David E. Christensen is a partner of Michigan Auto Law, and has been an auto accident attorney with the firm since 1992. He is a renowned trial lawyer, and focuses his practice on serious injuries from automobile and truck accidents. Dave is widely recognized for his experience handling traumatic brain injury cases.
Dave is a leader and teacher in the legal community. He is the Chairman of the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. This is the professional organization for all plaintiff and defense lawyers handling negligence cases in the state. Dave was elected by his peers to lead this organization, as it works hard to protect the rights of Michigan residents and advance the legal profession.
Dave is a member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice (formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association). He has been in a leadership position in this organization for many years.
He also chairs a variety of committees and regularly lectures at educational seminars for attorneys handling auto accident lawsuits.
Previously, Dave served as a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Representative Assembly. He was elected by his peers to represent their interests at the State Bar, which is the organization that regulates the entire legal profession in Michigan.
Dave regularly squares off against the nation's largest corporations and insurance companies to obtain justice for his clients. He has obtained a large number of seven-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Dave has also achieved some of the largest jury verdicts in Michigan for accident victims with brain injury, psychiatric damages and neurological injuries.
Out of 50,000 Michigan lawyers, Dave was named among the top 25 as a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law. Dave was named a Leader in the Law for his successful trial verdicts on behalf of auto accident victims as well as his exceptional leadership as president of the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Lawyers Weekly says Leaders in the Law are: "astute, wise, knowledgeable and successful members of the bar who… win cases and solve problems with the utmost integrity; inspire and lead others with their skills and character… and are passionate and aggressive on behalf of clients and the community."
Dave has received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and ethics.
He has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a list of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The designation is limited to the top 5 percent of Michigan attorneys. Dave is also named on the Michigan Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Michigan; a list of lawyers receiving the highest point totals in the Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Of these Top 100 Super Lawyers, only 5 practice in plaintiff personal injury, and only 3 practice in the field of automobile accidents. In addition. Dave has a 10 "Superb" rating from Avvo, a legal website that evaluates attorneys.
Dave was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for HelpSource, a non-profit social services agency with 135 employees that served thousands of clients each year. The range of services included help for pregnant teens, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, substance abuse treatment and more. Dave was honored by the Ann Arbor Business Review for his work with this human services agency.
David served on the Board of Directors of the Washtenaw Council on Alcoholism for six years. This was an organization that worked to prevent and treat substance abuse.
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