Mr. Finson is an attorney licensed to practice in California, Arizona and Ohio. He has over 40 years of trial and appellate experience representing consumers on all types of serious personal injury matters including auto, truck, motorcycle and work injuries.
Mr. Finson received his BSBA with honors and distinction from Miami University in 1971 and he is also a 1974 Cum Laude graduate of Marshall School of Law at Cleveland State.
Mr. Finson began practicing law in 1974, focusing on personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, employment law and workers’ compensation.
In 2004, he was asked to form a mass tort drug and device litigation department with Phillips Law Group in Phoenix. Along with his wife Karen Finson, a doctor of pharmacology, he created a department, managing 14 employees, 4 attorneys, and grew the department to 15,000 cases. In 2011, Mr. Finson took the California Bar, and the department was moved to Los Angeles. Mr. Finson is still based in the Los Angeles office today and is “Of Counsel” to Phillips Law Group.
Mr. Finson has been litigation counsel in many California Federal and state drug and device mass tort cases, including Crestor, Avandia, Vioxx, Bextra, Celebrex, TVM, Infuse Bone Graft, Shoulder Pain Pump, Yasmin, Ortho-Evra Patch, Gadolinium, Zyprexa, Nuvaring, Pseudo Tumor Cerebri, Actos, Accutane, Hernia Mesh, Mirena, Sitagliptin, Januvia, Fosamax, Risperdal, Inovkana, Taxotere, Pinnacle and Depuy Hip litigations.
Mr. Finson is admitted to all Federal and State courts in California, Arizona and Ohio. He was also specially admitted in United States District Courts in Texas, New York, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Massachusetts and West Virginia, as well as in the United States Courts of Appeals in the Second, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Circuits. He has tried over 200 jury trials to conclusion in Ohio, Arizona and California, and has handled over 3000 arbitrations and other administrative hearings.
Mr. Finson is now actively involved in hundreds of individual opioid cases and has been active in consulting with firms across the country to file individual Opioid cases to assist those whose lives have been ruined by these dangerous drugs.