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Steven Gursten


About Steven Gursten

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.

Steve's honors and awards include:


Lawyer of the Year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers listing
Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers listing
Top 10 Attorney Award for the state of Michigan, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyer, American Trial Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rating, highest rating for legal ability and ethics
Michigan Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers listing
Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Michigan, Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Crain’s Detroit Business
Best Lawyer/Best Law Firm, U.S. News & World Report
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
Best Lawyer-Best Law Firm, U.S. News & World Report
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, American Society of Legal Advocates
Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury, Corporate LiveWire
American Board of Trial Advocates – “Who’s who of trial lawyers nationwide”
The Trucking Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10
2017 Melvin M. Belli Society Mel Award

Memberships and affiliations: Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association - President American Association for Justice -Interstate Truck Litigation Group, Past President -Traumatic Brain Injury Group, Executive Board Member Michigan Association for Justice -Automobile Accident No-Fault Committee, Past Co-Chair State of Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions - Subcommittee Member Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America -Board of Governors, Representing State of Michigan TAOS Injury Lawyers - Member Melvin M. Belli Society - Parliamentarian Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys - Board of Regents


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