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I am in my early 50's, happily married for over 25 years, with two children. I have been practicing law in Columbia and all across the State of Missouri for over 19 years. I had a real life and career before entering the practice of law. My prior work experiences included being a territory manager for two different large companies, working for Chemlawn, short run Trucking, welding, security for a bar and many other excellent opportunities to learn about life. 


Recently, I have shifted my caseload to include 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 top 50 False Claims Act case, assisting the Federal Government with recovery of over $150,000,000.00 for a case involving Mortgage Fraud.


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



Finley D. Gibbs


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 85%
    6 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    19 years, 200 cases
  3. Defective Products: 5%
    19 years, 12 cases



Hourly ($250-450/hour), contingent (100%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Finley. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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    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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Contact info

1001 E Walnut, Ste 301
Columbia, MO, 65205


MOGood Standing, Active199701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRotts & Gibbs, LLC1997 - Present
Territory ManagerTrek Bicycle Corporation1990 - 1994
Chain Sales RepresentativeGallo Wines1989 - 1990
Delivery Truck DriverJohn Pryor Company1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Taxpayers Against FraudMember2011 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Missouri, St. LouisSpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1989