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F. Lane Finch, Jr.

Partner


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 30 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 is recognized by Best Lawyers for his Insurance Law practice. He is currently Vice Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Insurance Law Committee and holds various other leadership positions with DRI.

Mr. Finch has chaired many of DRI’s largest insurance seminars over the years and is a frequent speaker at national insurance law conferences. He authored “Automobile Liability Insurance,” New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 63, as well as numerous other articles on insurance coverage and bad faith.

He was also 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

Publications and Presentations


Awards & Recognitions

  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America© 2013 - 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

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