Honors & Awards

Thurswell Law Honors & Awards:

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Thurswell Law Honors & AwardsThurswell Law has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America® Best Law Firms 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Tier 1.

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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America® teamed up to create the first ever Best Law firms in 2010.  Since its creation the two leading surveyors of lawyers worldwide joined together to rank 9,000 firms in 81 practice areas in 171 metropolitan areas and 7 states.  The results are broken into tiers, the highest ranking being in Tier 1.  Thurswell Law has ranked the highest, Tier 1, since 2010.

Gerald Thurswell and Judith Susskind have both been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for their outstanding reputation and expertise in medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

The Best Lawyers in America® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Selection is based on a survey of more than 2 million confidential evaluations by attorneys.

Best Lawyers® is widely regarded as an honor: Best lawyers in Michigan

The Best Lawyers in America® is considered to be the best guide to legal excellence in the United States. For more than 25 years, The Best Lawyers in America® lists have earned the respect of the profession, media, and the public as the most reliable source of legal referrals anywhere. Because lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be included, a listing in Best Lawyers® is widely regarded as an honor.

Thurswell Law has been included in the 23 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs. Gerald Thurswell is a highly regarded expert in medical malpractice, birth injury, auto accident litigation, and police misconduct. Gerald is honored as one ofThe Best Lawyers in America® by the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

The “Lawyer of the Year” award is presented to an individual who has exercised notable leadership or has made a notable contribution to the development of greater justice in the a field of law.

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In 2004, Thurswell Law attorney Judith A. Susskind was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a newspaper that reports on legal issues and opinions from the state and federal courts in Michigan.

Thurswell Law has been awarded an “AV” Top Rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® organization.

The “AV” designation shows that a law firm has reached the height of professional excellence. It is a significant accomplishment for a law firm to be rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell®, and The Thurswell Law Firm is honored to have earned this title. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ measures a law firm’s legal ability and professional ethics.

Martindale-Hubbell® also recognizes Gerald Thurswell, Judith Susskind and Milt Greenman as AV® rated attorneys, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer.

What are the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™?

Martindale-Hubbell® ratings are determined through a peer review process, and have two components – the legal ability rating and the general ethical standards rating. The legal ability rating evaluates an attorney’s standard of professional ability in their practice area. The general ethical standard rating is an indication of attorney’s standards of conduct and ethics.

AV Peer Review Rating – shows that a lawyer or law firm has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.This is the Thurswell Law Firm’s rating.

best lawyers in michiganThurswell Law attorneys have been longstanding members and contributors to the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ). Formerly known as the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association or MTLA, the Michigan Association for Justice is a non-profit membership organization with approximately 2,000 members who are dedicated to promoting safety for all Michigan citizens by standing up for accountability and responsibility.

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The mission of MAJ is to help Michigan’s working families seek justice when they are injured by an unsafe product, drunk driver or by another person’s negligence.

To further that mission, Judith A. Susskind and Gerald Thurswell of Thurswell Law has served on the Executive Board of MAJ/MTLA for more than 15 years. Judith A. Susskind was MAJ president from 2008-2009.

Michigan Super LawyersThe Super Lawyers* listing is a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to search for legal counsel.

At The Thurswell Law Firm, we are proud to announce that three attorneys were named Michigan Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Magazine®.

They are:

The selection process is as follows: Law & Politics Magazine conducts an annual, statewide survey of lawyers to begin the creation of the candidate pool. The attorneys surveyed are not allowed to nominate themselves. The final selections are made and only five percent of all Michigan lawyers are selected as Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers magazine names only the top 5 percent of attorneys in Michigan who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the polling and research of Law & Politics Magazine®.

The Law and Politics Magazine also conducts a Rising Star search of Michigan attorneys who are either 40 years or younger or have 10 years or less in practice. The selection process for the Rising Stars is similar to the one for the Super Lawyers. No more then 2.5 percent of young Michigan attorneys are named in the Rising Stars list.

At The Thurswell Law Firm, we are proud to announce that Ardiana Culaj was named in the Michigan Rising Stars List 2009, 2013, 2014, and 2015 by Law & Politics Magazine®.


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best lawyers in michiganGerald Thurswell has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his injured clients and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Only 1 percent of all trial lawyers are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. These lawyers have demonstrated outstanding skills, experience and excellence in the legal profession. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, and Gerald Thurswell is a member of this group.

The organization started in 1993 and has more than 3,000 members. The practice areas of the members include personal injury, product liability, malpractice, construction, environmental, employment, insurance, business and other types of litigation.

The purpose of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is: to certify the accomplishments of trial lawyers who have achieved large awards; to provide benefit from that recognition; and to let colleagues and clients know about such accomplishments.

best lawyers in michiganThe Thurswell Law Firm is recognized among THE TOP 5 PERCENT Nationwide by the Martindale-Hubbell® organization.

For more than 90 years, the Bar Register has been a unique guide to the legal community’s leading professionals. It includes only those law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory with attorneys that have been designated by their colleagues as ‘preeminent’ in their field. Only 5 percent of all U.S. law firms are included, and The Thurswell Law Firm is proud to have achieved this honor. 

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