Selected as top 5 percent of Michigan lawyers in the personal injury litigation practice area
I’m proud to announce that 6 of our personal injury attorneys have been named Michigan Super Lawyers for 2011. I’m also happy to say that we are the only law firm in Michigan where all five name partners are also Super Lawyers.
These attorneys include my fellow partners Larry Gursten, Lenny Koltonow, Bobby Raitt and myself. In addition to the founding partners, our very talented trial lawyers Kevin Seiferheld and Ian Freed are included. Our attorneys have been on the Super Lawyers list, under the personal injury litigation practice area, since 2006.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, is a listing of outstanding lawyers in Michigan. The organization employs a rigorous selection process – combining peer nominations and evaluations with third-party research. This process has been recognized by bar associations and courts across the country. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Here’s some information about our Michigan Super Lawyers. You can read their biographies for information on their awards and honors, verdicts and settlements and presentations.
Lawrence E. Gursten – Lawrence Gursten’s legal career as one of the top auto accident attorneys in the country spans more than 40 years. He is founding partner of Michigan Auto Law. Larry started his career with the highest score on the Michigan Bar Exam, and continues to passionately advocate for seriously injured people throughout Michigan.
Leonard M. Koltonow – Leonard Koltonow is a Michigan Auto Law partner and has been a trial lawyer 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 car accident victims, and has been considered one of the top personal injury trial lawyers in Michigan for years. Lenny is also a respected court-appointed special case evaluator and arbitrator.
Robert M. Raitt – Robert Raitt is a Michigan Auto Law partner and has been an exceptional trial lawyer with the firm for 18 years. Bob works tirelessly for those injured in auto accidents. As past president of the Michigan Association for Justice – a victims’ rights organization comprised of personal injury lawyers and civil justice attorneys from across the state – Bob fights against the insurance industry to help make our auto accident laws more fair and just.
Kevin H. Seiferheld – Kevin Seiferheld has been a trial lawyer for 13 years. At Michigan Auto Law, he handles truck accidents and car accident litigation involving No-Fault matters, insurance coverage disputes as well as bus and municipal vehicle cases. Kevin has argued complex legal issues before the Michigan Court of Appeals on several occasions and achieved victories for his clients every time. Kevin has obtained millions of dollars for his injured clients, and is a tenacious fighter both inside and out of the courtroom.
Ian M. Freed – Ian Freed has been a trial attorney at Michigan Auto Law since 2003. He handles Michigan trucking cases and commercial accidents, and has extensive experience in the areas of auto accident negligence, No-Fault lawsuits and insurance coverage disputes. Ian is licensed to practice as an auto accident attorney throughout the state, including in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ian is an excellent trial lawyer, winning an unheard of seven of his first eight trials when he began his career.
Super Lawyers selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. For more information about Super Lawyers, you can visit www.superlawyers.com.