Buckheit & Whelan, P.C.

Buckheit & Whelan, P.C.

Suffern lawyers win cases using more than 40 combined years of experience

Firm Overview

Buckheit & Whelan, P.C.handles cases of personal injury, automobile accident, slip and fall, and criminal defense law. Located in Suffern, New York, we serve clients throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Rockland, Nassau, Suffolk, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess Counties in New York and Bergen, Hudson, Sussex and Passaic Counties in New Jersey. If you were injured in a car accident or by falling in a parking lot, or if you are charged with a crime, Buckheit & Whelan, P.C.has the experience to take and win your case.

At Buckheit & Whelan, P.C., we bring more than 40 years of rich career experience to each new case. Attorney John Buckheit is a West Point graduate who served for more than 20 years on active and reserve duty in the military. He is also a former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and he served as Greenwood Lake Village Attorney from 1999 to 2007 and again from 2013 through the present. Attorney Frank Whelan spent ten years in the Bronx District Attorney's office. Our law practice is grounded in the following qualities:

Skilled representation - At Buckheit & Whelan, P.C., we are seasoned mediators and litigators, comfortable using whichever approach will get you the best results. We have a significant file of case histories to draw on to develop winning strategies. Our wide-ranging career experience enables us to think outside the box and get you the advantage.

Superior client service - Clients receive personal attention from start to finish. We are accessible 24/7, responding to questions and returning calls promptly.

Diverse career experience - Earlier in their careers, attorneys John Buckheit and Frank Whelan both served as prosecutors, allowing them to see a case from all sides and anticipate and diffuse their opponents' strategies. Attorney John Buckheit brings a powerful combination of military discipline and legal knowledge to each case, producing the best outcomes for clients.

Buckheit & Whelan, P.C.handles personal injury, automobile accident, slip and fall, and criminal defense cases:

Personal Injury - We handle medical malpractice, products liability, dangerous drugs, unsafe work conditions and more.

Automobile Accidents and Slips & Falls - Buckheit & Whelan, P.C. fights vigorously for compensation for our clients, using the skills of our extended team of trauma doctors, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and collision reconstruction analysts to help our attorneys obtain the best possible settlements.

Criminal Defense - We are skilled at handling DUI, felony, misdemeanor, traffic law and other criminal defense cases.
Main Office

Main Office
49 North Airmont Road, Suite 100
Suffern  NY  10901

  • (845) 357-0265
  • (845) 357-7192
Auto Accident
Auto accident injuries
Auto accidents have the potential to negatively impact your job, your family, your health and your quality of life. Even an apparently minor traffic accident may result in serious injuries. If you have been hurt because someone was negligent, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost income. Buckheit & Whelan, P.C. has successfully represented clients injured in auto accidents in New York for more than 40 years combined.

Buckheit & Whelan, P.C. handles motor vehicle accident claims that involve negligent motorists, pedestrians, dangerous road conditions and faulty or defective automobile parts.
Buckheit & Whelan, P.C. will represent your DUI and DWI legal matters.
Practice Areas:
-Personal Injury
-Automobile and Slip & Fall Accidents
-Criminal Defense
-Civil Litigation
-Commercial Litigation
-Criminal Litigation
-Products Liability
-Medical Malpractice
-Military Law
-Municipal and Zoning

John L. Buckheit

ISLN: 900424715

Practice Areas:
General; Products Liability; Medical Malpractice; Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Litigation; Matrimonial Law; Municipal and Zoning; Military Law

1992, New York, New Jersey, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1993, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Criminal Appeals for the Armed Forces; 1994, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1997, U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals

Law School:
Columbia University, J.D.

USMA at West Point, 1984

High School:
Regis, 1980

Bronx, Orange County (Member, Board of Ethics), Rockland County, New York State and American (Member, Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division's Military Lawyers Conference Council) Bar Associations; Society of American Military Engineers; Orange County AHRC (President, Board of Directors); New York State Association for Retarded Children (Member, Board of Governors).

Biography: Antenor Patino Fellow for life. Attorney: Law Offices of Robert C. Crimmins, 1995-1997; Shanley & Fisher, P.C., 1994-1995. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1994. Member, 1990-1992 and Managing Editor, 1991-1992, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. Member, Board of Governors, West Point Society of New York.Village Attorney, Village of Greenwood Lake, Inc., 1999-2007 and 2013- Present

Brooklyn, New York

Military Service:
U.S. Army Infantry, 1984-1989; JAGC, 1989-1994; Major, U.S. Army Reserves, JAGC, 1994-2004, Veteran Operation Joint Endeavor/Guard, 1996-1997; Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, 24th Infantry Div., 1992-1994.

German and Hungarian
  • Columbia University
    Juris Doctorate

Frank A. Whelan

-1987, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
-1990, District of Columbia
-1992, U.S. Court of Military Appeals

Law School:
St. John