The NADC bestows this honor on attorneys who have consistently demonstrated the highest standards of legal excellence. The recognition places Mr. Finz among the top one percent of attorneys in the United States, a testament to his exceptional skills and dedication to the profession.
About the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
The NADC publishes an annual list of distinguished lawyers across the United States, offering a valuable resource for clients seeking top-quality legal representation. By highlighting these exceptional attorneys, the NADC aims to reinforce public confidence in the legal profession and motivate all lawyers to strive for similar recognition and high standards.
The selection of the Nation’s Top One Percent is a multi-phase process. The process involves four key stages:
- Stage one – The first stage of the process involves identifying potential candidates. These candidates may be nominated by NADC members, fellow lawyers, current or former clients, or the NADC’s in-house research team.
- Stage two – This phase involves a comprehensive vetting process. The research team looks at multiple factors, including years of practice, education, trial experience, case results, peer endorsements, client reviews, professional awards, and more.
- Stage three – During the third stage, a panel of distinguished attorneys called the blue-ribbon panel reviews the research team’s results. These panelists evaluate each candidate’s background, achievements, and capacity to serve as a role model for other attorneys.
- Stage four – In the final stage, a judicial review board of former judges considers the final list of candidates. They finalize the selection process by scrutinizing the reputation and performance of each attorney under consideration, confirming they meet the highest standards of legal practice.
About Stuart L. Finz
Stuart L. Finz, senior trial lawyer and CEO of Finz & Finz, P.C., has made his mark as a skilled litigator in New York’s legal system. With his courtroom skill and negotiating acumen, Mr. Finz has secured numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, distinguishing himself as a commanding force in the legal field.
At the heart of Mr. Finz’s approach is a commitment to maximizing the financial outcome for clients and the attorneys who place their trust in the law firm. Among his many accomplishments is the first jury verdict in New York State against Philip Morris USA Inc., which resulted in a landmark $20.52 million verdict. He has secured numerous other record-setting results, including a $24.5 million settlement in a Manhattan federal court case and a $14.8 million verdict in a case against the City of New York.
With his dedication to protecting victims’ rights, Mr. Finz has devoted more than 30 years to championing the causes of people seriously harmed through the negligence of others. His enduring commitment to promoting public health and safety through the courts is embodied in the team he has gathered at Finz & Finz, P.C., composed of many gifted attorneys and support staff.