Buzz English elected to American Bar Association Board of Governors
by Mandy Hicks
At the ABA‘s annual meeting in August, partner Buzz English was elected to the ABA Board of Governors. He will serve a three year term on the board, which meets quarterly.
Additionally, Buzz was placed on the board’s finance committee, which is responsible for the budget and finances of the ABA. The Board of Governors has 43 members, and is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization, which is the largest voluntary bar association in the world. You can read more about the mission and goals of the ABA here. “The American Bar Association holds attorneys to the highest standards and thus, has an important role in supporting one of the cornerstones of a democratic society,” Buzz said. “It is an honor to serve in this capacity, and to interact with fellow attorneys who are deeply committed to the ethical practice of law.”
Buzz has long been involved in the ABA. He completed a term on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary as the Sixth Circuit Representative. This committee is charged with evaluating all proposed federal judicial nominees to Article III positions across the United States. The committee members are charged with conducting a confidential investigation of the proposed nominee’s integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament. He has also served on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee for Bar Activities.
He has served as a leader in Kentucky as well, serving as President of the Kentucky Bar Association, and receiving the Public Advocate Award from the Kentucky Public Advocacy Commission in 2010. “I believe that every attorney has a duty to give back to the profession that they love,” Buzz said. “I’m proud to be an attorney in Kentucky and happy to have the opportunity to improve the field of law. I encourage other attorneys to get involved at every opportunity.”
About Buzz English
Buzz English’s extensive legal career has centered around business litigation. He has successfully defended large corporations from class-action lawsuits brought by shareholders or by consumers. He has extensive experience in federal court and has successfully argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court in precedent-setting cases.
Buzz has represented both international and domestic manufacturers in products liability litigation involving farm machinery, automobiles, industrial equipment and household products. He has represented both contractors and owners in court and in arbitration proceedings involving construction disputes, and has represented businesses, individuals and insurance companies in coverage and bad faith litigation. He has also handled appeals in both federal and state court and is a life member of the Judicial Conference for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.