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“We are an important ingredient in the dispensation of justice. What we really do is remind society that there is nothing more sacred than our good health, and it gives me great pride in every case to stand up and remind people this is why this case is important — this is why this area of law is crucial.” ~ George Sinas

George T. Sinas

George 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, George received the “ClineSchreier Award for Excellence” from the State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Council as well as the Thomas E. Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Ingham County Bar Association. 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. In 2018Michigan Super Lawyers listed George as one of the “Top 100 Super Lawyers” in Michigan, the only Lansing-area personal injury attorney receiving this recognition. He has continued to receive this distinction ever since.  

George has also authored two textbooks and numerous articles on the subject of motor vehicle injury cases and the Michigan Automobile No-Fault Insurance Law. George has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Michigan State University College of Law, teaching a class on the auto no-fault law. 

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George is also 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 DegreeMagna 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. 

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

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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 — Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section — Chairperson (1989-90)
  • Ingham County Bar Association — Member

Education

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

Admissions

Michigan, 1975

Awards & Recognition

  • Thomas E. Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award — Ingham County Bar Association, 2018
  • 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 — Peer Selected, 2020
  • 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 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Michigan Edition — “George Sinas: Family Legacy Bolstered Auto No-Fault Expert”, June 2017
  • “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
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Speaking Engagements

Presenter, Brain Injury Association of Michigan Fall Conference, “The Current State of Auto No-Fault Reform” — September 2019

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

Publications

Making Smart Choices: A Summary Guide to the New Auto No-Fault Law” – co-authored with Stephen Sinas and Thomas Sinas, an in-depth guide to consumer choices under the 2019 reformed auto no-fault law

Navigating the Chaos: the New No-Fault Legislation” – co-authored with Stephen Sinas and Tom Sinas, a thorough overview of Michigan’s new no-fault law following the legislation’s 2019 reform

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 Section 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