“Arguably the best in the business…” – Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Steven 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.
After interviewing four different lawyers, Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law stood out amongst them as the guy to go to for several reasons.
By Lynda Nunez, Riverview
My husband was killed in an automobile accident involving a gravel hauler truck on the freeway. The left front steer tire of the gravel hauler blew on I-75 near the Rouge River bridge, and the truck hit my husband's car, trapping him between the retaining wall and the gravel hauler. It became apparent that I needed to seek out an attorney. After interviewing four different lawyers, Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law stood out amongst them as the guy to go to for several reasons. There was a genuine nature about Steve. He was exceptionally easy to talk with and an incredible listener. Of course his knowledge and the know how to get the job done was apparent. He treated me with a real sense of kindness as an individual and not a potential case. Steve settled my husband's case out of court so I didn't have to go through a trial. Throughout the whole process, Steve went above and beyond my expectations in terms of his hard work to uncover the truths of the matter and all of the things the trucking company did that were unsafe and contributed to the accident. Steve treated me with a lot of respect. He responded to my questions and phone calls very promptly. I never felt like he was in a hurry to get me off the phone. He listened to everything I had to say all the time. In terms of when I had to give my deposition, he prepared me and was next to me every step of the way. That was also the case when I had to go to court before the judge for the settlement. It made me feel very safe. Steve gave me confidence and the strength to get up there and do what I had to do. He did so much research and he explored every possible avenue to get me the best settlement possible. He worked very hard for me. Along the way, he kept me informed of the status of everything. I would say if anybody is involved in an automobile accident involving trucks or other commercial vehicles, to not hesitate to contact Steve. You will not be let down. If you've done your homework and investigated attorneys, Steve is the obvious right choice. I walked out of his office knowing it was a no-brainer decision to go with him. It was the right thing to do for my family, in the wake of such a terrible accident and traumatic time in our lives. I felt it in my heart, and I was right. Another thing I would like to note is that even after the case was closed, Steve is still here for me with advice and all the time I need.
Steven Gursten known for his unparalleled results for injury victims
By Christopher Hoffman, Farmington May 16, 0014
There are some law firms for accident, injury and death cases that are just much better than any others. This is one of those law firms. Steven Gursten, one of the chief litigators, of Michigan Auto Law is known throughout the legal field for his unparalleled results for injury victims and families suffering a fatality. When hiring these lawyers, you can be settled in knowing that your choice was the best. Thanks for the work you do Steven!
The best at handling catastrophic auto cases
By Kaye Lockwood, Lansing August 20, 0013
My husband was in a car accident and he was smashed pretty bad in a head on collision. He spent months in the hospital. We didn't need just any lawyer. We needed attorneys who specialized in catastrophic auto lawsuits. So we did some research and we found out that Michigan Auto Law was the best at handling catastrophic auto cases. In our case, the insurance company never made a real offer, so we had to go to trial. Steven Gursten and Tom James were our trial lawyers. They explained things very well to us. They didn't want the insurance company taking advantage of us so they fought for us in trial. They were very personal. They made a lot of calls and explained each step along the way very well: what our options were, where we were at in the trial... they kept us abreast of everything. Even though we were in a different city, it still felt like we had a local attorney, because they made house calls due to my husband's disability from the crash. We felt like Steve and Tom were our friends because they were so kind and made us such a huge priority. We are very happy with the trial results they were able to get for us in a timely fashion. The great trial results have given closure in my husband's healing process. I'd also like to give thanks to their paralegal Laurie Chase. She helped us on a daily basis. She was calming and just awesome. I can't say enough about Michigan Auto Law and the professionalism of this law firm.
The care you get from this law firm is pretty amazing.
By Michael Wnorowski, CO April 20, 0012
After my car accident, I was not able to work for 14 months and we lost our house. Because of the care and proper legal representation I received from Steve Gursten, my life was completely turned around. I couldn't have asked for anything more in an auto accident attorney. There were a lot of things I liked about Steve. His genuine concern over my health after my car accident. He was 100 percent of the time focused in on what was going on in my life and how he could help. There was also a lot of concern for my family. Another side of Steve was that he was extremely professional in all of his communication. I always felt from the instance that I started working with Steve that my care was in the hands of the very best. I'm completely blown away. He was so determined to get to the truth and be as fair as possible. I have other friends who have been in similar situations and it saddens my heart to see the way they are being treated. The care you get from this law firm is pretty amazing.
Nobody has more passion and knowledge about Michigan auto laws
By James Fairley, Jackson
Steve Gursten and Tom James are the best of the best truck accident lawyers. Nobody has more passion and knowledge about Michigan auto laws, and this is exactly what I needed after I was injured in a truck accident. Combine that with compassion for their clients and ability in the courtroom, and they are unbeatable. Steve and Tom make you feel like a member of their families, which you are during a trial. As far as I'm concerned, they did what my wife and I thought was impossible. They found and won a record judgment in a county not known for large judgments - Jackson County. Thanks again to Steve Gursten, Tom, Larry, Elize, Laurie and all the rest of the staff of Michigan Auto Law, who had a part in this great victory. Thank you very much, Jim and Kim Fairley.
He always made me feel like a priority - even calling me on Sundays
By Rhonda Searfoss, Gladwin
I was overwhelmed with my settlement. It was way more than expected. Steve Gursten, my best lawyer, got my one cry in 20 years when he called me with the good news (I was in the middle of shopping at Walmart when I broke down crying I was so happy). Even my former attorney was surprised by the auto accident settlement. When I first met Steve, I felt immediate trust. I felt like I'd known him for years. He always made me feel like a priority - even calling me on Sundays. He always takes the time to be there, calling to answer questions and just to see if everything is going okay. I recommend Steve and Michigan Auto Law highly. He's a very nice guy, down to earth and a very caring person that works hard for you.
Steve treated me with dignity and he was always there to answer my questions.
By Tony Harris, Newaygo
My lawyer Steve Gursten came into my life under the most devastating circumstances. One day, my girlfriend was driving to pick me up from work when she ran out of gas on I-75. As she was putting gas in her car on the side of the highway, a semi-truck veered from its lane and hit and killed her. My deceased girlfriend's family was not satisfied with the money the insurance adjuster was offering following the truck accident, so I called Michigan Auto Law to see if there were more No-Fault benefits available for her children. Steve Gursten looked tirelessly for more insurance and he did it out of kindness - he didn't charge me a dime. I appreciated that so much. Steve also treated me with dignity and he was always there to answer my questions. I would recommend this attorney for anybody who needs help with a truck accident in Michigan, because he is a polite man, a man of his word and he does what he says. You don't get that with most lawyers. Most other lawyers wanted to take 33 percent or charge $200 an hour, and didn't even care if insurance was there. Losing my girlfriend to a truck crash caused by a trucker who may have been asleep at the wheel was horrible. But at least now I had can lay my head on my pillow, knowing I did the right thing by getting all of the insurance possible for her family. I wouldn't have been able to do this without Steve Gursten's generous help.
Top 10 Attorney Award for the state of Michigan, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyer, American Trial Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rating, highest rating for legal ability and ethics
Michigan Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers listing
Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Michigan, Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Crain’s Detroit Business
Best Lawyer/Best Law Firm, U.S. News & World Report
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, DBusiness Magazine
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, member
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
Leader in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Best Lawyer-Best Law Firm, U.S. News & World Report
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, American Society of Legal Advocates
Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury, Corporate LiveWire
American Board of Trial Advocates – “Who’s who of trial lawyers nationwide”
Memberships and Affiliations
Steven is an active leader in many legal organizations, including:
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association President
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
Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtablevisit website Founding member
TAAR is an association of expert truck accident attorneys dedicated to making our roads safer and protecting truck accident victims.
American Association for Justice Interstate Truck Litigation Group, Past President Traumatic Brain Injury Group, Executive Board Member
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.
State of Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions Subcommittee Member
Steven advises on the most effective jury instructions regarding Michigan No-Fault and the auto accident law for the State of Michigan.
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America Board of Governors, Representing 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.
Michigan Association for Justice Automobile Accident No‐Fault Committee, Past Co‐Chair
The Michigan Association for Justice is the state’s largest organization of trial lawyers and consumer advocates representing the needs of injured accident victims.
Sarah Jane Brain Project Traumatic Brain Injury Legal Committee, Advisor
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.
TAOS Injury Lawyersvisit website Member
The TAOS Injury Lawyers is an invite only group of preeminent trial attorneys from around the nation.
Melvin M. Belli Society Parliamentarian
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.
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Board of Regents
The Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys is a national group of renowned plaintiff’s lawyers who are dedicated to helping families affected by serious truck and bus accidents throughout the U.S.
Notable Michigan Personal Injury Cases
Steven 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:
John Doe v. A trucking company Confidential as to parties injuries and insurers
$34 million settlement, truck accident
Norris v. Atsalis Brothers Painting Macomb County, Michigan
$9 million settlement, car accident/truck accident
Broeren v. Bates Macomb County, Michigan
$5.65 million jury verdict on $600,000 offer, auto accident
John Doe v. Confidential Oakland County, Michigan
$7 million settlement including $3 million in contribution over insurance policy limits, auto accident
Fini-Ross v. General Motors Corporation Oakland County, Michigan
$4.2 million jury verdict on $100,000 defense offer, auto accident
Nunez v. Utica Transit Mix and Supply Macomb County, Michigan
$3.9 million settlement, truck accident
Barnes v. Cassens Transport Company Wayne County, Michigan
$3.6 million award on $300,000 defense offer, truck accident
Fairley v. Schiber Truck Jackson County, Michigan
$3.5 million verdict on $1 million defense offer, truck accident
Estate of Michael Shekoski v. Allied Excavation Macomb County, Michigan
$2.5 million verdict on $250,000 defense offer, wrongful death truck accident
Lloyd v. First Choice Trucking U.S. District Court, Michigan
$2.5 million jury verdict on $250,000 defense offer, truck accident
Clouse v. Hughes Oakland County, Michigan
$1.1 million jury verdict on $10,000 defense offer, auto accident
Handling Automobile Accident Cases, West Publications
State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly
Michigan Lawyers Weekly has written several articles about Steven 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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Legal Seminars and Presentations
Steven 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:
Speaker, “Demo: Closing Argument – Asking for the Money,” Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Annual Symposium; Nashville, TN; September 2016
Speaker, “Protecting your TBI Client from Defense Tactics,” Tennessee Association for Justice Music City Symposium; Nashville, TN; September 2016
Speaker, “Better Settlements for Truck Accident Cases,” American Association for Justice 2016 Annual Convention; Los Angeles, CA; July 2016
Speaker, “Legal Blogging for Business: Ethical and Compassionate Blogging by Real Lawyers,” Injury Board; Clearwater, FL; June 2016
Speaker, “How to Protect an Auto Accident Victim from an IME,” Brain Injury Association of Michigan Annual Legal Conference; Plymouth, MI; June 2016
Speaker, “Making Small Auto Accident Cases into Big Auto Accident Cases,” American Association for Justice Jazz Fest; New Orleans, LA; April 2016
Speaker, “Bulletproofing the TBI Plaintiff from Defense Attacks,” 13th Annual Conference, North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS); Tampa Bay, FL; April 2016
Moderator, Speaker, “Settlement and Negotiation Strategies in Auto Accident Cases,” Auto Crash Litigation 3.1 Conference, 360 Advocacy; Las Vegas; April 2016
Speaker, “Proving Damages in Motor Vehicle Cases,” American Association for Justice, national Webinar; March 2016
Speaker, “Building A Top Auto Law Firm for the 21st Century,” Learning from the Legends, Meadowlands Seminar; New York and New Jersey Trial Lawyers Associations; November 2015
Speaker, “Settlement Tips and Strategies in Truck Accident Cases,” How to Win Trucking Cases – Advanced Course by 360 Advocacy Institute; Las Vegas, NV; November 2015
Speaker “Proving Negligent Entrustment and in Trucking Claims,” Michigan Association for Justice Evening Forum; Southfield, MI; November 2015
Speaker, “The Mild Brain Injury Car Accident Case,” Michigan Association for Justice, Seminarweb national webinar; October 2015
Speaker, “Lessons from a $34 Million Truck Accident Settlement,” Michigan Association for Justice No Fault Institute; Southfield, MI; October 2015
Speaker, “Teaching Lawyers How to Develop a Cutting-Edge Auto Torts Practice that Separates you from the Competition,” 360 Advocacy Institute; Las Vegas, NV; March 2015
Speaker, “Maximizing Damages in the Brain Injury Case,” 360 Advocacy Institute; Las Vegas, NV; March 2015
Speaker, “How to Add $1 Million to your Car Accident Law Practice,” Florida Justice Association; Orlando, FL; February 2015
Speaker, “Is Mild Traumatic Brain Injury from Car Crashes Real?” American Association for Justice, national webinar; February 2015
Speaker, “Convincing Adjusters and Juries in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Cases,” Kansas Association for Justice; Kansas City, KA; December 2014
Speaker, “Teaching Lawyers How to Win Traumatic Brain Injury Cases at Trial,” Michigan Association for Justice; Southfield, MI; September 2014
Speaker, “Maximizing Brain Injury Cases for Settlement and Trial,” 360 Advocacy Institute; Chicago, IL; September 2014
Speaker, “Developing a Cutting-Edge Injury Practice,” 360 Advocacy Institute; Chicago, IL; September 2014
Speaker, “Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Cynical Adjusters and Juries,” American Association for Justice; Baltimore, MD; July 2014
Moderator, Keynote Speaker, Truck Accident Litigation Seminar, Ohio Association for Justice; Ohio; May 2014
Speaker, “Helping Young Lawyers Develop a Practice that Helps People and Achieves Great Results,” Ohio Association for Justice; Ohio; May 2014
Speaker, “Helping Lawyers to Take Auto Accident Settlements to the Next Level,” Chicago Bar Association; Chicago; May 2014
Speaker, “Building the 21st Century Personal Injury Law Firm: Part II,” Florida Justice Association; Orlando; February 2014
Speaker, “How to Build, Maintain and Operate a Cutting-Edge Auto Torts Practice,” Connectionology Seminars of America; Columbus, OH; February 2014
Speaker, “Building the 21st Century Personal Injury Law Firm: Restructuring Your Law Practice to Succeed,” Louisiana Association for Justice; New Orleans; December 2013
Speaker, “Jury Bias: Battling the Misperceptions of Tort Reform,” Michigan Association for Justice; Southfield; October 2013
Speaker, “Emerging Trends for Personal Injury Lawyers,” TAOS Trial Attorneys; Sagamore, NY; October 2013
Speaker, “Maximizing Damages in Truck Wreck Cases,” Michigan Association for Justice; Southfield; September 2013
Speaker, “Hidden Injuries in the Bus, School Bus and Truck Accident Case,” American Association for Justice; San Francisco; July 2013
Speaker, “How to Win a Truck Accident Case with 5 Truckers on Your Jury,” Melvin M. Belli Society; San Francisco; July 2013
Speaker, “How to Maximize Auto Accident Settlements by Building a 21st Century Personal Injury Law Office,” New Jersey Association for Justice; New Jersey; April 2013
Speaker and moderator, “Advanced Motor Vehicle Litigation Seminar,” Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association; Las Vegas; November 2012
Presenter, “Auto Accident Claims: The Influence of Colossus on Recoveries,” Strafford; CLE Webinar, November 2012
Presenter, “Helping Accident Victims: A Fresh Approach for Injury Lawyers,” TAOS Injury Lawyers; Jackson Hole, WY, October 2012
Moderator, “New Ways to Overcome Jury Bias and Increase Personal Injury Damages,” Michigan Association for Justice; Southfield, MI, August 2012
Speaker, “How to Maximize Damages in Truck Accident Lawsuits,” 360 Advocacy Institute; Las Vegas, August 2012
Speaker, “How Titan Insurance v. Hyten Affects Michigan Auto Accident Victims,” Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan; Troy, Mich., August 2012
Speaker, “Getting the Highest Car Accident Settlement,” Michigan Association for Justice; Southfield, Mich.; July 2012
Speaker, “How to Get the Highest Settlement in Car Accident Cases,” American Association for Justice; New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2012
Speaker, “Increasing Settlements in Auto Accident Tort Practices,” Florida Justice Association; Orlando, Florida; March 2012
Speaker, “Trucking cases and Client Advocacy,” National Trial Lawyers; Miami, Florida; January 2012
Speaker, “How Truck Accidents are Different from Car Accidents – What Lawyers need to know to achieve top truck accident settlements,” State Bar of Wisconsin; December, 2011
Speaker, “Darwin and the Evolution of Trial Lawyers – How to Reach and Connect with Today’s Juries,” Taos Trial Attorneys; Martha’s Vineyard, October 2011
Speaker, “Exploring the Value of Auto Accident Cases: Novel Ways to Build Damages,” 360 Advocacy Institute – Insurance Settlement Mediation Summit; Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2011
Speaker, “Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: New Legal Strategies/Tactics,” Michigan Association for Justice – No-Fault Institute; Southfield, MI, September 2011
Moderator, “Voir Dire Seminar for Personal Injury Attorneys,” Michigan Association for Justice; Redford, Michigan, August 2011
Speaker, “How to Successfully Lawyer the Big Truck Accident Case,” American Association For Justice Truck Accident Lawyers Litigation Group; New York, NY, July 2011
Speaker, “For Personal Injury Lawyers: Niche Specialization in Auto Accident Cases,” Chicago Bar Association; Chicago, Ill., May 2011
Speaker, “Restructuring your Auto Practice for Efficiency,” Personal Injury Litigators Summit; Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2011
Lecturer, “How Michigan Accident Attorneys Should Approach Auto Injury Cases After McCormick v. Carrier,” Wayne State University Law School; Detroit, Mich., February 2011
Speaker, “Representing Injured Clients and Finding Value in Car Accident Claims,” State Bar of Michigan; Grand Rapids, Mich., September 2010
Speaker, “Litigation Tips for Michigan Personal Injury Attorneys After McCormick v. Carrier,” Michigan Association for Justice; Southfield, Mich. September 2010
Speaker, “How to Settle Personal Injury Cases for More Money: Five Tips to Maximizing Personal Injury Settlements,” Michigan Association for Justice; Novi, Mich., June 2010
Speaker, “Commercial Transportation Rules of the Road,” American Association for Justice Interstate Truck Litigation Group; New Orleans, La., February 2010
Speaker, “Opening Statements and Cross-Examination of the Defense “Independent” Medical Examiner,” Michigan Association for Justice; Southfield, Mich., February 2010
Faculty, “How to Present Opening Statements, Cross Examinations and Closing Arguments in an Auto Case,” Michigan Association for Justice; Southfield, Mich., February 2010
Speaker, “Winning Auto Accident Cases,” Belli Society; November 2009
Speaker, “Careers in Personal Injury Law and Trial Law,” University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; Detroit, Mich., October 2009
Speaker, “Maximizing Damages in Trucking Cases, Missed Opportunities in Protecting Clients,” Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America; live web cast, August 2009
Speaker, “The Disabling Brain Injury that Most Lawyers Miss,” Michigan Association for Justice; West Bloomfield, Mich., August 2009
Speaker, “Using Fatigue in Car Accident Cases to Recover Economic Damages and Prove Disability,” American Association for Justice, San Francisco, Calif., July 2009
Speaker, “Traumatic Brain Injuries in Trucking Cases,” American Association for Justice, San Francisco, Calif., July 2009
Speaker, “Maximizing Personal Injury Damages in Trucking Accident Cases,” Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America; Atlanta, Ga., October 2008
Speaker, “Locating and Effectively Dealing with Experts on Direct and Cross Examination in First- and Third-Party Litigation,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education; Plymouth, Mich., October 2008
Moderator, faculty and speaker, “Teaching Lawyers How to Handle Truck Accident Cases,” American Association for Justice Interstate Truck Litigation Group; Chicago, Ill, October 2008
Faculty, “Traumatic Brain Injury Law in Michigan,” Michigan Association for Justice; Novi, Mich., September 2008
Speaker, “Fatigue in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases,” American Association for Justice; Philadelphia, Pa., July 2008
Speaker, “Closing Argument in Automobile Accident Case,” Michigan Association for Justice; Southfield, Mich., June 2008
Speaker, “Personal Injury and Insurance Law for Future Lawyers,” Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Mich., February 2008
Moderator and faculty, “Litigating Truck Accident Cases,” American Association for Justice; New Orleans, La., February 2008
Guest professor, “Understanding Serious Impairment of Body Function and Third-Party Tort Litigation,” Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Lansing, Mich., 2007
Speaker, “Dealing with IMEs and DMEs after Michigan Auto Accident Cases,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education; Plymouth, Mich., 2007
Moderator and faculty, Evidence Seminar: “Preparing for Battle,” Michigan Association for Justice; Novi, Mich., 2007
Speaker, “Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases in Michigan,” Michigan No Fault Institute, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; Southfield, Mich., 2007
Moderator and faculty, “Litigating Truck Accident Cases,” American Association for Justice; Chicago, Ill., 2007
Moderator and faculty, “Litigating Truck Accident Cases,” American Association for Justice; Las Vegas, Nev., 2006
Speaker, “Careers as a Personal Injury Lawyer in Michigan,” Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Lansing, Mich., 2006
Speaker, “Winning the Michigan Auto Accident Case:Increasing Settlement Values and Trial Verdicts Through the Plaintiff, Treating Doctors, PME and Defendant’s Own Doctors,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education; Plymouth, Mich., 2006
Keynote speaker, “Achieving the Highest Settlements and Jury Verdicts for Car Accidents,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; Southfield, Mich., 2006
Speaker, No Fault Institute III: “Lawyers Auto Accident Survival Guide,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; Detroit, Mich., 2006
Speaker, Handling Auto Accident Cases Successfully, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Toronto, Canada, 2005
Speaker, “No Fault Institute II,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; 2005
Speaker, “Litigation Strategies and Techniques,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education; 2005
Speaker, “Exposing and Debunking Junk Science at Trial,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; 2005
Moderator and panel member, “Handling Truck Accident Cases Successfully,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America; 2005
Speaker, “Avoiding the Threshold Defense in Car Accident Cases,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education; 2005
Speaker, “Third-Party Litigation: Practical Issues from the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education; 2004
Author, “Point/Counterpoint: What does Serious Impairment of Body Function Really Mean? How the Supreme Court Will Interpret Kreiner v. Fischer,” State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly; 2004
Speaker, “Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Michigan: the Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective,” Lorman Legal Education Seminars; 2004
Speaker, “Your Car, Your Rights, Your Ticket to Freedom,” Oakland County Bar Association; 2004
Speaker, “How to Hammer Allstate,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; 1999
Speaker, “Handling Bad Faith Claims Against Insurance Companies,” Allstate seminar; 1999
When he was 28, Steven 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.
For help from an auto accident attorney
Steven 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.