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The Sinas Dramis Auto No-Fault Team

Michigan auto accident attorneys helping people since 1951

For more than 60  years, the car accident lawyers at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm have fought for the rights of persons injured in auto, motorcycle, semi-truck, bicycle and other types of accidents. The auto accident attorneys at Sinas Dramis, with offices in Lansing and Grand Rapids, represent accident victims throughout the state of Michigan.

Led by George T. Sinas, who is considered one of Michigan’s preeminent experts in auto no-fault law, our team of experienced auto accident attorneys is dedicated to representing you and your interests — not those of any insurance company. Our auto accident lawyers understand that being in a car crash can be a trying, devastating and life-changing experience.

If you have been in an auto accident, you may be wondering what to do next. Fortunately, you do not have to face the future alone. Contact the Sinas Dramis Law Firm today for a free consultation to learn how we can help you on your path to justice and recovery. Our Michigan auto accident attorneys in Lansing and Grand Rapids are ready to help you.

To learn more about the auto no-fault legal team that you want on your side, click on the names of our Michigan auto accident lawyers on the left side of the screen.


 

George T. Sinas

george-t-sinasGeorge T. Sinas received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan and his law degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. He is a past President of the Michigan Association for Justice and a past Chairperson of the State Bar Negligence Law Section.

During his many years of practice, George has received numerous honors in the field of personal injury law. In 2013, he was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He has been recognized in every edition of the Best Lawyers in America since 1989. In 2009, Best Lawyers named George “Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the Year,” becoming the first Lansing attorney in his specialty to earn that honor. He has also been designated as a “Michigan Super Lawyer” every year since 2006 by Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2003, George received the “Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award” from the Ingham County Bar Association and, in 2005, he received the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s “Legacy Society Professional Service Award,” for his work representing the victims of traumatic brain injury.

George has written textbooks and numerous articles on the subject of Michigan auto no-fault law. He is an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law, teaching law students about the state’s complex no-fault system. He is a co-creator of the No-Fault RedBook Online (NFRBO), a subscription-based website that helps the legal community and insurance industry keep abreast of  issues arising under the Michigan No-Fault Act. George also serves as General Counsel for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), a broad-based coalition of more than 20 major medical and consumer groups representing major stakeholders in the Michigan auto no-fault insurance system. He is admitted to practice in Michigan’s state and federal courts.

Timothy J. Donovan

timothy-j-donovanTimothy J. Donovan received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is a former Chairperson of the State Bar Negligence Law Section and a former member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice. In 2004, he was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to the Model Civil Jury Instructions Committee. He has co-authored a textbook on the Michigan auto no-fault law and is a co-creator of the No-Fault Red Book Online (NFRBO), a subscription-based website that helps the legal community and insurance industry keep apprised of issues arising under the Michigan No-Fault Act. Tim has been recognized annually in every edition of the Best Lawyers in America since 2003 in the field of personal injury litigation. In 2004, he received the “Most Respected Advocate Award” from the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel for his professionalism in the representing injured plaintiffs. Tim has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the field of personal injury law. He is admitted to practice law in Michigan.

Michael E. Larkin

Michael LarkinMichael E. Larkin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the University of Arizona. He practiced for five years with a nationally known personal injury law firm in Tuscon, Arizona, before relocating to Michigan. Mike has served as a member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice and has lectured frequently on subjects dealing with personal injury law. He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” in the field of personal injury law. He is admitted to practice law in Michigan and Arizona.

James F. Graves

James GravesJames F. Graves received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He has served as President of the Ingham County Bar Association and the Ingham County Bar Foundation. He is also a past Regional Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Access to Justice Fund, and a past member of the State Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee.

During his many years of practice, Jim has received numerous honors. In 2017, he was recognized as a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and was named a “Leading Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyer in both 2013 and 2014 by Leading Lawyers. He has been recognized in every edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2006, and that same publication recognized him as the “Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for two consecutive years. Jim has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the field of personal injury law.

Jim has co-authored the “Toxic Torts” section of the Michigan Causes of Action Handbook, published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). He serves as Vice-President and Board Member of the John D. Voelker Foundation, a non-profit organization established to honor former Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker, also known by his pen name, Robert Traver, who authored the book, Anatomy of a Murder. Jim is admitted to practice law in Michigan and Illinois.

Bryan J. Waldman

Bryan WaldmanBryan J. Waldman received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He is a Past-President of the Michigan Association for Justice and has served as Chairperson of the Michigan Civil Service Commission. Bryan has been recognized for several years in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of personal injury litigation, as well as by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the field of personal injury law. In 2013, Bryan received the “Bicycle Advocacy Award” from the League of Michigan Bicyclists and, in 2017, he was named the “Michigan Cyclist of the Year” by Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC). He teaches Michigan auto no-fault insurance law as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law. Bryan is an avid cyclist and has lectured extensively on personal injury law topics, and places a particular emphasis on bicycle law cases. Bryan is admitted to practice law in Michigan and Illinois.

Stephen H. Sinas

Stephen SinasStephen H. Sinas has dedicated his legal career to representing auto accident victims. Steve is considered an expert in Michigan auto no-fault insurance law and regularly lectures on the topic throughout Michigan. He teaches Michigan auto no-fault insurance law as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law, and is co-creator of the No-Fault Red Book Online (NFRBO), a subscription-based website dedicated to helping the legal community analyze issues arising under Michigan’s No-Fault Act.

Steve has successfully recovered fair compensation for numerous auto accident victims throughout Michigan in claims against negligent drivers. He has represented many people injured as a result of the negligence of semi-truck drivers, and has obtained recoveries for his clients in excess of $1,000,000 in several semi-truck accident cases. Further, Steve represents auto accident victims in cases against Michigan no-fault insurance companies that wrongfully deny Michigan no-fault benefits.  He has successfully recovered penalty sanctions against auto insurance companies for their wrongful denials of benefits. Steve also represents medical professionals who have been denied payment from Michigan auto insurance companies for the treatment those professionals provide to auto accident victims.

Steve received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School.  He serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice, and is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Character and Fitness Committee. He has been named a Super Lawyer in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury each year since 2013. He is also part of the legal team that assists the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), a broad-based coalition of more than 20 major medical and consumer groups representing major stakeholders in the Michigan auto no-fault insurance system. He is admitted to practice law in Michigan and in the Michigan federal courts.

Thomas G. Sinas

Tom SinasTom Sinas is a trial lawyer who has spent his career representing injured individuals and serving the public. Tom earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, graduating with highest honors and distinction. He then obtained his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.

After law school, Tom practiced with a national law firm in Minneapolis, where he represented catastrophically injured individuals and their families. While there, he was selected to join Minnesota’s premier state prosecution office on a special assignment to prosecute complex financial crimes.

Several years later, Tom and his family relocated to Michigan to continue the proud tradition of the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, which was founded by his grandfather in 1951. Tom oversees the firm’s Grand Rapids office. He has been elected to leadership positions at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the Legal Assistance Center in Kent County. He has tried to verdict civil and criminal cases in several Midwestern states, and has also lectured extensively and authored numerous articles on trial practice and substantive law. Tom is part of the legal team that assists the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), a broad-based coalition of more than 20 major medical and consumer groups representing major stakeholders in the Michigan auto no-fault insurance system.

Tom specializes in personal injury, auto negligence and auto no-fault litigation. In 2016, he received the “Prevention Award” from the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and, in 2015 & 2016, he was named a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and Minnesota.

Joel T. Finnell

Joel FinnellJoel T. Finnell received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While at Cooley, he served on the Board of Editors for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review.  He focuses his practice on appellate advocacy in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death and auto no-fault law. Joel is a member of the Ingham County Bar Association, the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) and the Michigan Association of Justice. In 2015 & 2016, Joel was named a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers.

Daniel S. Zick

michigan-auto-accident-lawyer-dan-zickDaniel S. Zick concentrates his practice on personal injury and Michigan auto no-fault cases, and represents car accident, semi-truck accident and motorcycle accident survivors across the state. Dan received his bachelor’s degree from Oakland University and his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. Before joining the firm as an associate, he helped clients from all walks of life throughout southeast Michigan understand and navigate Michigan’s complex auto no-fault system. Dan is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice and is admitted to practice law in Michigan.

Daniel J. James

michigan-auto-accident-lawyer-daniel-jamesDaniel J. James is a member of our auto no-fault and personal injury team of attorneys, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, having previously served as an insurance defense lawyer. He enjoys helping his clients gain access to the no-fault benefits and services they deserve under Michigan’s auto no-fault system. Dan received his bachelor’s degree from Hope College and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the Ottawa County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.

Catherine E. Tucker

Michigan Auto Accident Attorney Catherine TuckerCatherine (“Katie”) E. Tucker concentrates her practice on personal injury, particularly auto no-fault cases. Katie was admitted to the Michigan bar in 2012. In 2016, she received the Ingham County Bar Association’s (ICBA) “Top 5 Under 35 Award.” Katie is an ex officio member of the ICBA and the Ingham County Bar Foundation (ICBF), and is active in the Women Lawyers Association. A graduate of Michigan State University, Katie earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law.

Adrian A. Copeland

Grand Rapids Personal Injury Attorney Adrian CopelandAdrian A. Copeland received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the Honors College at Eastern Michigan University, where she double majored in political science and philosophy. She earned her law degree in 2003 from Michigan State University College of Law.

Adrian handles all types of personal injury cases at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, placing an emphasis on auto tort litigation and no-fault personal protection insurance (PIP) benefits.

Adrian practices in the firm’s West Michigan office, located in downtown Grand Rapids. She is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice, the Grand Rapids Bar Association and The National Trial Lawyers.