John D. Buchanan, Jr. has been an active trial lawyer and member of the Florida Bar since 1962. He represents individual and corporate clients in all levels of State and Federal court. Mr. Buchanan appeared before the United States Supreme Court to argue an accused was denied his Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial. Dickey v. Florida, 398 U.S. 30, 90 S.Ct. 1564, 26 L.Ed.2d.26. By winning this landmark decision, it guaranteed all Americans the right to a speedy trial.
Mr. Buchanan concentrates his practice in healthcare law. His broad healthcare practice includes physician representation before the Florida Board of Medicine, defense of healthcare providers in disciplinary proceedings, medical staff credentialing, peer review issues, and Medicare and Medicaid cases. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Recently, Mr. Buchanan was the chairperson of the Florida Bar’s healthcare section, followed by service on the Board of Directors for the healthcare section. He was the co-editor of the Florida Practitioner’s Handbook published by the Florida Bar’s Health Law Section. Mr. Buchanan is a member of the American Academy of Health Care Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute. He is the author of the article “Subpoenas Duces Tecum v. HIPPA: Which Wins,” Fla. Bar Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, February 2005.
Mr. Buchanan graduated from the University of Virginia in 1958 and Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1961. Early in his career, Mr. Buchanan served as an assistant public defender from 1965 through 1970, culminating with Dickey’s landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court.