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Michigan Auto Law Attorney Steven Gursten Receives Hall of Fame Award

— July 31, 2023

American Association for Justice bestows Honor for Commitment to Justice In truck accident litigation.

Farmington Hills, MI — Michigan Auto Law attorney Steven M. Gursten received the prestigious Hall of Fame Award from the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group at its Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA, on July 17, 2023.

Steve is only the third lawyer in the history of the Trucking Litigation Group to be awarded this honor.

The AAJ’s Hall of Fame Award is bestowed upon only those elite truck accident attorneys whose litigation and advocacy in the courtroom has significantly advanced the rights of the wrongfully injured and whose career has “made a significant and positive impact on the civil justice system. These trucking lawyer Hall of Famers are known for their “integrity and character,” “contributions to the public good and welfare,” and contributions to advancing the cause of justice and the mission of the American Association for Justice.

“I am honored to receive the Hall of Fame Award,” said Gursten. “It’s gratifying to be recognized by all of my peers – the very best truck accident lawyers in the country – for this Hall of Fame Award. It is a recognition that comes from thousands of hours of hard work helping people secure justice after having their lives shattered by negligent trucking companies. Our mission continues to make the trucking industry safer, promote safer roads, and save lives.”

Tired driver; image by Johan Funke, via
Tired driver; image by Johan Funke, via

Gursten has an unmatched record of success recovering the highest recorded jury verdicts and settlements in truck accident cases in Michigan, according to year-end compilations of settlements and trial verdicts by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. These include a $34.5 million settlement that was also the largest-reported tractor-trailer crash settlement in the U.S. that year and also was the largest truck settlement ever by any Michigan truck accident lawyer. Gursten has handled hundreds of truck accident injury cases.

Steve is Past-President of the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group. He has taught thousands of lawyers at legal seminars on truck accident law in over 26 states, teaching lawyers across the country how to handle all aspects of truck accident litigation.   Gursten also was previously honored as a Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly newspaper for his work in making trucking companies more safe.

Michigan Auto Law is the state’s largest law firm specializing exclusively in truck accident and car accident cases and auto No-Fault litigation, and the law firm has consistently won the state’s largest auto accident verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients. A full-service firm representing clients throughout the state with offices in Metro Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan Auto Law’s top-rated attorneys are specialists in helping people who have been injured in truck, automobile, motorcycle and bus accidents as well as personal injury accidents. For more information on Michigan Auto Law visit

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