Stuart L. Finz
Senior Trial Attorney and CEO
Stuart L. Finz is the senior trial attorney and CEO of the prestigious national law firm of Finz & Finz, P.C. He has earned his success with his unique negotiation and courtroom skills, scoring record multi-million dollar verdicts and complicated multi-million dollar case settlements for the firm's clients.
Mr. Finz oversees all of the litigation departments of the firm, including Products Liability and Defective Drugs, General and Toxic Tort, Medical Malpractice, and Appellate Practice.
"Maximizing the financial outcome for our clients and the attorneys that place their trust in our firm is our fundamental creed, which has continued to flourish as we surpasses three decades of our founding. It is a creed that, as in the past, will continue to be followed in the years to come. We can do no more for our clients, and certainly we owe them no less." Stuart L. Finz
Mr. Finz attended Long Island University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He obtained a Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he was elected President of the law school student body and listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.
He was born in Queens New York and is admitted to practice law in New York State, the U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts. Mr. Finz is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, and the Queens County and Nassau County Bar Associations. He is Vice-Chair of the Queens County Medical Malpractice Committee, and has lectured for the New York County Lawyers Association.
Mr. Finz has been named by New York Super Lawyers as one of the top personal injury trial attorneys in New York State for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has been selected as a life time member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is listed in the New York Law Journal report of Largest Verdicts, and was selected by the leaders of the Democratic Party to run for United States Congresses in the 3rd Congressional district.
In addition, Mr. Finz was appointed to the New York State Plaintiffs DES Liaison Committee where he fought for women against the major manufactures of DES, a drug that caused cancer in the offspring of women who were exposed to the drug in-utero. He co-authored Problems of a DES-Exposed Woman in Her Childbearing Years - Legal Implications, and has been actively involved in numerous significant legal issues that affect the health and safety of the public, always seeking to advance the rights of individuals.
Mr. Finz handles a wide array of plaintiff personal injury, Product Liability and Medical Malpractice cases. He obtained the first jury verdict in New York State against Philip Morris USA Inc. on behalf of a smoker that contracted lung cancer. The landmark verdict held Philip Morris USA Inc. and American Tobacco accountable for designing cigarettes to addict smokers. The record $20,520,000.00 jury verdict was published by Verdict Search as one of the top verdicts in the nation.
In addition, Mr. Finz obtained the largest recorded settlement in New York State for an individual personal injury victim. The record settlement for one plaintiff was in the sum of $21 Million and the total case settlement was in the sum of $24.5 Million. In 2014 Mr. Finz obtained a record $14,768,000 verdict for a injured New York City building porter.
With the ideology of "protecting victims' rights," Mr. Finz has fought hard and achieved record results for personal injury victims for over 30 years. As a staunch advocate for the seriously injured, Mr. Finz is dedicated to promoting public health and safety through the courts.
- New York, 1988
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
- Long Island University
- B.A. (Cum Laude)
Honors and Awards
- Named, New York Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014
- Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Queens County Bar Associations, Member
- Nassau County Bar Associations, Member
- Queens County Medical Malpractice Committee, Vice-Chair
- New York County Lawyers Association, Lecture