Expert Witnesses Can be Used to Win Cases, says Expert Michigan No-Fault Lawyer

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Steven M. Gursten of Michigan Auto Law will discuss how auto no-fault lawyers can use expert witnesses to win first- and third-party cases, during a conference for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Therefore, we need to really think about our cases and how an expert should be used to persuade and satisfy our burden of proof.

Steven M. Gursten is speaking at a Michigan no-fault law seminar in Plymouth today for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). His topic, ''Locating and Effectively Dealing with Experts on Direct- and Cross-Examination in First- and Third-Party Litigation,'' is vital for defense and plaintiff lawyers alike who must combat jurors that are skeptical of expert witnesses.

"Most juries don't like experts. The problem with lawyers is that we can find an expert for almost any topic, and we often do," said Gursten, managing partner of Southfield-based Michigan Auto Law (, which exclusively handles car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases throughout the state. "Therefore, we need to really think about our cases and how an expert should be used to persuade and satisfy our burden of proof."

Gursten -- who is recognized as one of the nation's top experts in serious automobile accident injury cases and insurance no-fault litigation -- will highlight more ways to use witnesses to win cases during the seminar. He is available for comment on the subject. For more information on Michigan no-fault insurance law, visit Michigan Auto Law's No-Fault Law Resource Center at

Michigan no-fault law is an enormous body of ever-changing, extremely sophisticated rules, said Gursten, co-chair of the Michigan Association for Justice Automobile Accident No-Fault Committee. "The ICLE seminar is a great opportunity to review the latest changes to the Michigan no-fault law, cutting-edge trial techniques and possible pitfalls," he added.

With more than 300 participants, the seminar is touted to provide expert guidance from Michigan's leading no-fault practitioners, like Gursten.

This is Gursten's seventh year speaking at the seminar.

About Michigan Auto Law
Michigan Auto Law is a third-generation law firm with 15 lawyers specializing in helping people who have been seriously injured or killed in car, truck and motorcycle accidents throughout Michigan. The firm has received the top reported jury verdict for automobile accident cases in Michigan for four of the past seven years. Michigan Auto Law is headquartered in Southfield at 26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 1530, (800)968-1001. The firm also has offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights. For more information, visit

About Steven M. Gursten
Steven M. Gursten is recognized as one of the nation's top experts in serious car and truck accident injury cases and automobile insurance no-fault litigation. In addition to achieving some of the highest car and truck accident settlements each year for injury victims in Michigan, Gursten has received the largest jury verdict in car accident cases for three of the past six years. He is a Michigan Lawyers Weekly ''Lawyer of the Year,'' a Michigan ''Super Lawyer'' and is listed in ''Best Lawyers in America.'' Gursten has been selected as an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest lawyer rating available for legal ability and ethics. He is also recognized as a ''Top 100 Trial Lawyer'' by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Most recently, Gursten was named in DBusiness magazine as one of the ''Best Lawyers in Metro Detroit.'' Gursten serves on the executive board of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Group and is on the board of governors for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. For more information about Steve, visit Or you can read Steve's blog on Michigan car accident law at

Natalie Marie Lombardo
Public Relations Director
Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC
26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 1530
Southfield, MI
Phone: (248) 353-7575, Ext. 269
Fax: (248) 353-4504


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