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   3Bryan J. WaldmanLansing(517) 394-7500bryanwaldman@sinasdramis.combryanwaldman@sinasdramis.comSinas Dramis Law Firmwww.sinasdramis.comwww.sinasdramis.comwaldmanbryan.jpgPersonal Injury Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Plaintiff's Law: Product Liability
Bryan J. Waldmanbryanwaldman@sinasdramis.com
Sinas Dramis Law Firmhttp://www.sinasdramis.com
3380 Pinetree Rd
Lansing MI 48911
Ph.(517) 394-7500 Fx.(517) 394-7510
Recommended by peers in:
Personal Injury Law: General
Personal Injury Plaintiff's Law: Product Liability
Advisory Board Member
County:  Ingham
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Bryan Waldman has spent his entire legal career helping the people of Michigan both inside and outside of the courtroom. As an attorney, he devotes a significant part of his practice to protecting the rights of the severely, catastrophically injured. Committed to justice, Bryan is highly-regarded in his field, lecturing extensively on Michigan personal injury and auto no-fault matters.

In addition, Bryan is also a well-known bicycle lawyer, and heads the Sinas Dramis Bicycle Law Group. Bryan is committed to advocating for the rights of cyclists all over Michigan. While he has represented many Michigan cyclists, he also volunteers with a number of organizations focused on advocacy efforts for cyclists’ rights, assisting with their grassroots legislative efforts. He is also a member of the nationally-known Bike Law Network, a collection of like-minded bicycle attorneys who are dedicated to representing cyclists and educating the non-cycling public about cyclists’ rights.

In his spare time, Bryan enjoys riding and running with friends, and competes in USA Cycling sanctioned races.


Bar Admissions:  
Michigan, 1992
Illinois, 2008


Law School:  Wayne State University, J.D., 1992

Undergraduate School:  Michigan State University, B.A., 1988

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)
  Past President
Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN)
Ingham County Bar Association
  Executive Board
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Illinois
American Association for Justice
American Civil Liberties Union

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Michigan Cyclist of the Year - Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC), 2017
  • Leading Lawyers - Michigan: "Top 100 Leading Lawyer," "Top 100 Outstate (Non-Detroit Metro) Lawyer," and "Top 100 Consumer Lawyer"
  • Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury, Plaintiffs (Lansing), 2017 and 2015 — Best Lawyers in America
  • Bicycle Advocacy Award - League of Michigan Bicyclists, May 2013
  • Michigan Super Lawyer - Super Lawyers, 2006-2008 and 2011-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America - listed every year since 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale-Hubbell

Teaching Experience:
Bryan is an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law where he teaches a class on Michigan’s automobile no-fault law.


Published Legal Writing:  
"Michigan Premises Liability Law: The Open and Obvious Danger Doctrine," Michigan Bar Journal, June 1999, vol. 78, no. 6


Legal Lectures:  
"Bike Law" - Down River Cycling Club, December 2015

"Bike Law Michigan" - Rapid Wheelmen, November 2015

"Bicycle Law Basics" - Clinton River Riders Bicycle Club, October 2015

"The 3116 PIP Tort Lien: Tactics to Avoid or Lessen the Lien" - MAJ No-Fault Institute XII, Southfield, Michigan, September 2015

"Bike Law 101 & 201" - North American Bicycle Show, Detroit, Michigan, March 2015

Third Party Auto Negligence Webinar - Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), September 2014 (moderator)

Third Party Auto Negligence Webinar - ICLE, January 2014 (moderator)

Michigan Bicycle Law - Tri-County Bicycle Association, May 2014

Michigan Bicycle Law - People’s Law School, October 2013

No-Fault Institute: VII, Fighting Section 3116 Tort Liens - Michigan Association for Justice, September 2010

Depositions and Disability Evaluations - Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009

Developing Damages - Michigan Association for Justice Annual meeting Seminar, 2009

Trial Tips in Premises Liability Cases - MAJ Premises Liability Evening Forum

Jury Selection in An Automobile Negligence Case - MAJ No-Fault Institute

"Thinking Outside the Tort Reform Box" - 60th Annual Melvin Belli Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, July 2007

"Truck Liability Cases" - No-Fault Institute IV, June 2007

"Getting Paid Promptly: What Should You Know?" - Auto No-Fault Seminar, CPAN, February 2007

"Exposing the Rogue Truck Driver" - 59th Annual Melvin Belli Seminar, Seattle, Washington, July 2006

"Attendant Care Claims: What Should Be Included and How Should It Be Valued?" - No-Fault Institute III, MAJ, June 2006

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Seminar, co-Moderator - May 2006

"Estate of Abdul-Baki v Phillip Sorensen, MD: Representing Arabic Plaintiffs Post -9/11″ - 58th Annual Melvin Belli Seminar, July 2005

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Seminar, co-Moderator - May 2005

"Trucking Claims: Identifying Issues and Developing Tactics" - No-Fault Institute II, April 2005

"Room and Board: Incremental Expense Doctrine After Griffith" - No-Fault Institute II, April 2005

"Damages: Making the Most of Your Case" - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Advocacy Seminar, March 2005

"Trial Techniques" - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Seminar, December 2004

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Seminar, co-Moderator - May 2004

Ultimate Advocacy Seminar, co-Moderator - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, December 2003

"Friend or Foe: Attorney/Case Manager Interactions" - Mosby’s Medical Case Management Convention (joint presentation with Susan Wisser, RN, MSN, CCM), September 2003

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Seminar, co-Moderator - May 2003

"How Do You Make and Litigate Home Modification and Van Claims?" - No-Fault Institute I, March 2003

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Seminar, co-Moderator - May 2002

"Trucking Accidents: Identifying Issues and Developing Tactics" - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Auto Negligence Extravaganza, January 2002

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Seminar, co-Moderator - May 2001

"Suing Allstate for Bad Faith" - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association - How to Hammer Allstate II, March 2001

"Protect Your No-Fault Benefits: Do a PIP Check Up Now!" - Brain Injury Association of Michigan Annual Conference (joint presentation with George Sinas and Catherine Groll), October 2000

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Seminar, co-Moderator - April 2000

"Legal Issues Affecting Case Management in Michigan" - presentation given to Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Flint chapters of the Case Management Society of Michigan, March 2000, May 2000, August 2000

"The Odd Couple: Case Manager - Attorney Interactions" - Mosby’s Medical Case Management Convention (joint presentation with Susan Wisser, RN, MSN), September 1999

"Premises Liability Case Strategies and Defenses," "Open and Obvious Dangers and Foreseeable Acts of Third Parties" - Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), June 1999

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Seminar, co-Moderator - April 1999

"Privileges and Immunities Under Michigan Law" - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Seminar in the Snow, February 1999

"An Overview of Michigan Premises Liability Law" - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Seminar: The Nuts and Bolts of Personal Injury Practice, November 1998

"Michigan Premises Liability Law: The Open and Obvious Danger Doctrine" - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting Seminar, May 1998

"Michigan Premises Liability Law: The Open and Obvious Danger Doctrine" - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Seminar in the Snow, February 1998


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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