Educational and Professional Biography (Bio)
After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and graduating magna cum laude from Georgia State University, Mr. Buky entered the University of Florida College of Law. He was awarded the Dean’s “Book Award” for excellence in legal research and writing, and graduated in 1980.
Mr. Buky’s first employer was one of the largest and oldest insurance defense firms in Miami, Florida. He learned the ropes in the litigation arena assisting senior partners in large and complex trials. In addition, he was given the opportunity to independently try scores of jury trials involving automobile accidents, slip and falls, and negligent security cases involving assault and batteries on commercial properties.
As his litigation skills and experience progressed, Mr. Buky handled more complex cases involving toxic waste sites, aviation, maritime, and commercial construction cases. He co-counseled one of the first asbestos cases to be tried before a jury. His practice involved insurance coverage disputes, dozens of mediations, and numerous arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association.
In 1986, Mr. Buky joined a smaller insurance defense firm offering growth opportunities. He spearheaded the opening of a branch office in West Palm Beach, Florida and became its managing partner. He subsequently sought more personal satisfaction in the practice of law, opening his own practice specifically to represent wrongfully injured plaintiffs.