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Our Truck Roundtable attorney winter retreat

Written by Steve Gursten Posted February 19th, 2015

It’s why we called our new law firm the Roundtable. And our winter retreat is what the Roundtable is all about. The idea was to bring the most experienced and respected trucking attorneys from around the nation together to roundtable cases to achieve the best results possible.

And it has worked amazing well, including on the $34 million truck accident settlement last November that Michael Leizerman and I handled, which was the largest truck accident injury settlement in the United States for 2014, according to VerdictSearch.

But our latest Roundtable meeting turned out to be so much more. This past weekend, Joe Fried, Michael and I had a nose-to-the-grindstone retreat in Michael’s Toledo, Ohio “trial bunker,” where we put our heads together on several of the most serious trucking injury cases we currently have in litigation.

Admittedly, our conversations did stray from trucking after a glass of wine (or two) in the evening. I thoroughly enjoyed our discussion that touched on why we each became attorneys who help people. Each of us walked away early in our careers from “big law” corporate jobs. Our conversation turned to issues of faith, religion and spirituality.

We’ve all been warned not to discuss these issues with friends, but we found respectful common ground. Our last roundtable in the trial bunker was a testament to our solid friendships, working relationships and mutual respect for one another. Here are some photos from our retreat.



Steven Gursten and Joe Fried



Michael Leizerman and Joe Fried

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About Steve Gursten

Attorney Steven Gursten is president of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and past president of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group. He has been named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Leader in the Law" for his efforts to prevent truck accidents and promote national truck safety. Steve was also a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Lawyer of the Year" for a record settlement in a truck accident case. 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 has been named a "Top 50 Super Lawyer," by SuperLawyers, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been awarded an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. Steve speaks to lawyers throughout the country on truck accident litigation. He is a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, head of Michigan Auto Law, and has dedicated his legal career to making our roads safer.
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