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.

Practice Areas

Personal injury, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, brain injury cases, wrongful death claims

Professional Associations

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)

Speaking Engagements

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


Illinois, 2007
Indiana, 2008
Michigan, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2012

Connect with Daniel James

email danjames@sinasdramis.com