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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Southfield, MI

Gerald Thurswell
Thurswell Law
1000 Town Center, Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
T:Work 248-354-2222
F: Fax248-354-2323
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1968
Education: Wayne State University Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)


Gerald Thurswell, the founder of Thurswell Law, represents people injured or killed as a result of auto, bus, truck and motorcycle accidents, birth injuries, and medical malpractice. Thurswell graduated with honors at age 23 from Wayne State University Law School. He is a past president of the ATLA Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, and is on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice law in MI, NY, DC, CO, IL, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His cases have gotten both national and local attention and he has been a guest numerous times on T.V. and radio shows across the country. Mr. Thurswell has also been a guest lecturer at Wayne State University's Law School. He is recognized in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in the World. He has expertise in medical malpractice cases as well as complicated negligence cases. Recently, a child with cerebral palsy received an $11.5 million settlement. He has obtained millions of dollars for his clients in medical malpractice and birth injury/cerebral palsy cases. U.S.News & World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” ranked Thurswell Law a Tier-1 in Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury firm.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2015

About Gerald Thurswell

Admitted: 1968, Michigan

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Honors and Awards:

  • Emblamatic of the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.  , "AV" Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubble

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • 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.        

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mr. Thurswell 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.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 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 – BirthTrauma Litigation Group; Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association; 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 and Justice PAC.


  • Gerald Thurswell's testimony regarding the Senate Insurance Committee hearing on malpractice immunity bills., Jerry Thurswell's Testimony , 2012

Educational Background:

  • Gerald E. Thurswell, founder of The Thurswell Law Firm, graduated with distinction from Wayne State University Law School at the age of 23.
Last Updated: 6/16/2015
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