Tommy's Profile

Tommy’s practice covers a variety of litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He has defended clients in the health care and education industries against claims brought under the False Claims Act and has represented individual, corporate, and governmental clients across a wide range of court proceedings, including federal and state-level appeals, criminal prosecutions, asset forfeiture proceedings, constitutional litigation, defamation claims, and commercial disputes. He has helped other clients avoid litigation by carefully guiding them through government and internal investigations.

Additionally, having recently served as a law clerk to Justice Jay Mitchell at the Supreme Court of Alabama, Tommy is uniquely qualified to provide counsel to clients litigating appeals in Alabama’s highest court.

Tommy has been named to the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America’s 2022 list of Ones to Watch.

Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, Tommy served as a law clerk for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and an intern for the Honorable R. David Proctor in the Northern District of Alabama. Before attending law school, Tommy served as a Surface Warfare Officer, Public Affairs Officer, and admiral’s aide in the United States Navy. He holds a Master of Theological Studies from Emory University.

Tommy's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2022)
  • Alabama State Bar 2020 Leadership Forum


State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

  • Emory University School of Law
    • (2014, J.D.)
  • Vanderbilt University
    • (2005, B.S., Political Science and English)
  • Candler School of Theology
    • (Emory) (2014, M.T.S.)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Monday, January 20, 2020


Maynard Cooper’s Edward O’Neal and Tommy Buck were named to the 2020 Leadership Forum of the Alabama State Bar. The Alabama State Bar selects a small class of 30 attorneys each year to participate in a rigorous education and training process focusing on servant leadership, ethics, and career development. From...

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