Fred B. Buck, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, was named Chair of the Federal Civil Procedure Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the conclusion of the College’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 29, 2018.
The Federal Civil Procedure Committee monitors the operation of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and other federal procedures generally, determines the adequacy of the operation of the rules and procedures in federal civil cases, evaluates proposed changes to the federal rules and makes recommendations to the Federal Rules Advisory Committee relating to proposed changes, and makes recommendations in these matters to the Federal Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure and others.
Fred was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2011. Fellowship in the College is extended only by invitation 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.
Fred is Chair of Rawle & Henderson’s Professional Liability and Casualty Sections. He has been an active litigator and trial lawyer for over 35 years. He earned an A.B., cum laude, from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. He has represented clients in high exposure cases in many diverse areas of the law, including general negligence, civil rights, product liability, professional liability, commercial motor vehicle, and construction site accidents. He has tried many jury and nonjury cases in the Courts of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike and York Counties as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He has argued appeals in the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Fred was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2010 and currently holds the rank of Advocate. He has taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Villanova University School of Law. Fred is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Fred can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4317 • email@example.com