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Amiee Ruth Buckman

Personal injury Attorney at Sarasota, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 2 years
    Florida - FL 25 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Amiee

Learn Amiee’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    10%

  2. Employment and labor
    10%

  3. Estate planning
    10%

  4. Motorcycle accident
    10%

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    We are highly experienced trial attorneys who aggressively represent our clients in Florida's courts. Our law firm handles cases related to vehicle accidents, traumatic brain injury, injured children, wrongful death, and civil mediation. Buckman and Buckman, P.A. also offers estate planning services to help people who've recently received large cash settlements or for clients planning for their family's financial future.

  6. Slip and fall accident
    10%

  7. Trucking accident
    10%

  8. Workers compensation
    10%

  9. Wrongful death
    10%

  10. Wrongful termination
    10%

I knew I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 7 years old. It’s all because of the woman who lived next door to me growing up. I called her “Busia,” which is Polish for grandmother, and we were inseparable. Unfortunately, her dear husband died suddenly, leaving Busia with an immigration mess that threatened to send her back to communist Poland. She was sobbing, terrified, and alone. But a family friend who was an attorney stepped in to help. He took care of everything with confidence and compassion. He promised her it would be alright, and he meant it. Busia got to stay in the U.S. and I felt so grateful to the lawyer for saving my “grandmother.” That’s what inspires me every time I meet with a client who needs my help.

Working with a client is not paralegal work. It’s your lawyer’s responsibility. I’ve learned that the most important evidence often comes out when I personally interview a client about their accident. I call this “lawyer work” because it is so essential to making a strong case in court. If a paralegal does this research, it’s not good enough. One client came to us after spending a year with another law firm. He met with the attorney only one time and was passed around from paralegal to paralegal. This man had a broken back, no insurance, and needed medical treatment. We immediately started negotiating with the insurance company, filed a lawsuit, and mediated an excellent settlement for him; all in a matter of months. We also helped him get medical treatment for his broken back from a highly respected neurosurgeon. That’s because we understand that when you are hurt, you don’t have the time or money to wait around for a settlement or lawsuit that never happens.

I am relentless. It’s my job to find every single piece of the puzzle and fit it together until the truth of what happened in your accident is complete and accurate. I follow up on every lead and talk to every possible witness myself. I do this work, not a paralegal. This gives me an enormous advantage in court or during a negotiation. I remember every detail of the case, because I know it inside and out. There’s no better feeling than to sit across the negotiating table and know that I have the upper hand.

 

Compassion is what helps me fight for the people I represent. As a mother, I understand that after an accident, so much is at stake for the entire family. One client reminds me of this all the time. A single mother of two children was badly hurt in an accident that totaled her car. None of it was her fault, but the insurance company refused to
take responsibility. This woman had no car, no money, and no way to get to work. So she walked. She walked in pain for miles so she wouldn’t lose her job. I fought the insurance company to give her a rental car while we worked on her case, because what they were doing was shameful and cruel. This mother was alone in the world and needed help, just like Busia did when I was a little girl. As a lawyer, I know first-hand how much it means to hear the words “everything will be alright.” And every time I say it to my clients, I mean it.

 

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Our law office is located in Sarasota, on Constitution Blvd, 1 block east of US 41.

Location

Buckman & Buckman, P.A.
2023 Constitution Boulevard
Sarasota, FL, 34231

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Reviews

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Posted by Terri Vaughn | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
I am a client of the Buckman and Buckman law firm which I use for all my corporate and personal matters. Amiee has a personal hands on approach with attention to details and emphasis on communication. It is with great confidence I recommend her and the entire staff at this firm.
Posted by Gary | February 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Legal Firm
Buckman & Buckman has provided outstanding legal representation for us in the area of Estate Planning and Elder Care. Helped us through a difficult situation with a loved one that resulted in a successful outcome.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Amiee helped our family through a very difficult situation with an excellent resolution. She's smart, extremely knowledgable, and was very good at communicating with me every step of the way. I had great confidence in her handling of my case.
Response from Amiee Buckman February 16, 2016
Thank you so much for your confidence in me and my firm.
Posted by Cheryl | June 30, 2014
A good decision to work with Amiee
I have worked with Amiee on variouis legal issues over the last six years and would recommend her highly! She 'keeps you in the loop", is professional yet friendly, and very thorough. I'm certain anyone would be happy they made the decision to work with this firm.
Posted by Lori | June 24, 2014
Attorney review
Aimee has answered every question I have asked and I always ask a lot of questions. I would recommend her to anyone I know. She listens to what you have to say and then replies, and never forgets to follow up. She will always have my business when I am in need of an attorney.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Buckman and Buckman, P.A.
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Coffin v. Brandau
  • Lucinda Affeldt as parent and natural guardian of Jesse Shipman v. Manatee County School Board No. 07CA8383
  • The jury found the defendant 100 percent negligent and awarded Shipman $285,000.
  • MCKINON v. BOLDEN; WONIYA 8:05-cv-1258
  • Outcome: Plaintiff Verdict. Total Verdict: $253,350
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Associations

  • Sarasota C-12
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Junior League of Sarasota County
  • Committee Chairperson
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Sarasota Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • All Children's Hospital Guild
  • Fundraising Committee Chairperson
  • 2010 - 2010
  • All Children's Hospital Guild
  • Patient Outreach Chairperson
  • 2009 - 2009
  • The Bureau of Elder Affairs
  • Ombudsman, Elder Affairs
  • 2005 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Sponsorship Award
  • All Children's Hospital Guild
  • 2010
  • Sponsorship Award
  • All Children's Hospital Guild
  • 2009
  • Sponsorship Award
  • All Children's Hospital Guild
  • 2008
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cooking Contest
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 2002
  • Who's Who in American Law Students
  • Who's Who in American Law Students
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Stetson College of Law
  • "Welcome to the Pleasuredome: Critical Perspectives on Censorship"
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Manasota BUDS
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
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Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aimee is a passionate advocate for her clients. She comes prepared to court - and to settlement negotiations. She gets to know her clients and understands that they depend on her; a responsibility she doesn't take lightly."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amiee is a very caring and knowledgeable attorney. She works hard to get the very best outcome for her clients regardless of the situation presented."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Amiee during the first semester of law school, and she has been a true and trusted friend ever since. One of the first qualities I noticed in her was her intelligence and her ability to learn, digest, and retain difficult subject matter with what appeared to be a great deal of ease. Needless to say, I joined her study group and stayed close to her the full three years of school and for many, many years thereafter! I have never had the pleasure of working with Amiee on a case, but we have spoken a great deal about the law through the years. It is obvious to me that her great depth of knowledge has grown through the years, and is only matched by the enormous amount of care and personal involvement she has for each and every one of her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Amiee to any friend of family member for any type of matter (in fact, I've done that on a few occasions for people about whom I care deeply, including my own mother). I can't say enough good things!!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amiee is a lawyer that truly cares about her clients. I have known Amiee as a colleague in the Sarasota area for several years. I am happy to endorse her for her estate planning skills."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I transferred a case to Aimiee Buckman and was pleased with her professionalism in handling that case."
Unknown Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amiee is very knowledgeable in her practice areas and dedicated to clients. I have known enjoyed working with Amiee as both a legal professional and community volunteer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Amiee is highly professional, caring and always prepared."
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Sarasota Personal injury Lawyer Amiee Ruth Buckman
Amiee Ruth Buckman
Personal injury Attorney
Sarasota, FL
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation