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Leonard M. Koltonow has devoted his entire career to helping injured accident victims in Michigan. He is a firm partner and has been an auto accident lawyer with Michigan Auto Law for more than 30 years. During that time, Leonard was named one of the top trial attorneys in the state, when the Michigan Association for Justice chose his closing arguments as one of the best.

Due to his impeccable practice, Leonard has achieved an outstanding reputation in the legal community. In fact, he is so well-respected by auto insurance companies and defense lawyers, that they often choose to proceed directly to binding arbitration rather than facing him in a courtroom before a jury. As a result, Leonard consistently secures large settlements for his clients prior to trial.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 100%
    37 years



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  • Lawrence E. Gursten

    I have worked with Lenny for close to 35 years on personal injury cases. He is a true professional and brilliant litigator. His expertise is unmatched and his compassion for his clients is never ending. I strongly endorse this lawyer


    Lawrence Gursten Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Steven M. Gursten

    I have been fortunate enough to have been mentored by Lenny, who has widely been considered one of the 10 best trial lawyers in Michigan for the last 30 years. I’ve worked with Lenny and tried cases with him. He is a true fighter for his clients rights. Yes, he has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and yes, he is well known and respected in and out of the courtroom, but see and read what his own clients say about him…they truly adore him because he cares, he returns every phone call, and he gets very involved in every aspect of their case to make sure things go right. He is what trial lawyers should be.


    Steven Gursten Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Michigan Auto Law

30101 Northwestern Hwy
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334

Michigan Auto Law

615 Griswold Street
Suite 402
Detroit, MI, 48226

Michigan Auto Law

146 Monroe Center Street NW
Suite 1330
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503



MIActive And In Good Standing197211/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Top Lawyers in Metro DetroitDBusiness2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMichigan Auto Law1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Association for JusticeFormer Executive Committee MemberN/A
Michigan Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sand v. Towles Transport, Inc., et al.$1.45 million jury verdict
Wayne County Car Accident$1.5 million settlement
Wayne County Car Accident$2 million arbitration award
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Michigan State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966