Brian Langford Buckley - #116705
Current Status: Disbarred
This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
11661 San Vicente Blvd #820
Los Angeles, CA 90049
|Phone Number:||(310) 207-4224|
|Fax Number:||(310) 820-2187|
||Undergraduate School:||Dartmouth Coll; Hanover NH|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe SOL; Williamsburg VA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|6/1/2002||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|9/1/2001||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|12/10/1984||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.
December 4, 2004
BRIAN LANGFORD BUCKLEY [#116705], 50, of Los Angeles was disbarred Dec. 4, 2004, and was ordered to comply with rule 955.Buckley did not comply with rule 955, as required by a 2003 disciplinary order. He did not file an affidavit with the Supreme Court attesting that he notified all pertinent parties of his suspension.In the underlying discipline, a default matter, the State Bar Court found that Buckley failed to perform legal services competently, communicate with a client, release a client’s files, notify a client about the receipt of funds or deliver the funds.
March 2, 2003
BRIAN L. BUCKLEY [#116705], 48, of Los Angeles was suspended for one year, stayed, actually suspended for 30 days and until the State Bar Court grants a motion to terminate the suspension, and he was ordered to take the MPRE. If the suspension exceeds 90 days, he must comply with rule 955; if it exceeds two years, he must prove his rehabilitation. The order took effect March 2, 2003.In a default proceeding, the bar court found that Buckley failed to perform competently, communicate with a client or promptly return a client file.He represented a client in a wrongful termination lawsuit that settled for $600,000. One quarter was to be attorney fees. Fowler agreed to dismiss the suit after full satisfaction of payment, which was to be delivered in installments.Once Buckley received his fee, he was to execute the necessary documents so the remaining payments would go directly to his client's family attorney. However, he did not do so, and instead continued to receive settlement checks without notifying his client. He eventually delivered 20 checks to his client, but one bounced. Buckley received four final installments without notifying the client, dismissed the lawsuit before the client was paid, and waited another year to give the client the full settlement.He did not return his client's numerous phone calls or release his file to the client's new lawyer. After several months, he provided a portion of the file to the other attorney.