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Daniel Buckley
USC Gould School of Law

Daniel Buckley

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 4, 2020




Judge Daniel Buckley currently sits in a Civil Complex Court at the Los Angeles Superior Court. He was the presiding judge in 2017-18 and has held many administrative positions, including supervising judge of civil and supervising judge of the east district. He has been on a number of state-wide bodies and committees, including the judicial council. He teaches trial advocacy at Notre Dame Law School and Loyola Law School, as well as California civil procedure at the USC Gould School of Law, and has taught a number of classes to judges on ethics, evidence, judicial administration, criminal law and technology. During his 17 years on the court, he has handled a wide range of case types, including misdemeanor, general civil, felony trial, felony master calendar and probate.

Before taking the bench in 2002, Buckley was a shareholder at the Los Angeles firm of Breidenbach, Buckley, Huchting, Halm & Hamblet. He had a general civil defense practice with a concentration of trials in the areas of toxic torts, professional negligence, personal injury and insurance coverage. He also served as managing partner for seven years.

Buckley attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate and law degrees. 

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