When your job involves standing up for people who have been hurt or wronged by other people, your job can be deeply rewarding—at least, that’s what Roy Buckmaster has found.
In law school at the University of Arizona, the coursework he most enjoyed was the Child of Family Law Clinic, where he advocated for children in child protection cases. Roy was made to practice law, consistently making the Dean’s List and excelling in his time at the Veteran’s Clinic, the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Volunteer Lawyers Program, the American Inn of Court, and as a clerk for a prestigious firm in Tucson.
Roy received his law degree in 2014. From there, he quickly chose a life in the courtroom as a prosecutor for government agencies in Arizona, such as Yavapai County and the City of Prescott. In his role as a prosecutor, he often acted as a voice for the wronged. He facilitated hundreds of complex cases from start to finish, often counseling and guiding the victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other heinous crimes.
Because so much of his law career was dedicated to serving the people directly affected by crime, it wasn’t long before Roy turned his focus toward civil litigation. Civil trial law allowed Roy to do what he truly loved: helping people move forward after they’ve suffered a terrible loss. His trial experience and strategic approach to pre-litigation have made him a valuable part of the Arnold & Itkin team, continuing our mission to help those who have been injured by negligent, reckless, or intentional actions.
- Brigham Young University, B.A.
- University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D.
- Utah State Bar
Roy lives in the beautiful Heber Valley with his wife Elliot and their three children. He enjoys snowboarding in the winter and wakeboarding in the summer.