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 has 48 years of legal experience 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 Association of
Trial Lawyers of
America–Metropolitan Detroit; and is a member of the American Association for Justice–Birth
Trauma Litigation Group, the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, The American Society of Forensic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Million Dollar
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 of 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.
Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” National Tier-1 Rankings in Medical Malpractice
and Detroit Tier-1 Rankings in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
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.