Brian Buckmire

Trial Counsel

Brian G. Buckmire stands as a prominent legal figure, having made significant contributions both inside and outside the courtroom. He currently serves as a legal contributor and holds the esteemed position of former senior staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society. Within the Criminal Defense Practice's Homicide Defense Task Force, Brian's impact has been profound.

Throughout his distinguished career, Brian has passionately advocated for justice, representing a diverse array of clients facing a spectrum of charges including fraud, weapons offenses, assault, narcotics possession, and beyond. His resolute dedication has led to his representation of thousands of clients, marked by his unwavering commitment to their rights and well-being. In numerous cases, Brian's skillful advocacy has resulted in acquittals and the successful suppression of potential evidence, safeguarding the rights of those he serves.

Beyond the courtroom, Brian's voice resonates through various platforms. He co-hosts "Law and Crime Daily," on the Law & Crime Network, offering his insights to a wider audience. Additionally, he has emerged as an influential ABC Legal Contributor, lending his expertise to news outlets including Nightline, ABC News Live, ABC 20/20, Good Morning America, and GMA3. Through these platforms, he has provided comprehensive coverage of high-profile trials across the United States, including cases of national significance such as the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, as well as the trials involving Harvey Weinstein and R. Kelly.

Brian's dedication extends beyond legal practice and media. He is a published author, with his YA Novel, "Come Home Safe," delving into the crucial moments leading up to wrongful arrests and the challenging conversations between parents and children regarding interactions with law enforcement. This work illuminates an important societal discourse.

Furthermore, Brian actively participates in community service. He has served as a Director's Counsel for Coney Island Prep, dedicating his time and expertise to contribute positively to the educational landscape. His commitment is further reflected in his role on the Board of Trustees at Coney Island Prep, a charter school in South Brooklyn.

Brian G. Buckmire's multifaceted career embodies excellence in legal practice, media commentary, literature, and community service. His unwavering dedication to justice and impactful contributions across various spheres illustrate a profound commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and the broader community.


  • City University of New York at Queens College
    • BA in Political Science, Minor in French, 2011
    • DII All- American Soccer Player
    • Flushing, Queens
  • Washington and Lee School of Law
    • JD, 2014
    • BLSA member
    • BLSA Moot Court Coach – 2013/14
    • Best Oral Advocate as voted by Professors and Students 2014
    • John W Davis Moot Court Competition – Instructor and Coach
    • Lexington, Virginia


  • Coney Island Prep Director’s Counsel, 2018-2022
  • Board of Trustee at Coney Island Prep, 2022-present

Bars Admitted To:

  • New York - 2015
  • Supreme Court of the United States - 2022
  • Southern District of United State - 2022
  • Eastern District of United States - 2022