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Lawrence E. Gursten, attorney

Lawrence E. Gursten’s legal career as one of the top car accident lawyers in the country spans more than 40 years. He is founding partner of Michigan Auto Law. Larry started his career with the highest score on the Michigan Bar Exam, and continues to passionately advocate for victims of car accidents and truck accidents throughout Michigan.

Client Testimonials

The settlement gave my family and I financial certainty
By , Brighton September 05, 0013
I wanted legal assistance because after my car accident, I didn't know if I would be able to go back to work. The vehicle that hit me had no insurance coverage at all and I was really worried. I wanted help with both the medical end of it and the legal end of it. My attorneys were able to explain the rights I had under my own policy as well as the way the state insurance laws are written. Michigan Auto Law only handles auto accident injuries so they were the best to represent me. The staff and attorneys here were very helpful in the entire process dealing with the no fault insurer and explaining the legal process as we went through step by step. I was fortunate to have been represented by Larry Gursten and Kevin Seiferheld. The settlement we received because of the work of the firm gave my family and I financial certainty despite my injuries.
Larry is just so understanding and compassionate.
By , Brownstown
Larry Gursten was our attorney. He handled a case for my husband's closed-head injury. Larry is just so understanding and compassionate. He was very understanding of the problems that myself and my children were going through after the car accident and during my husband's medical treatment. He always returned all telephone calls and he made an amazing settlement for my husband, myself and for our children. I would highly recommend Larry to anyone seriously injured in an auto accident.
You are never a number, a car crash or just a name
By , Ypsilanti
My attorney Larry Gursten treated me like a daughter and he fought for me like I was his daughter. He never gave up - he just wouldn't quit. I had my doubts in the beginning about the whole lawsuit process - nothing ever goes my way. But these lawyers are smart and work hard and the results in my settlement were better than expected. Now I just bought my house and paid for it in cash. I would recommend Michigan Auto Law to anyone. The whole clan is wonderful, from the front desk to the attorneys court room. You are never a number, a car crash or just a name. They really care and they are always working for you.
I've been 110 percent happy with them and I've already referred four people their way.
By , Muskegon
Larry Gursten is a great attorney - he really does care. He's called many times just to check in to see how I'm doing. Recovering from a truck accident has been a very stressful time, and Michigan Auto Law is taking some of the stress out of it. They really listen and tell me how to handle things every step of the way. I was referred to Larry from another well-known attorney, because he specializes in auto law and trucking accidents. I've been 110 percent happy with them and I've already referred four people their way.

What the newspapers say

Michigan Lawyers Weekly has written several articles about Larry Gursten. Here are some highlights:

“Auto law guru blazing the trail for Michigan lawyers.”

“Gursten is now one of the most well-known auto negligence attorneys in Michigan, if not the country. He heads Michigan’s largest law firm that completely specializes in serious automobile accidents.”

Honors and distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers listing
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rating for 25 years, highest rating for legal ability and ethics
  • Michigan Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers listing
  • Best Lawyer/Best Law Firm, U.S. News & World Report
  • Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, DBusiness Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships and affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
    • Sustaining Member
  • Michigan Association for Justice
    • Past Executive Board Member
    • Past Chair, Auto Attorney Committee
  • Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
    • Past National Advisory Board Member


Larry has lectured extensively at legal seminars for nearly 40 years, helping Michigan lawyers on the subjects of traumatic brain injury, neck and back injury cases, the Michigan No-Fault law and strategies for litigating automobile accident cases. Larry has been an speaker to the Michigan Legislature on the No-Fault law. He has also appeared on television and in print discussing auto insurance and the No-Fault law.


Wayne State University Law School

  • Graduated with high distinction

Wayne State University

  • Graduated Cum Laude

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