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Robert Finnerty

Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP - Encino
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Robert Finnerty
Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP - Encino

Robert W. Finnerty specializes in the areas of toxic torts, product liability, professional negligence, catastrophic personal injuries and insurance bad faith. He has gained a reputation among judges, fellow trial lawyers and industry followers as a skilled and talented trial lawyer. As a trial lawyer, he has obtained verdicts and settlements exceeding $825 million. More significant than the shear dollar amount of his results, Mr. Finnerty seeks to make a difference in his clients' lives. Giving people the opportunity to obtain their goals and overcome their injuries is the driving force behind his practice.

Selected Verdicts and Settlements

$785 million, Verdict - toxic tort

$750 million, Settlement - Flat Panel Antitrust

$333 million, Settlement - chemical exposure

$120 million, Settlement - petroleum contamination

$60 million, Settlement - toxic tort

$59 million, Settlement - burn injury

$31 million, Settlement - air pollution

$26 million, Verdict - chemical exposure in the workplace

$4.4 million, Verdict - groundwater contamination

$3.7 million, Verdict - defective design lawnmower

$3.1 million, Verdict - defective design football facemask

$1.4 million, Verdict - auto v. truck broken shoulder

$1.4 million, Verdict - Insurance Bad Faith

$59 million breach of contract

$11 million breach of fiduciary duty

$7 million breach of fiduciary duty 

Areas of Practice

Toxic Torts


Professional Liability

Product Liability

Personal Injury

Business Litigation

Bad Faith Insurance

Civic Rights

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

California, 1985

U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1985


Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California

J.D. - 1982

Honors: Member of Phi Delta Phi

University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, California

B.A. and B.S. - 1978

Major: Political Science and Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Board of Trial Lawyers, Member Advocate, 1985 - Present

Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, 1985 - Present

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member, 1985 - Present

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Association for Justice

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Multiple Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1985 - Present

Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2014 - Present

Honors and Awards

AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist 1997

American Trial Lawyers Assoc. Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2008

Super Lawyers 2008 - Forbes Top Litigators

Forbes Top Litigators

The Ten Most Dependable Attorneys of California 2008

Top Plaintiffs Lawyers 2016 - The Daily Journal


Admissibility of Expert Testimony, Mealeys, 1998 - Present


Phi Delta Phi

Representative Clients

Those who need redress

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