Buzz Porter provides general and special counsel to school districts with a particular emphasis on labor relations, employment law, school funding and student rights. As a lead bargainer, Buzz has negotiated more than 300 collective bargaining agreements for Washington school districts using both traditional and interest-based models of bargaining. Buzz also devotes a significant amount of time to training school administrators on personnel and student issues.
Buzz is a 1990 magna cum laude graduate of Pomona College and a 1993 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law where he was an Executive Editor of the Washington Law Review. Prior to practicing law, Buzz worked with elected officials in Seattle, California and Washington, D.C. Buzz has been an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University and is a past president of the Washington Council of School Attorneys. Buzz is married to Beth Porter, a school administrator in the Snoqualmie Valley School District.