Paul M. Finamore

Paul M. Finamore

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Recognized since 2019

Columbia, Maryland

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Employment Law - Management

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

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Mr. Finamore is a trial lawyer admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. In the firm’s Litigation Department, Mr. Finamore has been retained as lead counsel on a wide variety of cases in the areas of general liability, professional liability, and employment law. His experience includes litigation of various first and third party insurance claims including insurance fraud, professional liability claims involving accountants, insurance agents, and dentists, among others, as well as the defense of employment claims.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Finamore regularly counsels employers on employment issues, workplace policies, and compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Finamore understands the importance of providing his clients with practical advice to assist them with balancing business risk while avoiding unnecessary litigation. He began practicing in employment law while serving on active duty in the US Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

He is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Finamore serves on the DRI Employment Law Steering Committee as Liaison to the FDCC and as Litigation Tactics Chair. He has published articles with DRI, the FDCC, and PLUS. Mr. Finamore has lectured extensively regarding numerous litigation topics and on employment law.Mr. Finamore is a member of the Management and Compensation Committees and Chair of the Diversity Committee.

Contact & Links
  • 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 650
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, J.D., graduated 1988
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., graduated 1985
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland, Maryland
  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia
  • Claims & Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance - Member
  • DRI Employment Law Steering Committee - DRI Employment Law Steering Committee, Liaison to the FDCC, Litigation Tactics Chair
  • Eagle International Associates, Inc. - Member
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel - Co-Chair, Employment Practices and Workplace Liability Section
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Education Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


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