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Bradford Clark Bucklin

Personal injury Attorney at Springfield, IL

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About Bradford

Learn Bradford’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Personal injury is one of the most satisfying, yet difficult, areas of law. Unfortunately, many badly injured people, or families of their deceased family members, are treated poorly by insurers. I have tried approximately 80-90 jury trials and have had a verdict of $1,660,000.

    36 years, 300 cases

  2. Workers compensation
    40%
    Many people are terribly injured at work. Workers deserve to be repaid by their employers for their efforts to help their employers and getting hurt for their efforts. I have concentrated in Workers' Compensation since 1987. I have handled many trials and appeals in the Workers' Compensation Commission, the Circuit Courts and the Illinois Appellate Courts. I have been teaching it since 1992 in continuing education (now continuing legal education) courses for lawyers and insurance adjusters.

    36 years, 900 cases

  3. Car accident
    20%

    36 years

I truly love to help people in their injury cases (an injury is how I got into law). I appreciate the chance to step in and help out. I have tried (and appealed) many cases over 34 years, and have tried injury cases for 28 years. I have been trying Workers' Comp. and personal injury cases since 1987, and have been teaching those subjects (and Social Security Disability) since 1992.
Licensed for 42 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1980
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact Bradford

Bradford C Bucklin, Attorney at Law
984 Clocktower Dr., Suite A
Springfield, IL, 62704
Bradford Clark Bucklin
984 Clocktower Dr Suite A
Springfield, IL, 62704
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Reviews

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Posted by Dean | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I have never ever needed a lawyer however upon my first conversation with Mr Bucklin he explained in detail how the process worked. And I really did not want to hire a lawyer, however as things progressed I found out I did and Mr Bucklin was more than understanding about my needs. He gave me options and stressed he would do whatever I wanted. I hope and pray that I never ever need his service again. However I know I can trust and count on him. Thank you Brad.
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Posted by Karla | November 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Mr. Bucklin was very helpful in my consultation with him. He explained the steps I needed to take and was not just pushing for me to hire him. He seems very trustworthy and honest.
Posted by Michael | July 6, 2015
Workers Compansation
Mr. Bradford Bucklin is my W/C Atty he is very trustworthy, Dependable & very knowledgeable. He has won all of my court cases & all appeals.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner
  • Bucklin Law Office
  • 1997 - Present
  • partner
  • Bucklin & McIntyre
  • 1991 - 1997
  • attorney
  • Calandrino, Logan & Bucklin
  • 1989 - 1991
  • attorney
  • Calandrino, Logan & LaMarca
  • 1987 - 1991
  • attorney
  • Delano Law Offices
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Sangamon County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1982 - 1985
  • attorney
  • Miller, Pfaff, Garner & Terlizzi
  • 1980 - 1981
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Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Southern Illinois Universtiy
  • 1980
  • University of Illinois
  • BA
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • [name withheld at client's request]
  • $1,850,000
  • Welch v. Wackenhut
  • Permanent total disability was awarded, along with lifetime medical benefits, along with temporary total disability and surgical bills and PTSD treatment.
  • Sharp v. Roberts
  • jury verdict for plaintiff
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp
  • Effective Hearing Tactics
  • 2012
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Accidents and Causal Connections
  • 2006
  • Springfield Magazine
  • Facts of Workers' Compensation
  • 2001
  • Springfield Magazine
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Update in Illinois
  • Accidents and Causal Connections
  • 2014
  • Workers' Compensation Update in IL
  • What is an Accident?
  • 2014
  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp
  • Effective Hearing Tactics
  • 2012
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case
  • Succeed at the Administrative Law Judge Hearing
  • 2011
  • Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases
  • Important Initial Considerations
  • 2009
  • Workers' Compensation Update in Illlinois
  • Accidents and Causal Connections
  • 2008
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Issues and their Role in the Complex Claim
  • 2008
  • Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients
  • Key Issues that Arise During the Settlement Process
  • 2007
  • Basic Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Accidents and Causal Relationships
  • 2006
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Benefits
  • 2005
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Accidents and Causal Relationships
  • 2005
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 2002
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Benefits
  • 2001
  • Introduction to Workers' Compensation
  • Benefits
  • 2001
  • An Introduction to Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Benefits
  • 2001
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Benefits
  • 2000
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Medical Issues in the Complex Claim
  • 2000
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 1999
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Benefits
  • 1999
  • Workers' Compensation Hearings in Illinois
  • The Hearing and Appeals
  • 1999
  • Workers' Compensation Hearings in Illinois
  • Now That The Claim has Been Filed, What Do i Do?
  • 1999
  • An Introduction to Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 1999
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 1998
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Hearings
  • 1997
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 1997
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Medical issues and Litigation Techniques
  • 1996
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Recent Changes in the Law, Ethical Obligations and Litigation Techniques
  • 1996
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Procedure from Filing of Claim through Arbitration
  • 1995
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Medical Treatment and Evidence, Mental Stress Claims and Death Claims
  • 1994
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • Causal Relationships, Appellate Process and Practice
  • 1993
  • Injuries in the Workplace: The Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims Process
  • An Accident Has Occurred
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bucklin is a well-respected lawyer and a valuable asset to this community. His dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bucklin has a sharp legal mind. He has years of professional experience and the skills necessary to maximize your recovery. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bucklin is well respected in the legal community and for injury law. He demonstrates his knowledge and provides a public service to those in need providing helpful and insightful answers on AVVO. Clients would do well to retain Bradford as counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Mr. Bucklin's comments here at Avvo to be insightful. I endorse Bradford Bucklin."