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Mary E. Buckley

Civil Litigation


Governmental Affairs

Insurance Defense


Admitted to Practice

  • Arkansas, 2015
  • Texas, 2016
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015; UA Student Bar Association, President, 2013-2015
  • University of Houston, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2011


Mary E. Buckley practices in the areas of civil litigation, employment-management,  governmental affairs, and insurance defense. A native of Houston, Texas, Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Mary has been in private practice since leaving law school and is licensed in both Arkansas and Texas.

During law school, Mary served for two years as Student Bar Association President, received the award for most outstanding contribution to the law school community, and externed for the Honorable Joe J. Volpe of the United States Magistrate Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. In addition to being a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, Mary also served on the Arkansas House of Delegates for Benton County. Mary is a member of the Texas and American Bar Associations.

Professional Activities

  • Arkansas Bar Association (Member; House of Delegates; Mock Trial Committee)
  • Texas Bar Association (Member; Litigation Section; Technology Section; Insurance Defense Section; Labor & Employment Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member; Litigation Section; Labor & Employment Section)
  • Employment Law Alliance (Member; Medical Marijuana Policy Committee)
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers (Development Committee, Board Member)
  • Arkansas Women Executives

Community Involvement

  • Daughters of the American Revolution


  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Joe Volpe, United States Magistrate Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Summer 2013