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F. Lane Finch, Jr.

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Practice Areas

Arson & FraudBad Faith LitigationInsurance CoverageProperty InsuranceWorkers' Compensation

Education

  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D.
  • California Polytechnic State University, B.S.

Biography

Lane Finch has advised on insurance coverage, defended bad faith claims, and litigated first-party and third-party insurance claims in Alabama and California for almost 28 years. He has handled insurance coverage claims involving up to $500 million, as well as class action and other liability claims exceeding $100 million.

Mr. Finch authored "Automobile Liability Insurance," New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 63, as well as numerous articles on insurance coverage and bad faith. He is a Regional Editor for DRI's Bad Faith and Professional Liability Compendia.

He is Co-Chair of DRI's 2015 Insurance Coverage and Claims Symposium; he previously chaired DRI's Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium and its Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute. Mr. Finch is Vice Chair of DRI's Insurance Law Committee, among other leadership positions. Mr. Finch is also a frequent speaker at national American Bar Association (ABA) and DRI conferences.

Mr. Finch was adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (School of Business) and in 2006 was a visiting professor at Anshan Normal University in Anshan, People's Republic of China, where he taught American Business Law and Intellectual Property Rights.


Memberships

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar of California
  • Alabama State Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • State Bar of California

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers In America© (Insurance Law and Coverage) 2013 to Present
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Super Lawyers® (Business Litigation) 2008 and 2009
  • Vice Chair of Defense Research Institute's Insurance Law Committee
  • ABA, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Outstanding Subcommittee Chair, 2010-2011
  • Named as one of Best Lawyers 2017 "Atlanta Best Lawyers"

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