Tommy's Profile

Tommy’s practice covers a variety of litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He has defended several clients in the health care and education industries against claims brought under the False Claims Act and has helped many other clients avoid litigation by guiding them through government and internal investigations. Tommy has also represented individual, corporate, and governmental clients across a wide range of court proceedings, including asset forfeiture proceedings, constitutional litigation, criminal prosecutions, federal appeals, and various commercial disputes. Additionally, having recently served as a Special Assistant Attorney 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.

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 Awards

  • Alabama State Bar 2020 Leadership Forum

Bar Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

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

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

Education

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.)


Monday, January 20, 2020

EDWARD O’NEAL AND TOMMY BUCK NAMED TO ALABAMA STATE BAR LEADERSHIP FORUM CLASS 15

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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