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Top Rated & Voted Best Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers

Choosing a best Michigan lawyer for your accident, injury, or medical malpractice case is a crucial decision.  The law firm that you choose is the difference between winning a great settlement or receiving no settlement. 

Your decision should include the experience and skill of the law firm, the history of settlements and jury verdicts, and the awards and accolades given to the firm by the legal profession.  You should also look at client reviews to better understand the way that the lawyers treat their clients.

Since 1969, the attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have been recipients of the top honors and highest awards given to attorneys in the legal field. Below you will find awards and honors that we have earned.

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms

Buckfire & Buckfire Best LawyersThe U.S. News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms ranking is based on a "rigorous evaluation process" that looks at client and lawyer evaluations, as well as peer reviews from other leading attorneys in our field. Lawyers must already be listed in Best Lawyers to be considered for this honor. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. was recognized for Tier 1 Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs for the Metro Detroit Area. Partners and brothers Lawrence Buckfire and Daniel Buckfire are listed as Best Lawyers.

 

Super Lawyers®

super lawyers buckfire & buckfire, p.c.Super Lawyers is an organization that selects attorneys based on a patented multiphase process. Lawyer candidates are evaluated on separate indicators of recognition and achievement. Peer nominations and evaluations are also used, as well as independent research by the organization. Both Lawrence Buckfire and Daniel Buckfire are recognized as Super Lawyers, as well as Robert Lantzy.

The Best Lawyers in America®

buckfire best lawyers in americaThe Best Lawyers in America is a rating system employed by Best Lawyers based entirely on peer review. Lawyers in the same geographical area are surveyed to review their colleagues' professional abilities. Attorneys must be nominated, reviewed, and verified to be in good standing with their local bar associations. For years, brothers Lawrence and Daniel Buckfire have been ranked among The Best Lawyers in America.

 

The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers

The Top 100 Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only lawyer organization that selects its members based on a multi-phase process. This includes multiple peer nominations combined with outside research. Only a select few of the most qualified attorneys are selected. They must demonstrate superior leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. Lawrence Buckfire and Daniel Buckfire have consistently been selected to join this group.

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings: AV Preeminent®

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a peer review system that takes into account legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. Lawyers are granted one of three ratings based on a five-point scale: Rated (1.0-2.9), BV Distinguished (3.0-4.4), and AV Preeminent (4.5-5.0). Lawrence and Daniel Buckfire have been rated as AV Preeminent for many years.

 

Lawyers of Distinction®

Lawrence Buckfire Lawyers of Distinction The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of attorneys in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history. Lawyers of Distinction uses it own independent criteria, including both objective and subjective factors in determining if an attorney can be recognized as being within the top 10% of attorneys in the United States in their respective field.

Best Attorneys of America®

Buckfire Law - Rue Ratings - Best Attorneys of America - Lifetime Charter Member The attorney directory of Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America® is one of the most celebrated and respected groups of attorneys in the country. Membership is extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in the United States. With these high standards, less than one percent (1%) of the attorneys of America have been invited to be a member of Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America. Lawyers may join in all areas of law practice from the United States. Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America celebrates attorney accomplishments.

 

Avvo Rating: 10.0 Superb

Lawrence Buckfire Avvo Rating Avvo is an organization that evaluates attorneys and rates them based on a mathematical model that includes data from public records and published sources on the internet. Also taken into account are relevant qualifications, including experience, professional achievements, and disciplinary sanctions. Attorneys Lawrence Buckfire and Daniel Buckfire both hold a perfect 10.0 Avvo score. To view Lawrence's Avvo profile, click here.

Lead Counsel Rated: Lawrence Buckfire

Lead Counsel is an organization founded in 1997 to provide consumers and businesses a means to evaluate attorneys. To be Lead Counsel certified, attorneys must demonstrate significant legal experience, as well as receive multiple peer recommendations. Once the review board has determined an attorneys eligibility, they receive a Lead Counsel Rating in a practice area. Lawrence Buckfire is Lead Counsel rated for Personal Injury Law in 2016. 

Michigan Top Lawyers 2016

Each year, a select number of lawyers throughout the state are honored in Hour Detroit Magazine's Michigan Top Lawyers. These lawyers are recognized by their community to be the very best lawyers in the state. Lawrence Buckfire has earned this honor multiple years in a row. This year, he was named to the Top Michigan Lawyers 2016.

American Lawyer Academy: Top Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer

American Lawyer AcademyThe American Lawyer Academy is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the legal profession. The group selects lawyers throughout North America based on their legal skill, integrity, and reputation for professional excellence. Members of the organization are required to publish articles and legal updates on the website on a regular basis. Attorneys Lawrence Buckfire and Daniel Buckfire have been contributing members since the organization's first selection year. Lawrence Buckfire was named "Best Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer" by the organization.

 

DBusiness Top Lawyers

DBusiness is Detroit's premier business journal. Each year, they poll over 19,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Macomb and Livingston counties. The attorneys are asked to nominate other lawyers in 48 different practice areas. Attorneys Lawrence and Daniel Buckfire have been nominated as Top Lawyers for multiple years.

National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 100 Attorneys

Formerly known as The American Academy of Trial Attorneys, The National Academy of Jurisprudence has awarded Lawrence Buckfire with their Premier 100 designation. This community of trial lawyers is an invitation-only national organization. Only exceptional legal credentials and a dedication to the premier representation of clients grants access to this exclusive group. All attorneys in this organization are held to the highest professional standards of ethics.

 

 

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys: 10 Best Michigan Law Firms

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney and law firm rating service and invitation-only legal organization. In order to be recognized by AIOPIA, law firms must:

  • Be formally nominated by the institute, clients, and/or an attorney
  • Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in Personal Injury law; and
  • Have an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. was named to the "10 Best Law Firms" for Michigan in 2016.

U.S. News & World Report: Best Law Firms in Michigan

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. received a First Tier ranking from the U.S. News & World Report. This means our firm scored amongst the highest percentages for all law firms in the State of Michigan. This includes rankings for the entire state, major metropolitan areas, and area of practice specialty. The ranking is based upon client feedback ratings (responsiveness, expertise, and knowledge) and the vote of lawyers in the profession (expertise, integrity, skill).

 

 

National League of Renowned Attorneys

The National League of Renowned Attorneys is an organization committed to advocating the highest standards within the legal profession. NLRA spotlights attorneys throughout the country who meet the highest standards of their practice areas. Attorneys are selected through a highly judicious process. Less than 1% of all attorneys in the United States are granted an invitation to the organization. Members of NLRA work to raise the bar of professionalism to better serve their communities. Lawrence Buckfire has been nominated for the National League of Renowned Attorneys in 2016

Inc. 5000: Fastest-Growing Companies

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generate revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2015. Company revenues were required to be between $2 million and $1 billion-plus. Founded in 1979, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.

Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates Forum

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are more than 4,000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Best Places To Work

Best Workplaces - Buckfire Law Firm - Inc. MagazineBuckfire Law was named one of the best workplaces in 2018 by Inc. Magazine. It marks the second time in three years that Buckfire Law Firm has been recognized in the outlet's highly touted annual list that identifies the leading employers and workplaces in the United States. Fewer than 300 companies were named to the Best Workplaces of 2018 list from a pool that included thousands of applicants. The award is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement and stellar benefits.

Governors Highway Safety Association

The Governors Highway Safety Association is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. GHSA provides leadership and representation for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices.

The attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have dedicated themselves to providing excellent legal representation for injury victims across the State of Michigan for decades. Because of this, they have been consistently recognized for their legal ability by multiple organizations year after year. Victims of accidents and injuries choose Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. because of their proven track record of maximum settlements and successful jury verdicts. Call today for your free case review at (800) 606-1717.

 
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Lawrence J. Buckfire
Daniel Buckfire
Robert J. Lantzy
Randall M. Blau
Dondi R. Vesprini
Alyssa O. Moss
Managing Partner
Lawrence J. Buckfire
Mr. Buckfire has devoted is legal career to helping the most vulnerable members of society, children and the elderly. He specializes in child lead paint poisoning, wrongful death, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and other serious injury cases.
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Lawrence J. Buckfire
Of Counsel
Daniel Buckfire
Daniel L. Buckfire specializes in Michigan car accident cases, no-fault insurance claims, dram shop liability, and general negligence cases. His adept knowledge of these areas of law have resulted in numerous significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of his injured clients.
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Daniel Buckfire
Trial Attorney
Robert J. Lantzy
Robert spent the first years of his legal career as a defense attorney for insurance companies. He was named a Partner at a preeminent insurance defense firm before joining Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and he has a successful track record of significant trial verdicts.
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Robert J. Lantzy
Trial Attorney
Randall M. Blau
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.
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Randall M. Blau
Trial Attorney
Dondi R. Vesprini
Prior to joining Buckfire & Buckfire, Dondi worked for 11 years as a trial attorney for the Law Offices of Lawrence S. Katkowsky, P.C., which specialized in motorcycle accidents.
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Dondi R. Vesprini
Trial Attorney
Alyssa O. Moss
A third-generation trial attorney, Moss joined Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. in 2017 and brings over 25-plus years of extensive legal experience. Moss is an experienced trial attorney, representing those who have been injured as a result of all types of accidents.
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