Congratulations Super Lawyers!
Each year lawyers are invited to nominate the top attorneys they’ve personally observed in action. There is an attorney-led research staff that also researches for lawyers who have attained certain honors or results. The researchers evaluate candidates by 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The evaluations are based on a variety of online and database sources including firm websites, legal publication and information supplied to Lawyers.com. Candidates are grouped according to their primary practice areas then by firm size. The attorneys with the highest totals from each category are selected.
This year, we are proud to announce that The Finley Firm had five attorneys selected for the 2013 Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine:
Business Litigation – Mac Gibson
General Litigation – Ben Finley
Super Lawyers Rising Stars (attorneys that have been practicing for 10 years or less)
Civil Litigation Defense – Kindu Walker
Workers Compensation – Beth Howard and Kathy Rogers.
Spring Seminar - Full
Save the Date - April 4, 2013
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Vanessa.
Mac Gibson Speaking at NBI Seminar
Mac Gibson will be speaking on Case Law and Legislative Update and Strategies for Effectively Settling the Eminent Domain on November 5, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the National Business Institute “Property Taking Through Eminent Domain in Georgia” at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, GA.
This course is a guide to correctly handle property taking using current case law. At this in-depth seminar, you’ll get the knowledge you need to exert your rights and achieve the best outcome possible. After attending you’ll know what power the Kelo ruling retains today, as well as get clear explanations of the parameters guiding takings. Follow proper procedure and cover all your bases with a step-by-step look at the process. Ensure your municipality understands and provides just compensation. Make these actions go as smoothly as possible with solid strategies for settlements.
Our Columbus Office has Moved!
Our Columbus office has moved to uptown historic district in Columbus, GA. Our new contact information is:
200 13th Street
Columbus, GA 31901
Come by and visit us!
A. MCCAMPBELL “MAC” GIBSON JOINS THE FINLEY FIRM, P.C.
ATLANTA, GA-The Finley Firm, P.C. is proud to announce A. McCampbell (“Mac”) Gibson is joining the firm as its newest partner. After practicing at Alston & Bird for over 21 years, Mr. Gibson will bring his commercial litigation practice that focuses on real estate disputes, eminent domain and condemnation matters, premises liability, construction litigation, and business coverage disputes. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Atlanta Bar Association. He was named “Super Lawyer” in the latest 2012 edition of Atlanta’s Super Lawyer Magazine as well as in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
J. Benjamin Finley, The Finley Firm, P.C., said “We are excited to have Mac join The Finley Firm. With over two decades of big law experience, Mac enhances our commercial litigation practice and allows us to maintain the highest level of representation for our clients while expanding our practice.”
“I’m really excited to be joining the Finley Firm and to practice with some of my law school friends of over 20 years. The new platform allows me to continue to provide top-drawer legal services to existing clients and to expand my practice by providing value to prospective clients that I have not been able to serve in the past,” said Mac Gibson.
Mac is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from University of Georgia School of Law cum laude and from the Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor’s degree in English.
Hemmer and Hendrix, New Associates at The Finley Firm, P.C.
Austin J. Hemmer and Daniel P. Hendrix join The Finley Firm, P.C. as new associates.
Austin is a native of Jamestown, North Dakota. He graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and History, and he obtained his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law. Austin’s practice will focus on business coverage, catastrophic injury, class action & mass torts, premises liability, product liability, subrogation and workers’ compensation.
Daniel is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in History, Latin and Classical Cultures, and he obtained his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University Law School. Daniel’s practice will focus on business coverage, class action & mass torts, premises liability, product liability, subrogation and workers’ compensation.
Registration Forms are Ready!
The Finley Firm, P.C. will have the annual FREE Spring seminar on February 12, 2012 at Maggiano’s Perimeter. The seminar is 8:30 am - 4:00 pm and will include 3 Ethics hours and 3 Regular hour courses (for Georgia CEUs only). This seminar is sponsored by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Ringler Associates, Miles Mediation, InQuest Solutions, The Wright Rehabilitation Services, Inc./Wright Medical Services.
The_Finley_Firm_Registration_Form_2.16.122.pdf or The_Finley_Firm_Registration_Form_2.16.12.dotx We hope to see you there!
The Finley Firm 2012 Seminar
The Finley Firm will host the annual Spring seminar on February 16, 2012 at Maggiano’s Perimeter. Registration forms will not be available until after January 1, 2012. Please check back for more details.
Third Annual Service Day 2011
The Finley Firm spent the afternoon on August 17, 2011 at the Atlanta Community Food Bank for the 3rd Annual Service Day. The employees were trained to sort, package, weigh and move boxes of food, condiments and other non-perishable items. The group helped package 7,913 pounds, which is equivalent to 5,275 meals for the needy. The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) was established in 1979. ACFB distributes donated food and other non-perishable items to food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. For more information on the ACFB, please visit http://www.acfb.org .
Fall Seminar Cancelled
Spring Seminar - FULL
Registration Forms are Ready!
The Firm will host another seminar in October/November. Check back for more information.
The Finley Firm March Seminar
The Finley Firm will provide a FREE CE seminar on March 31, 2011 at Maggiano’s Perimeter. More details and registration form will be posted in February. Save_the_Date_TFF_Seminar_3.31.pdf
TFF Fall CE Seminar
The Finley Firm will provide a FREE seminar at Maggiano’s Perimeter on Thursday, October 14, 2010, 9 am - 2 pm. The seminar will include 4 CE hour courses, lunch, door prizes and more. The registration deadline is September 30th. There is limited space available, so register today! Please feel free to call Vanessa Williams if you have any questions at 404-320-9979. Download the Registration Form here.
Beth Howard - SBWC Conference
Beth Howard will be participating in The Workers’ Compensation Hearing of the Century at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation Conference on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 2:40 - 3:30 p.m. The course will be a reenactment of a workers’ compensation trial focusing on surveillance, expert medical testimony, and lay person testimony. The State Board of Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference is on August 29, 2010-September 1, 2010 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA. For more information and the complete agenda, please visit the SBWC website at http://www.sbwc.georgia.gov/portal/site/SBWC/menuitem.2f54fa407984c51e93f35eead03036a0/?vgnextoid=e53a34a359b45210VgnVCM100000bf01020aRCRD
2nd Annual Service Day
The Finley Firm spent the afternoon on July 8, 2010 at the Atlanta Community Food Bank for the 2nd Annual Service Day. The employees were trained to sort, package, weigh and move boxes of food, condiments and other non-perishable items. The group helped package 11,356 pounds, which is equivalent to 7,570 meals for the needy. The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) was established in 1979. ACFB distributes donated food and other non-perishable items to food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. For more information on the ACFB, please visit http://www.acfb.org .
Howard, Newest Associate at The Finley Firm, P.C.
Beth Howard, a former Hatton, Alabama resident and daughter of John and Jean Howard, is the newest associate at The Finley Firm, P.C.
Beth graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and she obtained her Juris Doctor from Georgia State College of Law. While at Georgia State, she competed on the Student Trial Lawyers Association Mock Trial Team and advanced to the Regional Semi-Finals in both the American Bar Association and Association of Trial Lawyers of America competitions.
She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Alabama State Bar. Beth was selected as a “Rising Star” among the Georgia Super Lawyers of 2010.
2010 Super Lawyers
Every year Atlanta Magazine publishes a special section, “Super Lawyers”, to recognize the top attorneys in the state of Georgia. The Super Lawyer/Rising Star (Rising Stars are attorneys that are 40 years or younger and have been practicing for 10 years or less.) selection process is multi-step process-nominated by their peers, evaluated by peers and a third party research. Each nominee is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
The Finley Firm is proud to announce that four out of the eight attorneys at the firm were honored in this year’s publication. Congratulations!
Ben Finley, Super Lawyer: General Litigation
Kindu Walker, Rising Star: Civil Litigation
Kathy Rogers, Rising Star: Workers’ Compensation
TFF Spring Seminar
The Finley Firm is happy to announce that we will provide our second annual FREE Spring CE seminar on March 4, 2010 at Maggiano’s Perimeter. The seminar will focus on Ethics, Claims Handling and Legal Updates and you will earn 6 CE hours. Don’t miss out on an entertaining seminar, door prizes and FREE food!
For the complete agenda please click on the following link SPRING_Seminar_Agenda.pdf.
Georgia Trend's 2009 Legal Elite-4 Attorneys Selected
The Finley Firm is proud to announce that Ben Finley, Greg Ragsdale, MaryBeth Gibson and Kindu Walker were selected as Georgia Trend’s 2009 Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers. This year’s Legal Elite list was the 7th annual listing of the state’s top attorneys in 9 different practice areas, as determined by their peers. The publication was released in December.
Green Initiative Campaign
This month, The Finley Firm launched the second phase of the Green Initiative Campaign.
• The firm switched to napkins, paper towels & toilet paper that are made from recycled paper.
• The firm switched to legal pads that are made from recycled paper.
• A notation was added to all of our client billing to help our clients become more eco-aware:
‘THINK GREEN – Please recycle this paper & consider electronic billing.’
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The Ethics of What We Do: This course provides an engaging discussion of the ethical issues facing insurance professionals as we go about our daily routines of claim adjudication.
Top 3 Ethical Challenges & How to Avoid Them: During this presentation, the attorneys discuss the top 3 ethical challenges. Find out how each attorney avoids each challenge.
Wheel of Fortune: Tune in as the contestants compete to solve an ethical word puzzle. At the end of the presentation there will be a discussion the significance of each word.
Getting the Most out of your Evidence: You have your evidence…now what? Discuss with a panel of attorneys how details in your evidence can be beneficial.
Break Out Sessions (Attend one break out session)
Advanced Workers’ Comp Strategies: This program will assist you in developing claim handling processes and procedures that support corporate goals, utilize strategic medical interventions to support claim resolution, and accomplish better outcomes.
Liability – End of the Year Updates: What has changed in 2009? This course will provide you with case law changes/updates during 2009.
Kathy Rogers will speak at the September NAWIC Meeting
Kathy Rogers will be speaking on Workers’ Compensation Laws and Changes to the National Women’s Association of Construction (Northwest Georgia Chapter) on September 8, 2009, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at Sterling Risk Advisors, Inc., 1640 Powers Ferry Road, Building 28, Marietta, GA 30067. For more inforamtion on NAWIC, visit http://www.nawic.org
A Day of Service
This year, The Finley Firm, P.C. started a new tradition – A Day of Service. On July 23, 2009, the Firm volunteered for 4 hours at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The employees were trained to sort, package, weigh and move boxes of food, condiments and other non-perishable items. The group helped package 11,171 pounds, which is equivalent to 7,447 meals. The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) was established in 1979. ACFB distributes donated food and other non-perishable items to food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. For more information on the ACFB, please visit http://www.acfb.org
2009 Atlanta's Magazine Super Lawyer Awards
Congratulations! J. Benjamin Finley was named “Super Lawyer” and Kindu A. Walker were named “Rising Star Super Lawyer” in the 2009 Atlanta’s Magazine Super Lawyer edition.
The Finley Firm’s Birthday
In honor of our Firm’s anniversary, we would like to treat you. During the month of June, print out this coupon and with a purchase of a meal, you will receive an appetizer and two drinks on us at Salsa on Howell Mill Road. We appreciate your business and look forward to working with you more in the future. Hope you enjoy!