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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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What is People’s Law School and Why You Should Attend

More than twenty years ago, the attorneys at Sinas Dramis Law Firm identified a much-needed service in Lansing. There’s often a disconnect in understanding the basic rights and laws that protect citizens since many people aren’t regularly involved in the legal field. Realizing this, Sinas Dramis launched People’s Law School to help bridge this disconnect. So if you’re wondering, “What is People’s Law School, anyway?” here’s everything you should know.

People’s Law School ...

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Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly Recognizes Alisha Spencer as Unsung Legal Hero

Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly recently announced its second class of “Unsung Legal Heroes.” A new annual endeavor, this list honors law firm employees known for excellence in supporting the legal community and going above and beyond the traditional call of duty. Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce Alisha Spencer, Systems and Marketing Technologist, is recognized as one of this year’s twenty-six “Unsung Legal Heroes.”

While Alisha may not always be the face Sinas Dramis clients ...

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Moving Forward – Larry Nassar Case Updates

While the unfortunate tragedy at Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, and Twistars USA involving hundreds of sexually abused gymnasts continues to make headlines, several recent Larry Nassar case updates attempt to bring justice to survivors and also protect future athletes.

Senate Passes Bills to Protect Survivors

Last month, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly passed a package of bills in response to survivors of the largest case of sports-related sexual abuse in history. These proposed bills will protect survivors of sexual abuse, extend the ...

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Saginaw Broadbent Intersection – Light Installed and Operational

Efforts to Improve Safety at Dangerous Intersection Underway

As part of our Understanding Dangerous Roads campaign, we highlighted the Saginaw Broadbent intersection in west Lansing last year. This area is particularly problematic and is becoming more and more dangerous due to continually increasing traffic and nearby residential and commercial building projects on the rise.

Traffic Light Needed at Saginaw Broadbent Intersection

In our initial assessment of the intersection, we recommended the installation of a traffic light to reduce the number of collisions. ...

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Sinas Dramis Stands Proudly With Nassar Sexual Assault Survivors

Jim Graves is currently representing sexual assault survivors of Larry Nassar, who violated hundreds of women and girls while employed as a physician at Michigan State University and while working as a team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Twistars USA.

To date, more than 150 women and young girls have said they were sexually abused by Nassar while he was employed at MSU. Nassar was an MSU team doctor for nearly two decades and was the team ...

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Clinton County Jury Hands Down $750,000 Car Accident Verdict

A woman who sustained life-altering injuries after a taxi cab slammed into the side of her vehicle has obtained a $750,000 car accident verdict from a Clinton County jury.

The woman was represented by Grand Rapids auto accident lawyer Tom Sinas in a damages lawsuit against not only the taxi cab driver, but also the vehicle owner and the taxi cab company.

Facts Leading Up To $750,000 Car Accident Verdict

On October 30, 2014, the plaintiff’s vehicle was t-boned by a ...

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Letting A Dog On Your Lap While Driving May Soon Be Illegal

We’ve all seen it (and have possibly been guilty of it ourselves): letting a dog sit on our lap while driving. Problem is, having a dog on your lap while driving is a distraction that takes your eyes off the road and may cause a Michigan car accident.

This is why House Bill 5277 has been introduced in the Legislature. The measure would prohibit dogs on the laps of Michigan drivers. The proposal is straightforward and says, “An individual ...

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