- Henri Charmasson, Partner (Retired)
- John D. Buchaca, Partner
- Rob G. Leach, Partner
- Randy S. Perlman, Of Counsel
Mr. Charmasson's experience with Intellectual Property law extends over thirty-five years. Henri is an inventor with his name on 15 U.S. patents and an entrepreneur who sits on the board of several small business corporations. In his early engineering career, Henri designed computer hardware. He has authored several articles and delivered lectures on patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret topics, and is the co-author of Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks for Dummies.
Education: Thomas Jefferson Law School, J.D. University of Alaska - Fairbanks San Diego State University B.S., Applied Mathematics Admitted 1997 - State Bar of California Admitted U.S. District Court, Southern District of California Registered to Practice Before the United States Patent and rademark Office Areas of Practice Patents, Trademarks and other Intellectual Property causes After admission to the California State Bar in 1997, Mr. Buchaca joined Henri Charmasson in private practice. He is the co-author of Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights for Dummies. Prior to practicing law, John worked in ocean acoustics analysis and software engineering.
Education: University of San Diego Law School, J.D. University of San Diego, B.A. Admitted 1987 - State Bar of California Admitted U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Honors: Graduated with Honors from the University of San Diego Judge Pro Tem, San Diego County Superior Court Super Lawyers, 2008 & 2009
Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury Business Litigation General Civil Litigation Unlawful Business Practices Employment Litigation Insurance Defense Intellectual Property Litigation Trademark and Copyright Prosecution and Enforcement Intellectual Property Contract Drafting and Negotiations After admission to the bar in 1987, Rob worked as a trial lawyer for a large civil litigation firm, but went into private practice in 1990. In 2004, Mr. Leach merged his firm with Charmasson & Buchaca. He has successfully represented individuals, small businesses and large companies for over 20 years. Mr. Leach works primarily as a civil litigation trial attorney, but also crafts and reviews contracts and obtains trademark and copyright registrations.
A lifelong resident of San Diego, Rob remains involved in his community, serving on the Board of Directors at St. Augustine High School, currently as Chairperson.
Education: California Western School of Law, J.D. 1986 and Pace University, B.A. 1982
- California State Bar license number: 137862 (current)
- New York State Bar license number: 2108470 (inactive)
- Oregon State Bar license number: 122324 (inactive)
Areas of Practice:
Randy S. Perlman is a senior trial attorney whose practice is devoted exclusively to civil litigation including Commercial litigation, Products liability, Mass torts, Consumer litigation, Contracts, Fraud, Employment issues, Public entity Liability.
Mr. Perlman is Of Counsel at Charmasson, Buchaca and Leach, after having spent 10 years as Managing Partner at Bragg, Perlman, Stunich, Russ and Eads. Mr. Perlman has conducted 70+ civil jury trials to verdict including construction defect, products liability, premises liability, commercial and non-commercial vehicle accidents, personal injury, business and real estate law, and more.