Jim Graves named 2021 Lansing "Lawyer of the Year"


Personal injury attorney Jim Graves, from the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, has been named the 2021 Lansing “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation.

The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition is granted to one individual lawyer with the highest peer-feedback within a practice area and geographic region each year. Best Lawyers has recognized Graves every year since 2006 and twice previously as “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

Graves has enjoyed an exceptional career representing many notable and unique personal injury cases. These include complex aviation wrongful death claims and representing victims of the largest campus sexual assault case in history, to name a few. He has extensive litigation experience handling accident cases involving cars, semi-trucks and motorcycles

Graves is a past president of the Ingham County Bar Association and the Ingham County Bar Foundation; a longtime board member of the non-profit John D. Voelker Foundation; and a member of many professional organizations including Michigan Association of Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and former member of the Michigan State Bar Judicial Qualification Committee.

In 2004, the Ingham County Bar Association awarded him with the Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award. Michigan Super Lawyers has recognized Graves every year since 2006 and Leading Lawyers since 2013. The National Trial Lawyers listed Graves in their Top 100 Trial Lawyers every year since 2013, and Michigan Lawyers Weekly named him a “Leader in the Law” in 2017. Best Lawyers has recognized Graves in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs every year since 2006 and awarded him as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2011 and 2012, and now for 2021.


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