Albert M. T. “Terry” Finch concentrates his practice in casualty defense, including matters involving products and professional liability. With over two decades of experience, Terry’s clients turn to him for his vast experience in litigation, trial and appellate cases as well as arbitration and mediation.
Terry handles a wide range of complex commercial matters, including construction defect, real estate-related litigation and other commercial torts, personal injury and contractual disputes. When it comes to construction, he has defended general contractors, developers and owners in commercial and residential construction project disputes. These cases often involve multiple parties and are high exposure disputes. On the employment side, he’s handled cases related to worker’s compensation and other employment claims.
He also has significant experience with copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cases, appearing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office multiple times.
Prior to joining Foran Glennon, Terry was a shareholder and partner at a boutique San Francisco-based law firm where he also served as co-chair of the employment and toxic tort practice groups. He has represented a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in matters spanning multiple practice areas, such as personal injury, product liability and professional malpractice claims.
Terry is a member of the California State Bar Association.
Terry previously captained several USTA tennis teams and served on the Olympic Club Tennis Committee in San Francisco.
Terry obtained his B.A. in Government from Cornell University in 1989. After completing his undergraduate degree, he received his J.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School in 1993.
In law school, Terry was a staff editor of the John Marshall Law Review and published the note DNA Identification and the State’s Duty to Preserve Evidence, 25 J. Marshall L. Rev. 809 (1992), reprinted, 5 Crim. Prac. L. Rev. 501 (1993), cited and followed in the Harvard Law Review note, Confronting the New Challenges of Scientific Evidence, 108 Harv. L. Rev. 1481, 1559 (1995).
Terry is authorized to practice in California and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Publications & Presentations
- DNA Identification and the State’s Duty to Preserve Evidence, 25 J. Marshall L. Rev. 809 (1992), reprinted, 5 Crim. Prac. L. Rev. 501 (1993)
- Cited and followed in the Harvard Law Review note, Confronting the New Challenges of Scientific Evidence, 108 Harv. L. Rev. 1481, 1559 (1995)
- Weiland v. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc., 302 Ill. App. 3d 175 (Ill. App. Ct. 1998); 704 N.E.2d 854
- Scaccianoce v. Hixon Mfg. Supply Co., 57 F.3d 582 (US Court of Appeals , 7thCircuit 1995)