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Ann Elizabeth Finnell

About me

   I have handled all types of criminal cases for over 30 years, including very high-profile cases.  I am certified death qualified to handle cases punishable by the death penalty in Florida.  In addition two other lawyers in the firm, Patrick McGuinness and Gonzalo Andux are death qualified.

   Our firm has successfully defended several homicide cases on the stand-your-ground statute.  We also handle all types of cases where sexual abuse is alleged including capital sexual abuse. 

   Our firm prides itself on having over 100 years of combined experience handling criminal cases.  In addition to very serious cases, we handle DUI cases, domestic violence cases, and all types of drug offenses. 

   Hiring a lawyer is a very important decision and we invite you to come talk with us about any criminal difficulty you or your family faces.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    38 years
  2. Family: 5%
    8 years
  3. Probate: 5%
  4. Civil Rights: 5%
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    8 years



Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • BeJae Shelton

    Ann Finnell is a highly experienced attorney who truly cares about her clients. She always goes above and beyond to make sure her clients get the most favorable outcome possible.


    BeJae Shelton Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Gonzalo Andux

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Gonzalo Andux Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

2114 Oak St.
Jacksonville, FL, 32204


FLMember in Good Standing197906/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Barnard AwardFloridaPublic Defender's Association1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
shareholderFinnell, McGuinness, Nezami, & Andux, P.A.2009 - Present
felony court supervising attorney/homicidePublic Defender 4th Judicial Circuit1978 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarChair, Criminal law section2007 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke Universitypolitical science/anthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Duke UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
West Virginia Public Defendersfalse confessions2008
South Carolina Public Defenderfalse confessions; false identification2008
Montana Public Defendersfalse confessions2008
Florida Public Defendersmany different topics2007
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneysfalse confessions2003
wisconsin Public Defendersinvestigation of a criminal case/false confessions2002
Arizona Public Defendersinvestigation of a criminal case2001