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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. 

Steven has recovered some of the highest reported settlements and jury verdicts every year, including the top-reported auto accident or truck accident jury verdict and the highest auto accident and truck accident settlement in Michigan over multiple years, according to 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 for 10 years, 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 50 Lawyers in the State of Michigan, Super Lawyers

Readers’ Choice Award winner – Top Author, JD Supra

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

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



Leadership Positions

  • President, Traumatic Brain Injury Group, American Association for Justice
  • Past President, Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
  • Founding member, Truck Accident Attorney Roundtable
  • Past President, Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
  • President-Elect, Melvin M Belli Society


  • American Association for Justice
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
  • Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable
  • State of Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Sarah Jane Brain Project
  • TAOS Injury Lawyers
  • Melvin M Belli Society
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys


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