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   3James F. GravesLansing(517) 394-7500jimgraves@sinasdramis.comjimgraves@sinasdramis.comSinas Dramis Law Firmwww.sinasdramis.comwww.sinasdramis.comgravesjames.jpgNursing Home Negligence LawPersonal Injury Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Plaintiff's Law: Product Liability
James F.
Sinas Dramis Law Firm
3380 Pinetree Rd
Lansing MI 48911
Ph.(517) 394-7500 Fx.(517) 394-7510
Recommended by peers in:
Nursing Home Negligence Law
Personal Injury Law: General
Personal Injury Plaintiff's Law: Product Liability
Advisory Board Member
County:  Ingham
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Jim Graves has enjoyed a successful career dedicated to protecting and representing the people of Michigan and Illinois in various personal injury and wrongful death matters. He is a seasoned and highly-respected advocate who works hard to ensure that his clients are treated fairly by their insurance companies and other entities responsible for their care in a number of situations.

Mr. Graves concentrates his practice in the following areas: personal injury, wrongful death, Michigan auto no-fault, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, highway defect and construction zone negligence, governmental liability, and nursing home abuse and negligence cases. His experience, attention to detail, and thorough knowledge of the law make him not only a valued member of our personal injury and auto no-fault teams, but a respected member of the Michigan bar.

Bar Admissions:  
Michigan, 1972
Illinois, 2010

Law School:  Wayne State University, J.D., 1972

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude

Undergraduate School:  University of Michigan, B.B.A., business, 1969

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)
  Sustaining Member
Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN)
Ingham County Bar Association
  Past President
Ingham County Bar Foundation
  Past President
Michigan State Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee
American Board of Trial Advocates
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Illinois

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • 2017 "Leader in the Law," Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Leading Lawyers Michigan, Top 100 Outstate (Non-Detroit Metro) Lawyer and Top 100 Consumer Lawyer, 2017
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006 - Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs
  • Michigan Super Lawyer, every year since 2006 - Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards - Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Leading Lawyer, Personal Injury Law - Leading Lawyers, 2013-present
  • 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

Published Legal Writing:  
"Toxic Exposure Injuries and Deaths," ICLE Michigan Causes of Action Formbook, 2009

Legal Lectures:  
Highway Liability Claims - No-Fault Institute, 2006

Accident Reconstruction Experts - No-Fault Institute, 2003

Third Party Auto Negligence - Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation (conference), 1999

Governmental Immunity - MTLA new Lawyers Section Workshop, 1997

How to File a Case in the Court of Claims - ICBA Lecture Series, 1997

Firm Description:  
For over 60 years, Sinas Dramis Law Firm has provided clients with compassionate, skilled, and dedicated legal representation, particularly in the areas of Michigan personal injury law, Michigan auto no-fault law, Michigan bicycle law, and Michigan family law.

From the very beginning, the Sinas Dramis Law Firm has demonstrated a commitment to the civil justice system, protecting the right of those who have been injured through the fault of others to seek redress through the justice system. Because of our dedication and commitment to our clients, over time we have developed an esteemed reputation in these areas, have gained the respect of both the bench and bar. With offices in Lansing, Michigan and Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as an office in Chicago, our Michigan personal injury and family law attorneys have continued to build upon the tradition of excellence that the firm has enjoyed for over 60 years.

Additional Office Locations:  
15 Ionia Avenue SW, Suite 300
Grand Rapid, Michigan 49503
Phone (616) 301-3333
Fax (616) 301-3344

77 W. Wacker Dr., Ste. 4500
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone (312) 332-6162
Fax (312) 332-6164

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