International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Birmingham Attorney
Helen M. Buckley

Phone: 800.223.6159


Languages: English

Helen graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama and received her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University School of Law. During her time at Tulane, Helen was awarded the Deans Honor Scholarship and CALI Awards in Intellectual Property and Copyright & Trademark. She also served as director of the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program and was a member of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

Helen began her career in New Orleans, Louisiana where she worked for a national firm focused on toxic tort, environmental, and complex products liability litigation as well as for a firm specializing in insurance defense. After moving back to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, Helen served as an interim clerk for the Honorable Staci G. Cornelius.

In her free time, Helen enjoys participating in fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society, fostering dogs, and spending time with family.


  • Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Western District of Louisiana
  • Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit

Practice Areas:

  • Business Services and Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions & Toxic Torts
  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Transportation


  • The University of Alabama, cum laude, 2014
  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 2017

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI): member
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar
  • American Cancer Society Shuck Cancer: Junior Executive Board
  • Young Leadership Council: Member

Awards and Recognition:

  • Dean’s Honors Scholarship
  • CALI Award: Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

Representative Experience:

  • Served as primary associate for national council for two clients, including directly representing clients in local matters, coordinating all local representation and promoting consistency in litigation in all jurisdictions, drafting discovery responses, and coordinating all aspects from inception until verdict or dismissal.
  • Wrote and won summary judgment for a variety of clients including national agricultural product distributors, national automobile insurers, and nationwide food product distributors.
  • Defended insurance clients in both UM/UIM and liability matters.
  • Represented clients and their insured throughout the entire litigation process including depositions, discovery, dispositive motions, and pre-trial motions in both state and federal court.

Publications and Presentations:

  • Lead Writer, Section 512 Comment, U.S Copyright Office, Spring 2016
  • Video Games and the Law, contributor, Routledge (2017)
  • Writer, Art Law for Artists, (2017)

Contact This Firm

Christian & Small LLP

Suite 1800, Financial Center
505 North 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Law Firm Contact: Michael A. Vercher

Tel: 800.223.6159

Fax: 205.328.7234



Member Since: 2003

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