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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.
Attorney Jacquelyn (Jackie) A. Dupler dedicates her practice to representing clients in domestic relations cases. Having worked for many years alongside her colleague and mentor, Bernie Finn, Jackie represents clients in divorce, child support, spousal support, child custody, property division and all types of family law matters.
Jackie, an Ingham County Bar Association “Top 5 Under 35” attorney, brings to her practice the skills and knowledge she acquired while working for a judge in the Ingham County Circuit Court Family Law Division. Jackie’s enthusiasm for handling domestic relations matters makes her an extremely powerful advocate. She understands that no family is the same and, as such, solutions that may work for one family might not necessarily work for another. Jackie works closely with her clients from the beginning, ensuring they not only understand what she is doing and why, but also giving them peace of mind by reassuring them that she is fighting for a fair and equitable resolution.
In addition to practicing law, Jackie actively participates in public outreach programs, to help people understand their rights under Michigan law. She frequently discusses family law topics at the annual 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 awareness campaign. And each spring, Jackie helps distribute and properly fit free bike helmets on children through the Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s “Lids for Kids” programs in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Traverse City.
Jackie makes it a point to further her own knowledge through her professional affiliations and activities. 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, where she currently serves as president, and is an ex-officio board member of the Ingham County Bar Foundation.
Jackie is based in the Lansing office.
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