The Law Office of Steven Edward Buckingham, LLC

Jan. 2016 – Present

Perkins Law Firm, LLC

Sept. 2014 – Dec. 2015

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

Mar. 2011 – Sept. 2014

Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP

Sept. 2007 – Feb. 2011

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Sept. 2006 – Sept. 2007


University of Richmond

Aug. 2003 – May 2006

Degree: Juris Doctorate

Honors: Magna cum Laude


  • University of Richmond Law Review
    • Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 40
    • Editor, Vol. 39
  • Law School Faculty Award
  • Constitutional Law Award
Furman University

Sept. 1999 – May 2003

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Honors: Magna cum Laude


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Political Science Faculty Award


Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Board of Directors;
General Counsel
Jan. 2017 – Present

Member of the Board of Directors;
Vice Chairman of Leadership Development Programs
Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2016

Leadership South Carolina

Member of the Board of Directors
May 2016 – April 2018

Class Member
Aug. 2015 – May 2016

Leadership Greenville

Chairman of the Selection Committee
Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2016

Vice-Chairman of the Selection Committee
Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2015

Class Project Supervisor
Aug. 2013 – May 2014

Member, Class 39 / Class Speaker
Aug. 2012 – May 2013

Riley Institute, Diversity Leaders Initiative

Member, Class XXIII
Jan. – May 2017

Rebuild Upstate

Chairman & President
Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2018

Member of the Board of Directors
Jan. 2017 – Present

Julie Valentine Center

(f/k/a The Greenville Rape Crisis & Child Abuse Center)

Chairman & President
 Jan. 2012 – Sept. 2013

Vice President
Jan. 2010 – Sept. 2010

Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2009

Board Member
Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2008

Warehouse Theatre

Member of the Board of Directors
Aug. 2019 – Present

Dancing with the Carolina Stars



American Inns of Court, Haynsworth / Perry Chapter

Executive Committee, President
Sept. 2019 –Present

Executive Committee, Treasurer
Sept. 2017 –Present

Executive Committee, Programs Chairman
Jan. 2015 – Sept. 2017

Executive Committee, Young Lawyer Liaison
Apr. 2013 – Dec. 2015

Jan. 2012 – Present

South Carolina Bar Association
Greenville County Bar Association


Martindale-Hubbell, Peer-Rated AV (Preeminent)


Member, South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates


South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leadership in Law Award


Super Lawyers

2020-Present, South Carolina

2014-2019, Rising Star, South Carolina

Best Lawyers


America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators


Greenville Business Magazine

Legal Elite, Business Litigation
2017 – Present

Best & Brightest 35 & Under


South Carolina Bar Association, It’s All a Game: Top Trial Lawyers Tackle Evidence (Columbia, South Carolina, February 2018) (lecturer on trial strategy of evidentiary objections).

South Carolina Bar Association, Law School for Non-Lawyers (Greenville, South Carolina, March 2012) (lecturer on structure, organization, and jurisdiction of state and federal courts).

Association of Corporate Counsel, Privatizing Public Business: Ethics in Pursuing & Protesting Government Contracts (Greenville, South Carolina, February 2012) (ethics lecturer).

SCDTAA Corporate Counsel, Joint Defense Agreements: Strategy, Ethics & Practicality (Greenville, South Carolina, September 2011) (ethics lecturer).


The Kelo Threshold: Private Property & “Public Use” Reconsidered, 39 University of Richmond Law Review 1279 (2005).

Abnormal Use, Legal Blog, hosted by Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A., Contributing Author from March 2011 – September 2014.

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