Skip to main content

John Calvin Buckley III

Estate planning Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

Not yet reviewed
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 30 years
    Michigan - MI 32 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1990
    Not authorized to practice-Administrative No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Estate Planning, to include: advising client objectives to match client needs with client goals (irrespective of financial resources within the client’s family); Use of trusts, corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies in order to meet client goals; selection of offshore structures and jurisdictions that maximize liability protection for clients in professions facing high litigation exposure; charitable planning with all types of charitable trusts and foundations

    29 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    Mr. Buckley has been the U.S. corporate counsel for several overseas companies in diverse industries. Mr. Buckley has consulted for numerous U.S. and foreign companies, including manufacturing, technology, and medical companies. Additionally, he gained experience in business management while leading a technology company on the East Coast for ten months as an interim President. As a result, he understands the personnel issues, cost-benefit analysis and risk assessment which business people face

    32 years

  3. International law
    Mr. Buckley learned about international business when he started an international consulting company providing services to clients seeking to do business overseas. As an officer in a foreign company, he negotiated agreements with U.S. and British companies on behalf of his foreign principals. This unique perspective on the foreign legal environment provides a value that few attorneys can offer to clients…the ability to view transactions from a foreign legal perspective.

    32 years

“We take money from the IRS legally, ethically, appropriately and fairly”, John Buckley says with a grin. “We love our jobs.” John is a counselor at law with Buckley Law, a boutique law practice specializing in estate, business and asset protection planning. Buckley Law does business throughout the state of Colorado. His wife Melinda is the firm's legal administrator.

 Buckley Law is unique. All of its employees own other businesses, and that’s how they approach client business issues.  Buckley flew fighters after graduation from the USAF Academy. He attended Harvard Law (he admits he knew the President there). To satisfy his adventurous spirit, he practiced international law and did business throughout the Arab Gulf from 1991 until 1995. “I did well”, John says, “and afterward returned to Colorado Springs, where I felt most at home.”

 Buckley offers a free hour consult for most prospective clients. Afterward, he develops a plan to meet the client’s goals, whether they be protecting a family business or preserving the client’s estate. This process often allows Buckley Law to bill its work at a set fee rather than hourly.

 “We are a high touch, low volume law practice,” says Buckley. “We care about our clients. We bring unique skills, we work hard to serve them, and our clients thank us for this way of doing business.”

Photos and videos

Contact John

Similar lawyers nearby

Buckley Law Offices, PC, D/B/A Buckley Law
1277 Kelly Johnson Blvd Ste 250
Colorado Springs, CO, 80920-3970


Not yet reviewed. Review John


  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Poli Sci Instructor (Adjunct), Instructor Pilot USAF Academy
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Commander, Cadet Squadron 8, Asst Fencing Coach, USAF Academy
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Fighter Pilot
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 1977 - 1985


  • Air War College
  • Graduate
  • 2000
  • National Defense University
  • Graduate
  • 1995
  • Harvard Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Webster University
  • MA
  • 1980
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977
View all education


  • Sustainable Communities Worldwide
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Middle Market Entrepreneurs (
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Trust & Estates Section Statutory Review Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • El Paso County CO Veterans Trauma Court
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Parkinson Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Colorado Springs (
  • Member and Past President
  • 1995 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Fraternal Order of Military Pilots (The Daedalions)
  • Life Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • USAF Academy Association of Graduates
  • Life Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia (
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Achievement Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney
  • Colorado Springs Gazette
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • Featured Attorney
  • Colorado Springs Gazette
  • 2014
  • Featured Attorney
  • Colorado Springs Style Magazine
  • 2013
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
Endorse John
Trusts Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Buckley is a fine attorney. I always enjoy working with him because of his intelligence, knowledge of his practice areas, and high integrity."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John has co-counseled with me and done extraordinary work. He has the highest levels of integrity, knowledge and commitment. A great lawyer to work with."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"i wholeheartedly endorse John Buckley. He is very personable and professional. He has superior technical skills and is also very prompt and pays attention to detail."
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.
Colorado Springs Estate planning Lawyer John Calvin Buckley III
John Calvin Buckley III
Estate planning Attorney
Colorado Springs, CO
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation