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 motor vehicle accident injury and wrongful death cases. 

Steve has received the top-reported truck accident trial verdict in Michigan over multiple years, the highest- reported truck accident settlement over multiple years, and the highest settlement for a motor vehicle accident case of any Michigan attorney in history, according to published reports by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. 

Steve frequently lectures at legal seminars throughout the country on trucking litigation, trial advocacy, and traumatic brain injury cases. He also speaks on maximizing auto negligence and truck cases, including at several advanced trucking legal seminars throughout the nation.

He has been named a “Leader in the Law” and “Lawyer of the Year” by Michigan’s largest legal newspaper for his record-breaking auto accident verdicts and settlements and advocacy work in preventing wrecks.


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)