Robert A. (Tony) Buzzard

Robert A. (Tony) Buzzard

Managing Partner
Lillington, North Carolina
910-758-2457 (fax)
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. 

Areas of Practice

  • Civil and Criminal Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, United States America
    • B.S. - 1988
    • Major: Marketing

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

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

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