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David E. Christensen

Personal injury Attorney at Southfield, MI

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Dave Christensen

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1991
    Active in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Auto, motorcycle, and truck accident personal injury and no-fault cases.

    33 years

  2. Personal injury
    Extensive expertise in TBI (traumatic brain injury), spinal, and closed head injury cases.

    33 years, 2,500 cases

My firm is completely dedicated to helping seriously injured people who need legal help.  We value our clients, we listen to our clients, and we protect our clients.

We have a record in trial that is second to none, and the corporations and insurance companies we battle know this fact, and give our clients the respect they deserve.


We have special expertise in helping victims of traumatic brain injury.  Brain injury cases are very challenging.  Theyrequire a great deal of specialized education and experience by the trial lawyer, in order to obtain the best results.  


I have tried a many cases for psychiatric injuries arising from the trauma of a serious accident.  These manifest as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, agoraphobia, and other mental difficulties.


We represent victims of spine and spinal cord injuries.  Victims of Quadriplegia, paraplegia demand the very best representaiton to safeguard your future.  We have an outstanding record of results, and have never lost a case against an insurance company.


Christensen Law:  Listening. Protecting. Winning.


Christensen Law
25925 Telegraph Rd.
Southfield, MI, 48033
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3049 Miller Road
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
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3205 Eaglecrest Drive
Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI, 49525
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615 Griswold Street
Ford Building, Suite 515
Detroit, MI, 48226
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Posted by Linda | January 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
David and his team got my case handled after I was turned down by many other lawyers. No one wanted to take my case as it was involved. But not for David. He really took great concern for me and got a settlement that was not only fair but surprisingly better than I could have imagined. I thoroughly am inspired to tell others about his firm l. Thank you David from Linda!
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Posted by Vaylma | October 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The only firm to trust and hire.
I was rear-ended by a cement truck and was left seriously injured. Ironically, I felt like I had hit a wall. No pun intended; but for my life, we lost just about everything. The Christensen Law took down that wall, cleaned the debris, put all they pieces we called our lives back together and built us from the ground up. There is no one I would trust to handle a case as I do Dave and Sarah and the entire Christensen Law. They believe, handle and defend your case as if you were one of their own.
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Posted by Debbie | February 4, 2015
He represented me in an auto accident claim
Being I had never been in an auto accident. I did not know what to do. I was kept informed all the way of what this firm was doing in my accident case. I always had someone, (Michelle and Sarah) answer any questions I had when I called. I never waited , They were always there. After meeting with David, My dad and I knew he would do the best he could for me. Its a very frustrating time in your life, when you are dealing with pain and injury as a result of an accident. I left all the legal stuff to them and tried to get on with my life the best I could. Everything they told me would happen in my case, and the time frame, was right on. In closing the best thing I could say about this firm, I would recommend them 100%
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Posted by Kristin Nichols | December 15, 2014
Fantastic Service from a caring law firm
The Christensen law firm did an outstanding job handling our difficult case. The staff was attentive and thorough handling our case every step of the way. The expertise of everyone on staff made for a very successful outcome. We brought our case to another firm but they showed very little interest in moving the case forward. We were lucky that Christensen Law took the time to review our case and were able to steer the resolution to a positive outcome. If it were not for Dave and his staff we would have never been able to get our case settled with such a positive outcome. We recommend this firm to any client that is looking for a serious attorney who cares about his clients and demonstrates trough hard work that positive outcomes can be had in even the most difficult cases.
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Posted by Valerie | July 17, 2014
Family Experience
Overall a professional, great team. Everyone knew me and my case. When I left a message, I got a quick reply. Sarah made me feel comfortable going into a courtroom, where I never had been before. Both David and Sarah are very knowledgable with legal issues. I trusted everyone and am a satisfied client.
Posted by Michael | October 4, 2013
Great experience that came out of unfortunate car accident
Michigan Auto Law is very friendly and they worked VERY hard on my case. I would recommend this law firm to family members. After my car accident, I had a team of attorneys named Dave Christensen and Sarah Stempky that helped me through the entire process from beginning to end. If I had questions, both attorneys would always get back to me in a timely manner. Sarah and Dave were really nice and made me feel very comfortable. It was a great experience that came out of an unfortunate car accident.
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Posted by Pamela | April 29, 2013
Gets the job done
This is a great firm. They work well with you and they get the job done. My lawyers Dave Christensen and Sarah Stempky helped me receive all of my medical expenses after my car accident and they got me a great settlement. I highly recommend them for help after a car accident.
Posted by Heather H. | April 25, 2013
Now I have a future thanks to Dave Christensen
David Christensen and Sarah Stempky were so nice and personable. If I had a question I could call or text them. I never knew attorneys could be so accessible and kind. They really made it a point to personally get to know me and they were just awesome. They helped me with everything from square one after my accident, making sure I got my medical bills paid and that everything was covered. It wasn't just about them, they made me feel like I was important and they fought for me all the way to the end. They had to take my case to trial and they won me a great settlement. After my accident, I was unsure about my future because my injuries prevented me from doing what I was going to school for. But now I have a secure future thanks to Dave and Sarah's protection.
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  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Reprimand issued in MI, 2019
updated on 11/07/2019

Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Christensen Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Michigan Auto Law
  • 1992 - 2007


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Michigan
  • M.A. Asian Studies
  • 1991
  • San Francisco State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dorado v. Brownstown Concrete
  • Verdict: $17.8 million for Plaintiff


  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Chair, Negligence Law Section
  • 2010 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Consumer Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Leaders in the Law
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • No Fault Institute
  • Jury Selection in Auto Cases
  • 2009
  • No Fault Institute
  • Proving Life Impact
  • 2006
  • No Fault Institute
  • Handling Brain Injury Cases
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave is one of the best court room advocates for injured victims in the state. You only need to look at his verdicts for validation of his success in the court room."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Christensen is an excellent attorney and a great person. I highly recommend him."
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Southfield Personal injury Lawyer David E. Christensen
David E. Christensen
Personal injury Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 32 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details