Steven M. Fincher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in Jonesboro, GA

Fincher Denmark LLC
 | 8024 Fairoaks Court, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770-478-9950
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • State, Local & Municipal (60%),
  • Government Finance (20%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%),
  • Eminent Domain (10%)
Attorney Profile

Steven M. Fincher, a senior partner at Fincher Denmark LLC, is a seasoned attorney with more than 30 years of experience in local government and municipal law matters, such as land use and zoning, taxes, eminent domain, bonds, public finance and election law. Mr. Fincher also represents clients in the Jonesboro, Georgia, area who have been injured through other people's negligence.

 

Throughout his career, Mr. Fincher has helped a diverse array of clients in the South Atlanta area as well as throughout the Georgia. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Fincher is also a registered mediator. This breadth of experience allows him to consistently provide the highest-quality service to each of his clients.

 

Mr. Fincher's Georgia roots run deep. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He has served as general counsel for 14 cities and other Atlanta area governmental bodies.

 

In one of his roles as general counsel, Mr. Fincher played an influential role in putting together the financing for the redevelopment of Fort Gillem as well as the Georgia International Convention Center. His knowledge, experience and skill have earned him an AV Preeminent* rating from the esteemed peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell.

 

Along with his law practice, Mr. Fincher is active in professional organizations and participates in several community and pro bono activities. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association, and has served as a board member of the Clayton State University Foundation. Mr. Fincher also serves as a pro bono attorney for Clayton County Family Care.

 

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

State, Local & Municipal (60%): State, Local & Municipal Litigation

Government Finance (20%)

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

Eminent Domain (10%)

Focus Areas

State, Local & Municipal: State, Local & Municipal Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017

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About Steven Fincher

Admitted 1980, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.georgialawexperts.com/attorney-profile/steven-m-f...

Honors and Awards:

  • Ten Year Outstanding Service Recognition, Clayton County Water Authority, 2008
  • Small Business of the Year, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, 2006
  • Since 2010, he has been recognized as a Local Government SuperLawyer®

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Mediator, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia Municipal Association (City/County Attorney Section)
  • Georgia Bar Association (City Attorney Section; College & School Law Section)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Clayton County Family Care, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Executive Committee, Clayton County E-SPLOST Campaign
  • Clayton State University Foundation Board Member

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Hapeville v. Anderson No. 36617, Supreme Court of Georgia, 246 Ga. 786; 272 S.E.2d 713; 1980 Ga. LEXIS 1282, September 8, 1980, Argued, November 25, 1980, Decided, Rehearing Denied, December 16, 1980
  • College Park v. Ga. Power Co. No. 76707, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 188 Ga. App. 223; 372 S.E.2d 493; 1988 Ga. App. LEXIS 935, September 6, 1988.
  • Board of Comm'r v. Clayton County School Dist No. 38586, Supreme Court of Georgia, 250 Ga. 244; 297 S.E.2d 724; 1982 Ga. LEXIS 1052, November 2, 1982.
  • Brown v. Palmetto No. 81-7759, United States Court of Appeals, for the Eleventh Circuit, 681 F.2d 1325; 1982 U.S. App. LEXIS 16928; 34 Fed. R. Serv. 2d (Callaghan) 666, August 2, 1982.
  • Woods v. Wright No. 63764, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 163 Ga. App. 124; 292 S.E.2d 545; 1982 Ga. App. LEXIS 2424, June 22, 1982, Decided, Rehearing Denied, July 16, 1982.
  • Williams v. Fairburn No. 82-8081, United States Court of Appeals, for the Eleventh Circuit, 702 F.2d 973; 1983 U.S. App. LEXIS 28792, April 15, 1983.
  • College Park v. Eastern Airlines, Inc No. 38995, 38996, Supreme Court of Georgia, 250 Ga. 741; 300 S.E.2d 513; 1983 Ga. LEXIS 611, March 8, 1983, Decided, Rehearing Denied, March 30, 1983.
  • College Park v. Bloom No. 47026, Supreme Court of Georgia, 381 S.E.2d 388; 1989 Ga. LEXIS 301, July 7, 1989, Decided.
  • Dague v. Riverdale Athletic Assoc. No. C82-2366A, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlant Division, 99 F.R.D. 325; 1983 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13169; 33 Fair Empl. Prac. Case. (BNA) 1213, September 30,1983.
  • College Park v. Grunden No. 67682, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 171 Ga. APp. 814; 321 S.E.2d 371; 1984 Ga. App. LEXIS 3008, July 12, 1984, Decided, Rehearing Denied, July 31, 1984, Certiorari applied for.
  • Cannon v. Clayton County No. 42511, Supreme Court of Georgia, 255 Ga. 63; 335 S.E.2d 294; 1985 Ga. LEXIS 876, October 17, 1985, Decided, As Amended, October 30, 1985, Reconsideration Denied, October 29, 1985.
  • Wright v. Deyton No. 84-8343, United States Court of Appeals, for the Elevent Circuit, 757 F.2d 1253; 1985 U.S App. LEXIS 28925; 1 Fed, R, Serv, 3d (Callaghan) 1207, April 16, 1985.
  • Gravitt b. Graves No. 85-8516, 85-8585, United States Court of Appeals, for the Eleventh Circuit 797 F.2d 980; 1986 U.S. App. LEXIS 27616, July 31, 1986.
  • Smith v. City of Fairburn No. C83-0116A United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, 1983 U.S. Dist.
  • Wall v. Clayton County No.86-8074, United States Court of Appeals, for the Eleventh Circuit, 800 F.2d 266; U.S. App. LEXIS 28914, August 25, 1986.
  • Gravitt v. Graves No. C83-964A, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, 609 F. Supp. 925; 1985 U.S Dist. LEXIS 19349, May 30, 1985, Reversed and Vacated in Part, Affirmed in Part , July 31, 1986.
  • Chastain v. Baker No. 4288, Supreme Court of Georgia, 255 Ga. 432; 339 S.E.2d 241; 1986 Ga. LEXIS 538, February 13, 1986.
  • Cohn Cmtys. v. Clayton County No. 4434, Supreme Court of Georgia, 257 Ga. 357; 359 S.E.2d 887; 1987 Ga. LEXIS 851, September 9, 1987.
  • Hanson v. Wilson No.43981, Supreme Court of Georgia, 257 Ga. 5; 354 S.E.2d 126; 1987 Ga. LEXIS 699, April 8, 1987.
  • Smith v. Ga. Power Co. No. 74623, 74624, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 183 Ga. App. 295; 358 S.E.2d 879; 1987 Ga. App. LEXIS 1964, June 15, 1987.
  • McKee b. City of Geneva No. S05A2103, Supreme Court of Georgia, 280 Ga. 411; 627 S.E/2d 555; 2006 Ga. LEXIS 164; 2006 Fulton County D. Rep. 722, March 13, 2006, Decided, Reconsideration Denied, April 13, 2006.
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church v. Clayton County No. 44030 , 44033, Supreme Court of Georgia, 257 Ga. 21; 354 S.E.2d 151; 1987 Ga. LEXIS 695, April 9, 1987.
  • Evans v. Clayton County No. 73624, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 182 Ga. App. 613; 356 S.E.2d 553; 1987 Ga. App. LEXIS 2651, April 13, 1987, Decided.
  • Clayton County v. Evans No. 45247, Supreme Court of Georgia, 258 Ga. 146; 366 S.E.2d 282; 1988 Ga. LEXIS 108, April 6, 1988.
  • McCracken v. College Park No. S89A0392, Supreme Court of Georgia, 259 Ga. 490; 384 S.E.2d 648; 1989 Ga. LEXIS 421, October 19, 1989.
  • College Park v. Atl. Southeastern Airlines No. A89A2002, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 194 Ga. App. 637; 391 S.E.2d 460; 1990 Ga. App. LEXIS 254, February 23, 1990, Decided.
  • McFrugal Rental of Riverdale v. Garr No. S92A0509, Supreme Court of Georgia, 262 Ga. 369; 418 S.E.2d 60; 1992 Ga. LEXIS 579; 92 Fulton County D. Rep. 1416, July 16, 1992.
  • World Famous Dudley's Food & Spirits b. City of College Park no. S95A0268, Supreme Court of Georgia, 295 Ga. 618; 458 S.E>2d 823; 1995 Ga. LEXIS 531; 95 Fulton Countyu D. Rep. 2301, July 13, 1995.
  • City of College Park v. Pichon No. A94A2598, Coury of Appeals of Georgia, 217 Ga. App. 53; 456 S.E.2d 686; 1995 Ga. App. LEXIS 356; 95 Fulton County D. Rep. 1315, March 17, 1995, Decided, Reconsideration Dismissed, marched 29,1995.
  • Lee v. City of Atlanta No.A95A1695, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 219 Ga. Apl. 264; 464 S.E.2d 879; 1995 Ga. App. LEXIS 1013; 95 Fulton County D. Rep. 3891, December 1, 1995.
  • Chastain v. Fayette County No.A96A0106, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 221 Ga. App. 118; 470 S.E.2d 513; 1996 Ga. App. LEXIS 385; 96 Fulton County D. Rep. 1630, April 5, 1996, Decided, Certiorari applied for.
  • Sexton v. City of Jonesboro No. S96A1391, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 267 Ga. 571; 481 S.E.2d 818; 1997 Ga. LEXIS 88;97 Fulton County D. Rep. 795, March 10, 1997.
  • Benton v. Savannah Airport Comm'n No. A99A0999, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 241 Ga. App. 536; 525 S.E.2d 383; 1999 Ga. App. LEXIS 1504; 99 Fulton County D. Rep. 4356, November 16, 1999, Decided, Reconsideration Denied, December 16, 1999, Certiorari applied for.
  • Benton v. Savannah Airport Comm'n No. A01A1298, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Third Division, 251 Ga. Apl. 759; 55 S.E.2d 110; 2001 Ga. App. LEXIS 1130; 2001 Fulton County D. Rep. 3071, October 5, 2001, Decided, Certiorari applied for.
  • Mid-Georgia Envtl. Mgmt. Group, L.L.L.P. v. Meriwether County N. S03A1487, Supreme Court of Georgia, 277 Ga. 670; 594 S.E.2d 344; 2004 Ga. LEXIS 264; 2004 Fulton County D. Rep. 1006, March 22. 2004.
  • Mahan. V. Watkins No. A02A1013, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Second Division, 256 Ga. App. 260; 568 S.E.2d 130; 2002 Ga. App. LEXIS 886, 2002 Fulton County D. Rep. 2025, July 1, 2002
  • Banks v. City of Hampton No. A06A0159, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 280 Ga. App. 432; 634 S.E.2d 192; 2006 Ga. App. LEXIS 874; 2006 Fulton County D. Rep. 2299, July 12, 2006, Decided, Certiorari applied for. Writ of certiorari denied City of Hampton v. Banks, 2006 Ga. LEXIS 919 (Ga., Oct. 30, 2006)
  • BBC Land & Dev., Inc. v. Butts County No. S06A1686, Supreme Court of Georgia, 281 Ga. 472; 640 S.E.2d 33; 2007 Ga. LEXIS 17; 2007 Fulton County D. Rep. 84, January 8, 2007.
  • City of College Park v. Wyatt No. S07A0641, Supreme Court of Georgia, 282 Ga. 479; 651 S.E.2d 686; 2007 Ga. LEXIS 728; 2007 Fulton County D. Rep. 3056,October 9,2007
  • Steele v. DOT No. A08A1195, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Second Division, 295 Ga. App. 244; 671 S.E.2d 275; 2008 Ga. App. LEXIS 1324; 2008 Fulton Coutny D. Rep. 3958, November 25,2008, Decided, Reconsideration Denied, December 15,2008. Certiorari applied for.
  • Mason v. Clayton County Bd. of Education No. 08-16131 Non-Argument Calendar, United States Court of Appeals, for the Eleventh Circuit, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 10491, May 19, 2009, Decided, May 19,2009, Filed.

Representative Clients:

  • Clayton County Water Authority, City of Lake City, City of College Park, City of Jonesboro, City of Forest Park

Video:

  • 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, School of Law, 1980
Office Location for Steven M. Fincher

8024 Fairoaks Court
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Phone: 770-478-9950

 

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Last Updated: 2/2/2017

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