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We are a Michigan law firm that counsels injury victims and their families.  By handling a small number of select cases, we offer high quality personalized service to our clients, using experienced attorneys, not paralegals.


We provide free legal books and information to the public and we maintain a superior Web site with frequently refreshed contect that includes downloadable, no-cost, legal forms, and educational videos.


We value our reputation for integrity and skill and enjoy an outstanding track record of success.  We have obtained significant settlements and jury verdicts for our clients throughout the State of Michigan.


I represent clients in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Monroe, Port Huron, Northern Michigan, Saginaw and throughout the entire state of Michigan.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
    22 years, 300 cases
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
    24 years, 30 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    24 years, 50 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    24 years, 250 cases
  5. Insurance: 10%
    24 years, 300 cases



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • David R. Draper

    Dan is one of the top accident and personal injury attorneys in Michigan. I send him my referrals and trust him to take great care of my clients that have been injured.


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Contact info

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

25800 Northwestern Hwy, #890
Flint, MI, 48507

Buckfire & Buckfire PC

3430 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI, 48207

Buckfire & Buckfire P.C.

25800 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI, 48507



MIActive And In Good Standing199205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firm Web SiteBestLawFirmSites.com2009
Top Michigan Accident & Injury LawyerAmerican Lawyer Academy2009
Community Service AwardJ.A. Ditty & Associates2008
AV-Rated LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBuckfire and Buckfire PC1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Lawyer AcademyMember2009 - Present
Brain Injury Association of MichiganMember2006 - Present
Brain Injury Providers CouncilMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1992 - Present
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Daatadeen v Standard Federal Bank$1,375,000.00 Settlement
Askew v Lasillo$525,000
Ivezaj v Auto Club Ins. Ass'nCourt of Appeals Victory
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Michigan Drunk Driving Accident HandbookVictims Rights in Drunk Driving Accident Cases2009
The Michigan Motorcycle Insurance ReportThe Michigan Motorcycle Insurance Report2009
The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident HandbookThe Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook2008
The Ultimate Michigan Motorcycle HandbookThe Ultimate Michigan Motorcycle Handbook2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawN/A1991
University of MichiganAccountingN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nurse Case Managers and Discharge PlannersMichigan Automobile No-Fault Insurance Laws2009
No-Fault InstituteTaking Insurance Adjuster Testimony2009
Michigan No-Fault Automobile Accident LawsMichigan No-Fault Insurance Laws2009
Hospital Case Managers and Discharge PlannersMichigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits2009
Hospital Case Managers and Discharge PlannersPresentation on Michigan No-Fault Benefits2009
GWRRA Livonia MeetingMichigan Motorcycle Accident Laws and Insurance2009
Gold Wing Road Riders Association Annual MeetingMotorcycle Insurance & Accident Laws2009
Recent No-Fault Insurance Decisions & Their Impact on Patient CareMichigan No-Fault Insurance Laws2008
Navigating Services for Invididuals With Brain InjuriesNo-Fault Insurance Benefits for Brain Injury Victims2008
Hospital Case Managers and Discharge PlannersMichigan No-Fault Insurance Laws2008
Hospital Case Managers and Discharge PlannersUpdates on Michigan No-Fault Insurance Laws2008
Case Managers and Discharge PlannersMichigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits2008
Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain InjuriesMichigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits2008
Attendant Care Service Benefit UpdatesMichigan No-Fault Insurance Update2008
Michigan No-Fault InstituteIndependent Medical Examinations2006
Michigan No-Fault InstituteHandling Attendant Care Claims Start To Finish2005