Gerald M. "Jerry" Finkel

Gerald M. "Jerry" Finkel


Finkel Law Firm LLC

Recognized since 1983

North Charleston, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

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Mr. Finkel was the founding member and the Managing Member of Finkel Law Firm L.L.C. until January, 2007, at which time he went of counsel to the firm. From 2007 until May 2015, he was a full time faculty member at the Charleston School of Law as a Professor of Law where he taught Torts, Insurance Law, Evidence and Trial Advocacy. From 1981 until 2006, he taught Trial Advocacy and Insurance Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law as an Adjunct Professor. He is a past President of the South Carolina Association for Justice; has served as Chairman of the Insurance, Negligence and Workers Compensation Section of the South Carolina Bar and as a member of the Bar's Board of Governors and as a member of the House of Delegates. He has served as a Special Judge for Richland County Family Court and the Court of General Sessions for the Fifth Judicial Circuit. Mr. Finkel is a certified Circuit Court Arbitrator and a member of the Ninth Circuit Fee Disputes Panel. In 1981, he served on the Governor's Sentencing Guidelines Commission and the South Carolina Appellate Defense Commission. In 2006, Mr. Finkel was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the Charleston School of Law. Mr. Finkel has lectured and published extensively in the areas of Business Law, Insurance Law, Torts and Property Rights. He has been a Member of the American Law Institute for more than thirty years where he has served on the Consultative Groups for the Restatement of Unfair Trade Practices and the Restatement of Torts 3rd, and the Consultative Committee for Restatement of Liability Insurance.

Location

  • 4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 450
    North Charleston, SC 29405

Education

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., graduated 1970
  • New York University, B.A., graduated 1962

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law

Special Focus

  • Chapter 12
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Debtors' Rights
  • Litigation

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