Buckley (’07) joins Goss Samford as an associate attorney

(June 14, 2014) LEXINGTON, Ky. – McConnell Scholar alumnus Evan Buckley joined Goss Samford, PLLC, as an associate attorney.
Buckley (’07) joins Goss Samford as an associate attorney

Evan Buckley, a 2007 graduate of the UofL and the McConnell Scholars Programs, was recently hired as an associate attorney at Goss Samford, PLLC, in Lexington, Ky.

Goss Samford, PLLC, a law firm in Lexington, Ky., focuses on energy and utility law. Goss Samford’s work includes assisting cooperatives and private corporations in various regulatory, transactional, litigation and internal governance matters.

“The availability of reliable and affordable energy is a concern regardless of background or circumstance, and I am pleased to be a part of a process that is so fundamentally important to all Kentuckians,” Buckley said. “Although I am still relatively new to this area of law, I have found the practice both rewarding and interesting.”

Prior to joining Goss Samford, Buckley worked as a clerk for the Lexington-Fayette Urban Government Department of Law, focusing primarily on employment law, general civil litigation and creditor’s rights and collections. Buckley is licensed to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, both US District Courts in Kentucky and all Kentucky Courts.

“The McConnell Center and its people were instrumental in my professional and personal development,” said Buckley, who was elected by his peers to serve as chair of the McConnell Scholars Program. “The McConnell Center did not teach me what to think, but rather how to think.  There is no doubt that the Center's lessons on learning and leadership endure,” he added.

Buckley, a native of Villa Hills, Ky., graduated from UofL and the McConnell Scholars program, earning a bachelor’s of science degree in political science. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal, moot court board and honor council.

By Mary Elizabeth Young, McConnell Scholar ('16)