People’s Law School – a Priceless Lansing Community Event According to Student Les Bentley

One of our favorite parts of People’s Law School, a Lansing community event open to the public, is seeing returning students year-after-year. Les Bentley is one of those students. You can’t miss him. Decked out in military green, combat boots, and pins and patches proudly heralding a career dedicated to serving his country and honoring his Marines roots, Les is a dynamic attendee at People’s Law School every year. We recently had the privilege of speaking with him regarding his take on People’s Law School. Here’s what he thinks you should know.

Hi, Les, can you tell our readers a bit ...

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$800,000 Settlement for Sexual Assault at an Apartment Complex in Chicago’s Cook County

A person’s home is supposed to be a safe place. Unfortunately, sexual assault at an apartment complex is all too common due to inadequate security and landlord negligence. The following outlines a recent successful settlement for one Chicago resident obtained by Sinas Dramis partner and attorney, Jim Graves.

Recently Jim Graves and co-counsel Jennifer Irmen of Irmen Law Group, LLC successfully settled a complicated apartment complex sexual assault case in Chicago’s Cook County Circuit Court. An $800,000 settlement on behalf of his client was obtained in early August as the jury trial in the case commenced.

The case arose from a ...

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Drunk Driving Laws in Michigan

It’s common knowledge that drinking and driving in the state is illegal. But do you know all the laws pertaining to this topic? We cover the topic often because we think it’s that important to Michigan residents to understand. Grand Rapids car accident attorneyTom Sinas, and Bryan WaldmanMichigan personal injury lawyer, both appeared in the media recently to discuss drunk driving laws in Michigan.

Ins and Outs of Drunk Driving Laws in Michigan

Operating a vehicle with the blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher in Michigan is a crime. Not only is driving with a BAC of ...

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Sinas Dramis Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce several of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2018 Michigan Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating system intended to aid in the hiring and retaining of an attorney using a patented, multi-phase selection process. Twelve peer-recognition and professional achievement indicators select the attorneys recognized by these lists annually.

Super Lawyers recognizes only the top five percent of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas per state. Rising Stars honors the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys. Rising Stars eligibility is defined as an attorney who ...

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Legal Assistance Center and Free Legal Resources in Grand Rapids

Recently, Grand Rapids car accident attorney, Tom Sinas, sat down with WKTV Journal In Focus to discuss the Legal Assistance Center in Grand Rapids. The Center is not only a unique free legal resource in West Michigan but is one of only a few organizations to offer these types of services in the entire state. As a leader in free legal assistance pertaining to civil litigation, we think it’s important for Michigan residents to understand how volunteers at the Center can help navigate their claims process.

What Does the Legal Assistance Center Do?

The first thing people should understand ...

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People’s Law School Student, Regina Johnson, Shares What Every Newcomer Should Know

As lawyers, we understand how important it is for community members to understand their rights and the American legal system. Because of this, we’ve proudly co-hosted People’s Law School in Lansing for more than twenty years. This is a public event open to everyone in the community and is targeted to non-lawyers and everyday citizens.

Many students have come back, year after year, finding the information valuable to not only themselves but others in their lives as well. We recently sat down with one of our most faithful students, Regina Johnson, and think what she has to say to ...

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Five Sinas Dramis Attorneys Featured in 25th Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Sinas Dramis Law Firm is proud to announce that five of our personal injury attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. This is a highly regarded distinction in the legal profession and to the public, and we wish to congratulate these individuals for this esteemed accomplishment. The attorneys recognized include:

 

Best Lawyers in America, 25th Edition

For more than thirty years, Best Lawyers in America has honored attorneys demonstrating remarkable work in their prospective fields. Based on a peer-review survey in which tens of thousands of leading attorneys ...

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Michigan Roundabouts – Dangerous Intersections or a Step Toward Safety?

As part of our ongoing Understanding Dangerous Roads campaign, we’re turning our focus momentarily to roundabouts and their prevalence at dangerous intersections in Michigan. The first Michigan roundabout – a circular road design that requires entering traffic to yield to vehicles already in the circle traveling counterclockwise – was built by the Oakland County Road Commission in 1996. Today, there are more than 100 roundabouts along our state’s roads.

Crash Reduction Rates at Dangerous Intersections

Michigan roundabouts were introduced as a means to improve safety. Recent statistics show they reduce severe accidents at otherwise dangerous intersections ...

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Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) Elects Tom Sinas as Secretary of the Board of Directors

On June 11, 2018, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) announced its election of Tom Sinas as Secretary of the Board of Directors. As a Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, his experience skillfully working with and steadfastly representing the brain injured make him an ideal candidate for this role. Brain Injury Association of Michigan President, Tom Constand, says of Sinas’s election as BIAMI Secretary,

“Tom’s willingness to join the Board as Secretary is a coup for the Association. His long involvement with BIAMI, vast professional knowledge and personal experience representing brain injury ...

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A 2018 Guide to Michigan Boating Laws

When you’re in Michigan, you’re never more than 6 miles from an inland lake or 85 miles from one of the state’s Great Lakes. With more than 11,000 lakes in the state, it’s no wonder boating tops the list of favorite things to do for many Michiganders. And with months of sunshine ahead, many are getting their boats back on the water this time of year. But before dropping anchor, there are important Michigan boating laws and safety tips you should be aware of.

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