Matthew Buckmiller

Biography

Matt practices commercial litigation, condemnation, lender liability, medical malpractice, and personal injury law, representing clients throughout the Raleigh area and Eastern North Carolina. He has years of experience litigating matters in both state and federal court and has successfully tried several cases and arbitrations.

Matt has spent a majority of his career prosecuting lender liability claims against banks and negotiating workouts of commercial debts. In May 2012, he won the first known jury verdict in North Carolina finding a Bank in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The verdict was selected by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as the #1 Defense Verdict of 2012. More recently, he has represented businesses with respect to debts ranging from $100,000.00 to $50,000,000.00 and has saved his clients tens of millions of dollars.

Originally from New Jersey, Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Columbia University. After graduating, he played professional baseball for a short period before heading to Temple University, where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree before obtaining a Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law. After moving to North Carolina, Matt met and married his wife Lisa, and the two currently live in North Raleigh, enjoying traveling and spending time with their dog, Bodhi.

Practice Areas

Business and Complex Litigation

Personal Injury

Consumer Protection Litigation

Non-Bankruptcy Restructuring and Workouts

White Collar Criminal Defense

Medical Malpractice

Honors, Awards, and Certifications

North Carolina Super Lawyers®

Rising Star (2010–2020)

Business North Carolina

“Legal Elite”

The National Trial Lawyer

Top 40 Under 40

Education

  • 2006 – Temple University School of Law, MBA/JD, magna cum laude
  • 2002 – Columbia University, BA

Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2006 (active)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
    • Former President, Professional Malpractice Section
    • Former President, Commercial Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association

Prior Experience

  • Stubbs & Perdue, PA, 2013–2020
  • Shipman & Wright, LLP, 2006–2013