Christopher J Finney

Christopher J Finney

Finney Injury Law
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Nursing Home Abuse
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Christopher J. Finney received his law degree from St. Louis University. Upon graduation, he accepted a position as an assistant circuit attorney in the Circuit Attorney’s Office in the city of St. Louis. While at the Circuit Attorney’s, Chris handled a variety of issues, including Grand Jury indictments, felony gun and drug crimes. After the CAO’s, Chris then accepted a job at a large insurance defense firm where he handled cases ranging from dog bites to premises liability to auto collisions to wrongful death. He gained an insight into how an insurance company and defense team analyze and handle claims and litigation. In 2012, he joined his father and his brother. In 2018, Chris opened his solo trial practice, Finney Injury Law to try injury claims of all types, including trucking crashes, auto collisions, wrongful death, catastrophic injury and premises liability. Prior to law school, Chris was a teacher and football coach at Regis High School in Denver. He returned to St. Louis and continued coaching football at St. Louis University High School until he began working at the Circuit Attorney’s Office. As a former football player and coach, Chris takes a special interest in head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries. While in law school, Chris was awarded the David J. Hensler academic award for excellence in trial advocacy. In private practice, he was selected as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum at the age of 30, an invitation-only group in which less than 1 percent of attorneys are members nationwide. Chris was also selected as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers, an honor that is limited to 2.5% of all practicing attorneys in Missouri. “I enjoy sticking up for the person who has their back against the wall. In our business, we can level the playing fields of individuals and big corporations. I take a lot of satisfaction in the fact that our firm can make an enormous impact on someone’s life, even after that per

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse
Professional Experience
Trial Lawyer
Finney Injury Law
- Current
Trial lawyer practice exclusively preparing cases for trial for individuals against insurance companies.
Trial Attorney
Finney Law Office
- Current
Currently assigned over 70 files as lead counsel in various stages of litigation, $2.45 million dollar wrongful death settlement, $1.25 million dollar trucking settlement involving a multitude of exposures
Associate
Danna McKittrick, P.C.
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Second chaired civil trials in St. Louis County, Cape Girardeau, Farmington. Handled premises liability matters, auto insurance claims and wrongful death claims for various insurance clients.
Felony Trial Attorney
St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office
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First chaired felony and misdemeanor trials iwthout a not guilty verdict. Successfully argued in front of Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District Tried to verdict over 25 jury and nonjury trials Grand Jury Attorney.
Education
Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honors: David Hensler Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
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Awards
Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Membership is limited to attorneys who have 2won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Fewer than 1% of US lawyers are members.
Nation's Top One Percent
NADC
Rising Star
SuperLayers
Only 25% of Missouri attorneys have membership.
Best Attorneys of America
Rue Ratings
Only 100 attorneys from each state are inducted.
Up & Coming Lawyer
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
The winners are chosen based on their demonstration of excellence and their potential to make a difference in the legal profession and their communities. The awards recognize lawyers who are 40 or younger, or within 10 years of practice.
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
This recognition is bestowed upon attorneys who have received at least fifteen 4-star reviews.
Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Daniel J. Hensler Award in Trial Advocacy
St. Louis University School of Law
Professional Associations
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
member
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Lawyers Association of St. Louis
member
Current
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American Bar Association
member
Current
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American Association for Justice
member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
member
Current
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Missouri State Bar # 62888
Member
Current
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Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Finney Injury Law
Contact & Map
Finney Injury Law
1600 S. Brentwood
Suite 220
St. Louis, MO 63144
USA
Toll-Free: (314) 293-4222
Telephone: (314) 293-4222
Fax: (314) 754-9477