Born and raised in Walterboro, South Carolina, Dwayne T. Buckner is a 1990 graduate of Walterboro High School and a 1994 Graduate of South Carolina State University. Mr. Buckner began his career as a 7th grade English teacher at Colleton Middle School. He then taught 11th grade American Literature at Walterboro High School . Mr. Buckner left the school system to start the first African-American owned and operated weekly newspaper in Colleton County. After serving as the newspaper’s managing editor for eight years, Mr. Buckner received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2007.
As an attorney, Mr. Buckner began his legal career as a public defender fighting for the legal rights of indigent people in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He moved back home to Walterboro in 2009 and won a seat on the Walterboro City Council where he served on the Airport Commission.
Always interested in international affairs, Attorney Buckner help to organize the Lowcountry International Society; a nonprofit organization created to help promote international cultures and education in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. When he is not practicing law, Mr. Buckner enjoys spending time with his wife and three children going to the movies, hanging out at the park, and attending church services. Attorney Buckner also loves exercising, listening to music, playing his Alto Saxophone and helping others.