Ms. Buckner is a partner in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal LLP, where she practices in the areas of estates and trusts, including estate planning and administration, taxation, real estate and corporate law. She received her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Auburn University and her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law. She served on the Board of Directors for the Auburn University Bar Association and was a member of the Charter Class of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum in 2005. She has also been an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law teaching Real Estate Transactions. Mrs. Buckner is a member of the Birmingham Estate Planning Counsel and the Alabama and National Associations for Charitable Planned Giving. She is a member of the Alabama Law Institute where she was a member of the committees that revised the Alabama Prudent Investor Act, the Alabama Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, and the Alabama Durable Power of Attorney Act. She currently serves on the Alabama Law Institute Unitrust Act Committee and is an Alabama Law Institute Counsel Member. Mrs. Buckner frequently lectures on estate planning topics locally and regionally. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Institute on Federal Taxation and is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) where she also serves on the Fiduciary Litigation Committee.