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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 the Distracted Driving Litigation Group and past-President of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group for the American Association (AAJ) for Justice. Steve is also Past-President of both the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and the AAJ Truck Litigation Group. In addition, he is the Past-President 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.

As a truck accident lawyer, Steve has recovered the largest auto accident and truck accident settlement of any Michigan law firm or lawyer. 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 100 Lawyers in the state of Michigan by Super Lawyers over multiple years.

Location

  • 30101 Northwestern Highway
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Education

  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, B.A., graduated 1992
  • Fordham University , J.D., graduated 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice - Distracted Driving Litigation Group - President
  • American Association for Justice - Trucking Litigation Group - Past-President
  • Melvin M. Belli Society - Past-President
  • American Association for Justice - Traumatic Brain Injury Group - Past-President
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America - Board of Governors, Representing State of Michigan
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association - Past-President
  • State of Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions - Subcommittee Member
  • TAOS Injury Lawyers - Member
  • Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable - Founding Member

Michigan Auto Law
Headquarters: Farmington Hills, Michigan

4 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Troy (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Litigation - Insurance

Special Focus

  • Automobile Collision
  • Automobile Insurance (Michigan No-Fault Law)
  • Bad Faith
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • No-Fault
  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers, Crain's Detroit Business
  • Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, DBusiness Magazine
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, member
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leader in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Lawyer of the Year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, American Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rating
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Top 50 Lawyers in the State of Michigan, Super Lawyers

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