Lawrence J. Buckfire, Managing Partner

Phone:              (800) 606-1717
Direct Fax:       (248) 415-1724

Lawrence (Larry)  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 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.  He is the managing law partner and lead trial attorney at the firm.

Mr. Buckfire specializes in wrongful death, lead poisoning, automobile negligence, medical malpractice, and products liability cases. He is a highly skilled trial attorney with a reputation for meticulous trial preparation and presentation. 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Dog Bite Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Medical Malpractice
  • All Serious Injury & Accident Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1989
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan, 1986
    • Major: Economics

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Named “Best Detroit Personal Injury Lawyer”
  • Awarded Michigan Personal Injury Attorney of the Year by American Lawyer Academy
  • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Named SuperLawyer
  • Rated 10.0 by top Internet Lawyer Rating Service
  • Top AV Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America – Member
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association – Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice – Member

Presentations & Speeches

  • Current Issues on “Attendant Care Benefits” to Nurse Case Managers
  • 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


  •  “The Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite & Animal Attack Handbook”
  • “The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook”
  • “Little Kids, BIG ACCIDENTS”
  • “The Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Handbook”
  • “The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook”

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court For Eastern District of Michigan

Community Activities

  • Member Michigan Brain Injury Association
  • 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
Awards & Recognition
We are proud to have earned the highest possible ratings for our achievements in the legal profession.
Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
Super Lawyers
Top 100 Lawyers
Top Personal Injury Attorney
Best Michigan Attorney
29000 Inkster Road, Suite 150
Southfield, MI, 48034
Phone: (248) 569-4646
Fax: (248) 569-6737
Toll Free: (800) 606-1717
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