Joseph Bui



Joseph Bui is adept at analyzing nuanced legal issues confronting state and federal appellate courts.

Joseph joined GMSR after clerking for three federal judges:  Judge Amos L. Mazzant in the Eastern District of Texas, Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers in the Northern District of Florida, and Magistrate Judge David L. Horan in the Northern District of Texas.  As a judicial law clerk, Joseph worked on complex civil actions that implicated contract law, class certification, and subject matter jurisdiction, among other areas of law.  He was also an associate at a major commercial law firm’s San Francisco office, where he advised health insurers and providers on newly enacted statutes such as the Affordable Care Act often based only on the text, the legislative history, and first principles.

Joseph graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, earning a Prosser Prize in Constitutional Law.  He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Asian American Law Journal and Executive Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. Prior to law school, Joseph penned columns for the Youth Vote ’08 Blog, which was jointly published by the Washington Post and CBS News.  Joseph’s work has also been featured on a nationally televised CNN segment, and published by Law 360, Politico, the Daily Californian, Current College Click TV, MoneyMix, and UWIRE, among other outlets.

High-Impact Wins


MAG Aerospace Industries v. Precise Aerospace Manufacturing (9th Cir. 2021) 856 Fed.Appx. 709

Clarified that plaintiffs are not entitled to mitigation efforts that are unreasonable as a matter of law

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Zamorano v. Garland (9th Cir. 2021) 2 F.4th 1213

Confirmed that the Ninth Circuit may review and reverse an immigration judge’s decisions for legal error

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Quintero v. Ford Motor Company (9th Cir. July 21, 2022, No. 20-55883) 2022 WL 2869771

Clarified what does and does not constitute the abandonment of a claim

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Rycz v. Superior Court of San Francisco County (2022) 81 Cal.App.5th 824

Made new law on the extent to which courts can consider the availability of remote testimony on a motion to transfer venue based on the location of the witnesse...

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Professional Associations

Berkeley Law First Generation Professionals, Mentor (2013 - 2015)
The Appellate Project, Mentor