Mr. Robert A. Buzzard

Mr. Robert A. Buzzard: Attorney with Buzzard Law Firm
Attorney Awards


Robert A. (Tony) Buzzard has been a practicing trial lawyer for over two decades and has vast experience in State and Federal Court. Concentrating in civil and criminal litigation, Tony has represented the interest of the injured and the accused. Tony is a second generation attorney and son of nationally renowned law professor Lynn R. Buzzard. Tony is one of only a handful of lawyers who has received a jury verdict in excess of one million dollars for an injured client. Due to his trial success, Tony has been selected as a Top 100 trial lawyer in the United States and a top 10 trial lawyer in North Carolina. Tony also spends part of his time teaching trial lawyers across the state and has been a featured speaker for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, formerly the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Robert (Tony) Buzzard had the legal pedigree from the beginning, as a second generation attorney and son of nationally renowned Constitutional Law professor Lynn R. Buzzard. His successes over almost three decades as a lawyer are what have garnered the awards. Tony’s renowned criminal practice stretches across Eastern North Carolina, where he has handled everything from drug and traffic offenses to capital murder in Harnett, Lee, Johnston, Cumberland, Hoke, Sampson, Moore, Robeson and Scotland counties. Tony has received State and National recognition as a Top 10 law firm and 10 Best trial attorney in civil and criminal matters. This recognition was earned through dedication to our clients. Due to his trial success, including earning dismissals and acquittals of serious criminal charges as well as the recovery of millions of dollars for personal injury victims, Tony has been selected as a Top 100 trial lawyer in the United States. Tony also spends part of his time teaching criminal procedure and law across the state to help train other lawyers and has been a featured speaker for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, formerly the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Published Works

"Minister's Legal Desk Reference", (Contributing Author)

Staff Writer, Religious Freedom Reporter

"Render Unto Caesar", (Co-Author)


Daubert and Rule 702, NCAST

Capital Murder Defense , Capital Defender of NC

Honors and Awards

Who's Who Among American Law School Students, 1989 - 1991

American Jurisprudence Book Award - Remedies, 1990

American Bar Association Moot Court Team, 1990

5th place National Finalist John Marshall Moot Court Team, 1990

9th Place National Finalist Illinois State Scholar, 1984

Participant, U.S. Track & Field International Team, Hong Kong, 1984

National Top 100 Trial Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

Buzzard Law Firm, Owner, 1991 - 2004

Bain, Buzzard & McRae, Partner, 2004 - 2014

Buzzard & Hart, Managing Senior Partner

Buzzard & Carr, Managing Senior Partner


Phi Sigma Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

Harnett County Bar Association, President, 1996 - 1998

Harnett County Bar Association, Vice-President, 1995 - 1996

Harnett County Bar Association, Treasurer, 1994 - 1995

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 2002 - 2007

North Carolina State Bar Association, Member, 1991 - 2015

North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member, 1995 - 2015

Areas of Practice (18)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Car Accident
  • Traffic Violations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trafficking
  • Protective Order
  • Speeding
  • Larceny
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Business Law
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
910-808-1013  Phone
910-893-2900  Phone
University Attended:
Illinois State University, B.S., Marketing, 1988
Law School Attended:
Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina; 1991, North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar; Harnett County Bar Association (President, 1996-1998); Eleventh Judicial District Bar Association; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

4.3/5.0 (1 review)
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Lillington, North Carolina

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