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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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Summary

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
  • Truck Accidents
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
Professional Experience
Partner
Michigan Auto Law
Current
Partner in a Michigan auto accident law firm, serving residents for over 60 years and 3 generations.
Education
Fordham University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.S.
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Awards
Michigan Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
The Top 50: 2018 Michigan Consumer Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Martindale-Hubbell
Michigan “Lawyer of the Year.”
Best Lawyers
Mel Award
Melvin M. Belli Society
Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Michigan
Super 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 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
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Board of Governors, Representing State of Michigan
Current
TAOS Injury Lawyers
Member
Current
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
Board of Regents
Current
Melvin M. Belli Society
President-Elect
- Current
American Association for Justice (AAJ) Traumatic Brain Injury Group
President
- Current
State of Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions
Subcommittee Member
- Current
Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable
Founding Member
- Current
Michigan State Bar # 53632
Member
- Current
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
President
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Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Board of Governors
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American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group
Past President
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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.
Publications
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 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
Winning Brain Injury Cases, A Day with Masters of the Plaintiff's Bar, Louisville
Kentucky Association for Justice
Winning Auto Accident Cases, Auto Crash Litigation 5.0 Seminar, Las Vegas
Becoming the Anti-Fragile Trial Lawyer, Build to Win Conference, Jackson Hole, WY
360 Advocacy
Traumatic Brain Injury in Motor Vehicle Crash Cases: How to Identify, Prove and Win at Trial, Winter Convention, Cleveland
Ohio Association for Justice
Distracted Driving/Legal Issues and Tactics, No-Fault Institute XIV, Dearborn
Michigan Association for Justice
Maximizing Your Auto Cases, Annual Convention, Boston
Motor Vehicle Collision Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
New Frontiers in Damages: How to Increase Case Value and Show the Impact of Hidden Injuries on Your Client’s Life, Annual Conference, Eureka Springs, AR
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
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
Videos
Michigan Auto Accident Lawyers | Michigan Auto Law

An introduction to Michigan Auto Law - Auto Accident Attorneys, a law firm of experienced car accident lawyers in Michigan helping victims of car, truck and motorcycle accidents for more than 50 years. At Michigan Auto Law, we don't advertise. We're not on television, we're not on billboards or buses. Most of our clients come from us from other lawyers, or from happy clients we have served. Best Lawyers, Best Law Firm - U.S. News and World Report Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - DBusiness Magazine Lawyer of the Year - Best Lawyers in America Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Michigan - Super Lawyers Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rating - Highest rating for legal ability and ethics We have 18 attorneys who only practice one area of law - helping people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accident cases. Our lawyers have spoken at over 300 seminars, educating other lawyers on how to win car, truck and motorcycle accident cases, and how to get better, faster results for their clients. "Michigan's largest law firm completely specializing in serious automobile accidents." - Michigan Lawyers Weekly At Michigan Auto Law, you are a person, not a case. And you will have a legal team of some of the most talented and experienced auto attorneys in the nation standing behind you, working on your case. We invite you to click on our website, and go to our client testimonials section.You can click on your attorney's name, or the city you live in to see what your neighbors have to say. We really do care. And we're going to return every phone call. Even at night, and on weekends. And we're going to make sure you get the best legal, and medical help you need to make the best recovery possible. One hundred percent communication with your attorney, and your legal team. This is our guarantee to you. "Michigan Auto Law has been listed for 15 consecutive years with the top reported injury settlements and trial verdicts in Michigan... This remarkable record eclipses every other law firm in Michigan..." - Attorney At Law Magazine So if you've been hurt and you have questions, or just want to know what your legal rights are, please, visit https://www.michiganautolaw.com/ .

Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer Reviews From W. J. Rideout III | Michigan Auto Law

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