“A lot of clients come to us after something tragic or terrible has happened in their life. You have to help them through those hard times and advocate for them, but also listen to them and learn what they’re going through so you can help them as best you can.” ~ Lauren Kissel

Lauren E. Kissel

Lauren Kissel is a Lansing personal injury attorney that is dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of those who have been injured. She represents a wide variety of personal injury cases including car accidents, Michigan no-fault claims, bicycle accidents, sexual assault, and traumatic brain injuries, to name a few.

For those seeking legal representation to access the care needed for recovery after an accident, Lauren is not only a detailed and tactical attorney in handling sensitive casework but a compassionate resource for her clients during what are often confusing and difficult times. She plays a crucial role as part of the firm’s legal team in representing complex cases, including a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of changes to Michigan’s no-fault law on behalf of several motor vehicle accident victims, their families, and providers. Lauren is also a part of Michigan Bicycle Law, a team of Sinas Dramis attorneys that specialize in representing injured cyclists after a motor vehicle collision. Her incredible professionalism, dedication to accuracy and efficiency, and thorough understanding of the law allow her to attain the best results for her clients.

Lauren joined Sinas Dramis Law Firm as a Law Clerk while attending law school. Her background and credentials revealed a character perfectly fit for upholding the law and the firm’s values. In law school, Lauren spent a semester in Washington, D.C. working with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Suspension and Debarment Division. She also acted as Managing Editor of International Law Review and participated in MSU’s Food Law Clinic, all while carrying a heavy course load and graduating with impressive academic success. She joined Sinas Dramis as a practicing attorney upon entrance to the State Bar of Michigan in 2018.

As a practicing attorney, Lauren’s community involvement didn’t stop after law school. She is an active member of Michigan’s legal community and serves as an Executive Board Member of the Ingham County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section, Women Lawyers Association Mid-Michigan Region, and Michigan Association for Justice, as well as Associate Legal Counsel for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN).

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Noteworthy Cases

$2,600,000 Settlement for Motorcyclist who sustained catastrophic injuries after high beam lights of an oncoming vehicle caused a crash.
$850,000 Liability settlement on behalf of a Kent County resident who sustained a traumatic brain injury resulting in brain-eye coordination issues and chronic neck pain.
$741,734 PIP settlement plus $159,789.29 in penalty interest and attorney fees for three catastrophically injured individuals receiving residential care whose charges were disputed pursuant to the No-Fault Act fee schedules.
$500,000 uninsured policy limits settlement and $90,000 PIP benefits settlement On behalf of a Lansing man who sustained spondylolisthesis, bulging discs, and “dropped head syndrome” resulting in death approx. 3 years after a motor vehicle collision.
$269,321.73 PIP settlement plus $74,910.51 court ordered attorney fee award for an attendant care dispute on behalf of a catastrophically injured woman receiving 24/7 in-home attendant care.
$190,000 Settlement on behalf of a man in the Upper Peninsula who suffered a grade III renal laceration, broken ribs, and a right rotator cuff tear after being hit by a motor vehicle while snowmobiling.
$170,000 Liability settlement on behalf of an Oakland County resident who sustained a Grade V right shoulder separation in a bicycle-motor vehicle collision with disputed liability.

Professional Associations

  • Woman Lawyers Association, Mid-Michigan Region, Membership Communications Director 2021 – Present
  • Ingham County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section, Executive Board Member 2021 – 2022, Treasurer 2022 – 2023, President-Elect 2023 – 2024, (will be) President 2023 – 2024
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Executive Board Member 2023 – Present, Leadership Academy Graduate 2024
  • Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), Associate Legal Counsel 2023 – Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan


B.A., University of Michigan, Environmental Studies, 2015
J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 2018


Michigan, 2018

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan Association for Justice Seminar in the Snow, Don’t Get Caught Red Handed – Managing Fraud Claims in PIP and Tort Cases, March 1, 2024 (future planned presentation)
  • Michigan Association for Justice No-Fault Institute, Andary Update, October 27, 2023
  • Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council Annual Business Practices Boot Camp, Andary Update October 25, 2023
  • Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault, Andary Analysis Seminar, August 8, 2023
  • University Commons, Andary et al v USAA at al Lawsuit presentation, February 1, 2023
  • Brain Injury Network of Northern Michigan Symposium, Auto No-Fault Updates, October 14, 2022
  • Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), 2019 No-Fault Amendments and Andary et al v USAA at al Lawsuit, January 14, 2021
  • Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) presentation on 2019 No-Fault Amendments and Andary et al v USAA at al Lawsuit, December 16, 2020