Nathan D. Finch

Nathan D. Finch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Washington, DC

Motley Rice
 | 401 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-232-5507
Fax: 202-232-5513
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017, 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    With a diverse background in complex civil litigation, Nate Finch brings almost twenty years of trial experience and strong negotiation skills to Motley Rice. He represents clients in various asbestos, toxic tort, commercial, securities fraud and other complex cases.

    Nate has served as the lead trial attorney for his clients in many federal and state courts and is sought after by co-counsel for advice on challenging cases and complex legal matters. His thorough knowledge of asbestos and medical issues is an asset to the firm’s occupational disease and toxic tort clients. He has obtained plaintiffs’ verdicts in cases against asbestos product manufacturer defendants and cigarette makers. He has extensive experience trying cases involving a wide variety of asbestos-containing products, including gaskets, automotive brakes, floor tiles, joint compounds, and various forms of insulation. He also has years of experience representing individuals, companies and creditors’ committees in personal injury litigation, mass torts products liability litigation, securities and financial fraud litigation and an array of other complex litigation cases ranging from single plaintiffs’ products liability cases to high-stakes business disputes.

    Prior to joining Motley Rice, Nate was a partner for more than ten years in a Washington, D.C.-based law firm and frequently collaborated with Motley Rice attorneys in trials and negotiations to resolve large asbestos product manufacturers’ bankruptcies. He tried numerous cases in federal district courts focusing on the medical and scientific factors associated with asbestos-related diseases and asbestos exposure. During this time, he also tried and helped to resolve in favor of his clients five asbestos bankruptcy cases, each having more than $1 billion at stake. In addition, Nate worked closely with Motley Rice attorneys on behalf of investors in In re MBNA Securities Litigation and In re Vivendi Universal, S.A. Securities Litigation.

    Nate’s understanding of the factual and legal challenges inherent in complex cases, combined with his trial experience, has positioned him as a considerable resource within many practice areas. A frequently invited speaker regarding a variety of legal matters, he has spoken at many asbestos litigation and bankruptcy conferences and has been a guest lecturer at the Georgetown University, George Washington University and University of Baltimore law schools on topics relating to civil procedure, mass tort litigation and the differences between litigating in Article III and Article I courts.

    Recognized as a Martindale Hubbell® AV® rated attorney, Nate has served his community for many years through volunteer activities coordinated by Greater D.C. Cares, an organization committed to connecting volunteers with community service groups. Nate was a member of the Virginia Law Review and the Order of the Coif, and is a former scholarship track and cross country athlete at UVA.

    About Nathan Finch

    Admitted: 1993, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage:


    • Benchmark Plaintiff2012–2014 Rhode Island "Litigation Star": environmental, medical malpractice, toxic tort
    • 2013–2014  Benchmark Litigation  Washington, D.C. “Litigation Star”: bankruptcy, general commercial, product liability, securities, white collar crime
    • 2013 American Association for Justice  Wiedemann & Wysocki Award
    • 2009–2010  Chambers USA “Top Lawyer”: bankruptcy and restructuring
    • 2012–2014 Benchmark Plaintiff  Washington, D.C. “Litigation Star”: bankruptcy, general commercial, product liability, securities, white collar crime

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed in: DC, VA Admitted to Practice Before: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Association for Justice
    • The Barristers

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1992; B.A., University of Virginia, 1989
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    Office Location for Nathan D. Finch

    401 9th St. NW
    Washington, DC 20007

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    Last Updated: 1/30/2020

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