Founding Partner

Robert A. "Tony" Buzzard is the founder Buzzard Law Firm.  He has practiced as a trial lawyer for over three decades in personal injury, criminal, contract, business and other varied cases for over three decades.  He was selected the last three consecutive years as a National 100 Top Trial Lawyer. His successes includes verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars for those injured, successful settlements in business disputes, and acquittals in first degree murder cases.  Experience, talent and past successes are what has defined his career and he continues to provide stellar legal service to eastern North Carolina.



One of our most respected team members, Rachel Hairr is ready to take any case head on. Rachel concentrates her practice in the area of Family Law but is also experienced in civil litigation. She has achieved success for her clients in the areas of child custody, child support, equitable distribution and divorce. Her determination to help you reach your goals are characteristic of Rachel's style of practice.  If you need a strong family lawyer on your side, Rachel will serve you well.

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Tracy Berry joined Buzzard Law Firm in 2020 after many years of a successful solo trial practice.  Tracy is a trial lawyer who handles Family Law, personal injury and medical malpractice.  Tracy's experience and practice has resulted in successes all over eastern North Carolina and gained her a reputation as a fierce litigator.  Tracy and her husband reside in Harnett county and her husband serves in the United States Army.

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Office Manager

Tonya is a native of North Carolina, having been raised in Siler City, where her father was a police officer.  Tonya has twenty years of administrative experience and helps run the entire team, assisting which management and keeping the office running smoothly.


Legal Assistant

Cheryl Irvin began working as a trained legal assistant three decades ago.  Her experience helps make Buzzard Law Firm run smoothly.  She is the lead assistant to Founding Partner Robert A. "Tony" Buzzard.

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Legal Assistant

Kristi Purtle is the lead family law assistant at Buzzard law Firm.  Kristi has a bachelor's degree and has worked in administrative roles for three decades, including past work as a legal assistant. Kristi has served Buzzard Law Firm for the past three years and helps run our Family Law cases.