John T. Buchman has been helping injured people get reimbursed for lost income and medical bills for more than 30 years. He’s proud of the firm’s involvement in the community and donates both time and money to many worthy charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity. John is a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, which donates to helping hurricane and earthquake victims internationally, as well as helping families here in Minnesota.

John was a Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association and has extensive experience in personal injury, wrongful death, and injuries caused by defective machines or unsafe construction sites. He has tried dozens of jury trials and obtain several verdicts of more than $100,000. He has also handled several cases involving various manufacturers and large insurance companies. John has attained several settlements in excess of one million dollars for clients suffering serious burn injuries, brain injuries, and other catastrophic injuries.

A third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, John is married with four children.

Practice Areas

  • Motor vehicle injury
  • Product liability/utility injuries
  • Animal injuries
  • Dram shop/alcohol liability

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1984
  • Wisconsin, 1992
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1985


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1984, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Political Science, University of St. Thomas, 1981, summa cum laude, Dean’s List all four years

Accreditations & Certifications

  • Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 1986-2002
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Member
  • Board of Governors, Member
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, 1986-present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Anoka County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbel AV® Preeminent™
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2003-2005, 2007-2021