Thomas M. Finn has decades of civil litigation experience and is a frequent lecturer throughout the state of Georgia. The founder of the Law Office of Thomas M. Finn, located in Dalton, Georgia, he holds the distinction of receiving an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell for 15 consecutive years. Mr. Finn represents clients in Dalton and throughout Whitfield County in employment law and personal injury matters, including workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability claims.
After he earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, Mr. Finn attended the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University and received his Juris Doctor in 1973. He was admitted to practice in Georgia in 1973 and opened his firm in 1975.
A staunch and knowledgeable litigator, Mr. Finn’s scholarly presentations include lectures on workers’ compensation rights, Medicare settlements, filing for claims electronically and data reporting. In 2000, he was appointed as co-chair of the Medical Committee of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council and was then assigned to the data statistics subcommittee of the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Review Commission in the following year.
Mr. Finn has been the lead or amicus attorney in several reported appellate decisions involving workers’ compensation law, including a 1998 Supreme Court of Georgia case against a major restaurant chain that reversed the decision of a lower court. A valuable member of his community, Mr. Finn serves as a Legal Aid volunteer attorney and a former member of the board of directors of the Georgia Legal Foundation. In addition, he was named a trustee of the Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia, in 2013.
*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.