Mr. James Benjamin Finley
The Finley Firm PC
Ben Finley is a native of Columbus, Georgia. In law school, Ben served as President of his class and was a member of the University of Georgia’s American Bar Association National Moot Court Team. Upon graduation from law school, he practiced in the areas of general civil litigation at Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP. Ben ultimately started his own firm and is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Georgia and Alabama. Ben handles cases throughout the country in the areas of general civil litigation, particularly involving class actions and mass torts, commercial litigation, product liability, business torts, personal injury, and workers’ compensation. He has prosecuted and defended numerous multi-million dollar claims on behalf of individuals and corporations and has written several articles involving litigation and has served as a featured speaker at seminars throughout the Southeast in the area of civil litigation.
Ben also serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG) on behalf of the State of Georgia handling litigated matters. As a SAAG, for the past 29 years, Ben has worked closely with the Law Department and has handled litigation matters on behalf of various state agencies including the Department of Community Health, Department of Transportation, and the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. Ben is also a certified Mediator and Arbitrator, and given his vast amount of practice experience, is well-suited to mediate or arbitrate nearly every type of civil matter. In 2005, he was featured in Georgia Trend Magazine “Top 40 Under 40, Best and Brightest Georgians” edition and was recently named a “Super Lawyer” in Atlanta Magazine’s Super Lawyer 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 editions. Ben serves on the Auburn University School of Business Advisory Council and was appointed to serve in that capacity by the Dean of the School of Business. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia School of Law where he taught a class he created entitled, “Beginning, Building and Maintaining a Law Practice.” He is AV-rated as a trial attorney.