In her 4 years as Assistant County Attorney in Scott County, she started out handling criminal, traffic and juvenile delinquency matters, as well as child support and paternity cases.
She then went to work at the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, where she continued to handle child support and paternity cases, along with day care and foster care licensing, child protection matters, mental health and chemical dependency commitments, vulnerable adult and adult protection matters, welfare fraud criminal prosecutions, public assistance eligibility appeals, and advised county social services personnel on data practices issues.
After 15 years working as an Assistant County Attorney, Pat yearned to work directly with the people whose lives were affected by the law. She genuinely enjoys the opportunity to listen to her clients’ concerns, explain the law and their options to them, and help them make informed decisions regarding the issues that will affect their lives.
I was lucky enough to have Patricia Buss represent me in a family court matter that was very important to me, and Pat recognized that. She was able to work with me and the opposing party to come up with an agreement that was acceptable to us both and in the very best interest of our son. Her hard work and efforts have made a huge difference in the working relationship that I now have with my son's father. I fully trusted Pat to help me make the most important decisions of my life, and she never let me down."