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Leonard M. Koltonow, attorney

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.


Client Testimonials

I appreciated the human aspect and compassion Lenny and his team showed me
By , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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.
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  • AV-Rated for 25 years, Martindale-Hubbell
    Highest rating for legal ability and ethics
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
    Honor limited to the top 5 percent of Michigan lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
    National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization of America’s top trial lawyers

Notable cases

$4.25 million jury verdict, Oakland County
– Car accident

$2 million arbitration award, Wayne County
– Car accident with head injuries

$1.5 million settlement, Wayne County
– Rear-end car accident by drunk driver

$1.45 million jury verdict, Wayne County
– Truck accident with traumatic brain injury

Several jury verdicts topping $1 million, Wayne County
– Car and truck accidents

Memberships and affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Michigan Association for Justice
    Past Executive Board Member


Lenny has lectured on personal injury cases at numerous seminars for plaintiffs attorneys. A detailed list can also be found in the Michigan Auto Law pressroom.


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Michigan State University

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