Back to School Reminders & Michigan School Bus Laws

With summer nearing its end and school back in session, it’s time for a refresher regarding school buses and tips of keeping our kids safe. Bryan Waldman, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently appeared on the WLNS 6 “Legal Edge” with important back to school reminders and to share the ins and outs of Michigan school bus laws.

Michigan School Bus Laws – Look at the Lights

We are all creatures of habit. So, it can be easy to carry your summer driving habits over into the fall. However, in keeping these habits, it can make the roads unsafe for ...

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Michigan Telemarketing Laws and the Do Not Call List

Telemarketing and robocalls seem to be on the rise, and if you’ve received one of these calls during dinner, while trying to get out the door, or basically any other time, you know how annoying they can be. And while there’s no definite end in sight, there are Michigan telemarketing laws and a federal effort to help curtail these disturbances in the future.

Telemarketing Laws – Do Not Call Registry

If you haven’t already, register your landline and mobile phone on the federal Do Not Call List. For repeat offenders that continue to ignore your registration on the Do Not Call ...

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Nine Sinas Dramis Attorneys Selected to 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers and “Rising Stars” Lists

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of nine Sinas Dramis Law Firm attorneys on the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. While this is a continued recognition for a number of our attorneys, we are celebrating new inclusions in this year’s Michigan Super Lawyers lists! Please join us in congratulating the following Michigan personal injury attorneys in this incredible achievement:

2019 Michigan Super Lawyers

George Sinas – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff, Lansing
Jim Graves –  Personal Injury General: Plaintiff, Lansing
Bryan Waldman – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff, Lansing
Steve Sinas – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff, ...

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Announcing Lawyer of the Year and Best Lawyers 2020 Recognition

With a mission to be the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide, Best Lawyers recently recognized seven Sinas Dramis Law Firm attorneys in its 2020 Best Lawyers in America list, as well as named Michigan personal injury attorney, Bryan Waldman, Lawyer of the Year.

 

Bryan Waldman – 2020 Lawyer of the Year

Bryan Waldman is the President at Sinas Dramis Law Firm. He is not only an exceptional personal injury attorney with an accomplished history handling complicated motor vehicle collision, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury cases, he is also an avid cyclist who passionately advocates for the ...

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What to Do About Noisy Neighbors and Barking Dogs

Summer is the reason Michiganders look forward to all year. But sometimes summers get, well, a bit noisy. With everyone spending as much time outside as possible, backyard games and barbeques, house parties and get together, knowing what to do about noisy neighbors can become tricky and unsettling in the neighborhood. Bryan Waldman, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently appeared on WLNS “Legal Edge” to explain what to do about noisy neighbors and neighborhood barking dogs.

Local Peace and Quiet Laws

The best thing to do if you are wondering what to do about noisy neighbors is to simply talk with ...

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Business Vehicle Insurance – Steps to Take to Ensure Correct Coverage

Authored by Michigan personal injury attorney, Kevin Komar

You might be a carpenter, electrician, or mason. You have worked your fingers to the bone day-after-day, year-after-year to become your own boss and build a successful business. You’ve put in nights and weekends to create the foundation upon which your business now stands. For those efforts, we applaud you. But you also need to make sure your business won’t unravel in the blink of an eye. We’re talking about business vehicle insurance. Insuring the vehicles that keep your business going is obviously important. But certain pitfalls of small business automobile insurance ...

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Joel Finnell and Steve Sinas Receive Distinguished Brief Award

Each year, Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law Review acknowledges prestigious legal writing filed with the Supreme Court of Michigan by awarding its Distinguished Brief Award. We are pleased to announce Michigan appellate attorney, Joel Finnell, and co-author, Stephen Sinas, are the winners of this year’s Distinguished Brief Award. Finnell and Sinas were recognized on Wednesday, July 25th at the 34th Annual Distinguished Brief Award Banquet at the Country Club of Lansing with keynote speaker, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanagh.

Distinguished Brief Award Qualification

Qualification for the award includes a review by a panel of judges based on a set ...

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Announcing Stephen Sinas’s Ingham County Bar Foundation Fellowship

Please join us in congratulating Michigan personal injury attorney, Stephen H. Sinas on becoming a Fellow of Ingham County Bar Foundation (ICBF)! This prestigious Fellowship is limited to less than 5% of active attorneys in the Tri-County Area (Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties) who have been nominated by a current ICBF Fellow and garnered the most votes by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Nominees must be actively engaged in the practice of law, possess exceptional character, morals, and ethic, and have a reputation of legal leadership.

Ingham County Bar Foundation Fellowship Responsibilities

While ICBF Fellowship mirrors the State Bar Foundation’s Fellowship ...

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Car Accident PTSD – Symptoms, Treatment, Resources

Michigan personal injury attorney, Steve Weston, has dedicated his more than thirty-year career to advocating for and working with victims of catastrophic injuries and trauma. He is an attorney who takes his practice further than the courtroom. He actively engages in his client’s recovery and care post-accident. As part of this unique care team, he understands the life-changing emotional toll that often accompanies such injuries. Because of this, he has done extensive research on the connection between injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In a recently published article regarding PTSD on BestLawyers.com, Weston explains that Post Traumatic Stress ...

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Recreational Marijuana Is Legal, Driving While High Isn’t

Authored by Michigan personal injury attorney, Brian McKenna.

While Michigan voters opted to legalize many aspects of marijuana consumption in a November 2018 ballot initiative, driving while high remains illegal. Means of prohibition enforcement, however, remains murky.

Michigan law adheres to a strict “zero-tolerance” policy for drivers who have any amount of the drugs listed on Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act in their system. These substances include marijuana and its active ingredient, THC. However, in People v Koon, the  Michigan Supreme Court carved out an exception to the strict rule.  That decision considered the legalization of marijuana for ...

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