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It’s all about the facts for Buliox

By: Jane Pribek//September 19, 2012//

It’s all about the facts for Buliox

By: Jane Pribek//September 19, 2012//

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Warren Buliox was working as a special prosecutor for the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and won several trials in a row.

In a moment of self-congratulation, Buliox commented to a colleague that he “couldn’t be stopped.”

His colleague responded, “You don’t necessarily win cases. Your facts win cases.”

That conversation changed Buliox’s approach.

Now in private practice, Buliox concentrates on labor and employment law litigation. All told, over his seven-year legal career, Buliox successfully has handled about a dozen jury trials and several bench trials, winning many more after that conversation.

He’s participated in more than 250 administrative hearings. And he has prevailed on every summary judgment brief he’s written.

As an undergraduate at Alabama State, Buliox was involved in student government and participated in a few protests. The experience led him to pursue a legal career.

“I fell in love with the idea of representing ideas and people,” Buliox said.

But before law school, Buliox spent a year teaching at Bradley Tech, a Milwaukee public high school.

“I’m from the inner city, and I grew up in a rough environment for the first half of my life,” he said. “But because of the support and determination of my mom, I was able to go to college. So I decided I needed to give back.”

If you hadn’t become a lawyer, what would you have done?

I’d be a politician or a teacher.

What song is on heavy rotation on your iPod?

“Can You Feel It,” by the Jacksons

Do you have any tattoos?

Two. One for my fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, and an African mask that I really like

What would you never wear?

A kilt

What can you spend hours doing that’s not law-related?

Cycling, playing tennis and researching random topics. Just last weekend, I spent hours learning about dog breeds for no reason. I learned a lot.

What famous person would you most like to have a drink with?

Vernon Jordan

What trait do you most like in others?

A sense of self and responsibility

What is the first concert you went to?

En Vogue and Boys II Men

Where would you like to live?

I’m more than happy right here in Milwaukee. Someday I’d like to live on the lake.

Who are your favorite writers?

W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and George R.R. Martin, author of “Game of Thrones”


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