Patrick J. Finley has joined Weitz & Luxenberg’s experienced and dedicated Mesothelioma and Asbestos Practice Group litigation unit. Like his colleagues, Mr. Finley brings an impassioned resolve to obtain justice on behalf of his clients, “just regular people, who were blindsided by others’ indefensible actions.”
Mr. Finley is right, and that is why we founded Weitz & Luxenberg more than 30 years ago. Men and women alike have been victims of asbestos exposure through no fault of their own.
Sometimes a client has worked in a specific location and been exposed to asbestos for years before developing mesothelioma decades later. At other times the victim never set foot in a factory, naval yard, boiler room, ship, or construction site.
The worker’s spouse, often a woman, developed mesothelioma just from washing her husband’s laundry. That is the heartbreaking reality of asbestos exposure. With some people, a brief period of time or secondhand exposure could trigger debilitating mesothelioma or lung cancer years later.
Although speaking with clients stricken with mesothelioma is “emotional,” Mr. Finley points out, their suffering “is a strong motivator for us to seek a just resolution.” Like his colleagues in the Mesothelioma and Asbestos litigation unit, Mr. Finley understands the importance of comprehensive detective work.
Prior to joining our team at Weitz & Luxenberg, Mr. Finley put his legal knowledge and expertise to the test in diverse areas of law. In each, he was able to extend his knowledge base and build upon the skills needed to join our firm’s experienced Mesothelioma and Asbestos litigation unit.
For years, Mr. Finley says he has been aware of Weitz & Luxenberg as a “premier law firm.” After years of exploring other areas of law, he recognized in himself a strong desire to help people on a personal level.
He also admires what he referred to as Weitz & Luxenberg’s keen “institutional memory.” Weitz & Luxenberg “knows the history of the companies that have endangered people’s health over the years, the companies that have exposed people to asbestos.”
Before joining Weitz & Luxenberg, Mr. Finley worked for Morgan Stanley, a financial services firm in New York, in its Legal and Compliance Division. Mr. Finley has also worked for a personal injury law firm where he oversaw all aspects of case prosecution from initial client interview through resolution.
His responsibilities included prosecuting cases from start to completion, including arraignment, indictment, hearings, and trial. He also conducted witness interviews and negotiated case dispositions as needed.
Right now, Mr. Finley said, his passions outside of work revolve primarily around his family, including two small children, and his charitable interests.
- J.D., Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 2008
- B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 2002
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