Steven M. Gursten - Michigan Auto Law

Steven M. Gursten

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

As head of Michigan Auto Law, Steven M. Gursten focuses his practice on serious auto and truck accident injury and wrongful death cases.

Steve frequently lectures at legal seminars throughout the country on trial advocacy, trucking litigation, and traumatic brain injury cases.  He is the annual moderator and speaker at the “Advanced Motor Vehicle Litigation Seminar,” offered through 360 Advocacy.

He is the current President of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and a Past Chair of the American Association (AAJ) for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group.  Steve is also the chair-elect of the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group for 2017.  In addition, he serves on the executive boards of the Melvin M. Belli Society and represents the state of Michigan in the Taos Trial Lawyers Society, an invitation-only group of distinguished trial attorneys from around the country.

Steve has recovered the top-reported jury verdict for a car or truck accident in Michigan for multiple years, according to published reports. He's also recovered the top-reported settlements for car or truck accidents for multiple years, including a $34 million truck accident settlement in 2014 with Ohio co-counsel. 

In this capacity, Steve was named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Lawyer of the Year," after recovering of the largest truck accident settlements in Michigan history, as well four other top-reported trial verdicts in previous years.


University of MichiganBS 1992Fordham UniversityJ.D. 1995
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers AssociationTruck Accident Attorneys RoundtableAmerican Association for Justice - Traumatic Brain Injury GroupAssociation of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaSarah Jane Brain ProjectTAOS Injury LawyersState of Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions

Case History

Modzelewski-Shekoski, et al. v. Allied Excavation Inc., et al — $2.55 million verdict for third-party auto negligence - Macomb County
Fairley v. Schiber Truck et al — $3.5 million verdict for the pain and suffering of a 56-year-old man involved in a truck accident
Broeren v. Roy Bates II — $5.65 million jury verdict in Macomb County Circuit Court for an automobile accident lawsuit
Norris v. Atsalis Brothers Painting Company —  $9 million settlement on a car accident

Office Location

30101 Northwestern Highway
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Troy Metro Area
Steven M. Gursten has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Automobile Collision, Automobile Insurance (Michigan No-Fault Law), Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Litigation, No-Fault, Wrongful Death)