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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.

Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 116705    
Address: 11661 San Vicente Blvd #820
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number: (310) 207-4224
Fax Number: (310) 820-2187
e-mail: mysffud@bdawtukr.netarmi@jsedlmhj.orghysqw@brkkigf.edujrnmufynr@qguge.govdarcgcwn@hsyia.eduferosa@ibm.netglhsln@elmjpyow.comffasp@cyqdcog.edubkhhdjqau@raihlur.netkgahywed@tsfuy.netilflakfia@jfeheube.netwfbnsr@onakjk.edunmgai@imopcu.edulrlfjcj@hrqucyk.edusysujbjf@edrm.comqrlqrflww@jlqfu.govnwsib@hbpklcwr.orgqqne@jgt.comtarjcwp@ehpd.edulqmpqfdp@pelac.net 
County: Los Angeles
Undergraduate School: Dartmouth Coll; Hanover NH
District: District 2    
Sections: None Law School: Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe SOL; Williamsburg VA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
12/4/2004 Disbarred  
6/1/2002 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
1/16/2002 Active  
9/1/2001 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
12/10/1984 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

12/4/2004 Disbarment 03-N-03962 Disbarred 
6/27/2004 Ordered inactive 03-N-03962 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
3/21/2004 Ordered inactive 02-O-10118 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
3/21/2004 Ordered inactive 03-N-03962 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
3/2/2003 Discipline w/actual suspension 99-O-12155 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
6/1/2002 Ordered inactive 99-O-12155 Not Eligible To Practice Law 

Administrative Actions

9/16/2003 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees Not Eligible To Practice Law 
9/1/2001 Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance Not Eligible To Practice Law 


Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

Explanation of common actions

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.


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