Associates were extremely knowledgeable and got the work done quickly and efficiently. I've always felt they've had my best interests and given me sound advice that has paid off. I highly recommend Buche and Associates for your legal needs.

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    Josh Wickman
    10/30/2019

    Highly recommend. Professional, responsive and great to work with. Backed me up 100% in the face of a ridiculous lawsuit.

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    sdavis5125 .
    8/03/2019
  • Great... They helped me straighten out a patent 10 years ago and now I'm reaping the rewards. Thx John

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    FlagPole Buddy
    2/14/2019

    John and his team have been fantastic to work with. They are always responsive, professional and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

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    Mark Leone
    2/09/2018

    They were super helpful when I called them! Thank you very much!

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    The Sticker Boss
    2/05/2018
  • John and the associates at his firm have done some fantastic trademark and other intellectual property work for my business startup. His legal advice has been invaluable and I can't recommend his services enough.

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    Jim B
    4/01/2014

    I spoke with John and two of his attorneys about a the potential for patenting a bicycle braking apparatus. He was very knowledgeable and generous with his and his teams time. It turned out that the apparatus was not patentable but had it been we would have strongly considered Buche & Associates.

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    MB S
    3/07/2014

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