Robert Finnerty

Law Offices of Robert W. Finnerty
16001 Ventura Blvd
Encino , CA 91436

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

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