Joel T. Finnell
Joel Finnell joined Sinas Dramis Law Firm in 2011 and quickly excelled at appellate law, earning a favorable published appellate decision in the first appeal he handled out of law school. He now primarily focuses his practice on representing clients in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.
As the firm’s appellate attorney, he works very closely with our senior-most attorneys to develop successful legal strategies that will withstand an appeal all the way up to the state’s highest Court. Other attorneys at the firm also call upon Joel to provide additional tactical legal support in heavily defended and more-complex cases. Joel’s role at the law firm is very unique and is one that often sets Sinas Dramis Law Firm apart from other firms. Many firms do not have an in-house appellate specialist like Joel who possesses the knowledge and expertise that is required to provide top-tier representation in the Michigan appellate courts.
Joel’s dedication and success in this role makes him a vital member of the firm, and his practice helps our attorneys stay ahead of the many complex legal issues that arise in auto no-fault, semi-truck, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases.
In Joel’s words, what he enjoys the most about his practice is:
“Having the opportunity to do very meaningful work to help others while working with some of the most talented lawyers in the state.”
Joel earned his law degree, cum laude, from Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University, where he graduated with honors magna cum laude. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Michigan, as well as numerous federal courts, including the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.