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After law school, Mr. Buckmiller was immediately launched into the courtroom operating in state and federal court in many different areas of litigation including commercial litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, consumer class actions, and condemnation. Recently Mr. Buckmiller has focused on prosecuting lender liability claims against financial institutions and other consumer protection litigation. Over the last few years he has represented clients in workouts and litigation on loans ranging from $100,000.00 to $50,000,000. He has successfully tried several different types of cases and arbitrations to verdict and argues frequently in the state and federal appellate courts. Mr. Buckmiller obtained the first known jury verdict in North Carolina finding a violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act by a bank and the verdict was selected by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly as the #1 Defense Verdict of 2013.

Mr. Buckmiller was born in Englewood, New Jersey and spent most his life in the Metropolitan New York City, New York area. Mr. Buckmiller attended Columbia University, where he graduated with a B.A. with a dual major in Economics and Political Science. He also was a 4-year starter for the Columbia Lions baseball team and was voted All Ivy League twice. In his senior year, he was selected as an All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, won the Ivy League Triple Crown, and was selected for All-Ivy League academic honors. He played professional baseball for a short time after graduation from college and decided to attend Temple University where he obtained his J.D. and M.B.A. in three years. Mr. Buckmiller graduated with distinction from the law and business schools at Temple University, and was selected as a Distinguished Class Performer in Trial Advocacy.

Education
  • Temple University, School of Law, J.D. – 2006 with Honors Distinguished Performer in Trial Advocacy
  • Temple University, School of Business – 2006 M.B.A., with Honors
  • Columbia College – Columbia University – 2002 B.A., Economics and Political Science
Professional Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • NCAJ County Captain
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Professional Negligence Section, Past President Commercial Litigation Section, Past President
  • North Carolina Bar Association’s Medico-Legal Liaison Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Editor for ABA Survey of Class Action Law
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina – 2006
  • Fourth Circuit – 2010
  • US District Court Eastern District of North Carolina – 2007
  • US District Court Middle District of North Carolina – 2012
  • US District Court Western District of North Carolina – 2009
Practice Areas
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Lender Liability Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Condemnation / Eminent Domain
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Federal Court Criminal Defense
Other areas of concentration:
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Gaming Law
  • Securities Litigation
Awards
  • Constitutional Law
  • Super Lawyers Risinf Stars>
  • Business North Californa's Legal Elite
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40
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