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Lawrence E. Gursten's legal career spans more than 40 years. He is founding partner of Michigan Auto Law and continues to passionately advocate for victims of car and truck accidents throughout Michigan.


Larry has lectured extensively at legal seminars for nearly 40 years, helping Michigan lawyers on the subjects of traumatic brain injury, neck and back injury cases, the Michigan No-Fault law and strategies for litigating automobile accident cases. Larry has been an speaker to the Michigan Legislature on the No-Fault law. He has also appeared on television and in print discussing auto insurance and the No-Fault law.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 100%
    49 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas William James

    Lawrence Gursten is a true professional and dedicated advocate. He really cares about his clients and treats them like family.


    Thomas James Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Edward Kaufman

    Larry Gursten is the best in the business. I have referred several clients to his office and they all have had outstanding results. There are none better for serious auto accident cases. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    Jeffrey Kaufman Workers compensation 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

Mchigan Auto Law

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



MIActive And In Good Standing196605/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2014
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2013
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in Metro DetroitDBusiness Magazine2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top Lawyers in Metro DetroitDbusiness Magazine2012
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in Metro DetroitDbusiness Magazine2011
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in Metro DetroitDbusiness Magazine2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMichigan Auto Law1966 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member2008 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticePast Executive Board MemberN/A
Michigan Association for JusticePast Chair, Auto Attorney CommitteeN/A
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaPast National Advisory Board MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fini v. General Motors Corp., et al.$4.2 Million Jury Verdict
Butler v. Anchors Unlimited$1.4 Million Settlement
Hayden v. Highland Transport$950,000 Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
No Fault Extravaganza SeminarModerator & Speaker - No Fault Extravaganza SeminarN/A
Michigan LegislatureMichigan No-Fault Law - expert speakerN/A
MAJ seminarMeeting Michigan's Auto Law ThresholdN/A
MAJ SeminarThe Science of Auto Accident Case Evaluation and Mediation in MichiganN/A
How to Handle Automobile AccidentsSpeaker - How to Handle Automobile AccidentsN/A