Our Honors & Awards
Since 1951, our Michigan personal injury and family law attorneys have successfully represented countless individuals, obtaining noteworthy verdicts and settlements on their behalf. As a result, our firm has produced recognized leaders in the fields of Michigan personal injury and family law; leaders who have earned the respect of both the bench and bar. Here is a general overview of the accolades that our firm and many of its attorneys have received over the years.
Attorney Awards & Designations
Presidency, State Bar of Michigan – Michigan’s legal profession is governed by the State Bar of Michigan, the organization that licenses all practicing attorneys in the state. The term of State Bar president is one year and, from 1988-1989, retired Sinas Dramis partner Donald L. Reisig served as president of the organization.
Presidency, Michigan Association for Justice – The largest association of attorneys practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law is the Michigan Association for Justice (formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association). The competence and professional standing of the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in the field of personal injury law is reflected by the fact that, over the years, three of the law firm’s partners have been elected as President of the organization.
Presidency, Ingham County Bar Association – Most lawyers practicing in the greater Lansing area are members of the Ingham County Bar Association. Over the years, several of the firm’s partners have been elected to serve as President of the Ingham County Bar Association.
Chair, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section – The State Bar of Michigan offers multiple member sections representing different legal practice areas. The section dealing with personal injury law is known as the Negligence Law Section. Plaintiffs and defense attorneys practicing personal injury law are typically members of this section. Two partners of the Sinas Dramis Law Firm have been elected to serve as Chair of this practice group.
Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award – The Ingham County Bar Association’s “Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award” is given annually to the Lansing-area attorney who exemplifies the highest standards of professional competence and ethical integrity. Several of the firm’s partners have been recipients of this prestigious award.
Most Respected Advocate Award, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel – The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel is an association of attorneys who focus their practice on defending personal injury lawsuits. Each year, the association honors a plaintiffs’ attorney who represents the highest standard of competence, integrity and civility, as assessed by attorneys who defend personal injury cases. Two of the firm’s partners have received this prestigious award.
Brain Injury Professional Service Award, Brain Injury Association of Michigan – The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is the largest brain injury association in the United States. Every year, it bestows its “Legacy Society Professional Service Award” upon one professional who has made significant contributions benefiting individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, and one of the firm’s partners has received this honor.
Best Lawyers in America (Michigan personal injury law, Michigan family law) – For more than 20 years, a peer review organization called The Best Lawyers in America has conducted a survey of attorneys across the United States for purposes of determining the top lawyers in each state in various practice fields. Five of the firm’s partners have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and family law.
Michigan Super Lawyers – A peer review organization called Super Lawyers surveys attorneys across the United States for purposes of determining the top attorneys in each state in various practice fields. Over the years, several of the firm’s partners have been listed in Super Lawyers in the fields of personal injury law and family law.
Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the Year, Best Lawyers – The peer evaluation organization known as The Best Lawyers in America recognizes outstanding litigators in various practice areas. Two of the firm’s partners have received the “Best Lawyers in America – Personal Litigator of the Year” award for Lansing, Michigan.
Lansing Lawyer of the Year – Domestic Relations Law, Best Lawyers – The peer evaluation organization known as The Best Lawyers in America recognizes outstanding litigators in various practice areas. One of the firm’s partners has received this award in the area of family law.
Most Influential Attorneys, Michigan Lawyers Weekly – A number of years ago, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a statewide legal publication, published a list of “Michigan’s Most Influential Attorneys.” Two of the firm’s partners received this designation.
Lawyer of the Year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly – Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a statewide legal publication, hands out annual awards recognizing “Leaders in the Law” and also honors one “Lawyer of the Year.” A Sinas Dramis attorney has received this honor.
Champion of Justice, Michigan Association for Justice – This award is given annually by the Michigan Association for Justice. The award recipient is an individual who is committed to preserving the civil justice system and the rights of citizens. One Sinas Dramis attorney has received this award.
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association – Attorneys chosen as one of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” have passed a rigorous selection process that includes nominations by one’s peers and research into one’s leadership, reputation, influence and public profile. Five Sinas Dramis attorneys are recognized in the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.”
AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell – Attorneys who receive the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating have been recognized as achieving the highest level of professional excellence. An attorney’s legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience are all considered. Numerous Sinas Dramis attorneys have received this designation.
Leading Lawyer in Personal Injury Law, Leading Lawyers Network – Membership on the list of Leading Lawyers is reserved for less than 5 percent of lawyers licensed to practice law in a particular state and who are selected or nominated by their peers. Several Sinas Dramis attorneys have been recognized by this organization.
Top 5 Under 35, Ingham County Bar Association – Given by the Ingham County Bar Association, this award recognizes younger attorneys who, in a short period of time, have shown tremendous character, integrity and service to the legal community and the general public, and who have a reputation for advancing the highest legal standards and professional ethics. Two Sinas Dramis attorneys have received this award.
Law Firm Awards & Designations
In addition to the numerous achievements of our personal injury and family law attorneys, the firm itself has received recognition for its achievements and dedication to providing outstanding legal representation to the people of Michigan:
2011 Legislative Tribute, Michigan Legislature – In recognition of 60 years of service to the people of Michigan, on September 16, 2011, the Michigan Legislature passed a special tribute resolution honoring the Sinas Dramis Law Firm.
Tier 1 Ranking – Personal Injury and Family Law, Best Law Firms – Based on client feedback and input from fellow attorneys and law firms, the Sinas Dramis Law Firm has been awarded a “Tier 1” ranking in the areas of personal injury and family law in the Lansing metro area.
Pro Bono Circle of Excellence, State Bar of Michigan – Michigan law firms and corporations listed as part of the Circle of Excellence have donated time and/or money to providing legal services to low-income individuals or families, or have provided legal assistance at no cost or for a reduced fee.