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George T. Sinas

Car accident Attorney at Lansing, MI

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About George

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    90%
    No-Fault PIP benefits, tort claims

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    General negligence

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 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 Justice award 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. Furthermore, in 2018 and 2020, he was the only Lansing-area attorney specializing in plaintiff's personal injury litigation included in the Top 100 Super Lawyers list. 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.

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Location

Sinas Dramis Law Firm
3380 Pine Tree Road
Lansing, MI, 48911

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Posted by Paula | June 29, 2023
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Not just a number
George Sinas was able to resolve my lawsuit extremely close to the largest amount I could possibly be awarded. More importantly, I felt like George and his team cared about me personally and did everything in their power to make this whole process easier on me. I had never been through any sort of legal process such as a lawsuit after an accident and I'm here to tell you it is stressful and time consuming, so I'm thankful I had George Sinas on my side. I wasn't made to feel that I was just another number or client, it felt like I was family.
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Posted by Amy | May 8, 2023
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Very kind and compasionate
The whole team that worked with our family was amazing! They kept our family well informed every step of the way and made sure that we understood the process. I believe they are the best in the business!
Posted by Sarah | April 23, 2023
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Thorough, compassionate, and trustworthy!
We had the privilege of working with George after we sustained serious injuries from a life-changing car accident. Although we would not wish this trauma on anyone, we truly could not recommend him more! In a scary, uncertain time, he provided clarity, assurance, and very necessary expertise. We were so overwhelmed with the plethora of issues to deal with, and George and his paralegal Brittney were incredibly kind, patient, compassionate, and exactly what we needed! They provided imperative stability and guidance in how to proceed, and it gave us full confidence in knowing they took care of us. It took so much of the stress away knowing that they dealt with the legal complexity of the situation. Throughout the whole process, they communicated often, clearly, and thoroughly which was much appreciated. They always acted in our best interest and were truly expert legal advisors. Highly highly recommend!
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Posted by chris | March 30, 2020
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car accident lawsuit
george and brittany came to the hospital after my accident...after that they did everything that needed to be done while i recovered..they stayed in touch..i went to office 4 times over 9 month period...they made it so easy for me and recieved a settlement that has helped alot..great job guys.!!
Posted by D'Lynn | November 7, 2019
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Stop Signs are NOT optional!
October 21, 2017 my husband, 3 grandchildren, daughter, puppy and I were involved in a car accident that was caused by a stop sign runner. I was pinned in the drivers seat and had severe injuries to my entire left side. George Sinas was recommended to us and were are so very grateful for that referral! George and his legal assistant, Brittany, took care of every detail involving insurance, rehab, lost wages, medical advocate, and of course getting us the best possible liability settlement. We are so very grateful that the only detail we had to worry about was my healing. I just can't imagine this journey if we'd have had to worry about all of the time consuming stressors of paperwork and bills. We actually never saw one bill. I am so so thankful for all of their care, dedication and hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2019
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The attorney for your auto related accident.
George represented us in an auto related accident which resulted in life changing injuries. We found George to be responsive, patient, knowledgeable, experienced and a very skilled negotiator. We were very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Mary Kay | May 26, 2016
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Complete Satisfaction
I was rear-end by a semi on I-496 in 2014. I was referred to the Sinas firm and I have been completely satisfied with the firm and the results. From the initial meeting with George Sinas to the final meeting with Mr. Sinas, he was always helpful and willing to help in any way. His years of experience in this area of the law along with his knowledge is very impressive. My choice was to be on a "need to know basis" with every aspect of my case. With my health issues, it was comforting & assuring to know that my case was being handled properly. The file/information was kept current and I never felt stressed about the matter. I would most definitely recommend this firm. Having seen the adds of the firm over the years and hearing of or having read about the firm, I can know state after my experience I was not disappointed. Under the circumstances, it was pleasure to work with Mr. Sinas and his firm.
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Posted by Debra | March 28, 2016
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THE Best Lawyer in Personal Injury Law
When we first contacted the Sinas Dramis firm, not only did we get in right away, we met with the firm's head attorney, George Sinas. He was so comfortable to meet with and he took the time to explain our rights in personal injury law quagmire. There is actually a book that he authored on this subject that we were able to take home and reference. My husband and I never could have known of all of our rights after my collision. He and his firm are truly THE experts in this area of law! It took a while to reach resolution in the matter (Aug 2014 - Mar 2016), but we felt that the Sinas firm was fighting for us the entire way and we were happy with the settlement reached in our matter. I highly recommend this firm, without hesitation!
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Posted by Janice | April 2, 2015
Working with George and Tom and Brittney saved my sanity!
In a complex case that seemed to move as slowly as my mind and body rehabilitation, overcoming ongoing obstacles and keeping the fires burning on several fronts, the services provided were excellent. From the detailed work by paralegal Brittney to the advocacy provided by George and Tom Sinas, we were always kept informed and given strong consultation that supported decision making for us. Our experience was as top notch as their reputation.
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Posted by Eric | March 29, 2015
Best in Class
George and his team are the best personal injury attorneys in the business. In my experience with George, he was relentless in his pursuit of the desired outcome. George's knowledge of the auto no fault law was impressive, and even more impressive was his ability when my case went to court. HIs preparation, attention to detail, and communication skills are second to none. I very much appreciate George's passion and execution.
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Posted by Kelly | March 25, 2015
Comfort during a tragedy!
Losing my husband of 20+ years in a motorcycle accident was the most tragic event of my life. With the world-wind of emotions, planning and family I had no idea what direction to turn. George Sinas was referred to me as a lawyer that will work beside me to make those difficult legal decisions that were best for me and my family. He was very supportive of my situation and worked with me throughout the entire process, even taking time to explain every step in detail so I thoroughly understood. George's knowledge of law and his drive to 'Make A Difference' was the most reassuring feeling. I knew he was representing not only me but the legacy of our family. As a firm, George Sinas has the most professional staff with full dedication to their clients. I can not begin to thank him and his team for all they've done, especially Brittney Cole (George's Paralegal). Brittney has went above and beyond - a true asset to the Sinas Group.
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Posted by Chad Johnson | February 9, 2015
Mr. George Sinas and Mr. Brian Waldman, HOME RUN !
I was involved in a motorcycle vs. car accident in June of 2012 in which I was severely injured. With my body badly broken I knew I would not be returning to work any time soon. How will I pay my bills? What are my rights as a motorcyclist? Who can I trust to protect me and my family from being taken advantage of by the insurance company?. These were few of many questions I desperately need answered. With some very good advice from a friend my wife contacted Sinas Dramis Law Firm. The following day ,while still in the hospital, I met with Mr. George Sinas. The best decision I could have made!! By the time Mr. Sinas had left my hospital room I new my rights and had a good understanding of my PIP benefits. Upon leaving Mr. sinas said " Chad, you worry about healing. Let us ( Sinas Dramis Law Firm) take care of everything else. And that's exactly what I did. Soon Mr. Sinas added Mr. Brian Waldman to our team. Now not only did I have one awesome attorney to protect me , I have two. HOME RUN! As the insurance company was tough Mr. Sinas and Mr. Waldman were tougher. The two of them quickly answered any questions I had and also provided insight to what the future may hold. When it came time to negotiate a settlement Mr. Sinas and Mr. Waldman are masters! Through out the settlement process my wife and I were kept very well informed and were correctly advised. Mr. Sinas and Mr. Waldman not only negotiated a fair settlement but also protected my PIP benefits following the settlement. Not only did I retain two top notch, very personable attorneys , but also I gained some new friends with the Sinas Dramis Law Firm family.
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Posted by Pamela | December 15, 2014
Turning distress into hope and relief
In January,2012, I was injured in a car accident that I did not cause. My car was hit in a chain reaction involving two other cars/ drivers. My car was slammed, and I had a head injury. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The other 2 drivers were not hurt, and able to drive away from the crash site. I experienced a bad headache, and dizziness. It was only after I was released from the hospital, that we learned the extent of the brain injury. My speech, alertness, and thought process was damaged. I was unable to drive for 10 months, and did extensive therapy ( 3 days a week for many months)at a brain rehabilitation facility. My condition required a patient assistant to go to doctors appointments with me because I could not understand or focus on what the doctors were finding or saying. I have always been a very independent person, and now I had to rely on others to help me get well. I had been a client of my car insurance company for over 40 years. But they treated me very badly, and so I went to talk with Mr. Sinas. I had to take my brother with me to the meeting because I had trouble with concentration and focus. I knew that Mr. Sinas had a high rating in the legal community, and was an expert on personal injury matters. After the meeting, Mr. Sinas agreed to take my case. I felt such comfort and gratitude, that he would represent my best interest in the dealings with the car insurance company. Mr. Sinas and his staff worked with my medical providers to document my condition. He told me my job was to let him worry about the case, and that my focus and energy needed to be on getting well. No matter how discouraged I would get about my medical issues, I was so relieved that I didn't have to deal directly with the hostile insurance company representatives. Mr. Sinas identified specific employees in his firm that kept in touch with me on a regular basis. They answered any questions I had, and they treated me with respect and kindness. The security Mr. Sinas provided, helped to give me the strength I needed to get well. Even now, more than 2 years later, thinking back on the car accident is very emotional for me. I still have cognitive impairments that require therapy from time to time. However, I am strong. I will always be grateful to Mr. Sinas for his effectiveness, moral support, and professionalism. He made one of the worst experiences in my life bearable.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2014
George Sinas and his team are fantastic!
I was involved in a very traumatic vehicle accident involving a semi truck. Not only did George and his team quickly address the situation and issues, but he made sure that I was properly taken care of throughout the entire process. George and his team responded quickly to any questions I had, and were timely and trustworthy with their responses. George made sure that I was not persuaded by the individuals at fault, and that I received everything I was entitled to. What could have been a daunting experience was made enjoyable with George's great personality and ability to keep things light and funny, yet to the point. I could not have dreamed for a better team.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner (Shareholder)
  • Sinas, Dramis, Larkin, Graves & Waldman, P.C.
  • 1975 - Present

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Admire v Auto-Owners Ins Co, 494 Mich 10 (2013)
  • Payment not required
  • Brownell v Brown, 407 Mich 128 (1979)
  • Separation not required as long as both impacts were injurious
  • Hathcox v Liberty Mut Ins Co, 90 Mich App 511 (1979)
  • Benefits recoverable
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Associations

  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN)
  • General Counsel
  • 2003 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Executive Board Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Bar Association, Negligence Law Section
  • Chairperson
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Michigan Association for Justice (formerly Michigan Trial Lawyers Association)
  • President
  • 1982 - 1983
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Listed - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation (1989 - Present)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Personal Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan (2010 - Present)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Listed - Plaintiffs Personal Injury (2006-Present)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Peer Selected
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Thomas E. Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Michigan Consumer Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Earl J Cline & Sherwin Schreier Award for Excellence
  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Consumer Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Plaintiffs' PI Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Most Respected Advocate Award
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • 2015
  • Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Champion of Justice Award
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • 2014
  • Catalina Andres Humanitarian Award
  • ACS Foundation
  • 2013
  • Protection and Preservation Award
  • Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault
  • 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 2013
  • Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in American
  • 2009
  • Legacy Society Professional Service Award
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan
  • 2005
  • Top 10 Lawyers of the Year
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 2003
  • Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Michigan's Most Influential Lawyers
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 1991
  • Michigan's Most Influential Lawyers
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
  • "Deciphering Two Related Concepts: No-Fault PIP Causation Law and the Decision in Griffith v State Farm"
  • 2010
  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section Quarterly
  • "Highway Defect Claims . . . Is Something Wrong with the Actual Roadbed?"
  • 2002
  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • "Case Management and the Michigan No-Fault Law: A Look at the Legal Issues"
  • 2000
  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • "Case Management and the Michigan No-Fault Law"
  • 1999
  • Michigan State Journal of Medicine and Law
  • "Case Management and the Michigan No-Fault Law: A Look at the Legal Issues"
  • 1999
  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • "1995 No-Fault Tort Threshold: A Statutory Hybrid"
  • 1997
  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • "The Evolving No-Fault Tort Threshold"
  • 1986
  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • "The Current Status of No-Fault - Increasing Discord in Appellate Court Decisions"
  • 1978
  • Textbook - Michigan Association for Justice (1978-2010)
  • Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance Decisions (No-Fault Red Book)
  • N/A
  • Textbook - coauthored with Wayne J. Miller (2005-2011)
  • Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law in Michigan
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan Association for Justice: No-Fault Institute
  • Michigan Auto No-Fault Law (Speaker for 10+ Years)
  • 2019
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Annual No-Fault Update
  • Michigan Auto No-Fault Law (Speaker for 20+ Years)
  • 2019
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan Fall Conference
  • The Current State of Auto No-Fault Reform
  • 2019
  • Dozens of miscellanous conferences and events spanning the last 30 years
  • Michigan Auto No-Fault Law
  • N/A
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Lansing Car accident Lawyer George T. Sinas
George T. Sinas
Car accident Attorney
Lansing, MI
Licensed for 48 years