Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a top-rated Michigan personal injury and accident law firm. We have earned the highest possible ratings in the legal profession for skill and integrity. Our attorneys have achieved tremendous success in the courtroom and have won some of the top jury verdicts and settlements in the State of Michigan. We take great pride in providing the best possible legal representation to the people who need us the most.
Our Firm History
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. was founded in Detroit in 1969 by David Buckfire (1934-2012). He worked full-time as a writer for The Detroit News and attended night school for five years before graduating from The Wayne State University School of Law. This was no easy accomplishment because he had his wife, Vicky Buckfire, and three small children at home. He would work a full day at the newspaper, come home for a quick TV dinner with the family, and then head back downtown to school. After his law school graduation, he set up a law practice based upon the principal of representing injured clients with compassion, professionalism, and perfectionism.
Vicky Buckfire was a successful high school teacher at Oak Park High School and then taught economics classes at Oakland County Community College. In 1976, she decided to enroll at the Detroit College of Law. For the next three years, she managed a household, attended all of of her children's school events and activities, and pursued her legal education. She would literally study her books on the sidelines during little league games and then take the team out for ice cream afterwards. Vicky joined David in the law practice after successfully completing her bar exam. They praticed together for over twenty-five years.
David and Vicky Buckfire built a successful law practice together, Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. The firm earned a reputation for providing skillful legal services with the highest degree of integrity. They represented clients in personal injury, accident, and worker's compensation cases. Their sons, Lawrence Buckfire and Daniel Buckfire, joined the law firm after their own law school graduations.
The parents taught their sons the importance of paying attention to every small detail in a case and why hard work and perserverance was the only way to achieve successful results. Their insight, advice, and wisdom laid the groundwork for even greater things. The law firm has flourished and continued its repuation for excellence. The four of them worked together every day for more than fifteen years. Several other very talented attorneys have been added to the law firm since the parents retired.
Our Legal Awards and Achievements
We are proud of the many awards and professional honors given to us by the top legal industry professionals. These include:
- Named "Best Detroit Personal Injury Lawyer" by DB Magazine
- Awarded "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
- Rated a Perfect 10.0 by AVVO, the top Internet Lawyer Rating Service
- Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Honored as Super Lawyers
- Named Best Lawyers By USNews
- Highest Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) For Skill & Integrity
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Our Community Involvment
We believe that giving back to the community makes us better people and lawyers. We are proud of our dedication to the community and charitable organizations. We are sponsors of the MADD, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and the Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association. We also provide scholarship money to deserving medical students, law students, and disabled students.
Meet Our Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers
Lawrence J. Buckfire
Lawrence 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 is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the State of Ohio. He has been named a SuperLawyer, Best Detroit Personal Injury Lawyer, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America.
Lawrence has obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements for his injured clients. Mr. Buckfire has achieved the highest possible rating for ability and integrity in the legal profession. He specializes in medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, child lead poisoning, wrongful death, and automobile negligence. Mr. Buckfire is a member of the American Lawyer Academy, Michigan Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He serves as a mediator for the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal and is a member of the Michigan Brain Injury Association.
Daniel L. Buckfire
Daniel L. Buckfire earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Michigan Business School in 1989, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated in the top 10% of his class. In 1991, he graduated cum laude from the prestigious University of Michigan Law School. Daniel specializes in cases involving automobile negligence, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, no-fault insurance litigation, dram shop liability, and general negligence cases.
He is rated as a "Superb" lawyer by the top internet lawyer rating service and "Best Personal Injury Lawyer" by a Detroit business magazine.
Daniel's adept knowledge of these areas of law has resulted in numerous significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of his injured clients. He is member of the Michigan Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and the Michigan Brain Injury Provider's Council.
Judge Jeanine Pirro with Dan
Robert J. Lantzy
Robert J. Lantzy received his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in 1993 and graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 1997. Mr. Lantzy is an experienced trial attorney and has concentrated his practice in several areas of civil litigation, including lead paint exposure, auto accidents, motorcycle accident, commercial trucking accident, dog bites, premises liability cases, and wrongful death lawsuits.
Robert is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Ohio. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Michigan Association for Justice, and the Macomb County Bar Association. He has been named a "Super Lawyer".
Robert speaking at a MADD event
Randall M. Blau
Randall M. Blau earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College in 1993 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1996. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and has handled cases in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota and Florida. He has obtained numerous settlements that have been listed in the Top Ten Settlements of the Year for the State of Michigan multiple times during the last decade.
Randy has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his injured clients. He specializes in medical malpractice, birth injuries, nursing home negligence, wrongful death, and automobile negligence cases. He is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice, the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. Randy has been an invited speaker at a variety of legal seminars, an invited member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been consistently listed in Who's Who in Law throughout his career.
Dondi R. Vesprini
Dondi Vesprini earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Oakland University in 1996 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1999 where he was on the Moot Court Board of Directors and a member of the St. Thomas More Society. He specializes in legal issues involving motorcyclists, such as motor vehicle accidents, roadway defect accidents, helmet laws, and Michigan No-Fault Insurance claims.
Dondi and has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his injured clients. He has considerable expertise in all areas of Michigan law pertaining to bikers and the complex insurance laws and has successfully handled cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals.
Dondi’s advocacy extends beyond the court room as well, meeting with both legislators and lobbyists regarding legislation affecting injured motorcyclists. He is a frequent speaker to biker groups and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of ABATE of Michigan. (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education). He has authored articles published in the Midwest Motorcycle magazine and is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice and the State Bar of Michigan.
Dondi speaking at the Michigan State Capitol Building
Lukasz Wietrzynski earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2009 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California - Gould School of Law in 2012, where he was involved in the Trial Advocacy Clinic and the Immigration Law Clinic.
Lukasz has concentrated his practice in several areas of civil litigation, including legal issues involving Michigan No-Fault Insurance claims, automobile negligence, dog bite cases, slip and falls, as well as other aspects of personal injury litigation. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Association. Lukasz is fluent in Polish.
Meaghan B. McKay
Meaghan McKay earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2007 from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. She then received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2011 from the University of Toledo College of Law.
Meaghan specializes in litigation of all aspects of third-party automobile negligence claims as well as first-party Michigan no-fault claims. She has successfully represented clients in Michigan circuit and district courts, as well as the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. Meaghan is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Personal Injury Case
To discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys, call us now at (800) 606-1717. We will answer all of your questions and if we accept your case, we will start working on it immeidately. Contacting us does NOT obligate you or us in any way.
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