George T. Sinas

George T. SinasAdjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    George T. Sinas teaches Michigan Automobile No-Fault Law at Michigan State University College of Law. He is a partner with the Lansing firm of Sinas, Dramis, Brake, Boughton & McIntyre PC, which focuses its practice on automobile negligence, personal injury and no-fault insurance law. Mr. Sinas is a past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, a past chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Negligence Law Section and a former member of the Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions. He has been recognized in every edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" since 1989 in the field of personal injury litigation. In 2015, the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel presented Mr. Sinas with its "Most Respected Advocate Award” and, in 2014, he was named a "Champion of Justice" by the Michigan Association for Justice. In 2013, Mr. Sinas was recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as its Lawyer of the Year" and in 2003 he received the “Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award” from the Ingham County Bar Association. Mr. Sinas has also received the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s “Legacy Society Professional Service Award” for his work representing victims of serious brain injury. He currently serves as general counsel for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), and frequently writes about Michigan auto no-fault law and presents lectures on the topic for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Sinas earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School.

  • Courses

    No-Fault Insurance Law
    (Formerly DCL 319) This course will provide an in-depth look at Michigan's version of the no-fault concept. Statutory and case precedent dealing with such issues as coverage, first-party benefits and limits on recovery will be explored. Also, the policy behind and practical application of the no-fault "threshold" will be studied.