Edwin M. Buffmire
Edwin Buffmire represents clients in antitrust, class action, trade secret, and other complex and sensitive disputes in Texas and across the nation. He has built successful strategies for clients in a variety of industries, including obtaining dismissals for insurers in three class actions, defending an energy client against allegations of anticompetitive conduct in the natural gas industry, securing two full defense verdicts at trial for a securities brokerage firm against RICO claims, and defending media clients against a putative nationwide class asserting conspiracy allegations.
Edwin has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and has jury trial experience, defending a client against a federal wire fraud indictment. He also has experience arguing white collar criminal sentencing and presenting testimony on economic losses.
Prior to working with Jackson Walker, Edwin served as a judicial law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the chambers of the Honorable Richard R. Clifton. In that role, he analyzed appeals from the federal courts of California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii.
Edwin has established himself in the fields of evidence and e-discovery. He was invited to speak at a symposium organized by the Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules. Those proceedings were published in the Fordham Law Review. Edwin has published articles with the Tennessee Law Review and the Fordham Law Review discussing Federal Rule of Evidence 502, protective orders, and attorney-client privilege.
Edwin also continues to try to extend his basketball career by playing in local leagues with colleagues and friends, albeit much more slowly than when he played at Princeton. But his dog, Juneau—named for the capital of his home state, Alaska—prefers attending SMU football games on Saturdays.
B.A., Princeton University
J.D., cum laude, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
- Order of the Coif
- Northwestern Law Review, Senior Article Editor
Supreme Court of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
- Class Action
- Complex Litigation
- Fiduciary Duty Litigation
- Media Litigation
- Shareholder Litigation
- Argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, defending client against charges of healthcare fraud
- Obtained two full jury verdicts for defendants in RICO trials
- Obtained dismissals of three class action lawsuits in Arkansas
- Delivered opening statement and cross-examined witnesses in federal criminal jury trial defending client against federal wire fraud charges
- “Texas Rising Star,” Super Lawyers – Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2017-2021
- Author, “Enter the Order, Protect the Privilege: Considerations for Courts Entering Protective Orders Under Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d),” 81 FORDHAM L. REV. 1621 (2013)
- Author, “The (Unappreciated) Multidimensional Benefits of Rule 502(d): Why and How Litigants Should Better Utilize the New Federal Rule of Evidence,” 79 TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW 141 (2011)
- American Bar Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas – Antitrust and Business Litigation Section Council, 2018-2021