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Carl Leo Bucki, American judge. Bar: New York 1977, United States District Court (western district) New York 1978. Named citizen of year Ampol Eagle Newspaper, Buffalo, 1977, 98.


Bucki, Carl Leo was born on July 11, 1953 in Buffalo. Son of John Ferdinand and Adeline (Graczyk) Bucki.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Cornell University, 1974. Juris Doctor cum laude, Cornell University, 1976.


Confidential clerk New York Court Appeals, Buffalo, 1976-1977. Associate Moot & Sprague, 1977-1983, partner, 1983-1990, Cohen, Swados, Wright, Hanifin, Bradford & Brett, 1990-1993. Judge United States Bankruptcy Court western district New York, since 1993, chief judge, since 2007.


  • Bar: New York 1977, United States District Court (western district) New York 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: The American Constitution From a Polish Ethnic Perspective, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals. Associate editor: The American Bankruptcy Law Journal, since 2007.


President Polish Community Center, Buffalo, 1978—1980, St. Gregory the Great School Board, Amherst, 1991—1996, chair, 1992—1995. Vice president Parents Anonymous of Buffalo, 1981. Board managers Buffalo and Erie History Society, 1993—2009, vice-chair, 1995—1996, chair, 1996—2001, board regents, since 2010.

With St. Gregory The Great Parish Council, 1989—1991, 1993—1995, since 2005, chair, 1990—1991. National board directors Polish Union American, Buffalo, 1982—1986, national attorney, 1986—1993. Board directors Polish Arts Club, 1997—1999.

Member American Bar Association (executive committee young lawyers division 1987-1989), New York State Bar Association (member executive committee young lawyers section 1984-1991, chairman 1988-1989, member House Delegates 1989-1991, nominations committee 1990-1994), Erie County Bar Association (chairman commercial bankruptcy law committee 1987-1990), National Conference Bankruptcy Judges (circuit representative board governors 2001-2004), Professional Businessmen's Association (president 1981), Chopin Singing Society.


Married Deborah Colleen Bruch, July 22, 1978. 1 child, Craig R.

John Ferdinand Bucki

Adeline (Graczyk) Bucki

Deborah Colleen Bruch

Craig R. Bucki