As head of Michigan Auto Law, Steven M. Gursten focuses his practice on serious motor vehicle 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 both the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and Distracted Driving Litigation Group of the American Association (AAJ) for Justice. Steve is also Past-President of both the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group. In addition, he is the President of the 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 one of the largest truck accident settlements in Michigan history, as well four other top-reported trial verdicts in previous years. Steve has also been selected to the Top 50 and Top 200 Lawyers in the state of Michigan by Super Lawyers over multiple years.