Attorney Lawrence E. Gursten of Michigan Auto Law

Lawrence E. Gursten

22 Reviews

Lawrence E. Gursten’s legal career as one of the top car accident lawyers in the country spans more than 40 years. He is the founder 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.

About Lawrence

Client Testimonials

Helen Gorecki, Belleville

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

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 for 10 years, 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 Lawyers, 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
    • Member – Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
  • 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 a 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.

Previous Events

  • Speaker, "Breakdown of the Michigan No-Fault Law by an Expert Personal Injury Attorney"; Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; Michigan
  • Speaker, "How to Handle Automobile Accident Lawsuits in Michigan"; Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; Michigan
  • Speaker, "How Car Accident Lawyers Can Meet Michigan’s Auto Injury Threshold Law"; Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; Michigan
  • Speaker, "Advice From an Insurance Attorney: The Michigan No-Fault Law"; Michigan Legislature; Lansing, MI
  • Speaker, "The Science of Auto Accident Case Evaluation and Mediation in Michigan"; Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; Michigan


Wayne State University Law School

  • Graduated with high distinction

Wayne State University

  • Graduated Cum Laude

Client Testimonials

Anonymous D
This is my second accident that I had been injured in. I was referred to Michigan Auto Law. Kevin, Amy, and Elize were all great. I was even helped by the founding partner Larry Gursten. He was so kind and spent lots of time talking with me. He even spent time speaking with him from his home in Florida. I am very happy with everyone that has helped me at Michigan Auto Law.
Nicole Lane
I was referred by a family friend to Michigan Auto Law. Let me tell you, my experience was amazing! Larry Gursten reached out to me a few times. It was very reassuring, thoughtful, and considerate. I needed that so much considering what a scary time this was for me. My attorney Alison was wonderful. She was always patient, and wonderful, even giving me her call number to contact her at any time. I also want to thank Elise as well for all her help. All together they make an incredible team. I cannot not thank this firm enough for what they have done for me.
Lisa Johnstone
I was online searching for a very good auto accident attorney. I came across Michigan Auto Law. Their website provided a wealth of information for me. Because of my experience with the attorneys, Josh, Alex, and Jeff, I was able to get the greatest care for my injuries. I was even able to speak with the founding partner, Larry Gursten. He was so informative and very kind to me. Working with this firm gave me the confidence to move forward in my future. I don’t know what I would have done without Michigan Auto Law. I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Regina Werksma
I initially contacted a law firm where I feel I was brushed off and the care was not there. I am happy that I stumbled upon Michigan Auto Law .They had glowing reviews. They actually specialize in this one area of law. From the moment I called, I knew it was the best decision that I could have made for myself. Brandon, Alison, Larry, Bobby, and Colleen were all great. They educated me on this whole experience in a way that I could not believe. I was always informed, and they were available to me at all times. I extremely happy with Michigan Auto Law.
Karen S.
When I first started looking for an attorney to help me after my car accident, I did a Google search and came across Michigan Auto Law. I wanted to go with a law firm that did not advertise on television. After an extensive interview with Larry, I was confident choosing this law firm. I felt very comfortable with my main attorney Kevin and trusted his advice. He explained the entire process and had me well prepped throughout the entire ordeal. I am very happy with my experience at Michigan Auto Law and want to thank Kevin, Brandon, Larry, and team members Elize and Amy.
Jack Reeves
I was searching for an accident attorney. There was no way I was going to choose some tv lawyer. I came across Michigan Auto Law online. I first met with Jeff in Ann Arbor. He explained the process and answered all my questions. I began to work with Kevin and I found him to be tremendous. He communicated with me for long periods of time, day or night. He showed great empathy and concern. Kevin guided me in ways that we never expected. I cannot say enough good things about Jeff, Kevin, and Elize. I want to make mention of Larry. I received a call from him early on letting us know we would be taken care of. My wife and I will definitely be recommending Michigan Auto Law to others.
Sue Arnett
I was on the internet looking for a law firm. I did not want to choose a tv lawyer that spends lots of money on commercials. I wanted a firm that cared. This is exactly why I chose Michigan Auto Law. I quickly felt I made the right decision in choosing my own law firm. Jeff Bussell, Josh, and Larry were the absolute best. They all kept me well informed on every aspect of my case. My advice is to find your own attorney. Do not get sucked into tv attorneys. There is a major difference
Cindy Schwarz
Larry and Brandon were great from the very beginning. I then began to work with Kevin. He was always very attentive and professional. The experience with Michigan Auto Law was perfect. This firm is very personal. They make you feel as if you are a family member. I cannot say enough great things about Kevin and his team, which includes Elize, Jordan, and Amy, who have all been so helpful. Quite frankly, they have left me speechless, as this experience was so great!
Greg Tyler
I chose Michigan Auto Law based on videos I saw presented by Larry Gursten. The videos were extremely useful and did not contain any sales pitches. I knew that they would be the best firm for me based on the knowledge Larry had. The first time I met Jeffrey Bussell, he was fantastic. There was never a time where he was not involved. I never had to once call him for any updates. He was always on top of everything. I mean, Jeff made this whole process great for me. I had zero stress. I have already recommended two other people to Michigan Auto Law, and will continue to do so.
Krystal Clark
To start with, I had an accident about three years ago, I made the mistake of hiring a "tv" lawyer. Boy, was that the wrong decision. Unfortunately, in June of 2016, I was involved in another accident. This time I decided to do my research. Upon my research, I came to discover Michigan Auto Law. From the moment I spoke to Larry, I knew I was in the right hands. Moving forward, Alison and Bobby took very good care of me. The professionalism they displayed was unmatched. My questions and concerns were answered so quickly. That alone impressed me. Alison and Bobby are a great team!
Jen Kotimko
I wanted to take a moment to write about just how happy my husband Jeff & I are with the way everything went at Michigan Auto Law. We have never gone through this process. It was nice to be represented by a place that genuinely had me & my family’s best interest at heart. I actually told my lawyer Tom James when we were wrapping up our case that the only thing we'd miss in this process was him. He is a very smart, hardworking, very personable individual. He never once was cold or "all business". He treated Jeff & I like we mattered, and genuinely had our best interest at heart. We greatly appreciate all of the hard work, phone calls, & meetings that went into this process & genuinely appreciate being treated so kindly EVERY SINGLE TIME we interacted with anyone at your firm. Something as simple as Michelle, our paralegal, calling me to discuss things, every single time, I was always greeted with a pleasant tone, always asked how I was doing, how I was feeling....small gestures such as that made such a difference. We've spoken volumes to our families about the character of the individuals at Michigan Auto Law, & will not hesitate to recommend you. Again, thank you to Larry Gursten, Robin, Michelle & Tom for all of the hard work and dedication that you all put into making sure that Jeff & I were treated fair & right.
Kim Nye-Murad
I was referred to Michigan Auto Law by my boss at the time of my accident. He was another extremely happy customer. From him, I knew I would be in good hands. I was rear ended and had some pretty bad spine injuries. This firm helped guide me through the insurance system as I healed and pursued my lawsuit. First I had a consultation with Larry Gursten, who explained everything and comforted us. Then Jeffrey Bussell helped me with my insurance questions and my No fault case. He made all the time in the world for me. I had his cell phone number. He would call me back at all hours, even if he was on a date with his wife! From there, we had Alison on our case. She did a great job returning my calls and answering questions too. This is a big firm, but you have your very own legal team. The lawyers answer your questions and are there for you same day. They kept me up to date. Alison bent over backwards for me. I had a stack of medical bills and my insurance company didn't want to do anything, even though that was their duty since the lady who hit me was uninsured. The insurance company also didn't want to pay my lost wages. Alison fought the insurance company and made sure they paid what I was entitled to. She also got me 100% of what I wanted for my pain and suffering settlement. I'm extremely happy. Alison did magic. I've never seen lawyers like this firm. Michigan Auto Law is professional and make you feel like you're at home.
Kelly Saldana from 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.
Helen Gorecki from 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.
Helen Massingo from Monroe
My lawyer Larry Gursten and Michigan Auto Law team certainly know what they are doing. They did a wonderful job for my son after he was injured in a car accident. They are truly compassionate and have helped in more ways than legal. We both trust them very much and would highly recommend them.
Mike Constantini from Fenton
When Larry Gursten took over my case as my lawyer, it wasn't cut and dry and he took a risk at the beginning. I wasn't sure how it would go, but we settled for more than we thought. I am very pleased with how Larry and the other attorneys at Michigan Auto Law handled everything. I've been meaning to write a note to tell them how much I appreciate them. They were always responsive to my calls and questions, and I really felt as though we were a team.
Dan Johnston from Grand Rapids
I was in a head-on collision on M-37 in Grand Rapids and sustained a head injury, a traumatic brain injury, neck disc and muscular injuries. I turned to Michigan Auto Law when my auto insurance company refused to pay my no-fault benefits, period. We had medical bills in the tens of thousands of dollars that were due, and we didn't have the means of paying them. We knew we weren't being treated properly. There truly appeared to be a wonderful interest and show of support from the lawyers at Michigan Auto Law that my family and I did not receive from the first personal injury attorney we visited. It was a completely different attitude and a statement of action steps by senior partner Lawrence Gursten that was immediately going into place. My lawyer Tom James was fantastic. After initially talking with Tom, it was obvious he was the detailed, in-the-trenches lawyer that was really going to take care of our auto accident case. His knowledge of law really brought us to what I consider a very good situation - getting our medical benefits covered and a great sidebar settlement. I'm confident we made the right selection by choosing Michigan Auto Law to handle our no-fault case.
John Hawkins from Grand Rapids
Another attorney referred me to Larry Gursten. He said Larry and the Michigan Auto Law team were the best in Michigan for auto accidents. They get results and my settlement was much better than I expected. I felt very comfortable with them and I recommend them highly.
Martin Doyle from 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.
Yolanda Brown from Traverse City
Larry Gursten is more than an attorney - he is there when you need him.
Jasmine Hussain from Macomb Township
Michigan Auto Law went above and beyond my expectations, that's for sure. After my car accident, I was having issues trying to find a lawyer that would take on my case. A lot of other lawyers that I spoke to felt there was no case. When I came to Michigan Auto Law, immediately I was helped. Even by the owner Larry Gursten. He phoned me himself and guaranteed that with as my attorney, I would be taken care of. He reassured me. I appreciated that he would take the time with me. Once I spoke to Larry, I was very comfortable. As soon as I was on board with Ian, it was no questions asked. He took on my case, gave me the time frame and everything went smoothly. Ian's paralegal Laurie is amazing. Any questions I had, they always had answered. Any time I called, they always called back right away. I didn't feel left out. I was part of everything so I knew what was going on. I'm very happy with the settlement. I didn't expect to get so much. It was great. I already have been recommending this firm.
John Nelson from Brighton
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.
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