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Chris Finney, 32

TRIAL ATTORNEY, FINNEY LAW OFFICE, ST. LOUIS

Practice area: Personal injury

Law school: Saint Louis University

Since leaving the St. Louis Circuit

Attorney’s Office for his family’s law

firm, Chris Finney is often face-to-faceFinney, Chris

with the biggest law firms in

the area. He also often comes out on

top. As a trial attorney, Finney has

been known to receive seven-figure

settlements for his clients.

Recently, he obtained a $2.45

million settlement in Avalos v. Britt,

which helped a family recover after

a father of six children died in a

motor vehicle crash.

Finney takes many cases involving immigrants and has been involved

with Friends of Immigrants and Refugees of St. Louis for many years. His

involvement goes beyond representing his clients in court. He often helps

clients navigate unfamiliar territory as newcomers to the United States. His

work has reunited family members, helped them secure housing, pay off

bills and more.

Who is your legal hero?

“Always try to associate yourself closely and learn as much as you can

from those who know more than you, who do better than you, who see

more clearly than you.” —Dwight Eisenhower

What was your least favorite law school class?

Almost all of them.

What has been your favorite moment as an attorney so far?

My first jury trial win.

If you hadn’t become a lawyer, what profession would you have

chosen?

Likely coaching.

What is your favorite website or app, and why?

TrialPad — It is inexpensive, so easy to use and allows one person to

present issues to the jury.