1 WILLIAM H. BUCKMAN ATTORNEY AT LAW Certified Criminal Trial Attorney - NJ Member NJ, PA, NY and VT Bar 110 MARTER AVENUE, SUITE 209 MOORESTOWN, NEW JERSEY TELEPHONE FAX PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: RESUME November present: William H. Buckman, Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Private practice consisting primarily of serious felony matters, including capital cases as well as civil rights litigation. June November Supervising Attorney, Rutland Regional Office, Vermont Public Defender. Attorney in charge of the Rutland regional office of the Public Defender. Responsible for overseeing the operation of the second largest office in the state in its mission of providing effective assistance of counsel to the indigent accused of Rutland County. Duties included supervision of three other staff attorneys as well as the supportive staff and investigators. Duties also included that of liaison between Office Of Public Defender and Court, State Attorney's Office, Probation and Parole, and Court Administration. May June Senior Trial Attorney, Vermont Public Defender. Responsible for full caseload of cases from serious misdemeanors to murder. November May 1995: William H. Buckman, Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Private practice consisting primarily of serious felony matters, including capital cases as well as civil rights litigation. July 1987: Graduate, National Criminal Defense College, Mercer Law School, Macon, Ga. Two week intensive institute to develop criminal defense trial skills. September May 1988: Adjunct Instructor, American Institute of Paralegal Studies. Taught Criminal Law and Procedure as well as Legal Research for community college program based in various New Jersey community colleges. November November 1989: State of New Jersey, Office Of The Public Defender. Senior Trial Attorney for the Gloucester Regional Office, handling an average caseload of 250 adult, indictable matters, including capital murder cases.
2 October November 1983: William H. Buckman, Esq. Private, general practice of law with an emphasis on criminal and family law. September October 1980: Vincent D. Segal, Esq. Associate for a firm specializing in family law. September September 1979: Law Clerk. Served as Law Clerk to Hon. Dominick Ferrelli, J.S.C. and Hon. Herman Belopolsky, J.S.C. At that time Judge Ferrelli presided over all family matters in Burlington County, N.J. and Judge Belopolsky presided over all criminal matters in the County. Significant Reported Cases: Kotlicoff v. Community News, 89 N.J. 62(1982). Successful appeal on behalf of defendant in a defamation action by Mayor of Pennsauken against author of letter to editor. The case extends N.Y. Times v. Sullivan to allow for speedy summary judgement procedures in expressive rights cases where a public official / figure is a claimant; State v. Johnson, 116 N.J. 99 (1989). Although I was not counsel on the appeal of this capital murder case, the court reversed the guilt phase and remanded for a new trial after quoting my cross examination of the interrogating officer to highlight its holding that the defense motion to suppress the Defendant's statement should have been granted. Desilets v. Clearview Regional Bd. of Education, 137 N.J. 585 (1994). Successful appeal on behalf of ACLU of N.J. in a civil rights case involving expressive rights of secondary school students. The N.J. Supreme Court opinion provided a specific vehicle for vindicating student expressive rights and clarified for New Jersey additional students' rights parameters. State v. Soto, et al. 324 N. J. Super 66 (L. Div. 1996) appeal by State withdrawn DOCKET NO. A T3 (App. Div. 4/22/99). As trial and appellate counsel successfully prosecuted selective prosecution claim in 17 consolidated cases asserting that the New Jersey State Police operated based on a racially motivated profile on the New Jersey Turnpike. The matter involved extensive litigation to compel the New Jersey State Police to provide unprecedented discovery of internal documents and statistics as well as a six month plenary hearing on a Motion to Suppress asserting violation of the 14 th Amendment. After a favorable ruling for the defendants at the trial level, the State appealed. However after intense public and media attention directed on the issue, the State withdrew its appeal on the eve of appellate oral argument conceding that the trial court evidence and opinion were accurate. State v. Ballard, Maiolino and Dickerson, 331 N.J. Super. 529 (App. Div. 2000). Approved the logic of the Court in Soto and further held that profiling established to be a problem rampant throughout the State Police as an agency thus raising an inference of profiling in cases arising at least on the Turnpike. Bar Affiliations and Associations: 2
3 U.S. Supreme Court (1991); U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1983); U.S. District Court, New Jersey (1978); New Jersey (1978); Pennsylvania (1978); New York (1989); Vermont (1995). Designated as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court (1989). Member: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey; Burlington County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Board of Directors-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , 2008 to present; First Vice President - Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey Member, Board of Trustees, ACLU of New Jersey January Jan. 2005, 2008 to present; Vice President, ACLU of N.J. June January Member, Board of Trustees, New Jersey Appleseed; Member, Board of trustees, Burlington Co. Bar Association. Co-Chair, Indigent Defense Committee, National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers Vice Chair, Indigent Defense Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Co-Chair, Law Enforcement Misconduct Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, present; Co-Chair Long Range Planning Committee, NACDL present; Co Chair NACDL National Security Committee. EDUCATION: J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Camden, N.J., B.S., Sociology, Stockton State College, Pomona, N.J President, Student Union. Editor, Campus Newspaper, Argo. PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS: Jill Basinger & William H. Buckman, Racial Profiling, in CULTURAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE (Linda Friedman Ramirez, ed., 2007). William H. Buckman and John Lamberth, Ph.D. (1999). Challenging Racial Profiles: Attacking Jim Crow on the Highway. Champion Magazine, September/October Weiss, K., Bogacki, D. & Buckman, W. (1992). Confessions of the Mentally Ill: The Expert's Role. Trial Lawyer, January 1992.
4 Weiss, K., Bogacki, D. & Buckman, W. Confessions of the Mentally Ill: The Experts Role. Paper presented at the October 19, 1989 meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Washington D.C. PRESENTATIONS: August Technology and Privacy: New Invasions and New Responses. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Traverse City, Michigan. June Preparing for Cross Examination. Presentation at the Annual Green Mountain Criminal Defense College, Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont. March 13, 1999, Moderator, First Annual American Civil Liberties Union of N.J. Civil Rights Seminar, Seton Hall Law School, Newark, N.J. March 19, 1999, Race and The Criminal Law. Presentation to Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of Vermont, Radisson Hotel, Burlington, VT. April 27, 1999, AAre the N.J. State Police Racist? Racial profiling and the New Jersey State Panel presentation Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. September 16, 1999, "Combating Racial Profiling: Attacking Jim Crow On the Highway." Presentation at annual training of the Wisconsin Public Defenders and Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Milwaukee Hilton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. September 28, 1999, "Using Experts For Evaluating & Preparing Criminal Cases." Panel presentation sponsored by the Association of Criminal defense Lawyers of N.J. and New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education. New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, N.J. November 22, 1999, State of New Jersey, Office of the Public Defender, Fall Attorney Training, "Issues in Challenges To Racial Profiles." Princeton, N.J. March 22, Participant, symposium, Racial Profiling-Law Enforcement At What Cost? Rutgers Race & The Law Review, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Newark, N.J. April 13, Association of Trial Attorneys Of America-NJ, Boardwalk Seminar 2000, Bally's Park Place Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J., Discovery Techniques in Criminal Matters.
5 June 8, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education. Skills and Methods Course, Criminal Trial Preparation. Ramada Hotel, Mount Laurel, N.J. October 14, Panelist, Hearings on Racial Profiling, Camden County Human Relations Commission, Camden, N.J. October 14, Participant, symposium, Enforcing Drug Laws, The New Jim Crow?, Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pa. October 21, Challenging Racial Profiles, Presentation at Seminar, Weapons for the Firefight, sponsored by the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York. February 23, Racial Profiling, presentation at symposium in "Racial Issues in the Justice System," sponsored by Syracuse Law School and ACLU Student Chapter of Syracuse Law School, Syracuse Law School, Syracuse, New York. March 17, Panelist, A Death Penalty Seminar: Strategies And Techniques For Saving Lives In A New Millennium, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey and The ABA Death Penalty Representation Project. Hylton Towers, East Brunswick, New Jersey. April 7, Panelist. Villanova Civil and Human Rights Seminar, Racial Profiling: Law? Racism? Reality? Villanova Law School, Villanova, Pa. April 18, Behind the Blue Wall of Silence: Understanding Police Misconduct Across America. Panel presentation and moderator on police misconduct at conference cohosted by National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and American University. Washington School of Law, American University, Washington, D.C. April 21, Mounting Racial Profiling Challenges. Presentation to Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Spring Training Conference. Ocean City, Md. June New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education. Skills and Methods Course, Criminal Trial Preparation. Ramada Hotel, Mount Laurel, N.J. October 20, Panelist, Police Practices, Racial Profiling, and Police Reform, NAACP Legal Defense And Education Fund, Inc. Civil Rights Training Institute. Airlie House, Warrenton, VA. October 25, The Drug Epidemic, Public Alarm and Criminal Justice, presentation at seminar Criminal Defense Practice in a Time of Terror, Trafficking, and Tight Prison Doors, sponsored by the Vermont American Civil Liberties Foundation. Kellogg- Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT.
6 January 23, Panelist, Justice for All? Drawing the Profiling Line." Panel presentation sponsored by the College of New Jersey, Kendall Hall, College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey. May 1, Challenging Racial Profiles: Attacking Jim Crow on the Interstate. Presentation at the Spring Meeting of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Omni Netherlands Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio. May 10, Challenging Racial Profiles. Presentation at the Eleventh Annual Criminal Justice Act Panel Training Seminar. Sponsored by the federal Public Defender Office and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Of Pa. The Downtown Club, Phila., Pa. June 5, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education. Skills and Methods Course, Criminal Trial Preparation. Grand Versailles Hotel, Maple Shade, N.J. June 8, Panelist, "Civil Liberties In An Age Of Anti-Terrorism Measures." N.J. Legal Secretaries Association, Clarion Hotel, Cherry Hill, N.J. August 24, Challenging Racial Profiles: Attacking Jim Crow on the Interstate. Presentation at the29th Annual Meeting and Seminar of the Tennessee Association of Criminal defense Lawyers, Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville, TN. November 1, Piercing the Thin Blue Line - Investigating the Police. Presentation on criminal discovery techniques at the Fall Meeting of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. October 22, Challenging Racial Profiles: Attacking Jim Crow on the Interstate. Presentation on methods of attacking racial profiling before the Nebraska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, Nebraska. November 6, The State of New Jersey. Presentation on aspects of New Jersey drug laws to the 2003 Drug Policy Alliance Biennial Conference. Sheraton Meadowlands, Hackensack, New Jersey. November 7, Racial Profiling. Presentation on aspects of racial profiling to the 2003 Drug Policy Alliance Biennial Conference. Sheraton Meadowlands, Hackensack, New Jersey. April 2, Blue Whistleblowers: Professionalism, Retaliation and Remedies. Panel presentation on litigation strategies to protect law enforcement whistleblowers from retaliation. Rutgers School of Law, Camden, N.J.
7 October 8, 2004, Ten Principles Criminal Defense Lawyers Should Know About Civil Rights Litigation, Presentation on civil rights law principles at the Fall Meeting of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, Ga. October 29, 2004, Piercing the Thin Blue Line - Investigating the Police. Presentation on criminal discovery techniques at the Fall Meeting of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Marriott Hotel, Kansas City, Mo. November 2005, Discovery Techniques in Criminal Matters, presentation to the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, Hilton Hotel, New Brunswick, N.J. December 2005, Challenging Racial Profiling, Seminar Presented to National Organization For Reform Of Marijuana Laws, Pier House Resort, Key West, Fla. June 23, 2006, Challenging Racial Profiling, presentation to the Iowa Public Defender Association, Sheraton Hotel, Iowa City, IA. November 18, 2006, Ten Principles Criminal Defense Lawyers Should Know About Civil Rights Litigation, Presentation on civil rights law principles to the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of N.J. Sheraton Hotel, Woodbridge, N.J. July 28, 2007, Presentation, Current State of Sex Offender Laws, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Seminar Under the Tent, Shepard University, Shepardstown, WV. June 2007, Moderator, Annual ACDL-NJ Dinner, Forsgate Country Club, Cranbury, NJ. September 7, 2007, Considerations in New Jersey Bail Proceedings, Annual New Jersey Public Defender Training Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ. October, 22, 2007, Moderator, Appleseed Foundation of N.J., 2007 Awards Gala, Newark Club, Newark, N.J. May, 16, 2008, Panelist, "Prosecutorial Discretion: From Mistake to Misconduct. New Jersey Bar Association Annual Meeting, Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J. July 11, 2008, Challenging Racial Profiling, presentation to the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Greenwood, S.C. August 9, 2008, Panelist, "Disorderly Conduct: Police in Film." ACLU of NJ presentation at Rutgers Law School, Newark, N.J.
8 AWARDS: October, Presidential Award for Furthering the Cause of Civil Rights, Southern Gloucester County Chapter of NAACP. October, Professional Lawyer of the Year Award. Designee from the Burlington County Bar Association. New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. October, Mary Philbrook Award for Public Interest Work. Rutgers Law School - Camden Women's Law Caucus. June 28, The Justice Award, Black Ministers' Council of New Jersey. October 11, ACLU of New Jersey, Roger N. Baldwin Civil Liberties Award. 2006; 2008; Named as a "Superlawyer" in area of criminal law, by N.J. Monthly Magazine (based on peer recommendation) Named by the Association Of Trial Lawyers Of America as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in N.J."