Patrick Buelna

Partner & Trial Attorney

PATRICK BUELNA was born and raised in Healdsburg, California. Buelna lost both his parents at a young age, and after a brief period in state custody was placed in his sister's care and custody to finish high school. 


Later, he would go on to graduate from St. Mary's College of California with high honors. Before law school, Mr. Buelna spent a year living at an orphanage in Brazil teaching kids. Next, he entered the Teach For America program and taught at a public school in the Bronx, New York. From there, he went on to attend U.C. Hastings College of the Law and graduated with honors. 

Ever the hard worker, Buelna clerked at the Law Offices of John Burris while he was still in law school. Pointer and he joined forces and began working together to secure justice on behalf of victims of police abuse. After completing law school, Buelna quickly earned a reputation for being a passionate, determined and accomplished attorney. Buelna has won a number of civil jury trials and managed to secure multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for the clients he represents.He has also succeeded in winning and defending appeals in the Ninth Circuit. 

Buelna has dedicated his life to serving his communities inside and outside the courtroom. In particular, Buelna is a proud Native American and works pro bono as often as possible for the community. 

Patrick's Recent Notable Cases:

A Pregnant Black Woman Miscarried After California Police Allegedly ‘Stomped’ on Her Stomach

San Francisco Police Officer Shoulder Checks Skateboarder at Event

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