Fred B. Buck
Fred B. Buck has been a litigator and trial lawyer for over 43 years. Mr. Buck has defended personal injury matters, numerous civil rights actions, an antitrust case, defamation actions, Dragonetti Act claims, employment actions, life, health and disability insurance misrepresentation cases, dramshop cases, insurance coverage disputes, and insurance bad faith cases. He has represented clients in high exposure cases in many diverse areas of the law.
Mr. Buck held a full-time job as a paralegal with a large Philadelphia law firm while attending law school. In addition to full-time employment and his studies, Mr. Buck was a member of Temple Law School’s Moot Court team and represented the school in the National Moot Court Competition. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Buck served a two-year clerkship with the Honorable J. William Ditter, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Buck has maintained an active trial and appellate practice since leaving his clerkship. He has tried over 60 jury and nonjury cases in the Courts of Common Pleas of 11 Counties in Pennsylvania, as well as in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He has argued numerous appeals in the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
In 2011, Mr. Buck was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the most prestigious legal associations in America. The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful and lengthy investigation, to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of trial advocacy, and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years of trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Membership in the College cannot exceed 1% of the total lawyer population in any U.S. state or Canadian province.
From September of 2018 to September of 2021 Mr. Buck served as Chair of the Federal Civil Procedure Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Committee monitors the operation of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and other areas of federal practice, determines the adequacy of those rules and practices, and recommends and evaluates proposed amendments. As Chair of the Committee Mr. Buck attended meetings of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, made recommendations and submitted comment on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Mr. Buck was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2010 and currently holds the rank of Advocate. The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the constitutional right to a civil jury trial. Mr. Buck is a past President of the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Mr. Buck has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Villanova University School of Law and has participated as a presenter in numerous Continuing Legal Education programs.