Mr. Buckmaster was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He moved to Florida in 1988. He attended the University of Florida and received a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science. Mr. Buckmaster went on to obtain his law degree from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.
Mr. Buckmaster began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Fort Pierce, Florida. While there, he prosecuted thousands of criminal cases in both county and circuit court. After leaving the State Attorney’s office, he joined a private criminal defense firm where he spent two years representing hundreds of individuals charged with crimes in State and Federal Courts.
Mr. Buckmaster later moved his family to Daytona Beach and returned to the State Attorney's Office in the felony division of the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Mr. Buckmaster is admitted to the Florida Bar, and is licensed to practice in front of the United States District Court for the Middle District and Southern Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
It is Mr. Buckmaster's goal to counsel and passionately represent his clients and help guide them through the justice system.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||10/02/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2016 Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense||Daytona Beach News-Journal||2016|
|Patriotic Employer||Office of the Secretary of Defense||2015|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Managing Partner||Buckmaster and Ellzey||2016 - Present|
|Manager||Buckmaster Law||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Buckmaster and DuPont, P.L.C.||2006 - 2010|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit||2005 - 2006|
|Associate Counsel||Phillips & Ziskinder||2003 - 2005|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney, 19th Judicial Circuit||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Citizens' Law Enforcement Advisory Board- City of Ormond Beach, Florida||Vice Chair||2015 - Present|
|Florida Supreme Court||Certified Family Mediator 32580 F||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Rotary Club||Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Volusia County Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||N/A||2004 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2002 - Present|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law Degree||law||2001|
|University of Florida||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|