The Hon. Daniel J. Buckley is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2002 by former Governor Gray Davis.
Judge Buckley received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court, Buckley was a managing partner for the law firm of Breidenbach, Buckley, Huchting, Halm, and Hamblet. He joined the firm in 1980 and practiced there until his appointment in 2002. During his 22 years with the firm, his area of practice focused on civil defense in regards to the matters of personal injury as well as negligence and insurance.
Judge Buckley has been a lecturer on judicial ethics for the Judicial Council in San Francisco and has also taught as an adjunct professor for the University of California Gould School of Law, the University of Notre Dame, Loyola Law School, and Southwestern Law School on trial advocacy, California civil procedures, jury instruction, ethics, and evidence.
Buckley has also taught computer skills for judges and has been active in the court's efforts toward technological advancement specifically in regards to case management.
During his time on the Superior Court, Judge Buckley has served as the assistant supervising judge, the supervising judge in 2012, the assistant presiding judge in 2015, and the presiding judge in 2017. He has also served as a court liaison for the counties of Orange, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
Buckley has been honored by the Armenian Bar Association for his service as a judge.
He is a fan of the Fighting Irish, and he also enjoys swimming and reading the newspaper.
Final Approval of Class Action Settlement Department SSC-1 Hon. Daniel J. Buckley Jeff Henry, et al. v. Wellness Corporate Solutions, LLC Case No.: BC 714158 Hearing: August 13, 2019 TENTATIVE RULING GRANT final approval and award/approve as follows: (1) $150,000 for attorney fees to Class Counsel, Haines ...
Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Department SSC-1 Hon. Daniel J. Buckley Jason Henriquez v. NGU Transport LLC, et al. Case No.: BC714165 Hearing: July 8, 2019 TENTATIVE RULING CONTINUE preliminary approval for the parties to address the following issues: 1. Adequacy of Class Representative. ...
TENTATIVE RULING HEARING DATE: May 31, 2019 CASE NUMBER: BC579623 CASE NAME: Schrage v. Schrage MOVING PARTY: Defendants Joseph Schrage and Michael Schrage RESPONDING PARTY: Plaintiff MOTION: Motion to Tax Costs The right to recover costs of suit is determined entirely by statute. Code Civ. Proc., § 1032 e...