Sinas Dramis Attorneys Sworn into Bar of the United State Supreme Court

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Sinas Dramis attorneys Jackie Dupler and Katie Tucker, along with 10 other members of the Mid-Michigan region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan were sworn into the Bar of and to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the beginning of the Court session, in front of eight of the sitting Justices. Unfortunately, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent due to illness. Honorable Michelle Rick, Clinton County Circuit Court Judge who is also currently running for the ...

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Tom Sinas Named a Top Lawyer in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine

In an effort to help West Michigan residents find the best lawyer for their legal matter, Grand Rapids Magazine and Grand Rapids Business Journal recently published the Grand Rapids 2019 Top Lawyers List. We are proud to announce that attorney, Tom Sinas, received this noteworthy distinction.

Inclusion as a Top Lawyer in Grand Rapids is solely based on a peer-review survey sent out to local licensed attorneys. Those receiving the most votes were named 2019 Top Lawyers in Grand Rapids. For people researching “best attorneys in Grand Rapids,” this list provides further proof of excellence within the legal field ...

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Katie Tucker Recognized as “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

It is with great pleasure we announce Katie Tucker’s recognition as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” for 2019 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. A celebration luncheon for the honorees was held on December 5, 2019, at the Detroit Marriott in Troy, Michigan.

I have had the pleasure of working closely with Katie for the past several years,” says Sinas Dramis Law Firm Partner, Mike Larkin. “She is incredibly thorough, intelligent and dedicated to her clients. She is most deserving of this honor and I am proud to call her a colleague and friend.”

Up and Coming Lawyers Credentials

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Child Custody and Substance Abuse – When to Get Legal Help Plus Local Resources

Michigan family courts are designed to protect the rights of and advocate for the best interest of children. While judges do their best to keep the family intact as much as possible, certain specifics regarding your family dynamic must be addressed and taken seriously, especially instances of child custody and substance abuse. If you or your child’s other parent suffer from addiction, it could have a major impact on your custody and parenting time schedule.

What is an addiction?

According to the Mayo Clinic, drug addiction (also called substance use disorder) “is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior ...

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Burn Survivor Attorney Steve Weston Attends 2019 World Burn Congress

Kalamazoo personal injury attorney, Steven Weston, has been representing and advocating for burn survivors for 34 years. Steve has a reputation among burn treatment professionals across the nation as an attorney who has taken the time to study the medical, psycho-emotional, and social-family challenges and needs of burn survivors. He has also been active in supporting efforts at burn prevention. While Sinas Dramis has advocated for the rights of burn survivors since we opened our doors in 1951, we knew when Steve Weston joined the firm, it was an opportunity to provide additional expertise and resources to this ...

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How Trucking Companies Fight Lawsuits and What to Look for in a Lawyer to Challenge Them

Your life can change in the blink of an eye – and for one family, that’s exactly what happened one morning in rural Michigan when a reckless commercial truck driver caused a completely preventable crash. But despite the immediate devastation, the trucking company’s handling of the situation was further insult to the family’s many injuries. The following is a tragic example of how trucking companies fight lawsuits, avoid liability, and treat seriously injured people based on simple factors like one’s home address. This article also outlines the reason why it’s paramount to find an attorney who will go to ...

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Sinas Dramis Earns Multiple Rankings in 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

It is with great pleasure we announce the firm’s rankings in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” List. These rankings indicate professional excellence, exemplary client and peer ratings, and a unique combination of legal knowledge and skills. In addition, earning a tiered recognition signals excellence and breadth of legal expertise in that area of law.

This year, Sinas Dramis Law Firm received the following tiered rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers:

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Jury Rejects View of At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Company, Returns Significant Verdict

Michigan personal injury attorney, Stephen Sinas, obtained justice for a Lansing motorcyclist injured by a negligent driver. After a multi-day trial in the Ingham County Circuit Court, the jury awarded the plaintiff damages in the total amount of $536,857, nearly five times the settlement offer amount.

 

Automobile Vs Motorcycle Case Specifics

The at-fault driver caused the crash with the motorcyclist when she attempted to turn left in front of the plaintiff while he was riding on his motorcycle. The plaintiff’s injuries included fractures of the second and third metatarsal in the left foot, as well as a late-diagnosed traumatic injury ...

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Putting Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Past

Clergy sexual abuse has been headline news across the United States for years. However, media coverage has recently expanded following the release of a report from a Pennsylvania Grand Jury in 2018, concluding that 300 priests sexually abused more than 1,000 child victims over the span of seven decades. Since that time, the global movement to hold religious organizations responsible for abuse has remained in the media spotlight. On September 27, 2019, the Diocese of Lansing released a list of Michigan priests accused of sexual abuse. The release of priests’ names in Lansing is consistent with the growing nationwide trend ...

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Delay, Deny, Defend – Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Avoid Paying Claims

You paid your car insurance premiums faithfully. You chose an insurance company you thought would have your best interests in mind. But now, you’ve found yourself in a complicated situation. You’ve been in a car accident and your auto insurance company – and the security it was supposed to provide – is suddenly nowhere to be found.

Although auto insurance companies lure customers in through supportive slogans promising a neighbor-like reputation, their actions following an accident can seem anything but. This is because, while auto insurance companies portray themselves as a friend to turn to after an accident, at the ...

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