James C. Buttery

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Visiting Professor of Law, University of Szeged School of Law, Szeged, Hungary, Spring, 2012; Member, Board of Directors: SMOOTH, Inc. 2012-; Former Member, Board of Directors: The Children's Project, 2007-2009; Former Member, Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 2002-2008; Former Member, Santa Maria Valley Economic Development Association Board of Directors; Former Adjunct Professor, Business Law, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California; Former Member and President, San Luis Obispo City Personnel Board; Former Chairman, Committee on San Luis Obispo City Council Compensation; Former Hearing Officer, San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board; Former Member, Private Industry Council Board of Directors; Former Member, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

(Also at San Luis Obispo Office)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Environmental Law
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Business Litigation
  • Agricultural Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Title Insurance
  • Winery Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
805-937-1400  Phone
805-937-1444  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1430, Santa Maria, CA 93454
University Attended:
Occidental College, B.A., 1970
Law School Attended:
Cornell University, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, California
Northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County Bar Associations; State Bar of California; American Board of Trial Advocates; Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria).
Birth Information:
Long Beach, California, January 16, 1948
Reported Cases:
King v. County of San Luis Obispo, 216 3d 1532 (1989); Whitehouse v. Six Corporation 40 Cal. App. 4th 527 (1995); Holdgrafer v. Unocal Corp. (2008) 160 Cal.App.4th 907; Union Oil Company of California v. Greka (2008) 165 Cal.App.4th 129.
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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