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In 1968, Gerald E. Thurswell founded The Thurswell Law Firm to secure justice for seriously injured people and their families.

A law school honors graduate at age 23, Mr. Thurswell has achieved an “AV” Rating for the past 20 years, the highest possible rating for superior legal ability according to Martindale-Hubbell®. At the Thurswell Law Firm, he leads a team of 14 experienced attorneys and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for injured people throughout Michigan. The Thurswell Law Firm has received National Tier-1 Rankings by U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for excellence in medical malpractice law and Detroit Tier-1 Rankings for excellence in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Mr. Thurswell's 46 years of legal experience represents thousands of hours of formal education, research knowledge and repeated success in the courtroom. He is a highly regarded expert in his field. He has been chosen as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers Association®. Mr. Thurswell was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 for his outstanding expertise in medical malpractice and personal injury cases and selected by Super Lawyers® magazine as one of the top 5 % of attorneys in Michigan.

Mr. Thurswell’s achievements have been acknowledged in dBusiness Magazine®, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in the Midwest. He was the President of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and is a member of the American Association for Justice –  Birth Trauma Litigation Group;  Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association; The American Society of Forensic Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers that have achieved several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice Executive Board, Justice PAC, and is on the Judicial Qualifications Committee for The Michigan Association for Justice. He has served the State Bar of Michigan as an Investigator and an Arbitrator for the Attorney Grievance Board. In addition, he has served as a Hearing Panel Chairman for the State Bar Discipline Board. Mr. Thurswell is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, he is also licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Illinois, New York, and Colorado.   

Attorneys of The Thurswell Law Firm are included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™, a list to the most distinguished law firms in America and include:

Michigan Lawyer of the Year – awarded by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a newspaper that reports on legal issues and opinions from the state and federal courts in Michigan.

Super Lawyers® – an honor limited to the top 5% of Michigan attorneys.

Best Lawyers in America® – a distinction earned for outstanding success in medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” National Tier-1 Rankings in Medical Malpractice and Detroit Tier-1 Rankings in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" Rated – the highest skill and integrity rating possible for individual lawyers or law firms. Recognizes legal ability and ethical standards.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum® – an honor given to those winning million and multi-million verdicts and settlements.



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Milton H. Greenman Thurswell Law Firm
Practicing in: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
 
Judith A. Susskind Thurswell Law Firm
Practicing in: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
 
Gerald E. Thurswell Thurswell Law Firm
Practicing in: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
 

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Achievements

Top Listed State Awards
Top-Listed in Michigan in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs with 3 lawyers.
Top Listed Metro Awards
Top-Listed in Southfield, Michigan in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs with 3 lawyers.

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Thurswell Law Firm

1000 Town Center, Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-354-2222
Fax: 248-354-2323

Management

Dina ZalewskiMarketing Director
Sarah L. GorskiSenior Paralegal

Contacts

Phyllis FigielMedical Malpractice
248-354-2222
Ardiana CulajMedical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Wrongful Death
(866) 354-5544
Erik L. ProulxMedical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Wrongful Death
(866) 354-5544
Gerald E. ThurswellMedical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Wrongful Death
(866) 354-5544
Milton H. GreenmanMedical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Wrongful Death
(866) 354-5544
Judith A. SusskindMedical Malpractice, Wrongful Death
(866) 354-5544
Cary M. MakrouerPersonal Injury Litigation: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability
(866) 354-5544
Keitha K. CowenPersonal Injury Litigation: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability
(866) 354-5544
Lisa KonetchyPersonal Injury Litigation: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability
(866) 354-5544
Mark E. BoegeholdPersonal Injury Litigation: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability
(866) 354-5544
Lawrence D. ThurswellSocial Security Claims, Motor Vehicle Accidents
(866) 354-5544

Personnel

Partners: 2
Associates: 12
Paralegals: 7
Non-Legal Employees: 6

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs