Brian J. Buckley
Brian J. Buckley, an Officer of the firm, concentrates his practice in criminal defense, commercial litigation and appellate matters. Attorney Buckley’s clients include individuals and families as well as businesses.
Attorney Buckley spent four years as an Assistant District Attorney for the Middle District, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he developed particular expertise in criminal jury trial work. His clients appreciate his “bulldog attitude” in negotiations. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.
Attorney Buckley is regularly engaged in civil and criminal trials in Massachusetts Trial Courts and the Federal District Court. His clients value his extensive experience. While most prefer to avoid litigation, one wrote after a successful outcome, “I hope never to be embroiled in one of these again, but if I am I want you on my side.”
He has tried more than 200 jury and jury-waived cases in state and federal courts, including OUI, vehicular homicide, RICO Act offenses, conspiracy, murder, manslaughter, possession and licensing of firearms, domestic assault, environmental property damage, probate of estates, divorce, child custody, embezzlement, theft, narcotics, obstruction of justice, perjury, conspiracy, right of first refusal, adverse possession and constructive easement, 93A, contract actions, personal injury, negligence, professional misconduct, wrongful termination and other civil and criminal cases.
A member of several professional organizations, Attorney Buckley was twice elected to the executive committee of the Worcester County Bar Association and in 2002 was elected president. He has been its longstanding newsletter editor since 1990. Governors William Weld and A. Paul Celucci appointed him to the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Council Executive Committee, and he was nominated to the Massachusetts Bar Association Board of Delegates. In 2010, he received the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award.
Attorney Buckley has been a visiting lecturer at Brown University, Anna Maria College, Quinsigamond Community College and Curry College. He also has participated as a lecturer for the CPCS Bar Advocate Training Program and the MCLE Criminal Law Conference.
He actively contributes his time and talent to numerous local civic and charitable organizations. His past appointments have included treasurer of the Worcester Civic Center Commission and president of the Emerald Club, where he received its highest honor, the Shillelagh Award, in 2004. The Devereux Advisory Board, the Adopt-A-Student Program, Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester Public Library Foundation, Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Destination Worcester and Worcester Jewish Community Center have all benefited from his leadership.
A graduate of Brown University, Attorney Buckley earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Attorney Buckley's administrative assistant is Jayne Acciardi, (508) 459-8003.
- Civil Litigation & Personal Injury
- Criminal Defense
- Family Law & Probate Litigation
- Past President of the Worcester County Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association newsletter editor since 1990
- Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Council Executive Committee
- Massachusetts Bar Association Board of Delegates
Executive Committee, Worcester Regional Research Bureau
- Past Treasurer of Destination Worcester
- Past President of the Worcester Public Library Foundation
- Past Chairman of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau
- Past President of the Emerald Club
- Past Chair of Devereux Advisory Board
- Past Chair of Adopt-A-Student Program
- Worcester Civic Center Commission
- Worcester Historical Museum
- Service vs. Budget: Our Struggling Court System
- OUI Do's and Don'ts
- Causes of Action by Holder to Enforce Right of First Refusal in Real Estate Contracts. 33 Causes of Action, 2nd 217 (March 2007)
- Crime Scene Investigation and Discovery, contributing author, MCLE (2002)
- The Research Bureau Plays Vital Role in the Community, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, September 4, 2007.
- Worcester Library Needs Residents’ Support, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, December 27, 2006
- Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award, 2010
- Emerald Club, the Shillelagh Award, 2004
- Faculty Member, Criminal Law Conference, March 2003
Attorney Buckley has won cases in all Massachusetts trial courts and successfully argued both civil and criminal appeals in Massachusetts Appellate Courts including: Knott v. Racicot, 442 Mass. 314 (2004); Commonwealth v. Clark, 65 Mass. App. Ct. 39 (2005); and Commonwealth v. Alicea, 55 Mass. App. Ct. 505 (2002).
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts