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Leonard M. Koltonow, attorney

Leonard M. Koltonow is a Michigan Auto Law principal and has been an auto accident attorney 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 his clients – not only through trial, but through other alternative dispute resolutions, such as binding arbitration. Lenny is also a respected court-appointed special case evaluator and arbitrator.


Lenny was always very accessible. His team was also very accessible to me. Any hurdles I had, Lenny was able to resolve fairly quickly. He makes you feel like a family member, not a client. My case was resolved pretty quickly. I am happy and will recommend others to Lenny at Michigan Auto Law.


  • AV-Rated for 25 years, Martindale-Hubbell
    Highest rating for legal ability and ethics
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
    Honor limited to the top 5 percent of Michigan lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
    National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization of America’s top trial lawyers

Notable cases

$4.25 million jury verdict, Oakland County
– Car accident

$2 million arbitration award, Wayne County
– Car accident with head injuries

$2 million settlement, Bay County
– Rear-end auto accident

$1.9 million settlement, Macomb County
– Car/garbage truck collision

$1.5 million settlement, Wayne County
– Rear-end car accident by drunk driver

$1.45 million jury verdict, Wayne County
– Truck accident with traumatic brain injury

Several jury verdicts topping $1 million, Wayne County
– Car and truck accidents

Memberships and affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Michigan Association for Justice
    Past Executive Board Member


Lenny has lectured on personal injury cases at numerous seminars for plaintiffs attorneys. A detailed list can also be found in the Michigan Auto Law pressroom.


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Michigan State University

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More Testimonials

When this case began I was very uncertain about my future both in terms of my health and my financial situation. Leonard Koltonow and Jeff Feldman worked tirelessly on my case and I have no doubt that their work made my case what it became. They are wonderful lawyers and wonderful people and always made themselves available to me.
Lenny, Brenda, Melinda, and Mike have all been great! All have been nice and pleasant to me. They were there anytime I needed them. Lenny explained the entire process and worked really well with, and for me. I am very happy with Michigan Auto Law and the outcome of my case. I will absolutely be recommending other to this great law firm.
I was lucky to have Lenny as my attorney. His knowlege and career experience of auto law was very comforting and reassuring while he pushed hard to get the most for my case. But it was his gentle demeanor and his sense of humor that made our attorney client relationship seem like a friendship. I hope to have Lenny as my attorney for many years to come!
Fantastic, Caring, Supportive, Informative!
I came to know a great team here at Michigan Auto Law. Lenny and Brenda are the best. They really advocated and took care of me. I could not ask for a better team. The process was smooth and effortless. I cannot thank the both of them enough.
Things are going well, continuing to heal. You guys at Michigan Auto Law are great, I never thought I would have any follow up after my case settled, that shows the care and concern the attorneys and support staff have at Michigan Auto Law. I appreciate that.
Thank you all so very much much appreciate it rev Anthony Lee Kemp
I could not have picked a better law frim, the people were nice and pleasant the wait time was not long. I was please with my attorney and the level and knowledge that he have.
It's been an honor and a privilege and I deem it a pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with Leonard and his team members, respectfully submitted rev Anthony Lee Kemp
My husband had a friend that had a case with Michigan Auto Law. He was very happy with his experience, so I decided to contact them. Jeffrey Bussell came to see me in the hospital. He is a very compassionate attorney. I then started to work with Lenny. Lenny is very personable, straight forward, and reassuring. His assistants Brenda and Melinda helped me out a great deal making sure any paperwork was completed. Jeff, Lenny, Melinda, and Brenda were all a tremendous help to me. I am glad I listened to my friend for the recommendation. Michigan Auto Law did not disappoint.
A previous client referred me to Michigan Auto Law. He told me about the great experience he had here. I was not getting anywhere with other firms I had previously called. The insurance companies had been giving me the worst time ever. Then I met Lenny. When no one else would help, he was there to help me. Brenda and Lenny were the best thing that could have happened to me. Lenny even called me after my surgery to check on me like a family member would. I am very happy with everything that he has done. I will always keep his business card to refer anyone that may need his services.
My doctor referred me to Michigan Auto Law. He mentioned that they were a great law firm. From the moment I met Brandon, I knew I would like it here. He was very professional and educated me about the process. I then began to work with Lenny and Brenda. They assured me that I would be taken care of. Lenny fought hard for my medical treatment and benefits. I am happy that I took the advice of my doctor and chose Michigan Auto Law.
Let me tell you! Michigan Auto Law is five stars all the way around with the entire staff. Cyndi, the receptionist was very professional and friendly with me. Lenny and Brenda are just the greatest. They treated me like family. The both of them were very quick to respond to any concerns I had. Lenny even responded to me while he was on vacation in Mexico, which was very impressive. I have always looked forward to coming to Michigan Auto Law just to be able to talk to Lenny and Brenda. I feel as if they are a part of my family. If anyone I know is involved in an accident, this will be the place I recommend they go.
I started to look up law firms on line after my accident. I first spoke with Mr. Larry Gursten. I knew at that time I was in the right place. Mike, Brenda, and Lenny all did an amazing job with my case. Lenny and Brenda were very caring, professional, and compassionate. They explained every aspect of what would happen with my case. They were both there to soothe and help me anytime things got stressful or rough for me. I can't say enough great things about them and Michigan Auto Law.
from Frenchtown Township
We were and still are very pleased with our experience with Michigan Auto Law!!!

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