George T. Sinas

George SinasLansing Personal Injury Attorney

George T. Sinas has represented seriously injured persons throughout Michigan for over 35 years. He is a past President of the Michigan Association for Justice and a former Chairperson of the State Bar Negligence Law Section.  During his career, he has received numerous honors for his work in the field of personal injury law. In 2018, he received theCline‑Schreier Award for Excellencefrom the State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Council. In 2015, he received the Respected Advocate Award from the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.  In 2014, he received the Champion of Justiceaward from the Michigan Association for Justice.  In 2013, he received the “Michigan Lawyer of the Year” award from Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  In 2009 and 2014, Best Lawyers named George “Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the Year.”  In 2005, George received the Michigan Brain Injury Association “Legacy Society Professional Service Award” for his work representing the victims of serious brain injury.  George has been listed in every edition of the book “The Best Lawyers in America” since 1989 in the field of personal injury law and also named a Michigan Super Lawyer every year since 2006 by Super Lawyer Magazine.  He has authored two textbooks and numerous articles on the subject of the Michigan Automobile No-Fault Insurance Law and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Michigan State University College of Law teaching the Auto No-Fault Law class. George also serves as General Counsel for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), a broad-based coalition of over 20 major medical and consumer groups who are major stakeholders in the Michigan auto No-Fault insurance system.  George received his Bachelor’s Degree Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan and his Law Degree Cum Laude from Wayne State University Law School.  George is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal courts of Michigan.

Practice Areas

Auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, personal injury, wrongful death

Professional Associations

Michigan Association for Justice — executive board member
Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) — general counsel
Brain Injury Association of Michigan — board of directors
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section — chairperson (1989-90)
Ingham County Bar Association

Publications

NFRBO.com (No-Fault Red Book Online), 2010

“Deciphering Two Related Concepts: No-Fault PIP Causation Law and the Decision in Griffith v State Farm,” Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, 2010

“Highway Defect Claims . . . Is Something Wrong with the Actual Roadbed?,” State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Secti

on Quarterly, 2002

“Case Management and the Michigan No-Fault Law: A Look at the Legal Issues,” Michigan Bar Journal, 2000

“Case Management and the Michigan No-Fault Law,” Michigan Bar Journal, 1999

“1995 No-Fault Tort Threshold: A Statutory Hybrid,” Michigan Bar Journal, 1995

“The Evolving No-Fault Tort Threshold,” Michigan Bar Journal, 1986

“The Current Status of No-Fault – Increasing Discord in Appellate Court Decisions,” Michigan Bar Journal, 1978

Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance Decisions (No-Fault Red Book)

Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law in Michigan, co-authored with Wayne J. Miller

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, Michigan Association for Justice’s annual No-Fault Institute – every year for more than 10 years
Presenter, Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s annual No-Fault Update – every year for more than 20 years

George Sinas 10 Years Super Lawyers

George Sinas Top 50 Michigan Consumer Super Lawyer 2018

George Sinas Top 100 Super Lawyers 2018

George Sinas Super Lawyers 2018

Leading Lawyers George Sinas

 


Awards & Recognition

Top 50 Michigan Consumer Super Lawyers — 2018
Earl J. Cline & Sherwin Schreier Award for Excellence — State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section, 2018
Leading Lawyers – 2018 Peer Selected
Best Lawyers in America — Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation — listed every year since 1989
Michigan Super Lawyers — listed in Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury every year since 2006
Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan — Super Lawyers, every year since 2010
Leading Lawyers – Michigan — Listed as “Top 10 Plaintiffs’ PI Lawyer”‘ & “Top 10 Consumer Lawyer” – 2017
Featured in June 2017 edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine, Michigan Edition — “George Sinas: Family Legacy Bolstered Auto No-Fault Expert”
“Most Respected Advocate” Award — Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, 2015
“Champion of Justice” — Michigan Association for Justice, 2014
“Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” — Best Lawyers of America, 2009 and 2014
“Lawyer of the Year” — Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2013
“Protection and Preservation Award” — Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), 2013
“Catalina Andres Humanitarian Award” — ACS Foundation, 2013
Legacy Society Professional Service Award — Brain Injury Association of Michigan, 2005
“Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award” — Ingham County Bar Association, 2003
“Top 10 Lawyers of the Year” — Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2003
“Michigan’s Most Influential Lawyers” — Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 1990 and 1991

Education

B.A., University of Michigan, Political Science, 1972
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 1975

Admissions

Michigan, 1975

Connect with George Sinas

email georgesinas@sinasdramis.com

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