Steven M. Gursten
Michigan Auto Law
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.
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  • Auto Accident
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Lawyer Addresses
State Address 1 Address 2 City Zipcode
Michigan 30101 Northwestern Hwy - Farmington Hills 48334
Work Experience
Position From To
Managing Partner 1996 present
University(ies)/Colleges Attended
University Name Degree Majors Year
University of Michigan - - -
Law Schools
Law School Name Degree Year
Fordham University School of Law J.D. -
Jurisdictions admitted to practice
State License status Year acquired
Michigan - 1995
Military Service: No
Professional Association Memberships
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association - President
  • American Association for Justice:Interstate Truck Litigation Group, Past President Traumatic Brain Injury Group, Executive Board
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Board of Governors, Representing State of Michigan
  • Michigan Association for Justice Automobile Accident No‐Fault Committee, Past Co‐Chair
  • State of Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions Subcommittee Member
  • TAOS Injury Lawyers, Member
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Parliamentarian
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Board of Regents
Speaking Engagements
Presentation Name Conference Date
Protecting your TBI Client from Defense Tactics Tennessee Association for Justice Music City Symposium 2016
Better Settlements for Truck Accident Cases American Association for Justice 2016 Annual Convention 2016
How to Protect an Auto Accident Victim from an IME Brain Injury Association of Michigan Annual Legal Conference 2016
Making Small Auto Accident Cases into Big Auto Accident Cases American Association for Justice Jazz Fest 2016
Bulletproofing the TBI Plaintiff from Defense Attacks 13th Annual Conference, North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) 2016
Proving Damages in Motor Vehicle Cases American Association for Justice, national Webinar 2016
Demo: Closing Argument – Asking for the Money Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Annual Symposium 2016
Awards and Credentials
  • Super Lawyer Designation
  • Best Lawyer Designation
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Law Firms
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • AV Rating
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
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