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Meredith J. Buck
Coroner

Meredith J. Buck, Bucks County CoronerMeredith J. Buck, a registered nurse and an attorney, is a dedicated volunteer not only with the Red Cross, but also in her legal practice. Ms. Buck owns and operates a general law practice in Chalfont with an emphasis on family law, mediation and medical/legal consulting, while devoting many hours to the pro bono representation of victims of abuse. Additionally, Ms. Buck has worked as a critical care, operating room and post-anesthesia care nurse. She continues to work as a nurse on a volunteer basis in disaster relief.

Ms. Buck received the 2009/2010 Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international honor a nurse can receive, awarded by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The medal honors “exceptional courage and devotion to caring for the victims of armed conflict or other disasters, or exemplary service and a creative and pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education.”

Ms. Buck is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, serving as a House Delegate, and also the Bucks County Bar Association, where she served several terms on the Board of Directors. As an active community advocate, she was a founding member of the Friends of Historic Chalfont and served on Chalfont Borough’s Blighted Property Review Committee. She continues to serve on the board of Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services.

The Bucks County Coroner's chief duty is to investigate all sudden, unexplained, or violent deaths occurring within the county. When no physician has attended the deceased, burial is not permitted until the coroner issues a certificate stating the cause of death. If the cause of death cannot be otherwise determined, an inquest and an autopsy will be ordered. In case of death which might have resulted from a criminal act or neglect, the coroner conducts an inquest and calls witnesses as a sitting magistrate to find criminal negligence or intent. If criminal intent is found, the case is then bound over to the Court of Common Pleas. In some cases, the coroner may require the assistance of a six-person jury which is selected at random from the jury candidate roll. The coroner is in charge of all county forensic services.

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Meredith J. Buck
Coroner
850 Eagle Boulevard 
Warminster, PA 18974 
Phone: 267-880-5040