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Steven M Gursten

Steven M Gursten

Car & Truck Accident Lawyer at Michigan Auto Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Michigan
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As head of Michigan Auto Law, Steven M. Gursten focuses his practice on serious motor vehicle accident injury and wrongful death cases. Steve has received the top-reported truck accident trial verdict in Michigan over multiple years, the highest- reported truck accident settlement over multiple years, and the highest settlement for a motor vehicle accident case of any Michigan attorney in history, according to published reports by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Steve frequently lectures at legal seminars throughout the country on trucking litigation, trial advocacy, and traumatic brain injury cases. He also speaks on maximizing auto negligence and truck cases, including at several advanced trucking legal seminars throughout the nation. He has been named a “Leader in the Law” and “Lawyer of the Year” by Michigan’s largest legal newspaper for his record-breaking auto accident verdicts and settlements and advocacy work in preventing wrecks.

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Michigan Auto Law
Partner in a Michigan auto accident law firm, serving residents for over 60 years and 3 generations.
Fordham University School of Law
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Michigan “Lawyer of the Year.”
Best Lawyers
Michigan Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
American Trial Lawyers Association
A national organization composed of the best lawyers from each state, where membership is only extended to those who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation and stature.
Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Michigan
Top 10 Attorney Award for the state of Michigan
National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates
Lawyer of the Year; Leader in the Law
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Out of more than 40,000 Michigan lawyers, Steve was chosen for his continuing efforts to force unsafe trucking companies to comply with mandatory state and federal regulations. He was also recognized for receiving both the top 2008 Michigan settlement and auto negligence jury verdict, according to a published year-end verdicts and settlements report.
Professional Associations
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Board of Governors, Representing State of Michigan
Sarah Jane Brain Project
Traumatic Brain Injury Legal Committee, Advisor
TAOS Injury Lawyers
Melvin M. Belli Society
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
Board of Regents
State of Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions
Subcommittee Member
- Current
Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable
Founding Member
- Current
Michigan State Bar # 53632
- Current
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Board of Governors
American Association for Justice (AAJ) Interstate Truck Litigation Group
Past President
Activities: This national group is composed of truck accident attorneys working to make unsafe trucking companies follow the laws, and better prepare lawyers who handle serious truck accident cases.
Articles & Publications
Handling Automobile Accident Cases
Michigan Lawyers Manual, published by West Publications
Guide to Michigan No Fault Law
Michigan Auto Law
How to Choose the Right Lawyer
Michigan Auto Law
How to Keep Your Children Safe
Michigan Auto Law
How to Repair Your Car Damage
Michigan Auto Law
Protecting Your Legal Rights After an Auto Accident
Michigan Auto Law
The Attorneys’ Guide to the Best Auto Insurance Companies
Michigan Auto Law
What Auto Insurance is Right for Me?
Michigan Auto Law
Speaking Engagements
Building A Top Auto Law Firm for the 21st Century, Learning from the Legends, Meadowlands Seminar, New Jersey
New York and New Jersey Trial Lawyers Associations
Settlement and Negotiation Strategies in Auto Accident Cases, Auto Crash Litigation 3.1 Conference, Las Vegas, NV
360 Advocacy
Bulletproofing the TBI Plaintiff from Defense Attacks, 13th Annual Conference, Tampa Bay, FL
North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)
Making Small Auto Accident Cases into Big Auto Accident Cases,, Jazz Fest, New Orleans, LA
American Association for Justice
How to Protect an Auto Accident Victim from an IME, Annual Legal Conference, Plymouth, MI
Brain Injury Association of Michigan
Legal Blogging for Business: Ethical and Compassionate Blogging by Real Lawyers,, 2016 Annual Convention, Clearwater, FL
Injury Board
Better Settlements for Truck Accident Cases, 2016 Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA
American Association for Justice
Protecting your TBI Client from Defense Tactics, Music City Symposium, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Association for Justice
Demo: Closing Argument – Asking for the Money, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
Websites & Blogs
Michigan Auto Law Website
Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable
Michigan Auto Law
Detroit Personal Injury Lawyer
Social Media
Contact & Map
Main Headquarters
30101 Northwestern Highway
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Toll-Free: (844) 759-4987
Telephone: (248) 308-5390
Fax: (248) 353-4504
Detroit Office
615 Griswold Street
Suite 402
Detroit, MI 48226
Toll-Free: (844) 759-4987
Telephone: (313) 437-7877
Ann Arbor Office
122 S. Main Street
Suite 220
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Toll-Free: (844) 759-4987
Telephone: (734) 230-2176
Grand Rapids Office
146 Monroe Center Street NW
Suite 1230
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Toll-Free: (844) 759-4987
Telephone: (616) 259-4498
Sterling Heights Office
44444 Mound Road
Suite 100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
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Telephone: (586) 217-2180