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James F. Graves

Car accident Attorney at Lansing, MI

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also known as Jim Graves


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James Graves has one of the most varied portfolios in personal injury law - having handled complex cases ranging from complicated aviation wrongful death claims, the largest campus sexual assault case in history, to a crash at Michigan International Speedway. He has made a name for himself in personal injury law as the litigator who is up for the challenge with the breadth of knowledge needed to handle even the most unique cases. 

Jim is admitted to practice in both Michigan and Illinois, helping clients across both states. And while his experience is vast, he focuses a significant portion of his work on motor vehicle collisions involving automobiles, semi-trucks, and motorcycles. 

In addition to his practice, Jim has taught aviation law at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Super Lawyers has recognized him on its annual Michigan Supers Lawyers List every year since 2006 and he has been named a Best Lawyer in America in plaintiff's personal injury law for just as long. 

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Licensed for 50 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/06/2023
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1972
Updated 12/25/2022

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James F. Graves
3380 Pinetree Rd
Lansing, MI, 48911-4207
Sinas, Dramis, Larkin, Graves & Waldman, P.C.
77 W Wacker Dr., Ste 4500
Chicago, IL, 60601
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident
Jim Graves and his staff are highly skilled professionals who genuinely care for their clients. Jim was consistently accessible, answered every question we posed thoroughly, and expertly guided us through every aspect of the legal process. We are convinced that Jim is the best of the best, in every way, and highly recommend him.
Posted by Shelby | April 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy with Jim and his team
Jim helped me with a complicated legal issue and I could not have been happier with the results. He was very personable and attentive. He was available to answer any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend him.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/ Shareholder
  • Sinas Dramis Larkin Graves & Waldman, PC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney/Shareholder
  • Willingham & Cote, P.C.
  • 1972 - 2001

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 1972
  • University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1969

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Michigan Association For Justice
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • John D. Voelker Foundation
  • Board Member and Former Officer
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Court Bar - Michigan and Illinois
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan State Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Ingham County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Board Member, and Past President
  • 2002 - 2013
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Member, Past President
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Michigan Super Lawyer (2006 - present)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Personal Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer, Peer Selected (2013-Present)
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers, Personal Injury (2006 - present)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Leaders in the Law 2017 Class
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Outstate (Non-Detroit Metro) Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Consumer Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Leading Lawyer, Personal Injury Law
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Lansing Personal Injury Litigator of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • 2004
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Publications

  • ICLE Michigan Causes of Action Formbook
  • Toxic Exposure Injuries and Deaths
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • No - Fault Institute
  • Highway Liability Claims
  • 2006
  • No - Fault Institute
  • Accident Reconstruction Experts
  • 2003
  • Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation
  • Third Party Auto Negligence
  • 1999
  • MTLA New Lawyers Section Workshops
  • Governmental Immunity
  • 1997
  • ICBA Lecture Series
  • How to File a Case in the Court of Claims
  • 1997
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Lansing Car accident Lawyer James F. Graves
James F. Graves
Car accident Attorney
Lansing, MI
Licensed for 50 years