Attorney Lauren Kissel Joins Sinas Dramis Michigan Personal Injury Team

We are pleased to announce that attorney Lauren Kissel has joined the Sinas Dramis personal injury team. Lauren originally joined Sinas Dramis as a Law Clerk in 2017 while attending Michigan State University College of Law and quickly excelled at handling many aspects of Plaintiff personal injury cases. Upon entrance to the State Bar of Michigan, she accepted a position with the firm as a practicing attorney. As the newest member of our Michigan auto accident legal team, she will primarily focus her practice on cases involving accidents between motor vehicles, motorcycles, and semi-trucks.

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2019 Best Law Firms – Sinas Dramis Law Firm Earns Tier 1 Rankings

Sinas Dramis is pleased to announce that the firm has been listed as a Tier 1 law firm in both Family Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2019 Best Law Firms rankings.

Achieving 2019 Best Law Firms Status

In its ninth consecutive year, the 2019 Best Law Firms list recognizes firms for professional excellence and consistently favorable ratings from both clients and peers within the legal community. Achieving a tiered ranking indicates a truly exclusive combination of quality, expertise, and distinction. We are proud to announce that Sinas Dramis has ...

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Sister Survivor, Amanda Thomashow, Receives Prestigious Justice Award at Annual Ceremony

On September 29, 2018, the Foundation for Improvement of Justice honored sexual assault “Sister Survivor,” Amanda Thomashow, with its prestigious Paul H. Chapman award. The Foundation for Improvement of Justice is a not-for-profit institution whose mission is improving local, state, and federal systems of justice in the United States. Lansing attorney, Jim Graves, who represented Ms. Thomashow and other survivors in the largest sports sexual assault case in history, also attended the award ceremony at the Four Season Hotel Atlanta.

“Amanda persevered through incredible odds. She survived and thrived post victim-blaming and non-belief by a powerful Big Ten University. She helped others ...

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What Drivers and Walkers Should Know About Grand Rapids Pedestrian Ordinances

With an above average pedestrian-auto accident rate, the city of Grand Rapids is taking action. As of February 6, 2018, motorists are now required by law to come to a stop for pedestrians crossing a roadway in a crosswalk. West Michigan auto accident attorney, Tom Sinas, recently spoke Fox 17’s Know the Law to describe the various Grand Rapids pedestrian ordinances. Here’s what drivers and pedestrians alike should know.

Use Sidewalks When Available

First, pedestrians in Grand Rapids need to utilize city sidewalks when they’re available. Doing so decreases the risk of collision with a vehicle using the ...

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Obtaining Compensation for Vehicle Damage Claims in Michigan

Michigan infrastructure means that most of us rely on a vehicle to get to work and back home again, at the minimum. So when you’re in an auto accident, damage to your vehicle can derail you financially and for an extended period of time. It’s important to not only understand how vehicle damage claims in Michigan work but to also double check your insurance policy for additional coverages that may save you in the long run.
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What You Need to Know About the Michigan Marijuana Vote 2018

Updated: December 2018 to reflect the passing of Proposition 1 on November 6, 2018

When the Michigan marijuana vote, also known as Proposition 1, passed on November 6, it brought with it a lot of upcoming changes. WLNS Channel 6 interviewed Michigan personal injury attorney, Bryan Waldman to discuss several unanswered questions and concerns regarding recreational marijuana use in Michigan. Tom Sinas also appeared recently on Fox 17 Know the Law to discuss driving while high and other legal implications. Here’s what you should know:

Concerns Remain Regarding Recreational Marijuana Use in Michigan

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While recreational marijuana use may be legal now in ...

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Constitution Day 2018 – Understanding First Amendment Limitations

In honor of Constitution Day 2018 which was on September 17, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, Tom Sinas, explains the First Amendment on Fox 17 Know the Law. This amendment protects our rights to freedom of speech, religion, and of the press, but is often misunderstood.

 

First Amendment – the Right to Free Speech

Here is a refresher on how the First Amendment is written, in honor of Constitution Day 2018:

“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, or petition the government for redress of ...

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Breastfeeding Laws in Michigan – Accommodations for Nursing Mothers and Children

It’s a topic of debate in many circles, and a lot of new moms don’t know what rights and protections are afforded them with regard to nursing their children. Recently, attorney Bryan Waldman appeared on WLNS Legal Edge to discuss breastfeeding laws in Michigan and the accommodations working mothers are legally entitled to.

Federal Breastfeeding Laws

Under the Michigan statute known as the breastfeeding anti-discrimination law, nursing mothers are afforded the right to breastfeed both in private and in public. This statute mandates that any business with services or accommodations to the public can’t discriminate against someone because they are breastfeeding. ...

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Sexual Assault Survivor, Amanda Thomashow, to Receive Paul H. Chapman Award

Sinas Dramis partner and Michigan sexual assault attorney, Jim Graves, has represented numerous Sister Survivors of the disgraced MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar, since 2016. He recently had the privilege of nominating his client, Amanda Thomashow, for the Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. award.

Mr. Graves, along with the rest of the Sinas Dramis attorneys and staff, wish to congratulate Ms. Thomashow as the recipient of this year’s Paul H. Chapman Award. She will be honored and receive the award on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta. Ms. Thomashow is recognized in ...

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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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