William D. Buckley
Mr. Buckley, the firm’s appellate counsel, joined Garbarini & Scher, P.C. in 2000 and became a partner in 2013. In addition to representing clients before the state and federal appellate courts in New York and New Jersey, Mr. Buckley is counsel to hospitals on issues arising under the N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law. His notable decisions include Rivera v. Kleinman, 16 N.Y.3d 757 (2011); Gibbs v. St. Barnabas Hospital, 16 N.Y.3d 74 (2010); Velazquez v. St. Barnabas Hospital (2009); and Executive Risk Indemnity, Inc. v. Pepper Hamilton LLP, 13 N.Y.3d 313 (2009).
Mr. Buckley earned a B.A. from LeMoyne College, cum laude, and an M.A. from Fordham University, both in history. He worked as a secondary school teacher and assistant principal in private schools in New York and New Jersey before receiving his J.D. from Seton Hall University, where he served on the moot court board. Before joining private practice, he was law clerk to the Honorable Alan B. Handler, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the Honorable Barbara K. Hackett, United States District Judge, Eastern District of Michigan.
Mr. Buckley was an adjunct professor at New York Law School between 2008 and 2013 and he frequently teaches continuing legal education. Each year he presents a conference on New York appellate practice for the Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is a member of the Committee on Appellate Courts at the New York County Lawyers Association and he has joined several continuing legal education panels there, including “The Expert Guide to Appellate Practice: the Basics and Beyond” in 2010 with the Honorable Eugene F. Pigott, Jr. of the N.Y. Court of Appeals. In 2014 Mr. Buckley returned to the Committee on Capital Punishment at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where in 2002 he had chaired the panel for a symposium entitled “Dying Twice: Incarceration on Death Row,” which addressed conditions for prisoners sentenced to death while they awaited execution at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.
Since 1997 Mr. Buckley has been an arbitrator in the Small Claims Court of the Civil Court of the City of New York.
Kevin McMullen, Esq.
Kevin P. McMullen, Esq. earned his J.D. from St. John’s Law School, Brooklyn, an L.L.M. from NYU Law
School and an M.A. in comparative government and a certificate in international law and diplomacy
from St. John’s, Jamaica. He worked for a firm specializing in trusts and estates and was house counsel
for a small corporation before joining the Marino Bar Review Course and then Marino-Josephson/BRC.
He is now a ghost writer, specializing in law and military affairs. A long-serving reservist, Mr. McMullen
was retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel (infantry) after serving in Germany, Panama and Korea.
He is an honor graduate of the resident course at the United States Army Command and General Staff
College, and he is also an alumnus of the Air Staff College, the Naval War College, the Air War College,
and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Mr. McMullen is a long standing NYCLA member and has
served on the Library Committee and International Law Committee.