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Ms. Finch's appellate practice is limited to civil appeals representing respondents only, who are referred to her by trial attorneys protecting their judgments. She does not accept any other type of case at this time.


Contact info

Law Office of Dabney B. Finch

23905 Clinton Keith Road
Los Angeles, CA, 92595

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 95%
    22 years, 87 cases
  2. Unspecified: 5%



Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Class ValedictorianWestern State University COL1993
Summa cum LaudeWestern State University COL1993
AmJur Award Legal WritingAmerican Jurisprudence1992
AmJur Award PropertyAmerican Jurisprudence1992
AmJur Award Uniiform Commercial CodeAmerican Jurisprudence1992
AmJur Award Constitutional LawAmerican Jurisprudence1991
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerLaw Office of Dabney B. Finch1993 - Present
PrincipalGiardinelli and Finch, APLC1993 - 1999
Clerk to Presiding Justice SillsFourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
California Appellate Defense CounselMember2001 - Present
Appellate Defenders, Inc.Panel Attorney1999 - 2012
Western State University Law ReviewExecutive Editor1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Class Action Suit for FraudSuccessfully Protected $1,035,871 Award
Family Law AppealNot yet decided
Overturned Judge's Refusal to Award Attorneys FeesCourt of Appeal overturned Order Denying Fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Western State University Law ReviewBetween the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence, Summa cum Laude1993
Sarah Lawrence CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bar Association SeminarHow to Preserve an Issue for Appeal2013