Steven M. Gursten


Michigan Auto Law

Firm Website


(248) 308-5390


30101 Northwestern Hwy


Farmington Hills






Steven Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top attorneys handling serious auto accident injury and wrongful death cases, and No-Fault insurance litigation. He is head of Michigan Auto Law, the state’s largest law firm handling car, truck and motorcycle accident cases for more than 50 years.

Steven has helped people who were told they had no case by other personal injury lawyers, or that their case was too old.
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 winning car accident cases at trial as well as 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 legal leadership:
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – President
Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable – Founding member
AAJ Interstate Truck Litigation Group – Past President
AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Group – Chair-elect and Executive Board Member
State of Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions –  Subcommittee Member
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
Sarah Jane Brain Project –  Traumatic Brain Injury Legal Committee, Advisor
TAOS Trial Lawyers – Member
Melvin M. Belli Society – Parliamentarian
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys – Board of Regents

Legal honors:
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 50 Lawyers in the State of Michigan, Super Lawyers
Readers’ Choice Award winner – Top Author, JD Supra
Best Lawyers, Crain’s Detroit Business
Best Lawyer/Best Law Firm, U.S. News & World Report
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, DBusiness Magazine
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
2017 Melvin M. Belli Society Mel Award

Verdicts and settlements:
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.

Handling Automobile Accident Cases, West Publications
State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly
Books on
How To Repair Your Car Damage
Protecting Your Legal Rights After a Car Accident
The Attorneys’ Guide to the Best Auto Insurance Companies
Guide to Michigan No-Fault Law
Choosing the Right Auto Insurance
How to Choose the Right Lawyer

J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY
B. A. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI – Phi Beta Kappa, highest academic distinction