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Leonard M. Koltonow

Car accident Attorney at Farmington Hills, MI

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Leonard M. Koltonow has devoted his entire career to helping injured accident victims in Michigan. He is a firm principal and has been an auto accident lawyer with Michigan Auto Law for more than 45 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.

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Licensed for 50 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1972
Updated 12/26/2022

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Michigan Auto Law
30101 Northwestern Hwy
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334
Michigan Auto Law
615 Griswold Street
Suite 402
Detroit, MI, 48226
Michigan Auto Law
212 Grandville Ave SW
Suite 105
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
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44444 Mound Road
Suite 100
Sterling Heights, MI, 48314
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122 S. Main Street
Suite 220
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
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Posted by Joe | April 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lenny felt like a father figure to me, not a lawyer
A semi truck rear-ended my vehicle when I was sitting at a left turn lane. I called Michigan Auto Law and spoke to Jeff Bussell. He told me what was going to happen, what my legal rights were and it was my decision with whether I was going to pursue the case. After I had evaluations from my doctors, who discovered I had herniated discs in my neck and back, I decided I wanted to pursue a lawsuit. After a few months, Mr. Koltonow took over the case. He and his team were very courteous and kind, and answered multiple questions. He's been there through the whole process for me, assuring me that he would get some good results, and he did. He got real good results. All of the secretaries and staff were kind and prompt. Everytime I called Lenny or e-mailed him, he would get back with me within less than an hour. He always gave me updates. He asked me how my life in general was going. He sounded more like a friend than a lawyer, because he was concerned how my life was going. I wasn't just a dollar sign to him. He actually felt like a father figure, because he gave me guidance and really cared about me. I recommend Mr. Koltonow fully because the experience with my case was very good. I'm happy with the results and all in all, Mr. Koltonow is an outstanding lawyer. He really does care about his clients. Even after the case is over, he wanted me to go to a money manager to manage my settlement, so when I retire, I have something to fall back on since my injuries may prevent me from working in my old career.
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Posted by Larry | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I was injured and I wanted to make sure I was compensated for my injuries. I knew to call Michigan Auto Law because they handled my mom's case and my wife's case several years back and they have been doing auto law for 50 years. As I expected it was an excellent experience. I had Lenny Koltonow representing me. He was always professional and courteous. He and his staff returned every call and answered every question. I would recommend to anybody who's been injured in an automobile accident to call Michigan Auto Law. I'm very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would like to personally thank Mr. Koltonow for everything he did for me.
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Posted by Christopher | December 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Lenny represented me against the City of Detroit and got me a great settlement - despite the city bankruptcy
Lenny is a stand up guy. He’s been there through this whole thing consistently. I was on a city of Detroit bus that was in an accident. Anytime I called, he was always there to pick up. I felt like more like family to Lenny than his client. He got us a great settlement even when the city of Detroit was going through their bankruptcy. He knew everything about my case and the law. I was confident in his ability to represent me. We had a deposition one time from the city. We sat down with their party and he really held it down for me. I will definitely recommend Lenny for any case.
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Posted by Rosalind | June 26, 2015
If it weren't for my lawyer Lenny Koltonow, my husband and I would have lost everything.
Recovering from my car accident has been a hard process. If it weren't for my lawyer Lenny Koltonow, my husband and I would have lost everything. I call on him like he's an uncle. A lot times we would be short money because of being on one income with me being out of work, Lenny would get us through. Lenny also helped work through complicated issues with my case involving workmans comp, unemployment and the no fault law. He got us a pain and suffering settlement that will help us put our lives back together after my car accident injury. He was great. If a person has to go through something like this, I will recommend Lenny because he will fight. He fought for me and now I can start to get my life back on track.
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Posted by Muriel | April 2, 2015
Lenny is like an old friend I've known for years and he got me results
I was recommended to Mr. Koltonow when I was in a car accident back in the 80s. He helped me immensely back then. Recently, I was in another accident and it was much worse. I didn't hesitate to call Mr. Koltonow again because I knew he's so wonderful and has gotten me results. He litigated my case to completion and got me an extremely satisfying settlement, especially considering I had a complicated case. Throughout the process, I really enjoyed dealing with Mr. Koltonow. He's like an old friend I've known for years. He and his secretary Gayle always made me feel comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to call them again and I've already referred a friend who was in a car accident to Mr. Koltonow. I know he's still here for whatever I need, even though my case is over.
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Posted by Margaret | May 15, 2014
Lenny encouraged me and let me know he wouldn't leave my side
I was getting ready to start another job when I had a car accident. I had a brain injury, and injured my foot, ankle, neck and back. I thought, "Now what?" I had one attorney and I fired him because he wasn't advocating for me. Then I called Michigan Auto Law. I found them online and Mr. Gursten e-mailed me personally after hours. They were phenomenal. When I called, I was reassured that everything was going to be okay. At the time, I was trying to manage my care by myself. But because of the severity of my injuries, I wasn't moving forward. My attorney Lenny Koltonow took all of stress away so I could focus on my healing while he and his team handled my lawsuit. They spelled everything out for me and told me about my No Fault benefits. I didn't have to worry about my medical bills, about not working because of my injuries and how I was going to recover and survive. They took my sleepless nights away. Lenny put me at ease. He talked to me a person, like a family member. He encouraged me and let me know he wouldn't leave my side - and he didn't. Even if he's out of town, he calls and emails me. I never felt abandoned, I always felt in control. I always felt that Michigan Auto Law was working hard for me. I wish there were other places that attorneys were taking care of business like Michigan Auto Law does. I've already referred Lenny to several people.
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Posted by Dan | October 18, 2013
Thank god for lawyers like Lenny!
Lenny Koltonow is a caring attorney. He fought for me after I was in a car accident. He went out of his way and still goes out of his way to help me. I know whenever I need anything legal matter or else, I don't hesitate to call him. He's very personable. I sure was happy with my settlement. Thank god for lawyers like Lenny!
Posted by Lori | May 24, 2013
I'm so happy Lenny was my lawyer
I had a wonderful experience with Michigan Auto Law. Lenny Koltonow is very personable, very informative and he treated me with respect and compassion. I was in a car accident and needed help getting my PIP benefits after I was injured. Having the right attorney to handle your case makes all the difference in the world. I'm so happy Lenny was my lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Michigan Auto Law
  • 1977 - Present

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1966

Legal Cases

  • Monroe County truck accident
  • $1.1 million settlement
  • Macomb County car/garbage truck collision
  • $1.9 million settlement
  • Bay County Car Accident
  • $2 Million Settlement
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  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Former Executive Committee Member
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  • American Association for Justice
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
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  • 2012
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  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit
  • DBusiness
  • 2010
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Car accident Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"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"
Car accident Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lenny is a seasoned trial lawyer with an amazing reputation in the legal community. I have had the pleasure of working with him on a case and he strives to protect his clients' rights to get them what they are entitled to."
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Farmington Hills Car accident Lawyer Leonard M. Koltonow
Leonard M. Koltonow
Car accident Attorney
Farmington Hills, MI
Licensed for 50 years
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