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Finley Dorough Gibbs

White collar crime Attorney at Columbia, MO

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Finley

Learn Finley’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. White collar crime
    30%
    Finley handles cases involving fraud committed against the United States by companies or individuals. Commonly known as Whistleblower cases, Finley recently represented a client relator in a 150 million dollar settlement involving CitiMortgage.

    13 years, 3 cases

  2. Mediation
    20%
    Finley acts as a Mediator Neutral to assist attorneys and clients with settling their civil matters. Please call or refer to his website for more information. With regard to the number of cases, it includes mediations where he represented clients

    26 years, 30 cases

  3. Business
    15%
    Finley handles small business litigation matters. He pays attention to his clients' bottom line while providing quality, experienced legal service.

    26 years, 50 cases

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    15%
    Finley handles cases involving fraud committed against the United States by companies or individuals, including matters related to Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Commonly known as Whistleblower cases, Finley recently represented a client relator in a 158 million dollar settlement involving CitiMortgage.

    12 years, 3 cases

  5. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    15%
    Finley handles cases involving fraud committed against the United States by companies or individuals, including large tax evasion matters. Commonly known as Whistleblower cases, Finley recently represented a client relator in a 158 million dollar settlement involving CitiMortgage.

    13 years

  6. Government contracts
    5%
    Finley handles cases involving fraud committed against the United States by companies or individuals. Commonly known as Whistleblower cases, Finley recently represented a client relator in a 158 million dollar settlement involving CitiMortgage.

    13 years, 3 cases

Hello;

I am in my mid 50's, happily married for over 30 years, with two adult children. I have been practicing law in Columbia and all across the State of Missouri for over 20 years. I had a real life and career before entering the practice of law. My prior work experiences included acting as a Sales Representative and Territory Manager, short run Trucking, welding, security for a bar and many other excellent opportunities to learn about life. 

My law practice included cases in front of Juries and Judges, administrative hearing panels, mediations, Municipal Court, State Court, Federal Court, the Missouri Courts of Appeal, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. I have handled simple traffic matters, complex divorces, Medical Malpractice claims, professional licensing issues for clients, Pharmaceutical products liability, auto crashes, motorcycle crashes, wrongful death cases.  I have handled nearly every type of State level case possible. Those experiences and my life experience help me to work with my clients, to assist them in complex situations, to negotiate firmly and fairly with the other side. My litigation experience lets the other side know I will go to trial if they will not be fair. 

 

Recently, I have shifted my caseload to limit my practice to three areas. First, cases involving fraud committed against State and Federal Governments. I am working on several such cases now, and in 2012, I was successful with a high level False Claims Act case, assisting the Federal Government with recovery of over $150,000, for a case involving Mortgage Fraud. I also represented a whistleblower in a medical fraud case where I recovered @$15,000, for the Federal Government and the state of Missouri. I am in the process of closing another case where the whistleblower I represented recovered @$4,000, for the Federal Government.  Second, I am also handling small business matters, including litigation.  Third, I am commencing my practice as a Mediator Neutral. My life experiences and courtroom experiences will be of great assistance to both sides of civil mediations. I have also completed significant training at the University of Missouri for mediators. I have participated in many mediations. 

 

My experiences help me every day identify with clients, all the way from business owners to the regular folks who need some help. My firm is dedicated to helping people whenever possible. If you need help with a legal problem, I'd appreciate your call.

 

Thanks,

Finley D. Gibbs

Location

Finley Dorough Gibbs
1001 E Walnut, Ste 200
Columbia, MO, 65201

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Posted by JD | December 4, 2012
One of the Best Attorneys in Missouri
If you should ever need an attorney, look no further. Mr Gibbs is the only attorney I will use until I die.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Attorney
  • Shelter Insurance Company
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gibbs Legal Consulting LLC
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Rotts & Gibbs, LLC
  • 1997 - 2017
  • Territory Manager
  • Trek Bicycle Corporation
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Chain Sales Representative
  • Gallo Wines
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Delivery Truck Driver
  • John Pryor Company
  • 1985 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1996
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Judicial AV Rating
  • Martindale
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Finley. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the good fortune to work with Finley on a number of cases. In addition to having an extremely bright legal mind, Finley cares for his clients, and he is one of the hardest working lawyers I know. Finley is not afraid to take a case to trial either, which is an admirable quality that only the best lawyers such as Finley have."
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Personal injury

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Columbia White collar crime Lawyer Finley Dorough Gibbs
Finley Dorough Gibbs
White collar crime Attorney
Columbia, MO
Licensed for 26 years