Leonard M. Koltonow is a Michigan Auto Law partner and has been an auto accident attorney with the firm for 35 years. He has been named one of the top trial attorneys in the state by the Michigan Association for Justice. In this capacity, Lenny has been able to achieve excellent results for his clients – not only through trial, but through other alternative dispute resolutions, such as binding arbitration. Lenny is also a respected court-appointed special case evaluator and arbitrator.
Happy with the entire process, ending in a great settlement
By James Chicka, Sterling Heights November 22, 0016
I got hit by a vehicle on my bicycle. I'm walking and talking today but it was really serious as far as how my injuries affected me. I was referred to Michigan Auto Law by an attorney and my case started out with Jeffrey Bussell. He helped me in the beginning of my case. He explained how the case would go and my rights, including what I was entitled to under No Fault, seeing as I didn't have any car insurance and was a bicyclist. Then Lenny Koltonow took over. Lenny walked me through what was going to happen next. He litigated the case against the insurance company defense lawyers. He did a very good job fighting for my case. There was excellent communication. He always called me. When I called he would call right back. Brenda, his paralegal and Gayle, his secretary were spot on and always there throughout the case. The secretaries in the front of the office were always very friendly and welcoming. I'm happy with the entire process, ending in a great settlement. Lenny and his excellent team definitely have my referral. They take care of you well.
Successful trial attorneys with decades of experience - but compassionate and down to earth
By J.S., Detroit November 10, 0016
I was in a car accident. A Yukon hit me from behind and I was very badly injured. I was connected with Lenny Koltonow and Jeff Feldman, as my partner has known Jeff for years. He knew Jeff would take excellent care of me and these were the guys to go to for serious injury cases. Lenny and Jeff even visited me in the hospital and at home to make things more convenient. They were very sharp and handled everything. They worked at building a very strong case for me and didn't want me to settle for something less than what I deserved. They were very adamant about that and said they were looking out for my future. They were preparing to go to trial because they strongly believed in me and my case. The defense knew what they were up against and so made an offer that we all agreed was substantial and what I deserved. So we decided to settle. But what I liked best about these guys is they came across as very down to earth. They are long time, very successful trial attorneys with decades of experience, but they were sympathetic, empathetic and motivated me to try to get better and try to make me as good as I could be. I would recommend them because they were always there, just a phone call away for me any time, anything I needed. Not to mention they were very good to my family.
I appreciated the human aspect and compassion Lenny and his team showed me
By C.C., Novi October 19, 0015
I was referred to Michigan Auto Law by my friend. He said this firm did a great job for his auto accident cases and that friend works for an insurance company and said he wouldn't want to go against this firm. So I definitely felt comfortable going to Michigan Auto Law after my accident. My son and I were hit by a driver who was drinking at 40 miles an hour. I lost hearing and had a few other issues. When I realized my hearing was going, I got upset and wanted to see what my legal rights. I started talking with Jeff Bussell. He answered my questions and set up my case. He was really informative and helpful. Once my case progressed, it was taken over by one of the partners, Lenny Koltonow. Lenny was very thorough and really had all his facts. When we met with the defense attorney, he was completely organized and prepared to fight for me. He worked hard to get the case settled as quickly as possible. I know he has many years of experience as an attorney and it felt great to have him represent me. Losing my hearing in an accident has been really painful and difficult and it will affect me for the rest of my life. But the bright spot is that Lenny, his paralegal Brenda and his secretary Gail all were here to support me through it. I appreciated the human aspect and the compassion they showed me. I would recommend Lenny and his team in a heartbeat.
If your first phone call is to Lenny, rest assured you will be treated like family and receive the best legal representation
By Michelle E., St. Clair Shores October 02, 0015
I'm so glad I made the call to Michigan Auto Law. After my truck accident, I had lawyers soliciting me left and right. But I did my own research and chose Michigan Auto Law because of their results and experience - and the wonderful things their other clients said about them. I was able to experience those things when I hired Lenny Koltonow to take on my case, which was suing the trucking company who hit me for my injuries. Lenny is like a father figure to me. He knows what to do and he takes care of his family, which to him, are his clients and his staff. He was constantly in communication with me throughout the lawsuit and after, letting me know what was happening and comforting me. I never had to wait to find out. I always felt secure with Lenny and I truly trust him. He knew the right thing to do. He has a lot of experience and I don't think he ever loses. I was very happy with the settlement Lenny got me. If it wasn't for Lenny and his team I wouldn't have had such a successful outcome. He also has the most helpful and competent staff you could ever want. Gayle and Brenda left no stone unturned. And the receptionists Cyndi and Maureen are so comforting and always made me feel important and cared for. I recommend Lenny to my family, friends and colleagues. Rest assured that if your first phone call is to Lenny, you will be treated like family and receive the absolute best legal counsel and representation in the state of Michigan.
Lenny grabbed the ball and said he would fight for me to the end
By John Naper, South Rockwood September 19, 0014
I feel Lenny Koltonow (as well as the entire firm) is the best attorney for all auto cases that I've heard about or seen in my life. He's very dedicated, very honest, very straightforward. Lenny helped me when my insurance company tried to get out of paying my car accident claim because I'm aging. The case was originally settled so they would take care of my medical needs for the rest of my life. Lenny made sure the original ruling would hold up. He grabbed the ball and said he would fight for me to the end. Thanks to Lenny's advocacy, my medical benefits are still covered. I trust Lenny 100% and he puts me in a comfort zone. He went out of his way to make sure I got treated properly by the people who were at fault for my car accident. Anytime I can send someone to Michigan Auto Law, I will because I know they will get the best lawyer care in the entire state of Michigan.
Lenny gave me everything I needed throughout my truck accident case
By Beverly Clubine, Oxford August 21, 0014
A truck hit my daughter and I as we were driving in the car. It caused injuries to my back and neck and my daughter was hurt even worse. I called Michigan Auto Law to see if it was worth going after the truck company, since he rear ended us. Lenny Koltonow said he could help us and took our case. He was a very nice, very professional attorney. He was extremely responsive and spoke to me like I was a friend. He took his time to explain the law and always comforted me that he was there for any questions. I'm happy with my settlement, thanks to Lenny. I feel that Lenny gave me what I needed throughout my case and I would most definitely refer him.
Lenny took me under his wing and I didn't have to worry about anything
By Anonymous, Monroe August 21, 0014
I was in a vehicle and a tractor hit my passenger side. I had never gone through anything like this before. I called Michigan Auto Law, which came highly recommended by my husband's co-workers at Ford. Lenny Koltonow was my lawyer. I just loved him. He took me under his wing. He was very caring and that's what I liked about him a lot. I was injured very badly, so it was difficult for me at first to deal with the lawsuit. But I didn't have to worry about that because Lenny took care of everything. He took his time and went slow with me so I understood what was happening and what the plan was for my lawsuit. I was very pleased with the way Lenny settled my case. I left everything up to him because a lot of the times I was not myself. He looked out for my best interest always. I would highly recommend him to our family. I couldn't be more happy with how the whole thing went along.
My lawyer Lenny and his staff treated me like family!
By Theresa Decaire, Livonia December 13, 0013
I had very good experience with Michigan Auto Law. My lawyer Lenny and his staff all treated me like family. I was in a car accident and my insurance company wasn't very nice to me. Brenda, Lenny's paralegal, took care of that for me by sending a letter to the insurance company and intervening on my behalf, so all of the stress was taken off my shoulders. They were all very comforting and supportive. They would always ask me how I was doing and how my family was doing. Aside from how things were going with my lawsuit, they wanted to make sure other aspects of my life were going well and they cared! As for my settlement, everything Lenny predicted came true. He got me a wonderful settlement.
Lenny has been a great attorney to me all these years
By Mohamed Saghir, Dearborn November 14, 0013
I had a car accident back in 1983 and that is when I met Lenny Koltonow. He was very honest, very nice, he supported my case and he did the best for me. I unfortunately had another car accident recently, so I came to him and he remembered me right away. He took the case with appreciation and he worked on it to help me. It was a very good experience with him back then and today. He did what needed to get done to get me a great settlement. I would like to thank Lenny and thank his staff. Lenny has been a great attorney to me all of these years.
Thank god for lawyers like Lenny!
By Dan Jakubowski, Taylor October 18, 0013
Lenny Koltonow is a caring attorney. He fought for me after I was in a car accident. He went out of his way and still goes out of his way to help me. I know whenever I need anything legal matter or else, I don't hesitate to call him. He's very personable. I sure was happy with my settlement. Thank god for lawyers like Lenny!
Fantastic settlement for a complicated case
By Kirk Cook, Roseville September 05, 0013
Lenny explained everything really good to me. After my car accident, my insurance company with held my lost wages and medical benefits. But Lenny stood up to them and made sure I got my benefits and everything I needed. Beyond that, I never felt like he rushed me. He was really kind and fast to get back at me when I called. Overall it was a great experience. He got me a fantastic settlement considering my complicated case.
Very blessed to have an attorney like Leonard Koltonow on my side
By Dawn Francis, Monroe May 09, 0013
To me it was very important that all Michigan Auto Law does is auto law. So I knew they're very good at it and could help me after I was rear ended by a big truck. I felt like my lawyer Lenny cared about me as a person as opposed to just a client. He helped me in so many ways. He got me way more money than I expected. That was a big thing for me. Lenny is very personable, kind and very understanding. Yet he is straight to the point. He cares about me even after the accident and the settlement. I'm very blessed to have an attorney like Leonard Koltonow on my side.
He treated me like I've known him all my life
By Rickie Johnson, New Baltimore July 24, 0012
Lenny is a good guy. Honest. Right to the point and so am I. He keeps you aware of what is coming up I your case. Very professional. He got me my benefits, he contacted my auto insurance company and made them aware of what was going on. He fought very well for me. He treated me like I've known him all my life.
The settlement I received is enough to get me the right treatment and physical therapy as I start to rebuild my life.
By K.J., Detroit
My whole experience with Michigan Auto Law has been wonderful. My attorney Lenny Koltonow was thorough in handling my car accident case. I respect his mentality, as he is a seasoned trial lawyer. But the camaraderie he showed me from the beginning was truly appreciated. He makes you feel like family in a sense. It got to the point where I didn't even feel compelled to call and check on my case because I knew he was completely on top of things. Beyond my auto case, Lenny helped me with other questions and issues, like my workers compensation. Since I was hit by a bus that ran a stop sign, I've been doing a lot of research on auto law. I would recommend this law firm, specifically Lenny Koltonow and Steve Gursten, to anybody who needs help. I would even go out of my way to tell a person injured in a car accident about them. My life is much different from the way it was before the accident. I used to play basketball constantly, and loved my job at a juvi facility, where I needed to be physically capable of handling confrontation. I can no longer do either of those things due to my shoulder, neck and back injuries. But the settlement I received is enough to get me the right treatment and physical therapy as I start to rebuild my life.
Lenny has treated me with respect and understanding
By Adam Johnson, Riverview
I was employed with a window company and going to a job site in a van on I-75 when we were rear-ended. I wanted the best lawyer possible, and the internet showed that Lenny Koltonow is the top trial lawyer in Michigan for auto accidents. To make things better, right from jump the people at Michigan Auto Law made me feel pretty comfortable. All aspects of my case were handled very well, and Lenny has treated me with respect and understanding. All of my questions were answered to the point where they made perfect sense to me. I know Lenny fought for me. In fact, during facilitation and pending my back surgery, the opposing attorney came to us with a low settlement, and Lenny wouldn't accept it. He said he would NEVER put me in that kind of position. It appeared the defendant would go to great lengths to avoid a trial against Lenny.