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After law school, Matt 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 spent a significant amount of his time prosecuting claims against financial institutions. 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 arbitration to verdict and argues frequently in the state and federal appellate courts. Matt 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. degree and was a dual major in Economics and Politics 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, and was selected as a Distinguished Class Performer in Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Buckmiller has received recognition as a SuperLawyer and a Business North Carolina Legal Elite. He is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and has served on the Board of Governors of the NCAJ, President of the Professional Negligence and Commercial Litigation sections, North Carolina Editor for the American Bar Association’s Survey of State Class Action Law, and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Medico-Legal Liaison Committee. Mr. Buckmiller speaks frequently at CLE seminars and has spoken at the Professionalism for New Attorneys (“PNA”) seminar required for newly admitted lawyers to the North Carolina State Bar.

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:
  • Selected as SuperLawyers Rising Star 2010-2018. USE BADGE
  • Selected to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite USE BADGE
  • Selected by the National Trial Lawyers to the Top 40 Under 40
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