Harold Buckley, Jr., AICP

Managing Member of the Firm

Harold Buckley’s primary practice area is state and local government law, with a particular emphasis on land use and economic development. His practice covers all aspects of the development entitlement process, including zoning approvals, environmental diligence, development permitting, public-private partnerships and public incentives for private development.

Mr. Buckley possesses a unique combination of legal, design and urban planning expertise. He received his law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law (J.D, 2002), his graduate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (M.C.P., 1995) and his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University (B.Arch., 1993). Mr. Buckley began his career as a planner for the City of Atlanta (1995 – 2000), where he served as secretary to the Board of Zoning Adjustment and managed a team of land use planners. Mr. Buckley is a member of the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning, where he teaches graduate level land use law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Buckley practiced at a national Am Law 50 firm (2001 – 2012).

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • City of Decatur Planning Commission, Chair
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • US News and World Reports – Best Lawyers in America 2012
  • US News and World Reports – Lawyer of the Year 2016 (Zoning and Land Use)