Robert Buckley – Partner

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Attorney Bob Buckley joined our team in 2001. Prior to becoming a partner with the firm, Bob spent more than 20 years of his career practicing law in Independence. He is a devoted medical malpractice and catastrophic injury attorney. He strongly believes medical negligence litigation has a positive impact on improving healthcare in America and spends an extensive amount of time educating himself on medical issues to better serve his clients.

Bob is a native of Independence, MO. His wife Kim has been his paralegal for more than 20 years and is also White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, LLC's office manager.

Areas of practice

  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death



Bob received his J.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1979. Prior to that, he received his M.P.A. in 1977 and his B.A. in 1975.

Admissions and professional memberships

Admitted to practice law in Missouri and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Bob's professional memberships include the:

  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

He has served on the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys for almost 20 years. He is also a former president of the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association.

Community involvement

Bob is an active member of the Independence community. In addition to being a moderator for Maywood Baptist Church, Bob founded a nonprofit organization called Bears Tomorrow, Inc. Bears Tomorrow helps area youths develop their athletic potential and leadership skills. President of Bears Tomorrow, Bob also coaches basketball for teams enrolled in the organization.

Bob is active in William Chrisman High School activities. He has been the school's Booster Club president for five years, and is the home game announcer for football games and boys' varsity basketball games. He is vice president of the Foundation of the Independence School District, and he and Kim fund annual scholarships for graduating seniors of William Chrisman.

Bob and Kim also established a donor-advised fund to help disadvantaged youth with the Truman Heartland Foundation.

Exceptional results. Personal service. Good lawyers.

When you need an attorney, contact White, Graham, Buckley & Carr online to schedule a free initial consultation with our Independence, MO personal injury law firm. We serve clients in Eastern Jackson County, the Kansas City Metro Area, Kansas and Missouri.

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White, Graham, Buckley & Carr L.L.C.
- Independence Main Office -
(all postal mail should be mailed to this office)
19049 E Valley View Pkwy
Independence, MO. 64055
TEL: (816) 373-9080
FAX: (816) 373-9319

- Kansas City office -
3145 Broadway
Kansas City, MO  64111
TEL: (816) 931-9080
FAX: (816) 373-9319