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James F. Graves

James F. Graves

also known as Jim Graves

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Trucking Accident

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Car Accidents: 30%
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Trucking Accident: 20%

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Contact Info

321 North Clark Street
5th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60654-4714



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201005/14/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing197206/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leading Lawyer, Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2014
Leading Lawyer, Personal Injury LawLeading Lawyers Network2013
TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERSThe National Trial Lawyers2013
MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates, Los Angeles2013
AV Preeminent Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2013
Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the YearBest Lawyers in America2011
Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney AwardIngham County Bar Association2004
Super Lawyers (2006 - present)Super LawyersN/A
Best Lawyers, Personal Injury (2006 - present)Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/ ShareholderSinas Dramis Brake Boughton & McIntyre, PC2001 - Present
Attorney/ShareholderWillingham & Cote, P.C.1972 - 2001

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2010 - Present
Michigan State Bar Judicial Qualifications CommitteeMember2006 - 2007
Ingham County Bar FoundationPresident2002 - 2013
Michigan Association For JusticeSustaining Member2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
Ingham County Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2001
Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN)MemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
ICLE Michigan Causes of Action FormbookToxic Exposure Injuries and Deaths2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor, Cum Laude1972
University of MichiganBusinessBachelor of Business Administration1969

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
No - Fault InstituteHighway Liability Claims2006
No - Fault InstituteAccident Reconstruction Experts2003
Auto Insurance Law and Accident LitigationThird Party Auto Negligence1999
MTLA New Lawyers Section WorkshopsGovernmental Immunity1997
ICBA Lecture SeriesHow to File a Case in the Court of Claims1997