Stephen H. Sinas
Stephen H. Sinas is a law firm shareholder and dedicates his practice to representing injured people throughout Michigan and elsewhere. Steve specializes in cases involving personal injury, Michigan auto no-fault insurance disputes, healthcare law and constitutional matters.
Steve is a fierce advocate for the rights of the injured and victims of injustice. He firmly believes in the principle that people who are injured as a result of the wrongdoing of others should be entitled to fair compensation for the impact on their life and well-being. He is also dedicated to fighting for people’s right to access the medical care and benefits to which they are legally entitled. Steve handles cases in both Michigan state and federal courts. He has successfully litigated cases in counties across Michigan. He has also been named a “Super Lawyer” in the field of plaintiff’s personal injury since 2013.
Steve also takes great pride in educating the public about their rights under the law. He has participated in numerous workshops, conferences and other outreach programs on issues ranging from the Michigan auto no-fault system to the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Steve has presented many lectures and written several articles about personal injury and Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law, and also teaches a class on Michigan’s auto no-fault system at Michigan State University College of Law.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, reading and watching sports. He also trains as an endurance athlete and has completed six marathons and competed in various other running, swimming and triathlon events.
Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) – Executive Board Member, People’s Law School Committee Chairman
Ingham County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section – Board Member
State Bar of Michigan – Character & Fitness District E Committee Member
Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) – Associate General Counsel
Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council (MBIPC) – Board Member
“The Intersection of the Affordable Care Act and the Michigan No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act” – published as part of a compilation titled “Troubleshooting the Affordable Care Act,” State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, 2015.
“Moody v Home-Owners: What Does This Case Mean for Medical Providers?” – Michigan Association for Justice Quarterly Journal, Spring 2014.
“Deciphering Two Related Concepts: No-Fault PIP Causation Law and the Decision in Griffith v State Farm” – Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, 2010
“Fischer v Blakenship & the Seriousness of Permanent Disfigurement” – Michigan Association for Justice, Nov. 2009 Advance Sheet
“The Legal Rights of Michigan Citizens Have Been Limited by Recent Decisions of the Michigan Supreme Court” – State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2007
Co-Creator and editor of the “No-Fault Red Book Online,” a website dedicated to covering all appellate decisions regarding the Michigan Auto No-Fault Law.
To Deny or Not Deny Attorney Fees: What Is Reasonable? – 3rd Annual No-Fault Summit (ICLE), April 2016
Auto No-Fault Update for Trauma Surgeons – Michigan College of Trauma Surgeons, November 2015
Auto No-Fault Update – CPAN Town Hall – Detroit, November 2015
Michigan Auto No-Fault Update for Medical Professionals – Mary Free Bed Spinal Cord Injury Symposium, October 2015
Overview of the Affordable Care Act and its Intersection with the Michigan No-Fault Law – People’s Law School, Lansing, October 2015
The Current Status of PIP Causation Law – MAJ No-Fault Institute, September 2015
Michigan No-Fault Update – ICLE On-Demand Seminar, September 2015
Panelist – Auto No-Fault Town Hall (organized by Michigan State Rep. Henry Yanez), September 2015
Auto No-Fault for Nursing Professionals – Michigan Nurses Association, September 2015
Auto No-Fault Update – CPAN Town Hall, Livonia, Michigan, August 2015
Depositions for Medical Professionals – Brain Injury Association of Michigan Legal Conference, June 2015
Overview of the Michigan No-Fault System – Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 2015
Third-Party Auto Threshold Update – MAJ Rapid Fire Seminar, May 2015
Social Media for Practicing Attorneys – ICLE On-Demand Seminar, April 2015
Damages in PIP Cases: Understanding the Reasonable Charge Requirement – ICLE No-Fault Summit, April 2015
Auto No-Fault Update, CPAN Town Hall – Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 2015
In-Service Training – Hope Network, April 2015
The Admire Problem – STRIVE Recreational Therapy In-Service Seminar, April 2015
Auto No-Fault 101 for Lawyers – Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Expand Your Practice series, February 2015
Auto No-Fault Law for Legal Assistants and Paralegals – National Association of Legal Secretaries, February 2015
Understanding the Auto No-Fault World – Arcadia Home Health Care In-Service Seminar, January 2015
Understanding the Auto No-Fault World – Ambrose Rehabilitation Consultants In-Service Seminar, January 2015
The Affordable Care Act and Its Implications – People’s Law School, East Lansing, 2014
Allowable Expense Benefits: Understanding §3107(1)(a) – Coalition for Protecting Auto No-Fault’s “Admire Workshop III”, 2014
Auto No-Fault First-Party Update On-Demand Webinar (Panelist) – Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014
Admire v AutoOwners, Supreme Court Summer Seminar, 2013
Price v High-Pointe Oil Company – State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section’s Supreme Court Summer Seminar, 2013.
Health Care Law Basics and the Affordable Care Act – People’s Law School, East Lansing, 2013
First-Party No-Fault Update 2013 – On Demand Seminars, 2013
Affordable Care Act Basics for Auto No-Fault Attorneys – No-Fault Institute X, 2013
Tort Liens & Subrogation – Intersection: The Michigan No-Fault Law & The Federal Affordable Care Act, 2013
Beyond Admire: Recent Court of Appeals Cases Regarding the Everyday Living Needs of the Catastrophically Injured – CPAN Admire Workshop, 2013
Constitutional Law & Civil Rights Litigation – People’s Law School, East Lansing, 2012
Johnson v Recca – Michigan Association for Justice’s “No-Fault Institute”, 2012.
No-Fault Law Update – Upper Michigan Legal Institute, 2011
No-Fault PIP Causation Law – Michigan Association for Justice Seminar in the Snow, 2011
No-Fault PIP Causation Jury Instructions – Michigan Association for Justice’s “No-Fault Institute”, 2010.
“Top 5 Under 35” – Ingham County Bar Association, 2013
Michigan Super Lawyer – Super Lawyers, 2013 and 2014
Winner – Michigan State Bar Negligence Section Law School Writing Competition, 2007
B.A., University of Michigan, Economics and English Literature, 2004
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 2007