Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley


Professional Qualifications

  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1999)
  • Auburn University (B.A., 1996, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi)
  • Member, American Mensa
  • Member, National Eagle Scout Association
  • Recipient, Texas House of Representatives’ Distinguished Service Award (2003)
  • Lead Author, O’Connor’s Federal Criminal Rules & Codes (Since 2010)

Experience and Results

  • A modern protégé of famed trial lawyer Dick DeGuerin, Sean Buckley entered the world of high-stakes litigation through the criminal law arena, where he maintains an active practice defending serious and complex criminal cases. With over two decades of courtroom experience, Buckley’s practice has expanded into civil trial law representing plaintiffs in business, tort, and commercial litigation, qui tam whistleblower litigation, and Section 1983 civil rights litigation.  Buckley also maintains a niche practice of coordinating legal and political efforts on behalf of U.S. citizens entangled in legal problems in Central America and the Caribbean. He recently spent several months in the Dominican Republic successfully defending Houston businessman Larry Davis, who was acquitted by a Dominican court of using a commercial maritime vessel to smuggle 1,000 kilograms of cocaine through the Dominican Republic.
  • Buckley’s success has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Slate, Houston Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Austin American-Statesman, and numerous televised networks including CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX.
  • Buckley is a native Houstonian and maintains strong connections with the city’s international community. In 2018 he was appointed Executive Director of the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which facilitates business and government relationships throughout Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

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