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Norman Martin Finkelstein

Elder law Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found

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About Norman

Learn Norman’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law

    18 years, 100 cases

  2. Medical malpractice

    38 years, 300 cases

  3. Personal injury

    38 years, 200 cases

  4. Defective and dangerous products

    33 years, 25 cases

  5. Ethics and professional responsibility

    28 years, 30 cases

Retired Lieutenant from New York City Police Dept.  34 years trial lawyer experience, many trials several punitive damage verdicts


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Law Offices of Norman M. Finkelstein, A.P.C.


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Posted by Christopher | March 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Norman was a Godsend for me...
Hello, my name is Christopher A. Ackerman. In 2013 I was having horrendous back pain than pretty much immobilized me, until one day, I was completely, and permanently immobilized. Paralyzed from the belly button down, or T-9. I was laying in bed in the hospital at Scripps-Mercy Hospital, in San Diego, CA, and knew I needed a lawyer. I consulted a referral service, who highly recommended Norman M. Finkelstein, who came right to my hospital room. We had discussed a few possible outcomes for my case, if everything went well, and I hired him. Boy am I glad I did! Well here we are, at the part where we had discussed outcomes. Our bottom line that we set, in our discussion, Norman was able to beat by 30%. In addition, my medical has all been accounted for, as well as all of my medical equipment. I can now look forward to living my life being cared for by the best of hands. I can buy a nice little house, and live my life in comfort. Norman Finkelstein gave me my life back, and also has become a good friend to me. We are on a first name basis, Facebook friends, and laugh and joke, all the time. I was faced with an unfortunate set of circumstances in my life, that changed everything. I was very blessed, at this time, to have made the acquaintance of, Norman Martin Finkelstein. I was extremely troubled, and my prayer's, truly were answered. If you are facing any sort of problem , that requires the services of an Attorney, I highly recommend Norman Finkelstein.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elder Abuse
He worked with the whole family, which was a bit difficult at times, and brought us to a decent settlement. Did a good job of keeping us informed via email.


  • Contingency 25%-40%
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of Norman M. Finkelstein
  • 1983 - Present


  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ikonne v. Roth
  • Plaintiff verdict
  • Lindsey v. Carter, Hawley, Hale
  • Puntive Damage Verdict $1,000,000.00
  • Valbona v. Springer
  • punitive damage award


  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV rated preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Trial Lawyer of the Month
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • conference
  • elder abuse
  • 2014

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San Diego Elder law Lawyer Norman Martin Finkelstein
Norman Martin Finkelstein
Elder law Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 41 years