Stephen H. Sinas

Lansing Personal Injury Attorney Steve SinasMichigan Personal Injury Lawyer

Stephen Sinas is a trial lawyer who dedicates his career to the pursuit of civil justice and works vigorously to recover fair compensation for those seriously injured as a result of others’ negligence or wrongdoing. He passionately represents persons injured or killed as a result of crashes involving motor vehicles, semi-trucks, motorcycles or bicycles.

Stephen’s practice also focuses on litigating against insurance companies that wrongfully deny payment to medical providers and their injured patients under the Michigan No-Fault Automobile Insurance Law. In addition, he represents persons who have had their constitutional rights violated by the government.

Stephen is a partner at Sinas Dramis, which was founded by his grandfather. His family’s rich history of legal excellence further deepens Stephen’s passion, purpose and insight as an attorney. Early in his career, he was named a “Top 5” attorney under the age of 35 by the Ingham County Bar Association. For several years, he has also been consistently named a “Michigan Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law.

Additionally, Stephen is as an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law, where he teaches a course on the Michigan Automobile No-Fault Insurance Law. He is also a co-creator and editor of the “No-Fault Red Book Online,” an online resource dedicated to understanding Michigan Automobile No-Fault Insurance Law. He has also presented numerous lectures and published several articles on personal injury and civil justice matters.

As part of his commitment to the brain injury community, Stephen serves on the board of the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council (MBIPC). He is also Associate General Counsel for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN). Further, he is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) and its Executive Committee, and a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Character & Fitness Committee (District E).

Stephen also helps educate the public about their legal rights. He routinely appears on Lansing FOX 47’s “Morning Blend” television segment, talking about practical topics that affect Michigan residents, like auto insurance coverage, dog bite laws, distracted driving, and much more.

Stephen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he double-majored in Economics and English Literature and minored in Modern Greek Language and Culture. He earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

Stephen and his family live in East Lansing. His personal interests include music and athletics. He regularly participates in endurance athletic events and has successfully completed several marathons.

Practice Areas

Personal injury, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, healthcare law, constitutional rights law, police misconduct, brain injury cases

Professional Associations

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

Publications

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.

Speaking Engagements

The Continuing Evolution of No-Fault Causation Law: PIP and Tort Cases – MAJ No-Fault Institute, September 2016

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.

Awards

“Top 5 Under 35” – Ingham County Bar Association, 2013
Michigan Super Lawyer – Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
Winner – Michigan State Bar Negligence Section Law School Writing Competition, 2007

Education

B.A., University of Michigan, Economics and English Literature, 2004
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 2007

Admissions

Michigan, 2007

Connect with Steve Sinas

email stevesinas@sinasdramis.com

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