Stuart L. Finz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Mineola, NY

Finz & Finz, P.C.
 | 410 East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: 516-433-3000
Fax: 516-433-3001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
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Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil litigator, Stuart L. Finz is the senior trial attorney at Finz & Finz, P.C. Located in Mineola, New York, he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death litigation, representing clients in Nassau and Suffolk and other parts of the greater New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Finz has been admitted to practice in New York since 1988, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York.

Mr. Finz has been able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars through both jury verdicts and settlements that he has negotiated out of court on behalf of his clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Some of his representative results have included a $20.5 million jury award against a tobacco company for a client who contracted lung cancer, a $14.7 million verdict for a worker who was injured on the job and a $24.5 million settlement for a victim of a truck accident. These and other successes have led to his being a member of the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

In addition to the foregoing, Mr. Finz has prosecutes cases involving defective products, auto-pedestrian accidents, toxic torts and premises liability. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have led to a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including being named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Mr. Finz’s professional affiliations include the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

 
Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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About Stuart Finz

Admitted: 1988, New York

Professional Webpage: https://finzfirm.com/our-team/stuart-l-finz/

Honors/Awards:

  • Proclamation for “Outstanding Service and Contributions,” New York City Council   
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Recognition of “Exemplary Service to the Community, Advancing the Practice of Law and Promoting Civic Unity,” New York State Assembly
  • New York Super Lawyers, Top Personal Injury Trial Attorney, 2007 - 2020
  • Listed in the New York Law Journal report of Largest Verdicts
  • Listed in Verdict Search for Top New York Verdicts of 2014., Verdict Search, 2014
  • Elected President of the Law School Student Body and listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Selected by the Leaders of the Democratic party to run for United States Congress in the 3rd Congressional District
  • Listed in Verdict Search for Top New York Verdicts of 2015., Verdict Search, 2015
  • Selected as Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Listed in Verdict Search for Top New York Verdicts of 2012., Verdict Search, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • New York
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair of the Queens County Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Queens County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors of Brandeis Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lectured, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Co-authored, Problems of a DES-Exposed Woman in Her Childbearing Years, Legal Implications

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $5,500,000 settlement for the estate of a 37 year old who gave birth to a baby girl and was discharged with some vaginal bleeding. She returned to the ER with pain in her back and legs, and after being in the ER for approx one hour began to bleed heavily and was taken to the operating room. It was determined that she had sepsis due to retained placenta. She died two weeks thereafter., 2019
  • $24,500,000 settlement in the Southern District of New York for a 2 two year old child and his mother who were seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on July, 4, 2008.  The settlement for the infant in the sum of $21,000,000 is the largest settlement in New York for a single personal injury plaintiff, 2009
  • $400,000 settlement for a senior citizen who died in a house fire., 2013
  • $2,375,000 Settlement for the death of a patient taken to the hospital with chest pain and permitted to go to the bathroom unattended when he suffered a heart attack and died, 2011
  • $2,200,000 settlement for injured truck driver., 2015
  • $1,500,000 verdict for auto accident victim who sustained fractured leg., 2005
  • $1,225,000 settlement for passenger on a bus who sustained a herniated disk in his neck requiring surgery, 2012
  • $500,000 settlement against a doctor on behalf of a pregnant woman who had high blood pressure and was not properly monitored during labor, which subsequently led to an injury that was disputed by the doctor’s defense team., 2016
  • $400,000 settlement (full insurance policies) for auto accident victim who sustained cervical fracture, 2007
  • $1,140,000 settlement for mother and son injured in a truck accident. The insurance company for the truck company tendered its full policy. The underinsurance carrier tendered its full policies. The truck company contributed to the settlement above all insurance limits., 2011
  • 1,650,000 Settlement against a doctor for failure to diagnose scoliosis in a child. As a result of this medical departure bracing was not an option and surgery was performed., 2016
  • $450,000 settlement against Nassau County for failing to set-up proper road work site causing a driver to strike the rear end of a county maintenance vehicle. Nassau County instituted policies for road worksite safety after settlement, 2008
  • $750,000 settlement for woman who aborted her pregnancy and sustained an emotional injury as a result of her doctor incorrectly advising her that she was pregnant with a Down Syndrome child., 2013
  • $3,000,000 Medical malpractice settlement against a doctor who failed to properly manage high grade stenosis of the left cerebral artery resulting in a stroke and neurological deficits., 2016
  • $500,000 settlement for a child that was exposed to lead paint., 2012
  • $20,520,000 verdict for a smoker that developed lung cancer, 2005
  • $1,150,000 settlement for a 72 year old female with Parkinson's disease, who was in the hospital to regulate her medication and placed in a chair and left without a call button, got up to use the bathroom and fell fracturing her hip. The claim included traumatic exacerbation of Parkinson's disease, 2011
  • $1,800,000 Medical malpractice settlement on behalf of the estate of a retired NYPD officer after a Queens hospital failed to diagnose a dissecting aorta., 2016
  • $760,000 settlement for lead paint victim, 2007
  • $1,140,000 Settlement against a truck company for an accident in Pennsylvania. The settlement included the full liability insurance policy limit, underinsurance and a personal contribution from the trucking company, 2012
  • $3,300,000 settlement for a farmer that was killed due to the failure to properly maintain farm equipment., 2015
  • $650,000 settlement for auto accident victim who sustained a herniated disc, 2006
  • $390,000 settlement for girl who fell from a school bus and sustained an ankle fracture, 2011
  • $500,000 settlement against a store owner who left a cellar door opened resulting in a fall and fractured vertebrate., 2016
  • $400,000 settlement just prior to opening statements for a 73 year old woman who fell in the lobby of her apartment building fracturing her arm which required surgery., 2012
  • $2,600,000 settlement for a construction worker that was struck in the head by the boom of an excavator and sustained a TBI., 2012
  • $1,500,000 settlement during trial against a landlord for head injuries sustained as a result of a trip and fall over a loose floor tile in an apartment, 2011
  • $6,675,000 settlement against a drug manufacturer and medical malpractice defendants for a child who sustained a cardiac birth injury., 2013
  • $5,000,000 verdict for burn victim against chemical company., 2006
  • $400,000 Settlement for a school teacher that crossed the street in the middle of the block and was struck by a car sustaining a fractured hip, 2011
  • $14,768,000 verdict for a New York City porter who was injured because the managing agent of the building did not see to it that he was properly trained and the compactor he was assigned to use was properly inspected and maintained., 2015
  • $5,000,000 settlement in brain damage baby case, 2007
  • $465,000 settlement for woman who slipped and fell on ice in front of a department store and sustained a compression fracture in her back, 2012
  • $2,300,000 Medical malpractice settlement against a doctor for prescribing inappropriate medication which promoted uterine cancer., 2016
  • $1,000,000 settlement against Frymaster for burns sustained due to alleged defectively designed deep fryer, 2008
  • $345,000 settlement with New York City Housing Authority for failure to maintain the front door entrance lock which resulted in the plaintiff being assaulted in the apartment building where his sister was a tenant., 2011
  • $9,750,000 settlement for child who suffers from short bowel syndrome as a result of medical malpractice., 2013

Videos:

  • Some of the practice areas at the Finz firm, Finz Firm Videos, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Long Island University, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
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Office Location for Stuart L. Finz

410 East Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501

Phone: 516-433-3000

Fax: 516-433-3001

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Last Updated: 7/22/2020

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