H. Wilson, Jr., Esq.
Computer and High Technology Litigation
Wilson Jaffer P.A.
27 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1
Sarasota, Florida 34236
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H. "Buzz" Wilson, Jr. heads his firm's national practice
in computer, Internet and high technology litigation. He has personally
handled cases and controversies in more than 40 states, the District
of Columbia and several foreign countries.
Wilson has been featured in articles on computer litigation in such
national newspapers as The Wall Street Journal, and The Christian
Science Monitor, as well as regional and local newspapers. His cases
have been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20 and Inside Edition. The
Lawyer's Weekly, a national newspaper for lawyers, has featured
Mr. Wilson in several articles including one full page article devoted
to Mr. Wilson and his book. The American Banker carried a cover
story naming Mr. Wilson as one of two "hired guns" available
to bankers dealing with the computer industry. The Software Law
Bulletin, a leading national publication in its field, described
him as "one of America's most successful trial attorneys in
1988, he won an eight figure verdict that set a national record
in computer related litigation and is believed to have been, at
that time, Florida's highest verdict. He tried the landmark case
of Aukerman v. Chaides in northern California, which received national
pretrial coverage in many newspapers and periodicals. The trial
resulted in a seven figure award of treble damages to Mr. Wilson's
client. Mr. Wilson served as lead counsel for the Association of
Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) in the preparation of an amicus
brief, filed in November 1995 in the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark
case of Markman v. Westview, which determined the scope of jury
trials in patent cases. Mr. Wilson and his partner, John Jaffer,
served as counsel for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers in an
amicus brief filed in the Eleventh Circuit in the landmark software
case of Bateman v. Mnemonics, Inc., involving the law of trade secrets.
Mr. Wilson is the author of the book, Winning Techniques for Computer
and High Tech Litigation, published by Lawyers & Judges Publishing
Company, P.O. Box 30040, Tucson, AZ 85751. His other publications
include numerous articles in Trial Magazine, The Florida Bar Journal,
The Computer Lawyer, The Advocate, and a chapter on software litigation
for The Law of Software, a three volume treatise. He served as Associate
Editor of the Computer Litigation Journal, a publication of the
Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association, and authored
several articles for that publication.
Wilson is a frequent lecturer at trial and computer law seminars
for lawyers. He has chaired two national trial seminars for ATLA
and chairs the prominent annual "Masters of Trial" seminar
for CLE International, which features America's top trial lawyers
in all fields. He has lectured at more than fifty seminars and conventions
for such organizations as the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL),
American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America,
Data Processing Management Association, The Florida Judges Association,
American Land Title Association, National Association of Accountants,
National Association of Internal Auditors, The Florida Bar Association,
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, CLE International, Florida Association
of Licensed Investigators, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers,
the FBI and several law schools.
Wilson is the sponsor of the National Law Net, the first legal topic
webpage in the southeast, which is independently ranked as being
in the top 5% of the entire web in webpage popularity.
Wilson served as a litigation planning and avoidance consultant
to several prominent entities, including the Washington D.C. Council
of Governments, consisting of seventeen city, county, state and
federal governments in that region.
Wilson is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College
of Law, teaching a senior level course titled "Intellectual
Property Litigation." He has served three terms as Chairperson
of The Florida Bar Computer Law Committee. He is a past Chairperson
of the Commercial Litigation Section of the AFTL, and was an officer
and director of the Commercial Litigation Section of ATLA. He served
as a Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
of ATLA, and served on the Commercial Litigation Advisory Committee
of that organization. Mr. Wilson was appointed by Governor Graham
to serve as a charter member of the Florida High Technology Innovation
Research and Development Board, and later served as special counsel
to that board. He was a charter member of the Board of Directors
of the Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (FLMIC), the Florida
Bar sponsored professional liability carrier, and served on the
Board of Overseers of Stetson University College of Law and the
Board of Trustees of the University of Florida College of Law.
Wilson is certified as a Computer Law Mediator by The Florida Bar.
is a member of The Florida Bar and District of Columbia Bar, and
admitted to practice in numerous courts, including the U.S. Supreme
Court, several U.S. Courts of Appeal, several U.S. District Courts,
the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and all Florida federal and state
courts. He practices law with the firm of Wilson
Jaffer P.A., in Sarasota, Florida.