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Attorney Steven Gursten to Lead Two Legal Groups: The Melvin M. Belli Society & AAJ Distracted Driving Litigation Group

August 12, 2019 by Steven M. Gursten

Attorney Steve Gursten To Lead Two National Legal Groups

Michigan Auto Law attorney Steven Gursten has been elected lead two prominent  national legal groups in 2019-2020.

Steve was named President of The Melvin M. Belli Society at their 72nd annual seminar at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Steve was also elected Chair of the Distracted Driving Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice (AAJ).  

Attorney Steven Gursten named President of The Melvin M. Belli Society

The Melvin M. Belli Society is an invitation-only group comprised of some of the greatest trial lawyers from throughout the U.S. Its mission is to foster creative, courageous and out-of-the box thinking among trial attorneys.  

In 2017,  Steve was honored with the prestigious “Mel Award,” from the Melvin M. Belli Society which is the top honor the Belli Society can bestow upon a trial lawyer. 

Attorney Steve Gursten Assumes Presidency of the AAJ Litigation Group for  Distracted Driving

Steve has been a very vocal advocate against distracted driving. 

Among his many efforts, Steve and Michigan Auto Law attorneys have partnered with safety advocate Bonnie Raffaele to sponsor the annual Kelsey’s Law Scholarship to help educate teens about the dangers of distracted driving. Bonnie’s teen-aged daughter, Kelsey, lost her life in a distracted driving crash in 2010 and Bonnie was instrumental in urging lawmakers to pass Kelsey’s Law, which bars teen drivers from using the phone while driving in Michigan.

Steve has also spoken at schools and to legal groups about the dangers of distracted driving. He has also taught national webinars on the subject for lawyers throughout the nation. He has extensive legal experience in representing the victims of distracted driving. 

In July of 2019, Steve assumed the Presidency of the Distracted Driving Litigation Group for the American Association For Justice (AAJ). Its mission is to help lawyers find and successfully litigate cases involving distracted driving, such as texting while driving, and to help increase national awareness to the dangers of distracted driving.

The American Association for Justice is a legal group comprised of the nation’s largest association of attorneys dedicated to serving the needs of personal injury victims including those injured in distracted driving car accidents, with more than 50,000 lawyer members involved in various AAJ litigation groups.

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