J. Kevin Buster

Kevin Buster

is a senior trial partner with King & Spalding in Atlanta. He has over 30 years of courtroom experience in a wide variety of cases including toxic tort, product liability, environmental tort, criminal, antitrust and commercial cases. Over the past 25 years, however, he has concentrated almost exclusively in the defense of toxic tort, product liability and environmental tort cases. He has defended cases in these three areas throughout the country, including in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and West Virginia. These cases have involved a wide variety of chemical substances, including dioxins, PCBs, pesticides, metals, solvents, gasses, odors, petroleum products, food products, pharmaceutical, chemical warfare agents, asbestos, vinyl chloride and others; and have involved exposure/contamination in a variety of contexts, including workplace, residential, environmental and product exposures. Representative clients include Beazer Homes, Cooper Industries, Dow Chemical Company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Halliburton, Hercules/Ashland, Honeywell International, Lincoln Electric Company and other welding rod manufacturers, Texaco and Union Carbide Corporation.

According to Legal 500, King & Spalding’s mass toxic tort practice is one of only three ranked nationally in the Tier One category, “with Atlanta-based Kevin Buster identified as the firm’s standout individual for toxic torts.”

Mr. Buster is the head of the Toxic Tort Litigation Practice Group at the firm.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Toxic Tort Litigation , 2) Product Liability Litigation , 3) Environmental Litigation , 4) Mass Tort and 5) Class Action
Law School J.D., University of Virginia
Admitted Year 1979
Education A.B., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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