The Finley Firm, P.C. provides legal services in numerous civil litigation practice areas throughout the states of Georgia and Alabama. We have an experienced group of attorneys that provide each client the highest quality of legal services with flexible rate structures. The Finley Firm, P.C. represents a number of Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals.
Business Coverage Disputes
Our attorneys have handled business coverage disputes ranging from property damage and business interruption loss coverage to D&O policies and automobile coverage. With claim values ranging from $50,000.00 to over $50,000,000.00, we have extensive experience litigating all sizes of claims.
Catastrophic injury litigation covers liability issues for extremely serious injuries that may result in permanent disability, long-lasting medical conditions, and a shortened life expectancy. These injuries are so substantial that they generally affect at least one entire system of the body. Punitive damage claims are often at issue along with general liability and related compensatory damage allegations. Our attorneys have favorably handled these claims on behalf of employers and individuals in numerous catastrophic injury cases.
Class Actions & Mass Torts
The Finley Firm’s attorneys have experience handling class actions covering a wide range of legal issues. Our attorneys are experienced in certifying a class and defending class certification, dealing with change of venue, removal to federal court, early motions practice, issues related to class experts, summary judgment, and fairness hearings. The attorneys at The Finley Firm, P.C. are also experienced in dealing with mass torts involving personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability and property damage which may not rise to the level of a class action but which affect numerous individuals or companies regionally or nationally. Our attorneys have been on the forefront of mass torts claims including Fen-Phen, Baycol Vioxx, and most recently DePuy, Transvaginal Mesh and Actos.
Litigation involving disputes concerning business transactions presents unique challenges and opportunities for our clients. We provide services at all stages of the process while remaining sensitive to the needs of our clients by focusing on their ongoing business objectives, including preservation of existing relationships in the marketplace, while handling litigation issues. Our clients have enjoyed tremendous success in litigating security interests, contract disputes, business sales transactions and consumer disputes. We work in partnership with our clients to resolve each dispute and handle these cases on an hourly, contingency or hybrid fee arrangement to the benefit of our clients.
Our attorneys handle legal disputes relating to construction projects, including commercial building contracts, real estate disputes and other disputes concerning complex commercial projects. We also handle disputes arising from legal issues relating to bonds and securities, construction and builders’ liens, and other construction claims requiring arbitration. The parties of these disputes include owners, contractors, subcontractors, designers, engineers, architects, securities, suppliers, lending institutions and other parties participating in the construction process.
The Finley Firm, P.C. provides services to our clients in general litigation cases ranging from simple disputes to complex litigation. Our services encompass all phases of the litigation process from the early planning, pleading and negotiating, up to trial and handling the appeals process in state and federal courts. The Finley Firm’s attorneys have handled trial and appellate matters in all courts in Georgia and Alabama and 23 other states throughout the country.
Our attorneys understand the frustrations that often accompany a personal injury case, and strive to handle them with the utmost professionalism and care. We represent individuals who are injured from medical malpractice, construction accidents, automobile accidents, and through the negligent maintenance of property. We also represent individuals who are injured in workplace accidents by faulty products, equipment or machinery. Our attorneys have achieved great success in these areas by treating our clients like family throughout our unyielding pursuit for their restitution.
The Finley Firm’s attorneys are experienced in handling premises liability cases such as slip and falls, trip and falls, property damage and other personal injuries. We handle these cases on behalf of property owners/managers and have represented retail and other business establishments in cases alleging latent dangerous conditions, construction defects, and liability for third-party criminal assaults.
We have extensive product liability litigation experience and have handled disputes arising from allegedly defective products on a national level. Liability claims can sound in negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, or consumer protection claims and generally relate to manufacturing defects, design defects, claims of improper/inadequate warnings or safety devices/instructions. Our attorneys’ product liability experience ranges from Georgia and Alabama trial work to trial and appellate litigation in courts across the country.
Attorneys at The Finley Firm, P.C. use their knowledge of current trends, their expertise in claim resolution through mediation and arbitration, and their trial expertise to aid in the defense of a variety of professional negligence claims against accountants, engineers, surveyors, appraisers, medical and mental health specialists and other professionals.
Real Estate Litigation
The Finley Firm’s real estate litigation attorneys serve clients whose interests in real property need to be protected. The Real Estate Litigation Team is lead by A. McCampbell “Mac” Gibson. Members of our Real Estate Litigation Team have litigated and tried cases involving many subject areas, including:
Assignment of Rights, Broker Commission Disputes, Commercial Lease Enforcement, Construction Products and Defects, Declarations and Easements, Election of Electric Service Providers, Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Financing for Development of Property, Mining Rights, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Mold and Indoor Air Quality, Partitioning, Personal Guaranties, Premises Liability, Quiet Title, Reversionary Rights, Rights of First Refusal, Tenants in Common, Trespass and Nuisance, Use Restrictions, Utility Right-of-Way and Zoning
Our attorneys are experienced in handling the subrogation rights of insurance companies. We aggressively work to pursue the right recovery, promptly and within our client’s budget. Our attorneys represent the insured, the insurer, third party administrators and have improved their bottom-line by maximizing subrogation recoveries.
Our attorneys have handled thousands of cases involving the compensation of victims of work-related accidents and diseases pursuant to state and federal laws. These laws were created to ensure that employees who are injured on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards and to help reduce the financial risks for employers.
Workers’ Compensation laws generally cover medical care, prescription medications, physical therapy, and limited wage replacement. Areas that require significant litigation include: requirements for covered employer-employee relationships; causation issues; and the nature of medical, disability and death benefits claims. Our attorneys have handled such claims from the administrative level through the appellate courts of several states for our client base consisting of Fortune 500 companies and small business owners.