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Karlos Fitzgerald Finley

Car accident Attorney at Mobile, AL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Karlos

Learn Karlos’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    We represent victims in Motor Vehicle Collisions

    16 years

  2. Litigation
    15%
    I have litigated cases in both criminal and civil courts. As an Assistant District Attorney I litigated cases everyday. As a civil attorney. I litigate cases that will not settle at the District and Circuit Court levels.

    18 years

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    I represent victims in the area of Personal Injury Law including Products Liability and premise liability.

    16 years

  4. Trucking accident
    15%
    We represent victims in Semi Trucking Collisions, as well as tire failures.

    16 years

  5. Motorcycle accident
    5%
    Negligence

    16 years

Karlos is descended from individuals who dedicated their lives to the service of our community. His grandfather arrived in Mobile in 1916 as a young doctor who had recently graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. James A. Franklin (Franklin Primary Health Center, Inc.) served the citizens of Mobile’s medical needs for 53 years. Karlos’s parents Mr. James H. Finley and Mrs. Joycelyn Franklin-Finley started out as educators. Mr. Finley went on to become a pharmacist and opened the first African American chain of drug stores (Finley’s Drug Stores) in the State of Alabama. Mrs. Finley remained a teacher and taught in the Mobile County Public School System for more than 25 years. They, along with other progressive thinkers, led the Civil Rights movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's in Mobile with the goal of bringing about a more unified community. Their efforts helped to send the first African American State Representatives from Mobile County to the State House in Montgomery. Karlos attended Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic School as a child until his family moved north, to Michigan in the mid 1970's. He returned home to Mobile in 1982 and Graduated from John L. Leflore High School in 1983. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He served honorably from 1983 to 1988. While serving on the USCGC Buttonwood, he received a meritorious commendation for relief efforts during Hurricane Opal and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal while serving aboard the USCGC Westwind. He was honorably discharged and entered the private sector with Chevron USA, Lafayette, LA as an Able Seaman. Karlos again returned home to Mobile in 1989 and began work at Scott Paper Company/Kimberly-Clark Corporation. During his ten years in the paper industry, Karlos served as a member of the United Way Executive Committee for its annual campaign and helped to coordinate its annual Day of Caring. With a passion for helping children, he participated in the Moorer YMCA’s mentoring program and Corporate Games. In 1999 Karlos earned his Bachelors Degree in Management, Cum Laude, from the University of Mobile. He then enrolled at Miles Law School in Fairfield, AL. He served as Student Bar Association Vice-President in 2004 and President in 2005, graduating as his class’s Valedictorian. While in law school, Karlos served as Judicial Law Clerk to Circuit Judge Eugene R. Verin, Tenth Judicial Circuit, Jefferson County, Alabama. He served as a member of the Bessemer Cut-Off Domestic Violence Task Force, the Bessemer Child Advocacy Center and participated in the Kawanis Club’s Elementary Reading Initiative. Upon Being licensed to practice law in 2006, he began service at the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office where he represented the State of Alabama in the Juvenile and Adult Court Systems, at the District and Circuit Court levels. In addition to his regular duties as an Assistant District Attorney, he gave the District Attorney’s Office’s weekly Early Warning Truancy address to children attending schools throughout Mobile County and their parents to insure an understanding of the laws that govern truancy, while underscoring the importance of education. Karlos served as President of the 2008 class of Leadership Mobile and currently serves as President of the Mobile chapter of the Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, President of the Vernon Z. Crawford Bay Area Bar Association and Parliamentarian for the Alabama Lawyers Association. He is a member in good standing of the Board of Directors for the Dearborn Street YMCA and 15 Place Homeless Shelter. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Association for Justice, the Mobile Bar Association, the South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, and the Paul W. Brock Mobile Inns of Court. Karlos brings his inherited passion for helping others and his strong sense of community into the courtroom, as well as during the claim stage of representation, ensuring that the rights of clients and their families are protected, and that they are treated fairly and with the respect and dignity that they deserve.

Location

Karlos Fitzgerald Finley
3290 Ste. 505 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL, 36606

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Posted by Andre | August 9, 2011
Truely Satisfied
In my experience with dealing with Mr Finley, it felt more like a friendship, as in a friend helping me with one of my most complicated experience. Mr Finley created this type of friendship! He offered to give any help that he could once I hire him as my lawyer. Not only matters dealing with my current situation, but any situation and or problem that i may have felt he could assist in. This is why my experience at his law firm was very appreciate, i felt very welcomed as a friend, and would recommend anyore to Mr Finley to help there case
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Posted by Jason | July 22, 2011
Professional, honest attorney that always had my best interest in mind.
I was in an automobile accident. Following the accident I was seriously injured and had mobility issues. The other driver's insurance company was condescending and borderline hostile towards me. I retained Karlos Finley of Moore and Wolfe to help straiten things out. From day one it was obvious that Mr Finley genuinely cared about my well being. He would call simply to see how I was feeling and was there anything he could help me with. Every time any work was done on my behalf I received a letter, call or both. Mr Finley was available to answer any question that I had. I was more than "just another client" I was treated with the utmost respect and dignity. I hope I am never involved in another accident, but if I am, I will be represented by Karlos Finley Esq.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Municipal Court Judge
  • City of Mobile
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Boteler, Finley & Wolfe
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Boteler & Wolfe, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Mobile County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • the office of Circuit Judge Eugene R. Verin
  • 2002 - 2006
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Education

  • Miles College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Mobile
  • BA
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Andre Blackmon v. Arthur Watson, CV 10-900533
  • Jury returned a verdict on behalf of Mr. Blackmon in the amount of $30,000.00 plus court cost and expenses.
  • Alabama Power Co. v. Bessie Hinds, et, al.
  • The Jury found for my client, the Defendant in the amount of $99,859.00

Associations

  • Mobile Bar Foundation
  • Executive Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Paul W. Brock American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dearborn YMCA
  • Member BOD
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • Vernon Crawford Bay Area Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Business View
  • Small Business Special: Advice From Esperts
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • The Golden Ambassadors
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2012
  • Odessy USA
  • Alabama Civics 101
  • 2011
  • Mobile Youth Justice Coalition Banquet
  • Juvenile Justice
  • 2010
  • Legal Services of Alabama Retreat, "Service Is Our Middle Name"
  • Using a Holistic Approach to Evaluating and Interviewing Clients
  • 2010
  • University of Mobile Democracy and Terrany Class Lecture
  • Alabama Constitutional Reform
  • 2009
  • Mobile Democratic Executive Committee Meeting
  • Alabama Constitutional Reform
  • 2009
  • Weekly Early Warning Truancey Address
  • Alabama Compulsury Child Attendance Law
  • 2007
  • Mobile County Public School System
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Karlos
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Karlos is an excellent trial lawyer and I've been on the opposite side in the courtroom. He is a fair, honest, and very effective attorney for his clients. I also have a personal friend who obtained a great settlement thanks to Karlos' efforts."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Karlos is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. He is a the top notch attorney in his areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend his quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very good personal injury attorney. He has won significant judgments throughout the Alabama Court system."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Karlos. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karlos is an exceptional trial lawyer with a passion for representing his clients and bettering the community as a whole. He also generously donates his time to numerous civic and charitable organizations to help improve the lives of those in need. He is dedicated and professional and an asset to the profession."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karlos is a very effective trial lawyer and serves his clients well. He is also active in the Mobile Bar Association where he serves on many committees and is always willing to assist when called upon."
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Mobile Car accident Lawyer Karlos Fitzgerald Finley
Karlos Fitzgerald Finley
Car accident Attorney
Mobile, AL
Licensed for 17 years