|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Civil Rights Attorney||Spokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine||2009|
|Top Civil Rights Attorney||Spokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine||2008|
|Top Civil Rights Attorney||Spokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine||2007|
|Director of Litigation||Center for Justice||2007 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Jeffry K Finer||2003 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Gonzaga Law School||1999 - 2008|
|Partner||Finer & Pugsley||1990 - 2002|
|Associate||Law offices of Patrick Stiley||1984 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1984 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT COMMITTEE||Co-Chair||2003 - 2009|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Governor||2001 - 2001|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Vice President||2001 - 2001|
|Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington||President of the Board (2009-11)||1994 - 2011|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Vice President||1993 - 1994|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Governor||1992 - 1994|
|Otto Zehm v. City of Spokane, Karl Thompson et al||Settlement for $2MM in cash and commitments by City to properly train officers in their encounters with mentally ill suspects.|
|Prach et al. v. Bowen et al.||Fully favorable jury verdict.|
|United States v. Porter||Acquitted by jury.|
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|Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)||Use of Force Policies (Otto Zehm recap)||2012|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Pretrial Motions||2003|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Character Evidence -- Offense and Defense||2001|
|Unknown||New Science of Cross Examination||1997|
|Defense Magazine (WACDL)||Representing Grand Jury Witnesses||1994|
|Defense Magazine (WACDL)||Science of Cross Examination||1994|
|Defense Magazine (WACDL)||Armed Career Criminal Sentencing||1994|
|NATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE COLLEGE||N/A||N/A||1989|
|University of New Mexico School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Yale University||Fine Arts||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Evidence Update 2012||2012|
|Chelan Annual Meeting||Voir Dire||2011|
|Trial Techniques||Voir Dire and Opening||2010|
|Chelan Annual Meeting||Prosecutorial Misconduct||2002|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual Meeting||Imperfect Defenses||2000|
|Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Aspen||Forfeiture & Double Jeopardy||1996|
|Washington State Criminal Justice Institute Annual Meeting, Seattle||Cross Examination of Police Officers||1995|
|New Mexico Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual Meeting||Double Jeopardy||1995|
|Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho||Look-Good Cross||1994|
|Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho, CJA training||Basics of Grand Jury Representation||1993|
|Spokane County Medical Assn||AIDS, Privacy & Denial of Medical Services||1988|
|NAF, Annual Meeting||Defending Clinics||1986|
Posted by Michelle
Amazing, wonderful or just two words I would end my conversations with Mr. Finer. Jeffry always took my calls, took the time to explain my situation and was very honest as what to expect. I just adore his assistant Deanette, who is the cutest sweetest lady ever. Even when she had a hectic morning she would stop what she was doing to look for a file. Jeffry and Deanette work fantastic together. Great Team!! My last year was very stressful and with out Mr. Finer there fighting for me my situation would have been a disaster. If you are looking for a lawyer who is honest and knowledgeable in his field Jeffry Finer is the perfect pick for you.
Thank you Jeffry for everything! YOU'RE AWESOME!!
Posted by Carrie Aenk
I had a sensitive case that had me upset and emotional. Mr. Finer answered my calls and emails every time I asked a question. Mr. Finer does not mince words and is one of the most matter of fact attorneys. He guided me to what I needed to do and eased my fears. Jeffrey is a man that can be trusted with the integrity that all attorneys should have.
Posted by anonymous
Jeff Finer took my case (A labor/employment case) against my former employer. While others in his office had labor law backgrounds, Finer held onto my case; representing himself as a specialist in labor & employment law.
He was shaky on the law and had to actually bring in another attorney who had prevailed against a large employer in the area. I consistently had to bring him up to speed on my case and his paralegal argued with his take on case law pertaining to my situation. He failed to adequately prepare me for testimony at trial and because of his absence(s) from the office, had to be brought up to speed by other assistants in his office or by the other attorney on strategy. The judge in the trial fired back at him often to explain points of law that Finer was trying to advance.
He charged me thousands of dollars in bogus contingency fees and despite the fact that I was over 50 and could not find work demanded that I forfeit money due me in an unrelated injury case.
The emotional damage he did to my life has been devastating and permanent.