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Francis X. Buckley, Jr.


Current Position

Thompson Coburn LLP
55 E. Monroe St.
37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Tel: 312-580-2210
Fax: 312-782-1040

Class: XVII (2006)Circuit: Seventh


St. Louis University, B.S. in B.A., Finance (1980)
St. Louis University, J.D., cum laude (1983)
St. Louis University Law Journal, Managing Editor (1982-83)

Professional Career

Associate (1985-91); Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP (fka Thompson & Mitchell) (1992-)
Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Illinois, Hon. J.D. Trabue (1983-85)


Illinois Bar (1983-)
Missouri Bar (1984-)
Bankruptcy Practice Memorial Fund, Eastern District of Missouri, Chair (2004-06)
Commercial Law League of America, Chair, Uniform State Laws Committee (1998-02); Executive Council Member, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Section (1992-98; 07-)
The Missouri Bar, Chair, Commercial Law Committee (1997-01)
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Chair, Bankruptcy Committee (1989-90)


"Fraudulent Transfer Avoidance, Creditors' Remedies Corporate Dissolutions, Receiverships and Lis Pendens," The Missouri Bar 1999; 01 Author
"Part IX Secured Transactions Chapters 27-30, Article 9 of the UCC," Commerical Law & Practice Guide, Matthew Bender 1999 Contributing Editor
"The Missouri Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act," Missouri Bar Journal, The Missouri Bar 1994 Author


The Missouri Bar, Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Practice Award (2001)
Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Chicago, IL, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2011)
SuperLawyers, Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois (2014)