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Lawrence J. Buckfire

Lawrence J. Buckfire

Practice areas:

Wrongful Death, Lead Poisoning, Automobile Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Defective and Dangerous Products

About Me

Lawrence J. Buckfire earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Michigan in 1986 and his juris doctor degree from Wayne State University School of Law in 1989. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the State of Ohio. He was recently named a "Best Personal Injury Lawyer" by a Detroit business magazine.


Lawrence has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his injured clients. Mr. Buckfire has achieved the highest possible rating for ability and integrity in the legal profession. He specializes in medical malpractice, child lead poisoning, wrongful death, and automobile negligence. Mr. Buckfire is a member of the American Lawyer Academy, Michigan Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He serves as a mediator for the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal and is a member of the Michigan Brain Injury Association.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Automobile Negligence: 20%
  4. Lead Poisoning: 20%
  5. Wrongful Death: 20%



Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Andrew W. Mayoras

    I endorse this lawyer. Larry is a top-notch personal injury attorney.


    Andrew Mayoras Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David R. Draper

    Lawrence is an effective advocate and gets wonderful results for the clients that come to his firm. I do not hesitate to recommend Lawrence for any of my injured clients.


    David Draper Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community



MIActive And In Good Standing198908/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Corporate FundraiserMADD2011
Top Michigan Personal Injury LawyerAmerican Lawyer Academy2011
Kentucky ColonelCommonwealth of Kentucky2011
Best Detroit Personal Injury LawyerDB Magazine2010
Best WebsiteBest Law Firm Websites2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney At LawBuckfire & Buckfire, P.C.1992 - 1995
Law ClerkBuckfire & Buckfire, PC1991 - 1992
Law ClerkZeff, Zeff, & Materna1990 - 1991
PartnerBuckfire & Buckfire PC1989 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Lawyer AcademyMemberN/A
Wayne County Mediation TribunalMediatorN/A
Michigan Brain Injury AssociationMemberN/A
Michigan Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Negligence Law SectionMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Clayton v Wendys InternationalJury Verdict $1,400,000
Brown v Sinai Grace HospitalJury Verdict
Sharp v Apartment Complex$1,400,000 settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Word Association PublishersLittle Kids, BIG ACCIDENTS2009
Word Association PublishersThe Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite & Animal Attack Handbook2008
Word Association PublishersThe Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook2008
Word Association PublishersThe Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Handbok2008
Word Association PublishersThe Ultimate Guide to Injury Cases in Michigan2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of MichiganEconomicsN/A1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Lawyer AcademyCopywriting For Attorneys2011
American Lawyer AcademySearch Engine Optimization for Law Firms2011
Michigan Neuropsychological SocietyMichigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits2010
Case Manager SeminarMichigan No-Fault Benefits2010
Newport Beach, California ConferenceLaw Firm MarketingN/A
Michigan Department of HealthChildhood Lead PoisoningN/A