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Lawrence J. Buckfire

Wrongful death Attorney at Southfield, MI

5.0   9 reviews

About Lawrence

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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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Licensed for 33 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/09/2022
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
29000 Inkster Road, Suite 150
Southfield, MI, 48034
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
343 S. Main Street, #206
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
51424 Van Dyke Ave.
#3
Shelby Township, MI, 48316
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
19 Clifford St.
Suite 805
Detroit, MI, 48226
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
1001 Woodward Ave.
Suite 505
Detroit, MI, 48226
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
432 N Saginaw Street
Suite 413
Flint, MI, 48502
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Posted by James | September 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Larry! Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Michigan -- A+ experience!!
I can't thank Larry Buckfire enough. He's an excellent lawyer and got me a great settlement. The staff at Buckfire Law is very friendly and super helpful. Larry is a great communicator, extremely professional and he kept me informed with every decision and detail. I highly, highly recommend him. Thanks again, Larry!
Posted by Patricia | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Par Excellence
Larry is a brilliant attorney who is clear, concise and realistic. His replies to any question were timely and his judgment spot on. One of the things I really appreciated about Larry was his ability to be compassionate in such a trying time.
Posted by Karen | March 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Attorney Larry Buckfire was our attorney for Mother's wrongful death lawsuit. Larry was professional, diligent and unrelenting in gathering the details necessary for a successful outcome. He deftly worked through the challenges presented for resolving this case with consideration, genuine caring and wisdom.
Posted by Roosevelt | December 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Larry J. Buckfire -Wrongful Death
Attorney Larry Buckfire was relentless, tenacious, and methodical in the way he handled my mother's wrongful death nursing home case. He researches all details involved and leaves no rock unturned. He is a very professional, knowledgeable and a caring attorney. Larry won us a judgment of $5 million dollars. Larry kept us in the loop every step of the way. I could not be more pleased with the results. They exceeded our expectations . Thank You Larry for all of your hard work!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Jon | December 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding representation!
Larry Buckfire and his team represented my fathers estate in a wrongful death case. He was extremely professional and performed all of the due diligence necessary to achieve the best possible outcome. I am extremely grateful to Larry and his team for being accessible and maintaining prompt, excellent communication during the duration of the case. He addressed details that were important to me, both morally and ethically, up the the very end. If you're seeking an Attorney with superior knowledge, outstanding presence, and a winning attitude I highly recommend Larry Buckfire, and Buckfire and Buckfire, P.C.
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Posted by Matthew | August 15, 2016
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An Outstanding Experience
I have had the pleasure of working with Larry Buckfire on numerous occasions and can say with confidence that you will not find a more qualified personal injury attorney in the State of Michigan. His commitment to his clients and the level of detail in his work are unmatched in the industry. Larry only surrounds himself with the most qualified attorneys, so you will quickly notice that each lawyer at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is an expert in their respective practice areas. You can rest assured that your case will be given the attention it deserves and you will walk away more than satisfied with the result of your case!
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Posted by Andrew | May 24, 2016
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Larry buckfire
After meeting Mr.buckfire, I was impressed at his returning my call instatainiously, and he informed me of the next few months and what would transpire,leaving me feeling informed and confident in his professionalism....... He looks you in the eye,and doesn't insult your intelligence. Thank God I found buckfire and buckfire!
Posted by Mary | September 1, 2011
Experienced Lawyer With Great Integrity
I hired Lawrence Buckfire to represent my husband in a nursing home neglect case. He accepted the case after another law firm turned it down. He read all of the medical records and found where the nursing staff was negligent. He agreed to take the case and filed our lawsuit. The case settled later on for a substantial amount of money. Mr. Buckfire worked incredibly hard on the case. He represented us with great integrity, explained the entire process to us, and updated frequently from start to finish. I feel that we were lucky to have found him for our lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2011
Exceptional and Knowledgeable Pesonal Injury Attorney
Remarkable accident and injury attorneys who know how to win a case! The attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire have been awarded the highest rating for ability and integrity in the legal profession and after hiring them I believe this to be true. Larry Buckfire did a great job in helping me settle my case and I was able to do that all at the expense of their "No Fee Promise" which means I did not have to pay any legal fees until my case was settled.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-33%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Buckfire & Buckfire PC
  • 1989 - Present
  • Attorney At Law
  • Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Buckfire & Buckfire, PC
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • Zeff, Zeff, & Materna
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Michigan
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Hickman v Chmielewski
  • $950,000 settlement
  • Truck Driver v Premises Owner
  • $1,175,000 settlement
  • Decedent's Estate v Hospital
  • Confidential Settlement
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Associations

  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Lawyer Academy
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wayne County Mediation Tribunal
  • Mediator
  • N/A
  • Michigan Brain Injury Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • ABATE
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Negligence Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top Corporate Fundraiser
  • MADD
  • 2011
  • Top Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer
  • American Lawyer Academy
  • 2011
  • Kentucky Colonel
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • 2011
  • Best Detroit Personal Injury Lawyer
  • DB Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Website
  • Best Law Firm Websites
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • American Lawyer Academy
  • Copywriting For Attorneys
  • 2011
  • American Lawyer Academy
  • Search Engine Optimization for Law Firms
  • 2011
  • Michigan Neuropsychological Society
  • Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits
  • 2010
  • Case Manager Seminar
  • Michigan No-Fault Benefits
  • 2010
  • Newport Beach, California Conference
  • Law Firm Marketing
  • N/A
  • Michigan Department of Health
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Larry is a top-notch personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Larry and his law firm, Buckfire Law, are experienced and knowledgeable veterans in the fields of car, motorcycle, trucking and other types of accidents/personal injury cases. He is dedicated to obtaining the most positive result possible for his clients. You simply cannot go wrong with Larry Buckfire!"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"“Larry Buckfire is a wonderful attorney, who is well respected by his colleagues. In addition, he is extremely knowledgeable about personal injury cases. He is hardworking and provides superior representation for his clients. I endorse Larry based upon his knowledge and compassion for his clients. I recommend him highly.”"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Larry is an excellent attorney! Larry, as well as everyone on his legal team, treat every client with respect and make each and every case a top priority. He is professional, efficient, honest, and communicates well with his clients. He has a track record of obtaining sizable settlements for his clients and getting the maximum injury settlement they are entitled to. Larry is also a respected lawyer in the community due to his involvement in the local metropolitan area, sponsoring many events for MADD and the Michigan Brain Injury Association, for example. I recommend anyone who suffers injuries due to a medical malpractice or personal injury accident to hire Larry Buckfire as their attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Larry Buckfire and his law firm, Buckfire and Buckfire are the lawyers to call in Michigan if you have been hurt by the negligence of someone else. I have worked with Larry over the last four years and he is one of the smartest lawyers I know. Not only is he an excellent advocate for his clients, but he has written several books on Michigan accident law, from car accidents to medical malpractice. Buckfire and Buckfire should be your first choice for an attorney if you have been injured in Michigan. Do yourself a favor and make them your first call."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lawrence Buckfire is truly an asset to the community in which he practices personal injury law. With his understanding of the law, and how he can best help his clients, Mr. Buckfire is the best decision when looking for a lawyer in Michigan."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"If you are looking for an honest, respectable personal injury attorney in Michigan, my recommendation is Larry Buckfire. He is an experienced attorney that only handles a small number of select cases, which allows him to offer high quality personalized service to each and every client. A person who is injured in a Michigan accident couldn’t do better than having Larry Buckfire on their side."
Personal injury Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lawrence Buckfire and the Buckfire law firm in Michigan are top-notch personal injury attorneys. Mr. Buckfire and I have worked together on numerous projects involving the field of personal injury law and serving clients. I consider Mr. Buckfire a superior advocate and staunch litigator. He and his firm have been involved in many high profile cases. They have obtained excellent results for their clients. If you are hurt and need an attorney in Michigan, then you need to call the Buckfire law firm. They deserve my highest recommendation for personal injury attorneys in the state of Michigan."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Larry Buckfire has secured fantastic results for the personal injury victims he had represented in Michigan over the last 40 years. That's no coincidence. Larry has a stellar reputation because of his intelligence, integrity, perseverance and a high degree of commitment to the people he represents. There are better known advertising attorneys in Michigan but none better to actually be representing your interests."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Larry is the true definition of a professional. Extremely smart. Hard working. Honest. Exactly the lawyer who I'd choose to represent me if I ever needed a personal injury lawyer in Michigan. He has gotten amazing results for his clients for as long as I have known him - almost 20 years now. You would be very wise to hire Larry, his brother, Daniel, and the Buckfire firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney with a 25-year background in representing injured victims I feel confident in recommending the firm of Buckfire and Buckfire, P.C. of Southfield, Michigan. The law firm of Buckfire and Buckfire has been providing exceptional representation to injured victims and their families for almost 40 years. Larry Buckfire and his law firm associate attorneys have a well-known reputation for meticulous preparation that results in major victories for their clients. If you, a family member or a friend have suffered a serious injury as a result of the negligence of another there is only one firm to call in the state of Michigan and that is Buckfire and Buckfire, P.C."
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Southfield Wrongful death Lawyer Lawrence J. Buckfire
Lawrence J. Buckfire
Wrongful death Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 33 years