J. Benjamin Finley

Top rated General Litigation attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

The Finley Firm, P.C.
J. Benjamin Finley
The Finley Firm, P.C.

Practice Areas: General Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1991

Education: University of Georgia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2023

The Finley Firm, P.C.

3535 Piedmont Rd.
Building 14, Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30305 Visit website


Attorney J. Benjamin Finley is the managing partner of The Finley Firm, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia. Licensed to practice in all state and federal courts across Alabama and Georgia, he offers mediation and litigation services for cases related to:

  • Catastrophic personal injury claims 
  • Class actions and mass torts
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  •  Workers’ compensation
  •  Commercial litigation
  • Nursing home litigation

The clientele of Mr. Finley includes Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals. In addition to his client-centric approach, he uses state-of-the-art technology to represent them in complex matters in the court and at the negotiating table. He builds valuable relationships with clients through his emphasis on providing value-added professional quality services. He has won many multimillion-dollar claims on behalf of individuals and corporations.

Mr. Finley completed his B.S. in business administration at Auburn University and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. While in law school, he was the class president and was part of the American Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition, representing the University of Georgia. He started his legal practice in general civil litigation and workers’ compensation in a prominent Atlanta law firm.

Mr. Finley has argued before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and all trial and appellate courts. He holds memberships in organizations such as the State Bar of Georgia, the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.

Mr. Finley has been rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive. He has been featured in Georgia Trend magazine in the list of Top 40 Under 40 and Best and Brightest Georgians. On behalf of the state of Georgia, he serves as a special assistant attorney general. A sought-after speaker, he has lectured at several seminars throughout the Southeast in the area of civil litigation. He is also a profound writer who has published plenty of articles on litigation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Locations to Serve You:


Columbus Office:

200 13th Street

Columbus, GA 31901


Atlanta Office:

Piedmont Center

3535 Piedmont Road

Building 14, Suite 230

Atlanta, GA 30305

Practice areas

General Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Class Actions, Construction Accident, Litigation, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 30% General Litigation
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1991, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://thefinleyfirm.com/attorney/j-benjamin-finley/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Auburn University School of Business Advisory Council
  • “Beginning, Building and Maintaining a Law Practice”
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law
  • , Featured in Georgia Trend Magazine “Top 40 Under 40, Best and Brightest Georgians” edition, 2015
  • , AV-rated as a trial attorney
  • , Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers, 2009
  • , Elected as, Georgia Trend’s 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Named as “Super Lawyer” in Atlanta Magazine’s Super Lawyer 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 editions
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator and Arbitrator
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Georgia
  • Standards of the Profession Committee    
  • Russell County Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Chairman Bridge the Gap
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar, Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Alabama State Bar, Litigation
  • State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trials
  • USCA, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Educational Background:
  • B.S., Auburn University, Program of Business Administration, 1988

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Ben is one of the finest lawyers I know. He has a thorough knowledge of the law, articulates his clients' positions well in court, and knows how to deal with clients through his great interpersonal skills.”

“Ben Finley is one of the top plaintiffs' class action lawyers in Georgia.”

“Former partner and he's become a great mediator and still is a very competent worker's comp attorney.”

Office location for J. Benjamin Finley

3535 Piedmont Rd.
Building 14, Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-719-4909


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2023

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