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“What drew me to the area of personal injury law, in particular, was my interest in healthcare and my desire to pursue and ensure access to medical care for individuals who really need it, especially injured persons in Michigan. My current practice allows me to do that by not only representing injured persons but also representing their medical providers.” ~ Katie Tucker

Catherine (“Katie”) E. Tucker

Katie Tucker is a personal injury attorney who specializes in advocating for the rights of individuals who have been seriously injured or killed in Michigan auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents, and slip-and-falls, and for the rights of their medical providers. As a partner at Sinas Dramis Law Firm, she actively engages with the Michigan legal community to not only pursue justice for her clients, but also continuously develop the justice system for future community needs.

Katie leads the firm’s no-fault medical provider practice group. In that role, she diligently pursues claims for payment from no-fault and other insurers for unpaid charges for treatment rendered to injured patients by a vast array of Michigan medical providers. Katie has represented providers of physiatry, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy, vocational therapy, attendant care, and other services in trial and appellate courts across the State. With her tenacious and detailed-oriented approach, she has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars of unpaid bills for members of the Michigan medical community.

Applying her strong writing and oral advocacy skills, Katie has also successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars of no-fault benefits and compensation for the pain and suffering endured by injured persons. Katie’s approachable and compassionate demeanor make her a particularly effective advocate for individuals who have suffered brain, spinal cord, and other traumatic injuries and grieving family members of those who have been tragically killed in auto accidents in Michigan. She strives to get to know each of her clients personally and to understand their particular needs so that she can work diligently to ensure that they receive adequate compensation for their losses and access to quality medical care under Michigan’s No-Fault Act.

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Born and raised in East Lansing, Katie earned her undergraduate degree, with high honors, in Economics from Michigan State University and her law degree, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. With deep roots in the area, she is committed to serving residents of the greater Lansing area, as well as representing clients throughout the State. She was admitted to practice in Michigan in 2012 and sworn in before the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2019.

In addition to working on behalf of her clients, Katie Tucker is active in the Mid-Michigan legal community and has served in various leadership roles since she began her law career in 2012. She served as a longtime board member and President of Ingham County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and as an ex officio member of both the Ingham County Bar Association and the Ingham County Bar Foundation. For the past several years, she has also served as President of the Mid-Michigan Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. In these roles, she has organized events, raised funds, and volunteered her time for organizations including Legal Services of South Central Michigan, the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing, Volunteers of America, Cristo Rey Community Center, EVE, and Helping Women Period.

Outside of the legal community, Katie is also an active member of her church and has volunteered her time at the St. John Food Cupboard and the Haven House, a homeless shelter in East Lansing. In her spare time, she enjoys staying physically active, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family, including her husband, daughter, and Golden Retriever.

Practice Areas

In addition to representing auto accident victims in successfully pursuing liability and no-fault claims, Katie represents a wide array of Michigan medical providers who render treatment to injured persons in pursuing no-fault claims and recovering unpaid benefits.  She has developed specialized knowledge, experience and expertise in navigating Michigan’s amended No-Fault Law and complex administrative regulations and in handling lawsuits and administrative appeals on behalf of patients and providers alike.

Personal injuryauto accidentsmotorcycle accidentssemi-truck accidentsslip and fall accidentswrongful death claims, No-Fault benefits

Appellate Victories

  • Slocum v Farm Bureau and USAA, 328 Mich App 626 (2019) – Obtained no-fault survivors’ loss benefits for the surviving widow and three children of a deceased motorcyclist for the full replacement cost of health insurance. 
  • Hughes v City of Livonia (COA Docket No. 340447) – Reaffirmed the right of an elderly passenger to bring a cause of action against the city of Livonia for the negligent operation of a city bus.
  • Sowle, et al v Esurance Ins Co (COA Docket No. 346289, 347819, 348538; MSC Docket No. 162118) – Secured access to lifetime no-fault coverage and successfully recovered unpaid work loss benefits and medical expenses for young mother who suffered a traumatic amputation and other serious injuries in an auto accident.

Connect with Katie Tucker


Email: katietucker@sinasdramis.com
Phone: 517-394-7500
Toll Free: 866-758-0031

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Noteworthy Case Results

$560,000 Settlement for unpaid no-fault benefits for Okemos woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident.
$500,000
(Policy Limits)
Settlement in wrongful death claim for Potterville motorcyclist who was struck and killed at an intersection.
Obtained full summary disposition, penalty interest and sanctions in favor of a Michigan medical provider for unpaid treatment rendered to an auto accident victim.
Obtained full summary disposition, penalty interest and attorney fees in favor of a Michigan medical provider for unpaid treatment rendered to an auto accident victim.
$445,000 Settlement for home health care provider for unpaid no-fault benefits for treatment rendered to catastrophically injured auto accident victim.
$330,000 Settlement for residential placement facility for unpaid no-fault benefits for treatment rendered to an auto accident survivor with a traumatic brain injury.
$100,000
(Policy Limits)
Settlement for Lansing infant who was injured in an auto accident and sustained internal injuries.
$72,000 Settlement for recreational therapy provider for unpaid no-fault benefits for treatment rendered to auto accident survivor with a traumatic brain injury.

Professional Associations

  • Ingham County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section – Board Member and past President (2013-2018)
  • Ingham County Bar Association Board of Directors – Ex Officio Member (2015-2016)
  • Ingham County Bar Foundation – Ex Officio Member (2015-Present)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Mid-Michigan Chapter – (Board Member 2016 – Present); President (2016-2021); Past President (2021- 2022)
  • Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (“CPAN”)

Awards & Recognition

  • Regional Leadership Award – Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – 2021
  • Top Women Attorneys, Michigan – Super Lawyers – 2021
  • Up & Coming Lawyers” – Michigan Lawyers Weekly – 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 – Trial Lawyers – 2019
  • Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” – 2018-2021
  • “Top 5 Under 35,” Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section – 2016
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship – Michigan State University College of Law
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award – Research, Writing & Advocacy – Michigan State University College of Law
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award – Family Law – Michigan State University College of Law
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award – Labor Arbitration – Michigan State University College of Law

Education

B.A., Economics, with high honor, Michigan State University
J.D., magna cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law

Admissions

Michigan, 2012
United States Supreme Court, 2019

AutoNoFaultLaw.com Editorial Board Member

Katie further serves the legal community as an active member of the AutoNoFaultLaw.com Editorial Board. In this role, she manages and provides free information on this open-access, academic site for legal professionals, medical providers, auto accident victims, and anyone that interfaces with Michigan’s no-fault system. Katie has published content regarding Utilization Review, including an in-depth written explanation of this new process, three video presentations, and numerous documents accessible on the site for the free reference of medical providers looking for clarity on this topic. She is heavily involved in the decision-making and ensuring that Michigan residents have the information they need to understand their rights under Michigan’s auto no-fault law.

To learn more about AutoNoFaultLaw.com and read about utilization review click here. 

Brain Injury Association of America Preferred Attorney
Catherine Tucker Rising Stars Super Lawyers

Testimonials

I had the pleasure of Working with Katie Tucker at Sinas Dramis, and she did an amazing job of handling my dad’s estate. Great communication, and very professional. I believe Katie exceeded our expectations. Great Company to work with, they always had our best interest, when negotiating on our behalf. 5 star . I would definitely work with them again and recommend them as a law firm to use. – Aron

Katie Tucker and her amazing paralegal Teri Lynn helped me tremendously throughout a very protracted lawsuit. Each of them took the time to keep me updated and educated through each step of the process. I have no doubt that both of them were key to keeping me sane during such an ordeal and helping me to finalize this complex case with the best possible outcome. Thank you. – Wendy

I’ve had the honor of engaging the expertise of the Sinas Dramis team for over 20 years. Their knowledge, authenticity, compassion, and integrity are evident in each interaction and personal injury case we’ve had. Katie Tucker and Teri Lynne go above and beyond every step of the way. Their work directly supports my team’s ability to serve individuals who require rehabilitation following life-altering injuries. They are a force to be reckoned with and I’m grateful to have them on my side! – Tammy

Speaking Engagements

2021

Presenter at CPAN’s Member Roundtable Discussion – November 2021

Featured Presenter and Panelist at Virtual Conference on “What Every Medical Biller and Financial Officer Should Know About the Amended Michigan No-Fault Insurance Act“ Sponsored by CPAN and Michigan Medical Billers Association (MMBA)– October 2021

Presenter during MAJ’s 2021 No-Fault Institute, “Utilization Review,” – October 2021

Featured Speaker at CPAN’s Survivor Town Hall – September 2021

Presenter at Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s (BIAMI) 41st Annual Conference, “Auto No-Fault Update” – September 2021

Presenter at Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council (MBIPC) Provider Billing Workshop – September 2021

Presenter for CPAN’s 2021 course “The No-Fault Provider Survival Course” – July, August 2021

Presenter for Case Management Society of America, “No-Fault Reforms: What Case Managers Need to Know to Protect Themselves and their Clients” – June 2021

Presenter at the Michigan Association for Justice’s No-Fault Update Seminar, “Utilization Review” – June 2021

Guest Speaker on In the Name of the Law, “The Impact of Michigan’s No-Fault Reform on Medical Providers” – April 2021

Panelist at 36th Annual Western Michigan Brain Injury Network (WMBIN) Symposium, “No-Fault Reform” – April 2021

Speaker at ICLE’s 2021 No-Fault Summit on “Utilization Review” – April 2021

Presenter on “No-Fault Reform” for Case Management Society of America, Detroit Chapter – February 2021

Featured Speaker for Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault’s (CPAN) “Attendant Care Webinar” – February 2021

Discussion Leader for Women Lawyer’s Association of Michigan, Mid-Michigan Book Club Meeting on “You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism” with Dr. Tsedale M. Melaku – February 2021

Presenter on “No-Fault Reform” for Ann Arbor Centers for Independent Living (AACIL) – January 2021

Speaker at No-Fault Provider Boot Camp sponsored by MBIPC – January 2021

2020

Featured Speaker for Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault’s (CPAN) “Utilization Review Rules Webinar” – December 2020

Featured Presenter for ICLE’s “No-Fault Reform: Recent Developments and Emerging Strategies” – November 2020

Speaker at Michigan Osteopathic Association’s Autumn CME Conference – November 2020

Speaker at Michigan Association for Justice’s (MAJ) No-Fault Institute – October 2020

Previous Years

“Auto Insurance” WLAJ My Legal – October 2019

“Vehicular Injury Law: A Changing World” – March 2019

Speaker at the No-Fault Provider Boot Camp sponsored by MBIPC – July 2018

Featured Speaker for Presentation on Michigan’s No-Fault Law for the “Law in Brief” Series sponsored by the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association – June 2018

Featured Speaker for Presentation to Medical Providers on No-Fault Benefits and Coverages sponsored by NeuroRestorative Michigan – May 2018

Featured Guest on Fox 47 “Morning Blend” segment on Teen Drivers – October 2017

Speaker at the No-Fault Provider Boot Camp sponsored by MBIPC – July 2017

Publications

“Tackling Covenant: What Medical Providers Need to Know About the Michigan Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision and What They can do in Response” International Association of Rehabilitation Providers – Spring 2018

“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)