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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.


Client Testimonials

Lenny even responded to me while he was on vacation in Mexico, which was very impressive
By , Romeo March 01, 2018
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.
Happy with the entire process, ending in a great settlement
By , Sterling Heights November 22, 2016
I got hit by a vehicle on my bicycle. I'm walking and talking today but it was really serious as far as how my injuries affected me. I was referred to Michigan Auto Law by an attorney and my case started out with Jeffrey Bussell. He helped me in the beginning of my case. He explained how the case would go and my rights, including what I was entitled to under No Fault, seeing as I didn't have any car insurance and was a bicyclist. Then Lenny Koltonow took over. Lenny walked me through what was going to happen next. He litigated the case against the insurance company defense lawyers. He did a very good job fighting for my case. There was excellent communication. He always called me. When I called he would call right back. Brenda, his paralegal and Gayle, his secretary were spot on and always there throughout the case. The secretaries in the front of the office were always very friendly and welcoming. I'm happy with the entire process, ending in a great settlement. Lenny and his excellent team definitely have my referral. They take care of you well.
Successful trial attorneys with decades of experience - but compassionate and down to earth
By , Detroit November 10, 2016
I was in a car accident. A Yukon hit me from behind and I was very badly injured. I was connected with Lenny Koltonow and Jeff Feldman, as my partner has known Jeff for years. He knew Jeff would take excellent care of me and these were the guys to go to for serious injury cases. Lenny and Jeff even visited me in the hospital and at home to make things more convenient. They were very sharp and handled everything. They worked at building a very strong case for me and didn't want me to settle for something less than what I deserved. They were very adamant about that and said they were looking out for my future. They were preparing to go to trial because they strongly believed in me and my case. The defense knew what they were up against and so made an offer that we all agreed was substantial and what I deserved. So we decided to settle. But what I liked best about these guys is they came across as very down to earth. They are long time, very successful trial attorneys with decades of experience, but they were sympathetic, empathetic and motivated me to try to get better and try to make me as good as I could be. I would recommend them because they were always there, just a phone call away for me any time, anything I needed. Not to mention they were very good to my family.
I appreciated the human aspect and compassion Lenny and his team showed me
By , Novi October 19, 2015
I was referred to Michigan Auto Law by my friend. He said this firm did a great job for his auto accident cases and that friend works for an insurance company and said he wouldn't want to go against this firm. So I definitely felt comfortable going to Michigan Auto Law after my accident. My son and I were hit by a driver who was drinking at 40 miles an hour. I lost hearing and had a few other issues. When I realized my hearing was going, I got upset and wanted to see what my legal rights. I started talking with Jeff Bussell. He answered my questions and set up my case. He was really informative and helpful. Once my case progressed, it was taken over by one of the partners, Lenny Koltonow. Lenny was very thorough and really had all his facts. When we met with the defense attorney, he was completely organized and prepared to fight for me. He worked hard to get the case settled as quickly as possible. I know he has many years of experience as an attorney and it felt great to have him represent me. Losing my hearing in an accident has been really painful and difficult and it will affect me for the rest of my life. But the bright spot is that Lenny, his paralegal Brenda and his secretary Gail all were here to support me through it. I appreciated the human aspect and the compassion they showed me. I would recommend Lenny and his team in a heartbeat.
If your first phone call is to Lenny, rest assured you will be treated like family and receive the best legal representation
By , St. Clair Shores October 02, 2015
I'm so glad I made the call to Michigan Auto Law. After my truck accident, I had lawyers soliciting me left and right. But I did my own research and chose Michigan Auto Law because of their results and experience - and the wonderful things their other clients said about them. I was able to experience those things when I hired Lenny Koltonow to take on my case, which was suing the trucking company who hit me for my injuries. Lenny is like a father figure to me. He knows what to do and he takes care of his family, which to him, are his clients and his staff. He was constantly in communication with me throughout the lawsuit and after, letting me know what was happening and comforting me. I never had to wait to find out. I always felt secure with Lenny and I truly trust him. He knew the right thing to do. He has a lot of experience and I don't think he ever loses. I was very happy with the settlement Lenny got me. If it wasn't for Lenny and his team I wouldn't have had such a successful outcome. He also has the most helpful and competent staff you could ever want. Gayle and Brenda left no stone unturned. And the receptionists Cyndi and Maureen are so comforting and always made me feel important and cared for. I recommend Lenny to my family, friends and colleagues. Rest assured that if your first phone call is to Lenny, you will be treated like family and receive the absolute best legal counsel and representation in the state of Michigan.
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  • 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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