Robert Buccola, ’83

Sacramento-native Robert “Bob” Buccola, ‘83, serves as the managing partner at Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP. He has carved an illustrious career path in the legal realm.  

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Buccola’s career underscores a commitment to excellence and advocacy. 

His firm, Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP, is nationally recognized for attaining record-setting results in high profile and catastrophic injury cases. The firm secures numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts annually. 

Buccola’s accolades are numerous, ranging from Trial Lawyer of the Year Awards to recognition as a Top 100 Super Lawyer in Northern California. Notably, he is certified as a “Civil Trial Specialist” by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, reflecting his expertise in the field.  

Buccola shares his expertise with legal professionals, contributing significantly to Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and various esteemed legal educational groups. His affiliations include memberships in prestigious organizations like the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), where he was notably the youngest member of the Sacramento Chapter, and the Inner Circle of Advocates, an elite group recognizing the top 100 lawyers in the U.S. 

Beyond his legal endeavors, Buccola is deeply engaged in philanthropy, serving as a funds developer for Court Appointed Special Advocates and actively supporting various local charities. His commitment to community welfare earned him the esteemed Morton L. Friedman Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2014.  

Moreover, Buccola generously supports his alma mater, McGeorge School of Law, by serving as the founding sponsor of the esteemed National Ethics Trial Competition. In addition to his contributions to academia, he actively contributes to the Sacramento community as a major donor of McGeorge’s Homeless Advocacy Clinic, exemplifying his dedication to social responsibility and civic engagement. 

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.   

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.