Gerald Thurswell

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Southfield, Michigan

Thurswell Law
Gerald Thurswell
Thurswell Law

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1968

Education: Wayne State University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Thurswell Law

1000 Town Center
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075 Visit website


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

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff

  • 80% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1968, Michigan

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Educational Background:
  • Wayne State University, Bachelor of Science, Honor: Dean’s List
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in the Midwest
  • "AV" Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubble
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Colorado
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Attorney Discipline Board, Hearing Panel Chairman, State Bar of Michigan
  • President, Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, American Association for Justice – BirthTrauma Litigation Group
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar, Advocates Forum
  • Member, Michigan Association for Justice Executive Board
  • Member, Michigan Association for Justice PAC
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan
  • Member, American Lawyer Academy
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Facilitator, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Investigator and Arbitrator of Grievance Board, State Bar of Michigan
  • Gerald Thurswell's testimony regarding the Senate Insurance Committee hearing on malpractice immunity bills., Jerry Thurswell's Testimony, 2012

Office location for Gerald Thurswell

1000 Town Center
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075

Phone: 866-354-5544

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