Roger J. Buffington

Roger J. Buffington

Managing Partner
Fountain Valley, California
Roger J. Buffington graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1997. Before that, he obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, and is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California (inactive status). He utilized his MBA/CPA in his capacity as an officer of several major California and U.S. corporations. Mr. Buffington is an experienced commercial, real estate, employment, and trust and estate trial lawyer, and has successfully tried high-dollar cases in State and Federal court as well as in many arbitration forums. He is also skilled at the use of mediation as a litigation tool to solve clients' problems in a cost-effective manner. Mr. Buffington brings his strong financial and business expertise to bear in all of the Firm's business, investment fraud, trust and estate, and real estate cases ensuring that the Firm's clients receive aggressive and thorough representation. Numerous corporations as well as two major universities have repeatedly retained Mr. Buffington and Buffington Law Firm to serve as outside litigation counsel. Mr. Buffington is a former Captain in the United States Army and was a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. Recent achievements include a multi-million dollar verdict in a business fraud dispute, a successful defense of corporate directors in a corporate control and breach of contract dispute as well as confidential settlements in a series of real estate and investment fraud cases. In 2012, in a one-week trial in a trust dispute he recovered a multi-million dollar estate as well as all legal fees and costs for the clients. It is Mr. Buffington's goal to provide cost effective legal help to each client, beginning with a free consultation.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Business Litigation
  • 20% Real Estate Litigation
  • 30% Trust and Estate Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1997


  • University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Editor in Chief, 1996 - 1997
  • University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, California
    • Master of Business Administration - 1982
    • Major: Emphasis in Accounting and Finance
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • A.B.
    • Major: Economics
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) - State of California

Published Works

  • A Proposed Standard of Liability for the Public Accounting Profession, USC Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Spring, 1997


  • Henry B. LaTorraca, Esq.
  • David L. Keligian, Esq. - Brown & Streza

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Military Graduate, UCLA, 1971 - 1975
  • Army Commendation Medal, 1975 - 1980
  • University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2012 - 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Iron Mountain Corporation, Corporate Controller, 1987 - 1993
  • Stevco, Inc., Chief Financial Officer, 1993 - 1994

Ancillary Businesses

  • Corporate Counselor Program - Monthly Legal Aid for Small to Medium Sized Businesses


  • English


  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Alpha Epsilon