Bryan J. Waldman
Bryan Waldman is the President of Sinas Dramis Law Firm. He believes that, in order to provide the best representation for people, it is necessary to learn about the things that make each person unique. As a result, Bryan accepts a small number of cases and spends a significant amount of time getting to know his clients, which often results in close relationships that last long after their case is over.
In his words, “It is a lawyer’s job to tell a judge or jury how an incident or injury has affected a person’s life. A lawyer can’t do this without knowing what makes each client the person they are. Everyone has a unique story, from how they were raised, what they have done at home, at work, their hobbies, or relationships they have built with friends and family. Fortunately, as part of my job, I get to learn from my client’s experiences in life, which I truly believe has made me a better lawyer and a better person.”
In 2003, Bryan obtained a significant jury verdict more than three times larger than any other personal injury verdict in mid-Michigan at the time. However, beyond monetary results, Bryan says the most rewarding verdicts he has received for his clients are cases where the jury has awarded the exact relief he requested during his closing argument.
“When a jury does what you ask them to do, without discounting it, they are saying, ‘I trust you and I believe you.’ That is my goal as a lawyer. I want everyone I encounter – judges, jurors, and most importantly, my clients, to know I’ve done my homework. I’m presenting things in a way that is honest and exposes the truth,” Waldman says.
Bryan is an adjunct professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law where he teaches a course in Michigan’s Auto No-Fault Law. He has also served as a guest lecturer on litigation topics at Wayne State University Law School and University of Michigan Law School. Bryan is a member of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, a union of professionals affiliated with AFT-Michigan.