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.
He 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. In 2006 he opened his own practice, where he continues to successfully represent the cases of his clients in matters of criminal defense, family law and immigration law.
He 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.
He has a strong background in immigration issues, from removal hearings, for those in danger of being deported, to naturalization and family petitions, for others looking to gain entry and stay in the U.S. His experience in criminal defense is extensive; handling a wide range of claims from misdemeanors to felonies and effectively defending his clients against charges. He is also well versed in family law, with his past involvement including divorce, child custody and injunctions.
Mr. Buckmaster is not only skilled when it comes to the practice of law, he has a compassionate dedication to every client he serves. It is Mr. Buckmaster's goal to counsel and passionately represent his clients and help guide them through the justice system.