Gerald Thurswell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Southfield, MI

Thurswell Law
 | 1000 Town Center, Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 866-354-5544
Fax: 248-354-2323
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Gerald Thurswell represents people injured or killed as a result of auto, bus, truck & motorcycle accidents, birth injuries, medical malpractice, and police misconduct. Thurswell received his Juris Doctor Cum Laude at the age of 23 from Wayne State University Law School. He is a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Metro Det., & is on the Executive Board of the Mich. Assoc. for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group. He is admitted to practice law in MI, NY, DC, CO, IL, & the U.S. Supreme Court. His cases have received national & local attention and he has been a guest numerous times on TV & radio. Thurswell has lectured at Wayne State Law School. He is recognized in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World and Super Lawyers (5% of attorneys) for the past ten years. He has expertise and has obtained multi-millions of dollars in medical malpractice cases, motor vehicle accidents, police misconduct and complicated negligence cases. Recently, a child with cerebral palsy received an $11.5 million-dollar settlement. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Detroit Tier - 1 Rankings in Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs in 2018.

    Significant Cases

    The firm has been involved in numerous seven-figure cases:

    • $11.5 million settlement to child with developmental delays and cerebral palsy as a result of oxygen deprivation.
    • $1.2 million dog bite.
    • $4 million truck accident.
    • $3.6 million for a baby who suffered brain damage during a vacuum delivery.
    • $3.3 million motorcycle accident.
    • $3 million settlement awarded for failure to timely diagnosis meningitis.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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    About Gerald Thurswell

    Admitted: 1968, Michigan

    Professional Webpage:


    • Who’s Who in the Midwest
    • Who’s Who in American Law
    • Who’s Who in the World
    • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine
    • "AV" Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubble

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Facilitator, Oakland County Circuit Court
    • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
    • Member, American Lawyer Academy
    • Brain Injury Association of Michigan
    • Attorney Discipline Board, Hearing Panel Chairman, State Bar of Michigan
    • Investigator and Arbitrator of Grievance Board, State Bar of Michigan
    • Member, Michigan Association for Justice PAC
    • Member, Michigan Association for Justice Executive Board
    • Million Dollar, Advocates Forum
    • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, American Association for Justice – BirthTrauma Litigation Group
    • President, Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • State Bar of Michigan
    • Colorado
    • New York
    • Illinois
    • District of Columbia
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan


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

    Educational Background:

    • Wayne State University, Bachelor of Science, Honor: Dean’s List
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    Office Location for Gerald Thurswell

    1000 Town Center
    Suite 500
    Southfield, MI 48075

    Phone: 866-354-5544

    Fax: 248-354-2323

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    Last Updated: 7/7/2020

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