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Robert Finnell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Rome, GA

The Finnell Firm
1 W 4th Ave, Suite 200
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-784-7152
Fax: 706-235-9461
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1975
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

The founder of The Finnell Firm, Robert Finnell focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and his experience has also encompassed workers' compensation claims and employment law matters. Located in Rome, Georgia, he provides aggressive advocacy for residents of Floyd County and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts since 1975, Mr. Finnell is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In his personal injury practice, Mr. Finnell assists people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled in this regard have arisen out of incidents involving dangerous drugs and medical devices, medical malpractice, mass torts, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Finnell has been able to recover significant compensation for his plaintiff clients during the course of his distinguished career, through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies. His successful track record has led to his receipt of an "Excellent" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Finnell has been a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and he is a recipient of the GTLA's Guardian of Justice Award, which is that organization's highest honor. He majored in history as an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1971. He then went on to attend Samford University's Cumberland School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1975.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Class Actions, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Robert Finnell

First Admitted: 1975, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Sigma Chi
  • Champion of Justice, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Readers' Choice Award, Rome News Tribune, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1975 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982  
  • Georgia, 1975
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1975
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993
  • Member State Bar of Georgia, 1975
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1975 - Present  
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member


  • Robert Finnell and Andy Davis of Brinson, Askew, Berry et al — also in Rome — are taking the lead on the 243-page class-action complaint filed by a team of five law firms, including two in Atlanta and one in Dalton, Rome files suit against Oxycontin, other opioid makers

Educational Background

  • University of Kentucky, B.A. in History, 1971

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Mr. Finnell is also the co-inventor of the state-of-the-art presentation software program Exhibit View, a courtroom presentation tool designed to make even the most complex cases understandable and persuasive to juries. Mr. Finnell created the original version of Exhibit View for use in his own law practice in 2005, and today Exhibit View is used by law firms and law schools as well as non-legal businesses across the country., 2005
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Office Location for Robert Finnell

1 W 4th Ave
Suite 200
Rome, GA 30161

Phone: 706-784-7152

Fax: 706-235-9461

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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