Patrick (Paddy) graduated from University College Cork with an honours Bachelor of Law degree in 1977. He qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and established Patrick Buckley & Co. in the same year. Since that time he has practiced in the area of civil litigation. Over the past 30 years he has specialised in the area of personal injuries litigation and has particular interest in medical negligence. Paddy also has a keen interest in Aviation Law having obtained his private pilots licence a number of years ago.
Paddy was admitted to the New York Bar in 1988 and is also admitted as a lawyer in England and Wales. Paddy is also a member of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), The Medical Injuries Alliance the Southern Law Association and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.