Duke Buckner was born in Walterboro, South Carolina. He earned a bachelor's degree in English education from South Carolina State University in 1994. He earned a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University in 2007. Buckner's career experience includes working as an attorney at law, public school teacher, real estate broker, and certified mediator. He has been affiliated with the Florida State Bar Association, the South Carolina State Bar Association, and with Rotary International in Hampton County. Buckner has also been a member of St. Peter's African Methodist Episcopal Church. GBD!