Finch McCranie LLP is a trial practice firm with a long history of success here in Georgia. Although our lawyers are qualified to handle any matter that may ultimately get resolved in a courtroom, the majority of the work that we do is focused on four, primary practice areas: (1) personal injury and wrongful death; (2) white-collar, federal criminal defense; (3) whistleblower and qui tam cases; and (4) securities enforcement and regulation. In each of these areas, we have a team of highly qualified lawyers, with every member of our firm being a leader in his or her respective practice area. For that, it is not uncommon for other lawyers to call us to seek our advice and assistance on the matters that they are handling.
Finch McCranie LLP is one of the oldest and most established personal injury and wrongful death trial practice firms in Georgia. Our firm was established in 1966, back when very few lawyers in Georgia handled personal injury and wrongful death cases. But just as we are today, our founders were committed to using the law and the jury trial right to help those individuals and their families who had been injured or killed due to the wrongful actions of others. In our over 50 years as a firm, we have never advertised. Instead, we get the bulk of our cases from other lawyers (most of whom have seen us in action), and former clients and family members of former clients that we have helped in the past. In addition, unlike other personal injury and wrongful death firms, we are not a high volume shop. Instead, we are very selective about the cases that we handle, because personal injury and wrongful death matters are usually labor and time intensive. Consequently, by being very selective with the cases we take, we are able to give each case the time, attention, and resources that it needs to get the best possible result, regardless of whether that means getting the case resolved with a jury trial or a settlement.
Regarding our white collar criminal defense practice, by design, we are small, but formidable. We handle big cases with potentially big consequences. And time and time again, we have proven that with hard work, determination and the skills that we have developed through our years of experience in handling high stakes federal criminal matters, we can obtain exceptional results. Like most of the other matters we handle, white collar matters are also time and labor intensive. For that reason, we usually staff our major white collar cases with several lawyers, each of whom serves as an integral member of an important and essential team. Of course, the most important member of the team is the individual that we represent. He or she almost always plays a key role in developing the defense, with each lawyer performing critical functions, such as organizing massive amounts of discovery, writing critical pretrial motions, overseeing the defense investigation, and ultimately presenting the defense in a courtroom.
With respect to our whistleblower practice, we have assembled a team of lawyers with a level of experience in these matters that is simply unmatched by any other firm. Our whistleblower team includes a former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, a former SEC Regional Commissioner, three former federal prosecutors, and a lawyer who served as a federal judicial law clerk on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, before gaining years of experience handling whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act. Whistleblower matters can often be very complex, from both a factual and legal standpoint. But our lawyers have decades of experience handling the most challenging and sophisticated whistleblower cases that exist here in Georgia, and throughout the United States.
Although our Securities Enforcement and Regulation practice group was only recently established, we have already become the go-to firm in these important matters. This group is headed by Walter Jospin, the former Director of the Atlanta Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition to Mr. Jospin, this group also includes five former federal prosecutors, and a former federal public defender, all of whom have significant litigation experience.
- Personal Injury
- White Collar Criminal Defense
- Antitrust Violations
- Campaign Finance Law Violations
- Computer Fraud
- False Statements
- Government Program Fraud
- Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property
- Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
- Obstruction of Justice
- Overprescribing (Aka “Pill Mill”) Cases
- Public Corruption
- Securities Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions
- Tax Evasion and Income Tax Law Violations
- Securities Enforcement & Regulation
- Internal Investigations, Compliance & Monitorships