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Seasoned Personal Injury and Trial Attorney - John has achieved the highest ranking, AV, as reflected in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. This rating is given only to lawyers and law firms who are considered to have very high to pre-eminent legal ability and who are thought to embrace very high professional standards.

 An experienced trial lawyer practicing law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, John has tried over seventy jury trials, along with hundreds of bench trials and administrative hearings involving civil, criminal and domestic matters. John has been certified as an Advocate by the National College of Advocacy and has completed the advanced course in Trial Advocacy.

Most recently John was a faculty presenter at a New Hampshire CLE program on Insurance Law. His topic was Special Provisions of Massachusetts Auto Insurance for New Hampshire practitioners.


 Areas of Practice:

Car Accidents

Personal Injury

Workers’ Compensation

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Litigation & Appeals

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Contact info

Finbury & Sullivan P.C.

55 Ginty Boulevard
Haverhill, MA, 01830-6105

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
  4. Social Security: 5%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%

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NHAuthorized to practice law197707/22/2009
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2009
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2008
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2007
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2006
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFinbury & Sullivan P.C.1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1980 - Present
New Hampshire Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
insurance Law 101 NHBA-CLESpecial provisions of Massachusetts auto insurance for NH practitioners.2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Tufts UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance Law 101Special provisions of Massachusetts auto insurance law for NH practitioners2015