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Yardley Drake Buckman II

Yardley Drake Buckman II

also known as Drake Buckman

About me

Buckman and Buckman, P.A. is a leading personal injury law firm serving clients in the Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Venice, and North Port areas. We are highly experienced trial attorneys who aggressively represent our clients in Florida's courts. Our law firm handles cases related to car accidents, motorcycle accidents, traumatic brain injury, injured children, wrongful death, and civil mediation. Buckman and Buckman also offers estate planning services to help people who've recently received large cash settlements
or for clients planning for their family's financial future.


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Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 25%
    17 years
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
    17 years
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
    17 years
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    17 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dale E. Workman

    I met Drake on the first day of law school and our friendship grew quickly and deeply from there. I credit him with helping me overcome my fear of public speaking, and consequently saving my legal career before it even had a chance to begin! Drake is one of the most creative and charismatic people I've ever known. Both excellent qualities in a trial attorney! In fact, I believe my own courtroom style was subconciously modeled on his. Although I've never had the opportunity to work with Drake in the real world, I have spoken with him about cases on numerous occasions, and it is clear to me that his brilliance and work ethic have not faded in the least since law school. I have often turned to him for advice or to bounce an idea off of him, and he has never failed me. I would recommend Drake in a heartbeat for any type of legal issue, with full confidence in his abilities.


    Dale Workman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Russell Thomas Kirshy

    I have worked with Drake on several matters, including a several day jury trial on a serious criminal matter. Drake is one of the best attorneys I have had the good fortune to work with over my 20 year career. He is focused on the task at hand and protects the client at all costs. I wholeheartedly endorse Drake and Buckman and Buckman.


    Russell Kirshy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Buckman & Buckman, P.A.

2023 Constitution Boulevard
Sarasota, FL, 34231


FLMember in Good Standing199809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBuckman and Buckman, P.A.1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtMember2005 - Present
Sarasota Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Florida BarMember1998 - Present
Federal Trial BarMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Affeldt v. School Board of Manatee CountyVerdict for the Plaintiff-$281,756.00
Mckinnon v. City of Sarasota$253,000.00 verdict for the Plaintiff (Largest Civil Rights Judgment against the City of Sarasota)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Florida State UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Manatee BudsSpecial Needs Trusts and Personal Injury2013