Andrew Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Jacoby & Meyers. He is a noted consumer activist who represents injured people against corporate wrongdoers or irresponsible parties. Mr. Finkelstein has litigated wrongful death and personal injury cases arising from defective drugs and products, automobile accidents, falls caused by defective conditions, dog bites, bus accidents, motor cycle accidents, construction site accidents and air craft crashes.
He has handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases. Representative cases include recovering $9 million for a client injured at a construction site, $3.5 million for significant injuries sustained in a car accident, $4.5 million for catastrophic injuries sustained in a truck accident, $3.45 million for injuries sustained by a pedestrian struck by a car, and $2.25 million for significant injuries caused by a defective seat belt.
Regarding pharmaceutical litigation, Mr. Finkelstein has been appointed to several committees overseeing Nationwide litigation. Mr. Finkelstein is the Chairman of the Plaintiff Personal Injury Steering committee for the Neurontin Product Liability Multi District Litigation in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Finkelstein has worked closely with the FDA regarding the adverse effects associated with Neurontin, having filed a Citizens Petition seeking enhanced warnings of suicide.
Additionally, Mr. Finkelstein is a member of the Executive Steering Committee of the Hormone Replacement Therapy Multi District Litigation in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Finkelstein is a member of the Plaintiff Steering Committee of the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch New Jersey Coordinated Litigation.
Mr. Finkelstein is on the Board of Directors of the Empire State Bank, NA, a public corporation. In addition to sitting on the Bank’s Board, Mr. Finkelstein is Chairman of the Loan and Credit Policy Committee.
Additionally, Mr. Finkelstein sits on the Banks Charitable Trust Fund, Stock Option Committee, and the Compensation and Nominating Committee, as well as the Technology Committee.
Mr. Finkelstein also teaches other lawyers advanced trial practices at the nationally recognized Keenan Ball college.
Mr. Finkelstein is a professor at the renowned Keenan Trial Lawyer College where the best trial lawyers go to get pointers and hone their trial skills.
- Syracuse University
- Brooklyn Law School
Admissions & Membership:
- New York and New Jersey bars
- U.S. Federal District Court in New York and New Jersey
- U.S. Supreme Court
- 2013 Executive Committee Member of The National Trial Lawyers
- The RoundTable 2014: America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine
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