As an engineer, Buss designed & tested metals for use in buildings.
He retired from engineering, then began to study law. Additionally, Buss
studied karate, becoming a black belt. He opened, owned and operated a
martial arts school.Ralph Buss was a teen when he (and his family) left
Riga, Latvia. They made their home in the USA just after WWII. He learned
that education is important to success. Buss studied engineering.
It was in the parking lot of Buss' martial arts school that he first
became interested in motorcycles & their riders. A group of motorcyclists
tended to congregate nearby, and conversation soon followed. The motorcyclists
talked Buss into riding one of their bikes around the parking lot. After
he dropped the H-D & everyone laughed, he learned to ride correctly.
The friendships developed into occasional legal work. It was not long
before Buss became known as a "biker lawyer".
Buss is the A.I.M. (Aid to Injured Motorcyclists) attorney for Ohio, West
Virginia and Kentucky. He is also a tireless defender of motorcyclists'
rights. Much of the work he does is pro bono (free of charge).
Buss recently hosted a conference to explain many of the new "anti-gang"
laws and their impact on motorcyclists. Buss prepared an excellent reference
book (summarizing several state's gang laws) for attendees, lined
up speakers (including the sponsor of Ohio's gang law), and talked
the publisher of Classic Parts Hotline into buying lunch for the over
250 attendees. At the conference, Buss explained the gang laws, how best
to use the reference book, and answered all questions.
Buss is the author of the USA's first anti-biker anti-discrimination
bill, introduced in Buss' home state of Ohio. Though Buss' bill
failed to pass, other bills modeled after it have been introduced in several
states (Minnesota recently passed a similar one, becoming the first state
to do so).
Buss spends a lot of time on the road (preparing for & going to court).
He makes time to work out regularly. Buss enjoys continuing education,
taking more classes than required. He pursues physical and mental fitness
with devotion to living each day to its fullest.
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