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Robert J. Buchanan. Buchanan & Buchanan.

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Robert J. Buchanan

Background and Credentials

  • Attorney and Managing Partner
  • College: Kalamazoo College, B.A., economics and international business, cum laude (1985)
  • Law School: Wayne State University Law School, J.D., cum laude (1988)
  • Admitted: Michigan and U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan (1988), U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Officer, State Bar of Michigan and member of its Board of Commissioners
  • Executive Board of Michigan Association for Justice
  • Executive Board and Ambassador for The International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • Member of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Professor of Medical Malpractice Law, Western Michigan University Law School
  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Advocate of the American Association for Justice
  • Fellow of Michigan State Bar Foundation, honor bestowed “by colleagues for outstanding legal ability, devotion to the public, and support of public service ideals.”
  • Recognized by “The Best Lawyers in America”, “Super Lawyers”, and Martindale-Hubbel’s “Preeminent Lawyers”
  • “Boss of the Year,” National Association of Legal Professionals, West Michigan
  • Frequent speaker on medical malpractice law, use of video in personal injury litigation, courtroom technology, social media, and trial advocacy
  • Proficient in Spanish (si hablamos español)
  • Commercial airplane pilot
  • Finisher, Tough Mudder Run and Obstacle Challenge, Brooklyn, Michigan (2013)


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CONTACT Robert J. Buchanan

Email Robert J. Buchanan:     rjb@buchananfirm.com
Buchanan & Buchanan, P.L.C.
171 Monroe Ave. N.W. Suite 750
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
voice: (616) 458.2464
toll free: 1-800-272-4080
fax: (616) 458.0608
email: mail@buchananfirm.com