Steven M. Gursten is recognized as one of the nation's top attorneys handling serious auto accident injury and wrongful death cases, and No-Fault insurance litigation. He is head of Michigan Auto Law, the state's largest law firm handling car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases for more than 50 years.
Steve is an active leader in many legal organizations, including:
The MVTLA is a professional and trade association of trial attorneys throughout the country who represent injury victims and consumer plaintiffs in claims involving motor vehicle injuries
TAAR is an association of expert truck accident attorneys dedicated to making our roads safer and protecting truck accident victims.
The American Association for Justice is the nation's largest association of advocates serving the needs of personal injury victims, with more than 50,000 lawyer members.
Steve advises on the most effective jury instructions regarding Michigan No-Fault and the auto accident law for the State of Michigan.
The APITLA is a national association of committed truck accident lawyers who have joined to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices.
The Michigan Association for Justice is the state's largest organization of trial lawyers and consumer advocates representing the needs of injured accident victims.
The Sarah Jane Brain Project is a group of brain injury lawyers, doctors, professors and lawmakers dedicated to preventing and treating pediatric traumatic brain injury.
The TAOS Injury Lawyers is an invite only group of preeminent trial attorneys from around the nation.
The Melvin M. Belli Society is a legal group of the best injury lawyers in the country that presents hard-hitting, practical seminars featuring lawyers who are experts in the courtroom and discussing innovative trial skills.
Steve Gursten recovers some of the highest reported settlements and jury verdicts in Michigan every year, including the top-reported auto accident or truck accident verdict in 2008, 2009 and 2010, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Below are some of his notable verdicts and settlements:
$9 million settlement, car accident/truck accident
$5.65 million jury verdict on $600,000 offer, auto accident
$4.2 million jury verdict on $100,000 defense offer, auto accident
$3.9 million settlement, truck accident
$3.6 million award on $300,000 defense offer, truck accident
$3.5 million verdict on $1 million defense offer, truck accident
$2.5 million verdict on $250,000 defense offer, wrongful death truck accident
$2.5 million jury verdict on $250,000 defense offer, truck accident
$1.1 million jury verdict on $10,000 defense offer, auto accident
Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Phi Beta Kappa, highest academic distinction
Michigan Lawyers Weekly has written several articles about Steve Gursten. Here are some highlights:
"Gursten is clearly doing something right. Perhaps it's that his firm is the largest in the state specializing in serious car and truck accident cases. Perhaps it's the fact that he's willing to take difficult cases to trial and continues to receive spectacular results. Perhaps it's the fact that he practices law with honesty and integrity. More likely, it's all of these things."
"Outstanding in his field. One of Michigan's foremost experts on No‐Fault litigation."
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Steve Gursten frequently lectures at legal seminars locally and throughout the country on topics such as trial advocacy, Michigan No-Fault law, traumatic brain injury cases and maximizing settlements for those injured in car and truck accidents. To date, he has more than 100 professional speaking engagements, including:
When he was 28, Steve became the youngest attorney in Michigan history to receive a million-dollar jury verdict. The case was in Oakland County, and the insurance company, Allstate, was only offering $10,000 to settle.
Steve Gursten has helped people who were told they had no case by other personal injury lawyers, or that their case was too old. We invite you to read real client testimonials or watch videos of real auto accident victims whose lives we have changed.
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