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Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

Lawrence J. Buckfire, Managing Partner

Lawrence J. Buckfire

  • Managing Partner, Lead Trial Attorney
  • Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
  • 25800 Northwestern Highway Suite 890 Southfield, MI 48075
  • (248) 569-4646

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 and managing partner at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.   The 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 specializes in wrongful death, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and other serious injury 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:

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" by DB Magazine
  • Awarded "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
  • 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"
  • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
  • 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

Presentations & Speeches:

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

Bar Admissions:

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

Community Activities:

  • 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

Outside Interests:

Larry is a passionate baseball fan and has seen games at twenty-three different major league stadiums and five minor league parks.  A life-long Detroit Tiger fan, he still has a piece of Tiger Stadium outfield grass from the 1984 World Series clincher in his freezer.  He is also an avid Univeristy of Michigan football fan but did not see the 1997 National Championship Game because he was on his honeymoon in Tahiti and there were no televisions to watch the game.  He also loves to attend concerts and was lucky to see The Who and The Rolling Stones in back to back nights in Las Vegas a few years back.

Larry  spends all of his spare moments outside of work with this wife and three children and has never missed any of his children's school concerts, sporting activities, or recitals.  The family enjoys spending the winter break in San Diego and has travelled extensively throughout Europe the last few years.  Future trips are in the works.



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