Robert W. Finnerty

Robert W. Finnerty

Robert W. Finnerty

Location:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
800-401-4530
Fax:
213-481-1554
Email:

Robert W. Finnerty specializes in the areas of toxic torts, product liability, professional negligence, catastrophic personal injuries and insurance bad faith. He has gained a reputation among judges, fellow trial lawyers and industry followers as a skilled and talented trial lawyer. As a trial lawyer, he has obtained verdicts and settlements exceeding $825 million. More significant than the shear dollar amount of his results, Mr. Finnerty seeks to make a difference in his clients' lives. Giving people the opportunity to obtain their goals and overcome their injuries is the driving force behind his practice.

Selected Verdicts and Settlements

  • $785 million, Verdict - toxic tort
  • $750 million, Settlement – Flat Panel Antitrust
  • $333 million, Settlement – chemical exposure
  • $120 million, Settlement – petroleum contamination
  • $60 million, Settlement – toxic tort
  • $59 million, Settlement – burn injury
  • $31 million, Settlement – air pollution
  • $26 million, Verdict - chemical exposure in the workplace
  • $4.4 million, Verdict - groundwater contamination
  • $3.7 million, Verdict - defective design lawnmower
  • $3.1 million, Verdict - defective design football facemask
  • $1.4 million, Verdict - auto v. truck broken shoulder
  • $1.4 million, Verdict - Insurance Bad Faith

 

Areas of Practice

  • Toxic Torts
  • Antitrusts
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Civic Rights

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1985

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: Member of Phi Delta Phi
  • University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. and B.S. - 1978
    • Major: Political Science and Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Lawyers, Member Advocate, 1985 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member, 1985 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association for Justice
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Multiple Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1985 - Present
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2014 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist 1997
  • American Trial Lawyers Assoc. Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2008
  • Super Lawyers 2008 - Forbes Top Litigators
  • Forbes Top Litigators
  • The Ten Most Dependable Attorneys of California 2008
  • Top Plaintiffs Lawyers 2016 - The Daily Journal

Classes/Seminars

  • Admissibility of Expert Testimony, Mealeys, 1998 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Representative Clients

  • Those who need redress