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Meet the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable Lawyers

Steve Gursten, Truck Accident Attorney

Founder, Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable

Steven Gursten Steven Gursten is recognized as one of the nation's top attorneys handling serious truck accident injury and wrongful death cases. He is the head of Michigan Auto Law, the state's largest law firm handing car and truck accident lawsuits. Steve is also past Chair of the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Lawyer Litigation Group. Steve is currently President of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Group, a special litigation group of the National Trial Lawyers Association that educates and serves lawyers throughout the United States on how to better litigate and serve clients injured in motor vehicle and truck accident cases.

Steve has spoken at more than 200 legal seminars on trial advocacy, trucking accidents, and litigation. He has personally litigated more than 300 truck accident cases over his career, to date.

Steve has received record-breaking jury verdicts and injury settlements. He has received the top reported truck accident jury verdict and top reported truck accident settlement in Michigan for multiple years, according to published year-end compilations of all jury verdicts and personal injury settlements by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He was also named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law for his work in promoting national truck safety. Steve is a passionate advocate committed to the issue of helping stop preventable truck crashes that each year claim thousands of lives. He believes the best way to do this is by holding trucking companies responsible for all safety violations.

Legal leadership

Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association

  • President

American Association for Justice

  • Truck Accident Lawyer Litigation Group, Past Chair
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Group, Executive Board Member

Honors and awards

  • Lawyer of the Year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers listing
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • 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


Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY

  • Juris Doctor

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Phi Beta Kappa, highest academic distinction

In the news

Steve Gursten's experience and reputation has resulted in his being featured and quoted in over one hundred different TV news shows, newspaper, and magazine articles. Here are some highlights:

"Steve Gursten of Michigan Auto Law is one of the nation's leading experts on serious truck accident injury cases." — Forbes

"Gursten is clearly doing something right. Perhaps it's that his firm is the largest in the state specializing in serious car and truck accident cases. Perhaps it's the fact that he's willing to take difficult cases to trial and continues to receive spectacular results. Perhaps it's the fact that he practices law with honesty and integrity. More likely, it's all of these things." — Michigan Lawyers Weekly

"Outstanding in his field." — Michigan Lawyers Weekly

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About the
Roundtable Attorneys

  • Lawyers who know the trucking industry, who know the right experts, and who know how these cases are defended and settled
  • Experience — over 600 truck accident cases to settlement or verdict
  • Record truck accident injury settlements and truck accident jury verdicts in multiple states
  • Authors of Understanding Motor Carrier Claims and Litigating Truck Accident Cases
    Understanding Motor Carrier Claims and Litigating Truck Accident Cases Books
  • Experienced truck accident lawyers – have taught over 200 legal education seminars, workshops and programs to lawyers on how to successfully litigate truck accident cases
  • Founding members have co-counseled with lawyers from around the nation on serious injury or wrongful death cases in 31 states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI
  • Multiple past presidents of the AAJ Truck Accident Litigation Group
  • National legal authorities on trucking accidents, who have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and in dozens of newspapers and television news programs across the U.S.
  • Legal honors and awards include Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, and Leader in the Law by Lawyers Weekly for work promoting truck safety
  • Dedicated to Making our Roads Safer – the truck accident attorneys roundtable dedicates a percentage of our attorney fees from each case to truck safety cause