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Bernard (Bernie) F. Finn currently serves in an of counsel capacity with the Sinas Dramis Law Firm. Much of his 40-year legal career has been devoted to Michigan family law and domestic relations matters.
Over the years, Bernie has provided high-caliber legal representation to individuals going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Whether handling divorces, property division, child custody and support matters, or anything else that may result in the dissolution of the family unit, Bernie’s experience and thorough understanding of Michigan law make him the person you want on your side.
In addition to leading the Sinas Dramis Family Law Division, Bernie has served as a mediator in domestic relations cases in Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties. Like all the attorneys at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Bernie is dedicated to helping people know and understand Michigan law, especially as a family law attorney. He takes the time to thoroughly explain the law to his clients, and is readily available to address any questions or concerns clients may have regarding their specific legal claim. In addition, he volunteers his time at educational events that seek to equip the general public with knowledge about Michigan family law. To this end, he has spoken at a number of People’s Law School sessions in Lansing, specifically about domestic relations law.
Bernie has also been recognized both locally and nationally for his expertise and dedication to both his clients and the legal profession. He has been included in every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 2001, was designated a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and was named the 2012 Lansing Lawyer of the Year in the area of Domestic Law by Best Lawyers in America. Under his leadership, hard-work, and dedication to his work and those for whom he fights, the Sinas Dramis Law Firm has been recognized as a “Tier 1” law firm in the area of family law in the Lansing metro area by Best Law Firms – U.S. News.
Bernie is based in our Lansing office.
Jacquelyn (Jackie) A. Dupler is an attorney in the Sinas Dramis Family Law Division, dedicating her entire practice to representing clients in their domestic relations matters. Having worked closely and been mentored by her colleague, Bernie Finn, Jackie represents clients in divorce, child support, spousal support, child custody, property division or other family law matters.
Before joining the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Jackie clerked for a judge in the Ingham County Circuit Court Family Law Division. Now in private practice, she uses the skills, knowledge, and perspective she gained from that experience to provide high-quality representation to her clients throughout the mid-Michigan area. In addition, her passion and enthusiasm for this particular area of law make her a powerful advocate. She understands and appreciates the fact that no family is the same, and as such, solutions that may work for one family might not necessarily work for another one. She works closely with clients from the very beginning, making sure that they not only understand what she is doing and why, but also reassuring them that she is fighting to make sure the final solution reached is a fair and equitable one. The peace of mind Jackie provides to her clients is one of the many reasons why she should be part of your domestic relations legal team.
Jackie is invested in making sure the public understands their rights under Michigan family law. She frequently discusses family-law topics at the Sinas Dramis “People’s Law School” and participates in the Ingham County Friend of the Court’s “Focus on the Children” program. She also routinely speaks on domestic relations issues as part of the Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s FOX 47 “Morning Blend” public education campaign.
In addition, Jackie furthers her own knowledge and understanding of Michigan law through her professional affiliations. She is a member of the Tri-County Family Law Association, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Ingham County Bar Association, National Association of Career Women and the Michigan Association for Justice. In 2015-2016, Jackie served as a board member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – Mid-Michigan Region. She is also a board member of the Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, currently serving as president of the section. She is also an ex-officio board member of the Ingham County Bar Foundation.
Jackie has been recognized for her legal skills, being named a “Top 5 Under 35” attorney by the Ingham County Bar Association.
Jackie is based in our Lansing office.
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