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Adair M. Buckner

Estate planning Attorney at Amarillo, TX

5.0   4 reviews

Licensed for 46 years

About Adair

Learn Adair’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Adair M. Buckner, an experienced estate planning and probate attorney, can help you create an estate plan that will protect everything you’ve worked hard for and cherish.

    47 years

  2. Probate
    Adair M. Bucker understands this is an emotional and stressful time for you and your family. During this time, you deserve to partner with a probate attorney you can rely on. Adair will make the process as easy as possible.

  3. Employment and labor
    Adair M. Buckner works ONLY with business managers and owners, advising them on employment law issues, to formulate policies, write employment contracts, manage problem employees, respond to claims or charges, and generally try to stay out of court.

  4. Business
    Adair M. Buckner can provide dependable legal guidance to advise you on business and commercial law matters such as incorporations, partnerships, contracts, financing, and more.

  5. Real estate
    Adair M. Buckner offers insight into Texas real estate laws. For more than 40 years, she has represented Amarillo and Texas Panhandle residents as buyers, sellers, lessors, lessees, and in financing real estate purchases.

Adair’s Values
  • Competence
  • Ethics
  • Efficiency
  • Personal Attention

Since 1976, Adair M. Buckner has represented a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle with skill, ethics, and commitment. Ms. Buckner has built a reputation for handling legal matters entrusted to her competently, ethically, professionally, and in an efficient manner. Her mission is to provide legal services of quality, giving individual, personal one-on-one interaction with the client, and reasonably-priced service which smaller law firms often are best at providing. Adair’s commitment is to provide outstanding services to her clients, in a timely, personable, efficient manner.

Ms. Buckner handles a broad assortment of management-side employment, estate planning and probate, business and personal real estate, and diverse business and commercial legal matters for a wide-ranging base of clients, including individuals, small businesses, and some of the largest businesses in the area. Adair has a unique background of law practice as a sole practitioner, in a small firm, and in one of Amarillo’s larger firms, from which she draws to competently and economically serve her clients.
Her Mission
  • Listen 
  • Plan
  • Minimize Risk

Adair listens carefully those she represents so she can understand their individualized needs and works to support them in achieving the optimum solution. Her experience in litigation for many years helps her guide clients in proactively planning their business and personal transactions, formulating policies, managing employees, conducting business, and planning their personal futures and their estates for their successors, with an eye to minimizing risk and avoiding litigation. Ms. Buckner’s primarily goal in her practice is helping clients achieve their aims with as little exposure to legal claims or controversy as possible. In her management-side employment law practice, risk prevention is the bedrock of Adair’s counsel, planning, and advice.

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Licensed for 46 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1976
Updated 01/10/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Adair M. Buckner, Attorney at Law
301 S. Polk, Suite 422
Amarillo, TX, 79101


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Posted by Danny | October 4, 2013
Vitel Communications Corparation.
Adair is a great asset to our company. She is always promt and helpful. We would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Steve | September 26, 2013
Client Review of Adair Buckner - Amarillo Texas
I have looked to Adair Buckner on several occasions for advice and direction on difficult employee matters. She has been an excellent source of knowledge and help. She takes time to ask the questions needed before she offers relevant advice and solutions. I highly recommend Adair for any employee related matters.
Posted by Mary | September 24, 2013
Highly Dependable and Responsive
Adair Buckner has assisted me with a will and establishing a business. She is an ethical person who only takes on work that she is highly qualified to handle. She reviewed a partnership agreement for me and red flagged several issues that likely will save me a lot of grief in the future. I certainly appreciated her diligence and also appreciated how quickly she was able to get back to me. She is an excellent attorney and I would recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by Lee | January 3, 2013
Contract Negotiations and Human Resource Assistance
I own a staffing firm that I purchased in 2008. When the economy took a downturn, it was going to be crucial to renegotiate the purchase agreement I had with the previous owner. That was going to be difficult due to the personality of the previous owner and their unwillingness to understand the situation. I solicited the help of Ms. Buckner who I can proudly say is not only my attorney in these matters but she is also a trusted friend. She helped me make my way through a year of tough negotiations which saved my business. I will always be grateful for her expertise, honesty and straightforwardness. I have also used Adair several times in the area of Human Resources. In my day-to-day business activity, I work with small employers who do not have full-time HR professionals on staff so many times they have issues that need to be handled. Adair has provided valuable guidance that has assisted my clients in avoiding legal action. I would highly recommend Adair Buckner in the area of Employment Law!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Adair M. Buckner, Attorney at Law
  • 2013 - Present


  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Texas Tech University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973


  • Amarillo Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Amarillo Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Amarillo Area Bar Foundation
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Amarillo Area Bar Foundation
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Amarillo Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Labor and Employment Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Career Achievement Award
  • Amarillo Women's Network
  • 1995
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  • Here are some quick tips on the two main types of probate in Texas. It helps to know what is involved in the procedure before you become engaged in one.
  • What Happens In Probate in Texas?
  • 2018
  • In Texas, generally a will must be filed within four years after the date of the death, but we encourage you to do it sooner rather than later. Learn more about the probate process and how soon you should probate a will by watching the video.
  • How Soon Must A Will Be Probated After A Death?
  • 2017
  • Choosing an attorney to represent you is not an easy decision. It pays to spend some time making the choice, however. These are some of the negative results from hiring the wrong attorney.
  • 4 Consequences Of Choosing The Wrong Attorney
  • 2017
  • In this video, I discuss the average cost of an estate planning package so you can know what to expect when preparing your will.
  • How Much Does A Will Cost?
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law: Beyond the Basics
  • Employment Law
  • 2015
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Probate
  • 2015

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