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Margaret Buckles is an associate in McKool Smith Hennigan's Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and certain regulatory matters.

Margaret represents individuals, corporations, and other entities in state and federal proceedings. She has also represented national and international clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. She has represented entities in disputes involving real estate, environmental law, securities, class actions, contracts, and employment matters.

Margaret received her law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2014, where she graduated Order of the Coif and was a member of USC's moot court national team. Upon graduation, Margaret clerked for the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew in the Central District of California. She practiced in the Los Angeles office of a large multinational law firm before joining McKool Smith Hennigan. 

Margaret also serves as a city commissioner in West Hollywood, California.  


J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2014

B.A./M.A., magna cum laude, International Relations, University of Southern California, 2007

Court Admissions

  • State of California
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