Michael Buss

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Michael John Buss (born 4 June 1955) is the President of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He was appointed to that position on 18 July 2016, having previously been a Judge of the Supreme Court.[1]


Buss was born in New South Wales. He moved to Western Australia and completed studies in jurisprudence and law at the University of Western Australia.

Legal career[edit]

He initially practised as a solicitor in Perth. He joined the independent bar in Western Australia in 1987, making appearances in the High Court of Australia. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in December 1993. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court (including the Court of Appeal) on 1 February 2006 and as President of the Court of Appeal on 18 July 2016.