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Lawrence B. Finn

Wrongful death Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Larry Finn

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 34 years
    New Jersey - NJ 36 years
    Indiana - IN 13 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1989
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2010
    Temporary Admission Excluded No misconduct found

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

About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Brain injury
    I represent people who have suffered brain injuries due to trauma (motor vehicle accidents, falls, work accidents), birth injuries, chemical exposure, medications, and medical malpractice. Brain injuries can be devastating to the family involved.

    29 years, 50 cases

  2. Medical malpractice
    I represent victims of medical malpractice.

    36 years, 150 cases

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    I seek justice for those who have been harmed by nursing home neglect and abuse. I am a member of The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, an author, speaker and advocate for the elderly and disabled.

    32 years, 200 cases

  4. Personal injury
    I represent victims of catastrophic personal injury due to medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and abuse, product defect, and other wrongful conduct.

    36 years, 650 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    I represent families of victims of Wrongful Death due to medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and abuse, product defect , and other wrongful conduct.

    36 years, 250 cases

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Lawrence B. Finn
20 N. Clark Street
suite 3300
Chicago, IL, 60602


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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Bob | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney - Quick Study
Larry helped us at a time when we were in a bad position. Larry worked with us on a temporary basis but stepped up to the plate and dedicated several hours over the weekend to help us. He works harder than any attorney I know and took our success personally. We appreciate what he did for us. You can have complete confidence in working with Larry!
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Posted by Steve | March 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Integrity, empathy, and results!
Mr. Finn has my highest respect and gratitude for the legal services he performed on behalf of my family. We received the justice and monetary compensation we sought, and in the process were regularly amazed by his many fine personal qualities. He demonstrated extraordinary, genuine respect to his disabled client, our mother, as if she was a member of his own family. He listened patiently to us, talked with us in terms we could understand, and made the whole process as easy for us as possible. He was sincere, empathetic, and as much about justice as restitution. Ours was not an easy case, in fact it was quite cutting edge. Mr. Finn impressed us with shrewd strategies and tenacity over time. With a fearless and persistent attitude, he was able to take on attorneys from the largest medical insurer in the state and get us what we wanted. We could not be more satisfied with Mr. Finn, and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Edward | March 23, 2015
Wonderful Lawyer!
Class act took the time to explain the entire judicial process to me. Spent a great deal of time on the phone going out of his way spending his time explaining other aspects of the law. And a very likable guy to top it off he tells you like it is. Would recommend to anyone!
Posted by Edward | March 23, 2015
Wonderful Lawyer!
Class act took the time to explain the entire judicial process to me. Spent a great deal of time on the phone going out of his way spending other aspects of the law. And a very likable guy to top it off he tells you like it is. Would recommend to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2011
Has your back
Thoroughly explains every step of the way about our case regarding the condition of care our father was given in a nursing home and his death due to this uncaring and inadequate staff.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2010
for the people
Mr. Finn has been a wonderful assistance to our case involving the care of our father during his illness. I would recommend him to anybody who needed a kind and knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2009
Larry is a Godsend ...
When a family experiences the type of tragedy that we did, you're hurt, confused, sad, numb, and a million other things, but your primary focus is on the situation at hand. You're trying to get the best care for your loved one, you're trying to wrap your mind around what happened - how it happened - why it happened - and all of that consumes you. Having Larry Finn be involved and representing us allowed us to concentrate on being there for our family member and be the care giver, he handled EVERYTHING else. I never worried, he kept me always informed and he even made time for me when I just wanted to talk and/or vent - he was there. He has exceptional industry knowledge, he really cares about what we you're going through and he's a man of unquestioned character and integrity, God bless him. He handled this case for us with excellence - we thank him - with our whole heart- he took good care of our family! Thank you Larry Finn I'm better for knowing you!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2009
Look No Further than Larry Finn!
Larry Finn was referred to us from another lawyer. Our family needed his legal advice about contractual issues with an aging parent in a nursing home. His compassion for our situation was such a comfort at a time when the nursing home lacked the same. His knowledge and direction was admirable as he explained clearly to my family the steps needed to solve this problem. His fees for this service was more than reasonable as we witnessed the fast pace with which this issue was resolved. Larry Finn would always be my first choice for legal advice.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Principal Attorney
  • The Finn Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Levin & Perconti
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Shareholder
  • Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
  • 1989 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Budd Larner Gross Picillo Rosenbaum Greenberg & Sade
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Roy W. Harper, USDJ, ED. Missouri
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Theodore McMillian, USAJ, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1985 - 1985
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  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Drew University, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • QS v. Hospital and Physician
  • combined settlement of $ 7,975,000
  • JO for CP, deceased v. Nursing Home
  • settlement of $1,000,000
  • LS for CS, a minor v. Board of Education
  • settlement of $850,000
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  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Associate at Law
  • 1999 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers List in the field of Medical Malpractice
  • Law & Politics Magazine and Chicago Magazine
  • 2008


  • IICLE Long-Term Care Litigation
  • Federal and State Regulation of Long-Term Care Facilities
  • 2017
  • IICLE Long-Term Care Litigation
  • Federal and State Regulation of Long-Term Care Facilities
  • 2013
  • ICLE -Long Term Care Litigation
  • Nursing Home Regulation Update
  • 2011
  • ADA Legal Advisor
  • Talking to an Attorney
  • 1998
  • ADA Legal Advisor
  • The Date Bank: Big Brother at Work?
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • WYCC Television
  • Elder Abuse
  • 2011
  • AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group, Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar
  • Deposing Directors of Nursing at Nursing Home
  • 2010
  • You and the Law Television Program
  • The Quality of Care at Nursing Homes
  • 2010
  • Law Day Live
  • Nursing Home Issues
  • 2008
  • ACG Annual Meeting
  • Medical-Legal Implications of Practice Guidelines Concerning the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatitis-C
  • 2002
  • ABA Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee - Spring Meeting
  • Discovery and the Use of Scientific Expert Testimony
  • 2001
  • ABA National Institute on Toxic Torts
  • The Defense of Fear of Increased Risk of Cancer Claims
  • 2000
  • ABA Annual Meeting
  • Effective Trial Techniques
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Lawrence
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privilege of working with Larry many years ago when we worked at the same firm. He is an excellent lawyer, an aggressive advocate, and a results oriented individual. I highly recommend Larry!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lawrence. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Wrongful death Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Larry and I were on opposite sides on a matter involving the distribution of proceeds from a wrongful death settlement. Larry went above and beyond the call of duty in representing his client's interests and demonstrated a real breadth of knowledge as well as top notch written and oral advocacy skills, all combined with great civility and ethics."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Larry is excellent. He understands complicated legal issues and is a hard worker. Larry is a credit to the profession."
Wrongful death Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Friend
"Aside from being an astute lawyer, Lawrence Finn possesses a quality that is not common in attorneys: devotion. It has been my experience in knowing him for the past twenty-seven years that he is uncommonly devoted to both his family and friends as well as his clients. Unlike many of his colleagues, Larry connected with his clients, communicates well with them, and leaves nothing behind in rendering assistance. There are a lot of smart lawyers out there, and surely Larry is one of them, but few possess his tenacity when it comes to communication and service to those around him. If the case is important and you can have only one lawyer, Larry is the one."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Larry combines a zeal for representing injured people with a high level of legal acumen to be an excellent lawyer and, more importantly, an excellent person."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Larry is an exceptionally gifted and dedicated trial lawyer. I was fortunate enough to work alongside Larry for almost seven years and during that entire time I found him to be a talented, creative and relentless advocate on behalf of his clients. Larry’s experience as a former defense lawyer, particularly in the areas of medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability and insurance coverage, provide him with a unique advantage in representing injured clients. I would recommend Larry without reservation."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Larry on cases and referred cases to him. He is an exceptional lawyer."
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Chicago Wrongful death Lawyer Lawrence B. Finn
Lawrence B. Finn
Wrongful death Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 36 years
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