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Gerald E. Thurswell

Personal injury Attorney at Southfield, MI

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 31 years
    Colorado - CO 33 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 37 years
    New York - NY 39 years
    Michigan - MI 56 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 56 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1968
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Gerald

Learn Gerald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Birth injury
    25%
    Birth injuries are more common than most parents think. Waiting too long to perform a C-section, pulling on the baby's head or neck, not using forceps properly, failing to untangle the umbilical cord, failing to diagnose meningitis and give antibiotics timely, and failing to resuscitate the baby are all doctor errors that can result in injury or wrongful death. Some preventable birth injuries include mental retardation, erb's palsy, cerebal palsy, or developmental delays.

    56 years

  2. Car accident
    25%
    If you were injured in an auto, truck, bus, or motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to collect money for medical expenses, medical equipment, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, home modifications, and funeral costs.

    56 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    25%
    Preventable medical errors kill over 98,000 people and hurt millions more every year. If someone you know has been injured or killed because a doctor or other health care professional failed to diagnose a heart attack, and failed to provide appropriate treatment, you should call a Michigan medical malpractice attorney immediately. The Thurswell Law Firm will work with you to determine whether there may be a medical malpractice claim resulting from the failure to diagnose or provide treatment.

    56 years

  4. Personal injury
    25%
    We represent injured victims of car, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents, airplane crashes, ATV accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, swimming pool drownings, emergency room malpractice, and surgical errors. Our goal is to achieve the best possible result in the quickest and most efficient way for our clients. Our personal injury lawyers have received an AV rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell ®.

    56 years

THURSWELL IS A HIGHLY REGARDED EXPERT IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION.

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.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
2019

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Roniesha | November 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest Lawyer
Hired this lawyer & he was honest and very clear on information that was given or said. Hardworking,dedicated assistants as well. As always "God Bless" in his voice.
Posted by Emilie | February 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
I’m exceptionally happy working with Jerry Thurswell. I was given straightforward, honest information from a well-informed, seasoned professional like him and also he was able to represent me in the court for a large settlement case that I filed against a friend of mine who betrayed me after running away a huge amount of money. Jerry was very on point and did a great job on my case. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Lewis | January 31, 2019
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Got You Covered
I got into a car accident and had injuries. While I was struggling to recover, I simply did not have the capacity to deal with the insurance companies. Once I decided to use the services of Jerry Thurswell, I immediately felt at ease. He gave me all the information on how we would proceed with my case, put me in contact with the doctors that I needed for my recovery and handled everything with the insurance companies. I ended up getting all my bills covered and feeling like I was really taken care of during a time when I needed it. I would definitely recommend Jerry Thurswell to everyone.
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Posted by Sherielyn | January 30, 2019
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Reliable Lawyers
Jerry represented me for a personal injury case after I was in a car accident. I highly recommend Jerry and his team at Thurswell Law Firm. They walked me through the process, and someone was always available and able to get back to me quickly and answer any questions I had. They were all really on top of my case and got it done. I was very happy with the end result of the case.
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Posted by Therese | January 29, 2019
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Responsive Lawyer
I highly recommend Jerry and his office when it comes to Personal injury law. He was able to answer all my questions. He was also very professional, and always available to my needs. He has always exhibited high integrity and has been very conscientious with our dealings.
Posted by Aileen | January 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Lawyer
I hired Jerry Thurswell for a large settlement case on behalf of my sister, Jerry and his team did an excellent job on representing us in the court. It has been a rough ride for our family but with the help and dedication of the Thurswell Law team and keeping us informed of the up to date happenings in every step of the way, we made it through the process and the case itself. If you ever need a team that was on the job and will be there for you, I would recommend the Jerry Thurswell and the Thurswell Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2018
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Best one among 30 attoney
He gave me an extra advice which was really big help even non of other 30 attorneies could. I really appreciate Mr. Thurswell.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Thurswell Law Firm
  • 1968 - Present

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • $11.5 Million
  • Malpractice
  • $2.25 Million
  • Auto Accident
  • $500,000
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Associations

  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Executive Board
  • N/A
  • Justice PAC
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Associtaion for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The American Society of Forensic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Michigan Association for Justice
  • Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • First-Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury
  • U.S.News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • First-Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury
  • U.S.News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • First-Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury
  • U.S.News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • First-Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury
  • U.S.News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. His knowledge of the law and negotiating skills are incomparable. He is one of the foremost attorneys in handling birth trauma litigation."
Birth injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Best of the best in the area of Birth Trauma. Jerry`s 40 years experience matters when you really need an advocate on your side. More important he`s a father and grandfather who understands your concerns. He`s the best."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Southfield Personal injury Lawyer Gerald E. Thurswell
Gerald E. Thurswell
Personal injury Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 56 years