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Christopher James Finney

Medical malpractice Attorney at Brentwood, MO

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Chris Finney


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About Christopher

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I broke some pretty serious news to my wife right near our 1st wedding anniversary. She was pregnant with our first child. She was finally feeling well enough to go out. At that dinner, I told her I was quitting my job and didn’t know if I would have another job. I had talked with my dad about coming on with him but he told me there were no guarantees. He told me I would always have a space to work but “you eat what you kill”. It was either stay where I was and find a way to be content or see what I could make of it with my dad and brother.

I knew I wasn’t happy at my current job though it was a great opportunity—I was representing insurance companies but trying to tell myself I was helping individuals. I was only helping myself. The job almost doubled my previous salary and gave me benefits I only dreamed about (a secretary and an expense account). It took a lot of pressure off of my monthly student loan payment. I quit. I went to the basement of my dad’s office—no windows, not even fluorescent lighting. My dad hooked me up with a computer and said “I can pay you for a little while but I don’t know for how long.” That was all the assurance I needed.

At that point, I didn’t care if I never got paid. I figured there was a way to make it. So I jumped in. I put up my own site (it failed miserably). I tried hustling tickets. I tried criminal defense cases and worker’s compensation. I took more small claims cases to trial than anyone I knew (I also found out there is a limit on how many small claims cases you can file).

My first settlement was a $20,000 case from a client way down in Doniphan, Missouri. My next one was a $1.25 million dollar case that jump-started it all for me. A truck driver was way over hours, omitted log times, and was on his phone at the time he rammed my client from behind in a construction zone. My client ended up dying several months after the settlement—his end-stage renal disease got him. He was a super nice guy who died happily. When I got to the funeral, I saw his wife. She had brand new teeth. She flashed me a huge smile.

There have been plenty of $500 cases littered throughout where we lost money. I have lost trials for clients that people told me I should not have taken and I have won eight-figure judgments for clients. It has been up and down but authentic the entire time. And I have been given access to plenty of mentors who have provided lots of encouragement, including my dad and brother.

Since opening my own trial practice, my team and I have helped all kinds of people. Immigrants from Africa, Mexico, Bosnia, etc…. We have helped wealthy people and poor people. We have helped people whose loved ones’ hearts will never beat again to people with sore backs. All of them have needed assistance and we are lucky enough to be able to provide it. Our staff has grown and includes the most capable, efficient and friendly people we could have. We are proud of what we do for the individuals and families that come to us.

Without a doubt, I know we can help you—by pointing you in the right direction or even by sending you to another lawyer. Our mission is to make sure you get Justice. Whatever that means in your case, our goal is to help you find it.

Our office was opened with one primary purpose--try jury trials for those who need it against insurance companies. We have cases where we are up against 10 or more lawyers on the other side. But we only take cases we believe in and help clients we believe in. We have no regrets about the people we help. We are committed to real results through verdicts--and our results show that.  

If you are interested to see if we can help you, please let us know. We are grateful for every opportunity to help someone in need.

 

 

Admitted to Practice in:
Missouri
Federal Court for Eastern District of Missouri
Federal Court for Southern District of Illinois

Licensed for 12 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 08/08/2016

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

Contact Christopher

Finney Injury Law
1600 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Suite 220
Brentwood, MO, 63144

Reviews

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Posted by Kevin | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% Satisfied
Chris handled my traffic violation and did an excellent job. He was extremely professional and thorough. We were in communication with each other until the matter was 100% closed. He was very responsive to both my emails and calls with any questions I had about the progress of our case. I would recommend Chris to anyone.
Posted by Tim | April 1, 2015
Top-notch
Chris Finney is an excellent attorney and I could not be happier with the services he provided. When I received a speeding ticket I contacted Chris for help. Staying in contact with Chris was not a problem in the slightest and he was very good about contacting me and keeping me informed. I will not hesitate to use Chris again and to recommended him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
This is a great team of attorneys at Finney Law Offices. Chris really cares about his clients and works hard for them. He checked with and spoke with sources to help my case. In addition, he was constantly consulting with us to get all of the pertinent information about our case. I highly recommend Chris!
Posted by Alvin & Keshia | December 15, 2014
Chris Finney
Our experience with the Finney Law (Chris Finney) office has been a pleasant one. Chris has been more than accommodating and very approachable. Our situation is a unique circumstance and the way Chris is handling it warrants our confidence in him. We would recommend anyone to use Finney Law Office!
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2014
Personal Injury Settlement
I was referred to Chris from my family lawyer and it was an excellent experience. Chris was always keeping in touch with personal phone calls and emails. He posed all possible outcomes and possibilities of the case and advised what was the best outcome for my personal situation. He also explained everything thoroughly so I would have a working understanding of the case. He shows genuine concern and interest in his clients which made me more at ease with the process. As a first time experience with a lawyer this was by far as best as I could imagine. Also the whole process was less than a month (not typical)!
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Posted by Ridhi | September 13, 2014
Excellent experience
Chris was extremely helpful in handling my case and always responded quickly for any concerns or queries that I had. He did a great job in keeping me up to date and made sure that I'm comfortable throughout the process. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs legal representation.
Posted by josh | August 22, 2014
professional and fast...these guys know what there doing.
We just recently ended our case with Chris Finney and this was our first experience with this situation. There was never a moment I didn't feel Chris was fighting for us. My fiance and I work full time but anytime I needed so.etching I could email him and get a response usually within an hour or two. Amazing experience considering why we needed him.
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Posted by Alex | October 30, 2013
Recommended lawyer
Chris helped me with everything I didn't understand or informed about. He was easy to get a hold of day or night and made sure that I was happy with my results. Thanks Chris!
Posted by Tikina | August 28, 2013
Chris Finney is EXCELLENT
I recently used Chris Finney at Finney Law Office to represent me as my attorney, from an accident that occured in Jan 2013. I must say, I was really impressed with the level of professionalism, Chris and his staff showed me. The turn around time for responses never exceeded 24 hours. He followed up throughout the process to keep me updated on the case, and to check on my well being. He wasnt out for the money, but more concerned about my health, and any concerns I may have had. He remained friendly and patient from the betginning to the end, I was more then satisfied with the ending result, and I highly reccomend this law firm. Chris Finney and the staff at Finney Law Office ROCKS!
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2012
Chris is a lawyer that I can trust because I know that he cares.
I was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence. I called Chris and he guided me step by step through the process and very clearly explained to me what I should do. I ended up being released, and there was no DUI charge. Chris is very trustworthy, and I know that I can always count on him. He definitely cares about his clients. I will not hesitate to use Chris again if I am in a similar situation.
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Posted by James | October 10, 2012
Extremely Helpful
I have spoken with Chris on several occasions about how to handle being pulled over for a DWI. His advice has always been the smart choice and kept me out of trouble as well as safe from any harm. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
  • Finney Injury Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Mutrux Finney, P.C.
  • 2017 - 2018
  • SLU Law Adjunct Professor (Trial Team)
  • SLU
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Litigation Associate
  • Danna McKitrick, PC
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Trial Attorney
  • Finney Law Office
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Felony Trial Attorney
  • St. Louis City Circuit Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2012
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Botz v. Liberty Mutual Insurance 4:17-CV-2169
  • $250,000.00
  • Brown v. John 17SL-AC26803
  • $2,500,00.00
  • Collier v. Steinbach 1722-AC07367
  • $1,500,000.00
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, The Missouri Trial Attorney Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 V&S Award - Largest Judgements in 2015
  • Missouri Lawyers Media
  • 2016
  • Up & Coming Lawyer
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • NADC
  • 2015
  • The Theodore McMillian Inns of Court Member
  • St. Louis University School of Law
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Ratings
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • David J. Hensler Award in Trial Advocacy
  • St. Louis University School of Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lantern Lecture Series
  • Legal Profession and Prospects
  • 2017
  • SLU Law Externship Program
  • Protocols Panel
  • 2016
  • Wash U Law Career Center
  • What to Expect Your First 5 Years of Practice
  • 2016
  • Law Practice Managment
  • Law Firm Management
  • 2016
  • SIUE Pre-Law Assoc. Meeting
  • The Business of Law
  • 2015
  • SLU Law Practice Management Class
  • Becoming and Being a Lawyer
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (30)
Endorse Christopher
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply one of the best attorneys I know. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and he is the first person I call with any injury question. I have referred members of my family to Chris and I trust him completely."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christopher is exceptionally knowledgeable in the area of personal injury law. His clients are his top priority and he makes every effort to ensure as positive an outcome as possible for them."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a tremendous trial attorney. I trust sending clients to him and know that he will always do an excellent job with their case."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a top-notch attorney. He works hard for his clients and gets them the compensation they deserve."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several cases to Chris and the Finney Law Office, and every experience is what you expect from a referral partner. His breadth of knowledge and experience is evident from the phone calls that I have received from clients I have referred to him. They all speak to his honesty, integrity, and compassion. Chris and his team have a practical approach to Injury Cases and truly advocate for their Clients. I endorse this lawyer and his firm for any Injury-related cases."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is very dedicated to achieving the best possible results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great up and coming trial attorney that I highly recommend."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and works hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Finney and his law firm genuinely care about their clients. I endorse Chris for anyone needing a strong and compassionate injury lawyer without any hesitation. His dedication is evidenced by his record of success in injury cases."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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