Robert “Bob” Buckley is a devoted medical malpractice and catastrophic injury attorney. For over 40 years he has practiced law in the Independence area. Bob is an active member of the Independence community. He is a regular columnist for the Independence Examiner and has written more than 370 columns to date.
Bob is committed to helping youth in his community. He founded a nonprofit organization called Bears Tomorrow, Inc. in 2007. Hundreds of youths have participated in the program which helps area youths develop their athletic potential and leadership skills. Many have continued their athletic careers in college and have been able to obtain athletic scholarships.
Bob graduated from William Chrisman in 1971 and is still very active at school activities; he was the school’s Booster Club president for several years and is the home game announcer for football games and varsity basketball games. He has been on the Foundation Board for 20 years and recently completed three years as President. He and his wife, Kim, have funded thousands of dollars in scholarships through a fund they created in 2002 for graduating seniors from William Chrisman who attended Bryant Elementary School. He has also made generous contributions to the Chrisman athletic programs.
Bob has also been the moderator at Maywood Baptist Church for many years. The ISDF is so grateful to Bob for his continued love for the Independence community and the district.