United States Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas;
United States Supreme Court;
Along with prior appearances and/or admissions in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, various United States Federal District Courts in California, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina.
Gregory Finney is the Director of Civil Litigation at the Law Offices of Manuel Solís PC. He participates in the management of all aspects of litigation, strategic planning, and policy formulation, and helps to maintain the organizational effectiveness of the company's civil litigation division.
He began his legal career in 2004, working as a law clerk, and later as a lawyer for legendary Houston trial lawyer John M. O'Quinn. Mr. Finney's experience includes working with premier litigation firms in Texas, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Finney's experience includes trial and arbitration appearances, along with several appellate arguments.
Mr. Finney focuses on litigation, and his broad experience includes Complex Commercial, Fraud, Employment, Energy, Real Property and Fiduciary Litigation, Corporate and Partnership Disputes, Multi-Modal Transportation, Mass, Class, MDL Litigation, product defect, and Aviation Accident Litigation.
Mr. Finney’s experience includes Construction Defect and Property Damage matters involving complex engineering issues and catastrophic damages. Mr. Finney also has significant first-party insurance and reinsurance litigation experience. He has represented clients in various oil and gas, commercial property, and business transactions.
Before Attending law school, Mr. Finney worked as a High School science and math teacher. Mr. Finney was born and raised in Texas, and except for a few years spent serving in the U. S. Navy, has always called Texas home. His family has deep roots in Texas, with relatives arriving in this state as early as 1824, including multiple land grant Texans. One of which was a member of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred,” and one who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. Mr. Finney lives in Katy, Texas, and enjoys fishing and shooting sports.
NOTABLE EXPERIENCE AND CASES
Litigation counsel in an aviation accident alleging damages exceeding $100,000,000.00;
Counsel and briefing counsel for energy sector-related clients in arbitration including international arbitration on actions related to defective products and pipeline right of way issues;
Litigation counsel in a complex reinsurance dispute involving damages to multiple commercial structures, where alleged damages exceeded $25,000,000.00;
Litigation counsel representing an oil and gas lease operator in a claim against a mineral lease seller and financier, prevailing on multiple motions for summary judgment along with preparing the case for trial;
Air Tropiques, Sprl v. N. & W. Ins. Co. Ltd., CIV.A. H-13-1438, 2014 WL 1323046 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 31, 2014); Air Tropiques, Sprl v. N. & W. Ins. Co. Ltd., CIV.A. H-13-1438, 2014 WL 1323054 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 31, 2014); Pre-trial counsel. Orders on motions to dismiss in a complex insurance / re-insurance dispute.
Peterson Group, Inc. v. PLTQ Lotus Group, L.P., 417 S.W.3d 46 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2013). Trial and Appellate counsel. Reversing in part and affirming in part a judgment obtained on behalf of a civil defendant / counter-plaintiff in commercial real estate transaction.
Daniels v. Empty Eye, Inc., 368 S.W.3d 743 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2012). Post-trial and Appellate counsel. Affirming in part and reversing in part trial judgment related to Fiduciary Breach and Contract claims.
In re Alvarez, 2007 WL 3227654 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.]; Oct. 29, 2007). Pre-trial and appellate counsel defending a Petition for Writ of Mandamus based on Court rulings related to the assertion of Fifth Amendment privileges in the civil context.
Ibarra v. Harris County Texas, 243 Fed. Appx. 830 (5th Cir. 2007). Pre-trial and appellate counsel. Reversing trial court’s denial of summary judgment based on absolute immunity
Deremer v. Gulfmark Offshore, Inc., ALJ Case No. 2006-SOX-2, 2007 WL 6888110 (June 29, 2007). Trial counsel in a Sarbans-Oxley administrative law trial.
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