Robert W. Finnerty

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Encino, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 16001 Ventura Blvd, Suite 200
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-726-3562
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Environmental Litigation (10%)
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Robert W. Finnerty, a member of the California law firm Girardi | Keese, has an impressive record of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements exceeding 900 million dollars. He focuses his practice in the areas of toxic torts, product liability, professional negligence, catastrophic personal injury and insurance bad faith and has gained a reputation among judges, fellow trial lawyers and industry followers as a skilled and talented trial lawyer. The focus of Mr. Finnerty's practice has always included helping his clients overcome serious injuries and making a difference in their lives.

Mr. Finnerty received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California and before the Central U.S. District Court of California and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has received numerous commendations and awards. He is an Avocate in the American Board of Trial Lawyers, having tried over 75 cases to verdict. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to 500 Attorneys worldwide. Bob has  been listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Association for Justice as well as named in the Top Plaintiffs Lawyers in California  2016. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Lawyers, Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Civil Litigation (10%)

Business Litigation (10%)

Environmental Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020

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About Robert Finnerty

Admitted: 1985, California


  • Attorneys making a difference far beyond the lives of their cllients, Top Plaintiff Lawyers in CA, Daily Journal, 2016
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist 1997 Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Anerson, et al. v. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Erin Brockovitch case
  • American Association for Justice Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2008 through 2013
  • Legal Honors: Member of Phi Delta Phi
  • The Ten Most Dependable Attorneys of California, 2008
  • "AV" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Top Ten Most Dependable Litigation Attorneys in Southern CA"Goldline Research as Reported in Forbes Magazine, Top Ten Litigation Attorneys Southern CA, Goldline Research

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow International Academy Of Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Member, Multiple Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1985 - Present
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 1985 - Present
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1985 - Present
  • Member Advocate, American Board of Trial Lawyers, 1985 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • California, 1985

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Admissibility of Expert Testimony, Mealeys, 1998 - Present


  • Toxic Tort settlement $90 million, 2015
  • Settlement Antitrust $ 127,000,000.00, 2012
  • Verdict Broken leg $ 500,000.00, 2011
  • Abuse of Process $1.7 million
  • Auto v. Truck Wrongful Death $950,000.00
  • Soil contamination $33 million
  • Chemical exposure $24 million
  • Elder Abuse $ 300,000.00
  • Battery settlement $ 500,000.00
  • Toxic Tort Exposure to Tce Property Damage And Fear Of Cancer $1,950,000
  • Toxic Tort Single Plaintiff Benzene Exposure Fear of Cancer $1,675,000.00
  • Verdict, $1.4 million Insurance Bad Faith
  • Verdict, $1.4 million Auto v. Truck broken shoulder
  • Verdict, $3.1 million defective design football facemask
  • Verdict, $3.7 million defective design lawnmower
  • Verdict, $4.4 million Groundwater contamination verdict
  • Verdict, $26 million chemical exposure in the workplace

Educational Background:

  • University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, B.A. and B.S. in Political Science and Psychology, 1978

Industry Groups

  • ABA
  • CAOC
  • IATL
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Office Location for Robert W. Finnerty

16001 Ventura Blvd
Suite 200
Encino, CA 91436

Phone: 818-726-3562

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Last Updated: 11/19/2019

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