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A former city judge and former state representative, Mr. Fincher is a graduate of Harvard Law School with over 20 years’ experience trying cases in Tennessee’s state and federal courts. 

He has more legal specialist certifications than any other Tennessee attorney: he is a certified Civil Trial Specialist, Civil Pre-Trial Specialist, Family Law Advocate, and Certified Elder Law Attorney.  He  is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an exclusive organization of attorneys who have obtained judgments or settlements for their clients exceeding $ 1 million.   

His hobbies include long-distance running, mountaineering and other active outdoor pursuits.  He is a certified personal trainer, an NRA-certified firearms self-defense instructor and has also performed in local Shakespeare theater productions with his daughter.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 34%
  2. Family: 34%
  3. Business: 16%
  4. Personal Injury: 16%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Henry D. Fincher

305 East Spring Street
Cookeville, TN, 38501-3311


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Civil Pretrial Practice AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2012
Family Law Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2011
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2006
Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Firm of Henry D. Fincher1997 - Present
Registry of Election FinanceState of Tennessee2011 - 2016
State Representative 42nd House DistrictTennessee General Assembly2006 - 2010
Municipal Court JudgeMonterey, Tennessee2001 - 2006
Associate AttorneyStokes & Bartholomew, PA1995 - 1996
Federal Appellate Law ClerkHonorable Gilbert S. Merritt1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar FoundationFellow2016 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeMember2015 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Law SectionChair1999 - Present
Upper Cumberland Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1994 - Present
Putnam County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMember2013 - 2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of TennesseeHistory, Political Science and Anglo-Irish RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts, with highest honors1991
Ulster UniversityYear AbroadN/AN/A