James L. Sines Crawford, Sullivan, Read & Roemerman, P.C. 1800 First Avenue NE200 Wells Fargo Bank BuildingCedar Rapids, IA 52402-5435
primarily represents individuals in personal injury, family law and criminal matters.He is a member of the Linn County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations as well as the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.He
has tried personal injury cases involving products liability, workplace safety, automobile negligence and sexual abuse.Mr. Sines
has also resolved a number of cases through alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration.Mr. Sines graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1983.He
is admitted to practice in all Iowa courts, the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa of the United States District Court, and the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.Upon graduation he worked as an assistant county attorney in the Linn County Attorney's office trying over 15 criminal jury trials.In 1985 he joined the Crawford, Sullivan law firm as an associate.He became a partner in January 1991.He has been active in the Cedar Rapids community serving on the East Central Iowa United Way Allocation Committees, acting as Vice President of the Advisory Board to SAFE Coalition, an anti-substance abuse coalition, participating as a board member of the Area Substance Abuse Council, serving as President of the Legal Services Advisory Board, participating as a member of the Kirkwood Community College Legal Assistant/Paralegal Advisory Committee, as a member of the Linn County Bar Association Board of Governors, coaching YMCA soccer and baseball and volunteering in the Cedar Rapids Community Schools.He
is a native of Eastern Iowa, growing up in Iowa City.He
lives in Cedar Rapids.His
leisure time interests include travel, running, bicycling and golf.