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Buxton S. "Buck" Copeland - Raleigh, NC

5420 Wade Park Boulevard#300 Raleigh, NC 27607

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Raleigh Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Overview

Buck Copeland has been practicing workers' compensation defense litigation with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP since 1987. He has litigated hundreds of cases with favorable results for his clients. He represents employers and carriers in hearings before the Industrial Commission and in appeals to the Full Commission, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court...

Buck Copeland has been practicing workers' compensation defense litigation with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP since 1987. He has litigated hundreds of cases with favorable results for his clients. He represents employers and carriers in hearings before the Industrial Commission and in appeals to the Full Commission, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.

Along with several other members of the firm, Buck maintains an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the most prestigious peer review rating that recognizes attorneys who have reached the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Representing a variety of employers, including manufacturers, trucking companies, and retailers, has given Buck the ability to handle any issue that arises under the Workers' Compensation Act.

About Buxton S. "Buck" Copeland

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Risk Management
  • Workers Compensation

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1987

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina

Specialties and Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Worker's Compensation Law, NC State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2000
  • Board Certified Specialist in Worker's Compensation Law, NC State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2006
  • Certified Mediator, NC Dispute Resolution Commission

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Wake County Bar Association (Board of Directors), 1993 - 1994 (Member)
  • Workers' Compensation Law Specialty Committee of the NC State Bar Board of Legal Specialization (Member and Chair)

Education

  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina, 1985
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Student Advocacy Award, 1983
    Honors: Book Awards in Evidence and Bankruptcy
    Law Review: Campbell Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Woodberry Forest School, 1977
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1981
    B.A.

Past Positions

  • Hon. Alexander B. Denson, U.S. Magistrate, Eastern District of North Carolina, Law Clerk, 1985 - 1987

Pro Bono Activities

  • Deacon and Youth Ministry Chair - White Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • NC Supreme Court Historical Society, President

Classes and Seminars

  • "The Going and Coming Rule", Spring CSH Educational Seminar, 2007

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Buxton S. "Buck" Copeland

Included on the 2012 North Carolina list


Past Lists

  • 2011 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Buxton S. "Buck" Copeland on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • AV rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • "Top Attorneys in North Carolina", Charlotte Magazine, 2011
  • Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
  • The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Workers' Compensation Law, Selected, 2017 - 2023

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Office Information

Address

5420 Wade Park Boulevard#300 Raleigh, NC 27607

Fax

  • (919) 863-3415

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • “The Going and Coming Rule,” Spring CSH Educational Seminar, 2007

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