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Lawrence Buckfire
Lawrence Buckfire

Lawrence Buckfire

Lawrence J. Buckfire (Larry 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 has been in private practice since successfully completing the bar exam in 1989. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, State of Ohio, and in the United States District Court.

Lawrence is the lead trial attorney and managing partner at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.  The law firm was founded in 1969 by his father David Buckfire with the principle of representing clients with the highest degree of integrity, compassion, and professionalism.  Lawrence’s mother, Vicky Buckfire,  joined David in the firm several years later.  Lawrence and Daniel both joined their parents upon their completion of law school.

Mr. Buckfire has devoted his legal career to helping the most vulnerable members of our society, children and the elderly.  He specializes in child lead paint poisoning, wrongful death, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and other serious injury cases. “Successfully pursuing these cases is the best way to protect the members of our community from future harm,” said Larry.

Lawrence is a highly skilled trial attorney with a reputation for meticulous trial preparation and presentation. Jurors appreciate his attention to detail and his professional manner.  He has won substantial verdicts over his career, including a $5 million verdict in an assisted living wrongful death lawsuit.

He is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He also serves as a mediator with the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal. He is a contributing author to Forbes Legal Council and is often quoted legal expert by writers covering news stories on established news and information websites.



  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1989
  • Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan, 1986
  • Major: Economics
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court For Eastern District of Michigan
  • Named “Top Lawyers” by DB Magazine
  • Named “Best Detroit Personal Injury Lawyer” by DB Magazine
  • Awarded “Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney” by American Lawyer Academy
  • Named “Lead Counsel Verified” in Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury by LawInfo
  • Earned highest rating of 10.0 by AVVO, the top Internet Lawyer Rating Service
  • Top AV Peer Rating for Skill & Integrity by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Best Lawyer by U.S. News & World Report
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer” 2013-2023
  • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
  • Named Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Michigan by American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Designated as a Premier 100 Lawyer by The National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Named to Top Lawyers in Detroit by Hour Magazine
  • Named “2023 Lawyer of The Year – Product Liability Litigation” by Best Lawyers in America
  • Named “Best Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs” by Best Lawyers in America
  • Named “Best Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs” by Best Lawyers in America
  • Named Preferred Attorney by the Brain Injury Association of America
  • Michigan Association for Justice – Member
  • American Association for Justice – Member
  • Wayne County Mediation Tribunal – Mediator
  • Ohio Association for Justice – Member
  • Top Corporate Fundraiser for MADD’s signature event
  • Member, Michigan Brain Injury Association
  • Member, Michigan Brain Injury Council
  • Michigan Statewide Sponsor for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) & Top Fundraiser
  • Member of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (AIM)
  • Carnival of Care Sponsor For Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • Student Sponsor for Jalen Rose Academy
  • Issues in Lead Poisoning Litigation in Michigan presented to the Michigan Department of Community Health, Lead Poisoning Prevention Department, Lansing, Michigan
  • Copywriting For Attorneys and Search Engine Optimization for Law Firm to the American Lawyer Academy
  • Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits Presentation to the Michigan Neuropsychological Society
  • Law Firm Marketing to Newport Beach, California Conference
  •  Childhood Lead Poisoning to the Michigan Department of Health
  •  Michigan No-Fault Benefits Presentation to a seminar for Nurse Case Managers

Books authored by Lawrence J. Buckfire include:

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Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Animal
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Sports
  • Workers Comp

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Parenting Coordinator

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