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Gerald E. Thurswell

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Personal Injury, Birth Injury, Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice

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Gerald E. Thurswell, founder of The Thurswell Law Firm, graduated with distinction from Wayne State University Law School at the age of 23. He is a highly regarded expert in medical malpractice, birth injury, and auto accident litigation. Mr. Thurswell leads a team of 14 experienced attorneys and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for injured people throughout Michigan. The Thurswell Law Firm has received the “Best Law Firms” ranking by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a metropolitan“Tier-1”firm for medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.


 


Mr.Thurswell has been chosen as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, Martindale-Hubble® has bestowed to Gerald Thurswell, in its 2011 edition, the “AV” Preeminent Rating, emblematic of the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Thurswell was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 for his outstanding expertise in medical malpractice and personal injury cases.* He has been selected by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Michigan. Only five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are named by Super Lawyers. Mr. Thurswell’s achievements have been acknowledged in the Detroit Business magazine, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in the Midwest.


 


Mr.Thurswell was the President of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and is a member of the American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group;  Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association; The American Society of Forensic Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers that have achieved several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice Executive Board, Justice PAC, and is on the Judicial Qualifications Committee for The Michigan Association for Justice. He has served the State Bar of Michigan as an Investigator and an Arbitrator for the Attorney Grievance Board. In addition, he has served as a Hearing Panel Chairman for the State Bar Discipline Board. Mr. Thurswell is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Thurswell is also licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Illinois, New York, and Colorado.


 

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Languages Spoken: English, Albanian, Arabic, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1968

  1. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    47 years
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    47 years
  3. Birth Injury: 25%
    47 years
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    47 years

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Contingent (33%)

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Contact Info

The Thurswell Law Firm PLLC

1000 Town Ctr Ste 500
Southfield, MI, 48075

The Thurswell Law Firm

1000 Town Center
Suite 500
Southfield, MI, 48075

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199208/17/2015
COActive199008/07/2015
DCActive 198605/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 198403/13/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing196808/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Lawyers in MichiganMichigan Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Lawyers in MichiganMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Best Lawyer Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2013
First-Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice & Personal InjuryU.S.News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best LawyerThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers Association2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2012
First-Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice & Personal InjuryU.S.News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"2012
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2011
First-Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice & Personal InjuryU.S.News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"2011
Best LawyerThe Best Lawyers in America2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best LawyerThe Best Lawyers in America2010
First-Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice & Personal InjuryU.S.News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"2010
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2009
Best LawyerThe Best Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2006
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Thurswell Law Firm1968 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Michigan Association for JusticeExecutive BoardN/A
Justice PACMemberN/A
American Associtaion for JusticeMemberN/A
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
The American Society of Forensic Obstetricians and GynecologistsMemberN/A
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
The Michigan Association for JusticeJudicial Qualifications CommitteeN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Cerebral Palsy$11.5 Million
Malpractice$2.25 Million
Auto Accident$500,000

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

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