Congratulations to PK Law Attorney Paul Finamore for receiving his fourth Golden Gavel from Westfield Insurance Group. The Golden Gavel Award is a formal recognition program designed by Westfield Insurance to recognize outstanding achievement by its outside counsel. Nominations for award winners are completed by Westfield claims professionals and submitted to its legal unit for consideration. Way to go Paul!
Paul Finamore is a Member in PK Law’s Labor and Employment Group. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has practiced in state and federal courts throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia for over 30 years. His experience includes litigation of general and professional liability matters, including first and third party insurance claims; insurance fraud; liability claims involving accountants, insurance agents, dentists, title companies and underground facility locating services; and the defense of employment litigation claims such as Title VII; age, race, and gender discrimination; wage and hour; whistle blowing; wrongful termination; ADA, FMLA and FLSA. 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. However, in the event of litigation, Mr. Finamore has the depth of experience, skill and efficacy required.
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. He began practicing in employment law while serving on active duty in the US Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Mr. Finamore is rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, awarded by peer review, for the highest standards of professional skill and ethics. He has been recognized as a top attorney in general litigation and employment and labor by Maryland Super Lawyers from 2008-2020. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in the area of Litigation – Insurance. 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 active in the community. He served on the Board of Directors of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore, a privately funded, non-profit organization that provides at-risk children with a stable home, high-quality education, and support to reach their full potential. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, Maryland.