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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 in Michigan 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


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About Gerald Thurswell

First Admitted: 1968, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

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


  • 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

Educational Background

  • Wayne State University, Bachelor of Science, Honor: Dean’s List


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

Last Updated: 5/3/2021

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