Daniel J. James
Dan James has been practicing law since 2007, and brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience to the Sinas Dramis personal injury team. Before joining the firm, Dan was on the other side of the fence, so to speak, working as an insurance defense attorney.
Given his experience in the insurance defense industry, Dan brings a particular skill set to Sinas Dramis that serves the firm, and his clients, well. Dan looks forward to helping his clients and their families achieve the results and justice they deserve under the law.
A graduate of Hope College, Dan received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School, where he won a number of scholarships and awards for academic achievement. He also once served as a research assistant and clerked at a well-respected Chicago law firm.
Grand Rapids Bar Association
Ottawa County Bar Association
Ingham County Bar Association
Michigan Association for Justice
State Bar of Michigan
Coordinated No-Fault Benefits: No More Payment Delays For Medical Providers — Detroit Legal News (December 26, 2016); Grand Rapids Legal News (December 28, 2016); Muskegon County Legal News (December 30, 2016); Michigan Lawyers Weekly (January 6, 2017)
Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council Auto No-Fault Denial Boot Camp, July 2016
Michigan First and Third Party Law Seminar, August 2014 & May 2015
Illinois and Indiana Auto Insurance Law Update Seminar, 2011
Awards & Recognition
Economics, Management, and Accounting Faculty Recognition Award – Hope College, 2003
Phi Beta Kappa – Hope College
Board of Governors Scholarship – Wayne State University Law School, 2004-2007
Ira J. Spoon Award – Wayne State University Law School, 2006
B.A., Economics and Political Science (Mathematics minor), magna cum laude, Hope College, 2003
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 2007
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2012