About Buchanan & Buchanan, P.L.C.
John C. Buchanan
Raymond E. Beckering
Robert J. Buchanan
An Unbeatable Team
Our team, which combines law and medicine, is uniquely qualified to represent
and help victims of birth trauma and their families.
Even beyond the courtroom, our team's unique knowledge helps patients and
families find the ongoing care, rehabilitation, services, and support they may
Top Rated and Exceptional Track Record
Buchanan & Buchanan has an exceptional track record of success in litigation.
The firm and its trial attorneys have received the highest ratings by national
and international law registries and directories, and are recognized as
preeminent in ratings by judges, other attorneys, and clients.
A doctor in the house
Because of our concentration in Medical Malpractice, we
took the unusual step of hiring a clinically experienced physician, full-time.
Dr. Raymond Beckering Jr., M.D. trained at the Mayo Clinic. He has 35 years of
clinical experience, during which he was a county medical examiner and hospital
chief of staff.
You may find other law firms who consult with health professionals. You may find
some lawyers who also have medical degrees. But a physician with Dr. Beckering's
background, working for patients' legal rights, is a rare find indeed.
Recognized by "The Best Lawyers in America"
The national guide to legal excellence, "The Best Lawyers in America," has
inducted trial lawyers of the law firm as members of its prestigious rank. The
bi-annual publication is based on surveys by lawyers and recognized as "the most
respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Martindale-Hubbell's Top Rating
The national and independent legal rating service, Martindale-Hubbell, has
awarded Buchanan & Buchanan and every one of its trial attorneys with the
highest achievable rating (AV - "preeminent legal ability and very high ethical
standards").* An attorney must rank in the top 5% of the profession by
confidential surveys of lawyers and judges even to be considered for this top
rating. That is an impressive achievement.
Martindale-Hubbell also recognizes the firm of Buchanan & Buchanan in its list
of "Pre-Eminent" law firms in the World.
Inducted into Primerus Law Firms
Buchanan & Buchanan also is a proud member of the International Society of
Primerus Law Firms, a national association of law firms of the highest quality.
Primerus is very selective in its membership. Those it selects and inducts
after rigorous screening must maintain and adhere to the highest standards of
work excellence, integrity, civility, professional education, reasonable fees,
and community service. The Primerus seal assures one of the utmost qualities in
legal counsel, nationwide.
Firm Commitment To Excellence
Our firm is committed to a high standard of professional competence and client
"We're Not The Type That Sues"
Despite all you've been through, you may have doubts about legal action. You
have surely heard bad things about attorneys, and about people who sue. These
shocking stories get politicians elected, the media more viewers and readers,
and the insurance companies lucrative and unfair "tort reform" legislation at
the expense of innocent victims. But most of these stories are not true, and
certainly don't apply to all lawyers.
We Represent Decent and Honorable People
Our attorneys and the people we choose to represent are honorable, and are clear
exceptions to all of these tales and distortions. Because we only accept
excellent cases with merit, our opponents tell us that when we file an
appearance, they take notice and recognize the matter is soundly-based and
"Due Unto Others . . ."
Remember, under our country's laws, each of us has a duty to act with
appropriate care toward others. This duty to avoid causing harm applies not only
individuals, but also to corporations. It includes insurers, health systems,
hospitals, and doctors.
If you or someone you know has been devastated by a medical error, we want to help.
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