Felicia A. Finston - Wilkins Finston Friedman Law Group, LLP

Felicia A. Finston

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 972-638-8394

Felicia A. Finston has over 24 years of experience handling benefit and compensation issues for Fortune 500 and other public and private companies and tax-exempt entities (including church-related organizations and government employers). An important part of her practice is representing clients before the IRS, the DOL and the PBGC in connection with employee benefit plan audits and under voluntary submission programs such as EPCRS and DFVC. Ms. Finston regularly advises clients regarding executive compensation and governance matters, such as SEC disclosure and filing issues, shareholder approval issues and proxy disclosure requirements involving compensatory arrangements. She also provides legal counsel on health plan regulatory concerns, including HIPAA compliance issues and Medicare coordination of benefit matters.

Felicia is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2013 and Who's Who Legal: Texas, 2007-2008. She was honored by Best Lawyers- as 2011 Dallas Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year. She has also been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in Employee Benefits/ERISA Law, 2004-2012, by Thomson Reuters; and one of the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers, 2007 through 2011, by Thomson Reuters; as well as one of the Top 100 Texas Lawyers, 2007 through 2011, by Thomson Reuters. D Magazine named Felicia one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" in ERISA Law, 2007-2012 and one of the "Top 50 Women Lawyers," in 2010. In 2003, the Bureau National Affairs recognized her as a "Distinguished Author".

Arizona State UniversityBS 1982University of UtahMS 1983University of New MexicoJ.D. 1986
American College Employee Benefits CounselCouncil of the Gulf Coast TE/GE CouncilSouthwest Benefits AssociationTexas State BarDallas Bar Association

Client Comments

"Felicia Finston has exceptional talent and expertise in employee benefit and ERISA arenas. She is the go-to attorney for our organization in these areas."

"Ms. Finston has been the company's benefit counsel for over 15 years. She provides exceptional service and is always willing to do what is needed even if it is a last minute request. Not only is Ms. Finston an expert in her field but she is also extremely personable and works well with all levels of employees from the C-suite to the benefit analysts. "

"Felicia Finston is fun to work with because she is caring, thoughtful, and creative. She considers many possible options for how to deal with various challenges and then helps me find the best fit solution."

-Toby Todd
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.

"Felicia Finston is an excellent ERISA attorney. Her experience and clarity of regulations provides the confidence we need in the retirement and healthcare plans. We value her counsel and experience."

Office Location

CBS Tower, Suite 1150
12001 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - ERISA of the Dallas Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law of the Dallas Metro Area
Felicia A. Finston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Felicia A. Finston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Felicia A. Finston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (ERISA, Executive Compensation, Fiduciary Responsibility, Pension, Health and Welfare)
Litigation - ERISA

Other Information

Gender: Female