Making a Difference
When our team of professionals came together to form Finney Law Firm, we began with a sense of purpose: to make a positive difference for our clients, our profession, and the communities in which we live.
The stories below show the power of our focus on outcomes and how we made a difference for our clients by knowledgeably and practically applying our expertise in the field of law.
It takes knowledge of the law to be a good attorney, certainly. And we also must be diligent and responsive in the practice of law. But occasionally it takes a few more things to take the practice of law to the “next level” and “make a difference” for our clients: Creativity, knowledge of the shifting landscape … READ MORE
In perhaps the most audacious litigation gambit I have been involved with for a client, we resuscitated a failed Ohio Supreme Court case with a U.S. District Court action that rendered a favorable settlement for our client over…the elimination of his curb cut. Curbs serve several purposes on a roadway: They are part of the … READ MORE
A recent Enquirer article highlighted Specific Performance as a remedy in real estate contracts. Specific Performance, as opposed to money damages, means that the judge will order the parties to a contract to complete the contract. This is a rarely used remedy. In the case covered by the Enquirer, the seller is seeking an order … READ MORE
A few years back, I received a call from a real estate investor in Chicago. As the housing crisis was hitting its depths in around 2009-2010, a local Realtor had decided to engage in “flipping” properties, buying for a low price, fixing them up and quickly re-selling them. The Realtor convinced my client to invest … READ MORE
Our client was in a difficult spot: He had loaned a real estate investor some $130,000 to buy single family homes, renovate them, and then re-sell them. “Flipping” it is called. Of course, none of this was documented initially: No note, no mortgage, no contract. As it turns out, the “investor” was a scammer. He … READ MORE
The twin wins of the Finney Law Firm before the United States Supreme Court in 2014 have roots in a case that has had broad impact in the law, in ethics, in politics, and in the media. In 2009, our attorneys commenced their representation of David Krikorian in charges of “false claims” before the Ohio Elections Commission over allegations … READ MORE
Our firm was recently approached by a client with a difficult personal and professional situation. The board that regulates his license had voted to permanently revoke his license and end his career. Fortunately, at least in the interim, we were able to save his license and allow him to provide for his family pending the … READ MORE
Mr. Finney serves on the Boards of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law and the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes. He was also the southwest Ohio co-Chairman of the Kasich for Governor Campaign Committee. He has also previously chaired the Hamilton County Tax Levy Review Committee.
Mr. Gibson is a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides legal services to low-income citizens in southwest Ohio through cases referred to it from the Legal Aid Society. As a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Mr. Gibson provides pro bono legal services to individuals who do not have the resources to pay for legal representation. He also volunteers as the head coach of the Northern Kentucky Hockey Association’s Junior Varsity Team. Additionally, Mr. Gibson serves as the Vice President of the Moeller High School Alumni Association.
Mr. Turner is a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Project and volunteers his time and legal knowledge with Wills for Heroes. The Volunteer Lawyers Project refers low-income clients’ private attorneys who offer legal advice or take on cases pro bono. Wills for Heroes provides legal documents to America’s first responders.