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Fifth Law Clerk Becomes Associate at Michigan Auto Law

March 19, 2010 by Steven M. Gursten

Michigan personal injury law firm has one of nation’s best law school mentoring programs

* Note: Sarah Stempky is no longer employed with Michigan Auto Law.

I’m happy to announce that our current law clerk, Sarah S. Stempky, will be joining our law firm as an attorney. Stempky, of Royal Oak, is now our fifth Michigan Auto Law clerk to join the firm upon graduating law school.

I began our law clerk mentoring program eight years ago, and it has become one of the firm’s proudest achievements. My goal is to take truly talented, remarkable law students — the ones who are top of their classes and have exceptional legal skills — and help them develop into the right kind of personal injury attorneys.

I believe we have one of the best and most dynamic law student employment opportunities around. During the worst 15 years of Michigan law, when the civil justice system has faced its share of challenges, Michigan Auto Law has tripled in size, growing from six to 19 lawyers with the addition of Sarah. This period has seen some of the nation’s harshest tort reform laws enacted in Michigan.

Opportunities for Law School Students at Michigan Auto Law

The reason our mentoring program is so successful is because it’s dedicated to giving law students real opportunities to grow and gain valuable legal experience. If you’re a law student looking to become an outstanding civil justice lawyer, and someone who really cares about helping people, I encourage you to visit the “Opportunities” section on our web site. There are free resources for law students, including assistance with the no-fault questions on the Michigan bar exam. We also list the top 10 tips for new personal injury attorneys and give considerations for entering this field of law.

The firm’s attorneys who started as law clerks are shown in the photo above. From left is Roger J. Thon, Sarah S. Stempky, Brandon M. Hewitt, Alison F. Tomak and Thomas W. James. These excellent lawyers all started as highly accomplished law students who demonstrated a commitment to helping people, a belief in our civil justice system, and exceptional legal skills.

About Our Newest Personal Injury Attorney, Sarah Stempky

Sarah will serve as a litigation attorney. She has a bachelor’s degree from Alma College in psychology. Stempky will receive her juris doctorate from the Michigan State University College of Law, where she will graduate with Cum Laude honors.

At Michigan State University, she was an instrumental member of her Commercial Arbitration Team and Moot Court Team for two years, respectively. Her Commercial Arbitration Team won the regional championship of the American Bar Association 2009-10 Arbitration Competition in Omaha, Nebraska. Additionally, Stempky’s Moot Court and Advocacy Board Team were semi-finalists of the William W. Daniel Mock Trial Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Steven M. Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top attorneys handling serious car and truck accident injury cases and automobile insurance no-fault litigation.

Related links:

Personal Injury Law Clerk Opportunities

Guide for Michigan Lawyers: Pursuing Auto Injury Claims

Attorney Video: Do I Have a Car Accident Case?

About Michigan Auto Law:
Michigan Auto Law is a third-generation law firm with 19 lawyers helping people who have been seriously injured in car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents throughout the state. The firm has received the top reported jury verdict for auto accident cases in Michigan in the past six years, according to published year-end verdicts and settlements reports. Michigan Auto Law is headquartered in Southfield, at 26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 1530; with additional offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights. For more information, call (248) 353-7575.

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