Debra Tsuchiyama Baker: “Today, many environmental lawyers have science and technical backgrounds, but back in the 1980s it was not as common. We learned by doing and as we went along.” 

Buckfire’s niche area involves cases of child lead-paint poisoning. He heard lawyers in other states were litigating these types of cases, and the topic interested him as well. So Buckfire attended a national conference about child lead-paint poisoning, and then he began to market himself as a pro because there were no lawyers in Michigan handling such cases at the time. Read More>>



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