Jennifer J. Finley

Favorite lawyer TV show: LAW AND ORDER

Favorite Maxim of Equity: Equity Delights in Equality

I felt like a real lawyer when: I won my first jury trial.

Pet peeve about practicing law: Incivility of a small percentage of lawyers.

My First loss was: A case involving a woman who was a passenger in a bus which was involved in a collision.

Education: Northwestern University, B.A., 1980, St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1986

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Workers Compensation; Wrongful Death

Membership: Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; The Missouri Bar; American Bar Association; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis (President, Board of Directors, 1998-1999).

Admissions: 1986, Missouri; 1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

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Jennifer J. Finley has been representing injured people for over twenty-five years. She is a respected advocate and trial lawyer, representing clients who have sustained injuries as a result of automobile accidents, dangerous products, dangerous conditions on property and employees who have been injured at work.

Jennifer was born in a suburb of Chicago, but moved to the St. Louis area as a child and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1976. After graduating from Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL (B.A. History, 1980), she earned her law degree from St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1986).

Early in her career Jennifer was associated with prominent St. Louis trial lawyers Theodore Hoffman and John J. Frank. Jennifer's hallmark is compassion for her clients whom she represents with unassuming strength and conviction. Jennifer has built her successful practice over the last two decades while at the same time raising three children of her own, including twins who graduated from College in 2011. Through it all Jennifer has given her best to her clients; being both a compassionate ear to their turmoil and a passionate voice for their cause.

Jennifer is admitted to practice law in all Missouri Courts, including the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Jennifer has tried dozens of personal injury cases to jury verdict in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County. In addition to her trial practice, she practices administrative law before the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation. She also handles civil cases and personal injury claims prior to suit, which may require mediation or arbitration. Jennifer has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale–Hubbell.

Some of Jennifer's professional and civic accomplishments include service as president of the Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis (board member 1995–to 1999) and president of the Missouri Lawyers Trust Account Foundation (board member 1999 to 2004). She is also a member of the American Association for Justice, Missouri Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Lawyers Association of St. Louis, the Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis and the Mound City Bar. She was an instructor for the St. Louis Community College Legal Assistant Program. She has volunteered for Legal Advocates for Abused Women, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and the St. Louis Crisis Nursery at Forest Park Hospital.