Skip Finkbohner was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He obtained his college degree in 1983 from Duke University where he graduated magna cum laude. He obtained his law degree from Duke University in 1986, and was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1986.
One of the great professional challenges for a trial lawyer is to consistently win major court battles across a wide range of different types of cases, and over a significant period of time. In an era when fewer and fewer civil cases go to trial, Mr. Finkbohner has established a track record of multi-million dollar jury verdicts in a wide variety of different types of cases, including those arising out of industrial accidents, product liability, wrongful death, medical negligence, insurance fraud, environmental pollution, business wrongdoing, and others. He has represented plaintiffs in cases that resulted in some of the nation's top jury verdicts, as compiled and reported by the National Law Journal and other news agencies.
Skip and his wife Sandra live in Theodore with their three daughters, Baxter, Rachel and Hannah Marie. The Finkbohners believe in the importance of giving back to the community. During their 22 plus years of marriage, they have given generously of their time and financial resources to many charitable organizations, including Making Miracles for Cystic Fibrosis, St. Mary's Home (provides shelter and care for abused and abandoned children), McKemie Place (shelter for homeless women), Prichard Preparatory School, the Visitation Monastery, Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind, Young Life and others. When Hurricane Katrina devastated the south Mobile County community of Bayou la Batre, they worked at the community shelter daily for nearly a month, assisting storm victims who had lost their homes. During that time, they also organized, led and helped fund a project to locate, renovate and furnish a house for a single mother with two young children who had been forced to live in the homeless shelter for months after the hurricane destroyed their home. Skip and Sandra are thankful that their children are also committed to community service.
Skip Finkbohner has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996. He is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers, and is a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Benchmark Plaintiff named him a 2012 and 2013 "Litigation Star" in its national rankings of personal injury attorneys. He is listed in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama, and is also listed in Best Lawyers in America®. In 2001, he was inducted into the McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Hall of Fame.
Skip Finkbohner is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Mobile Bar Association (2000 Chairman of the Civil Practice Committee and Vice Chairman in 1999), the Alabama Association for Justice (Executive Committee), and the American Association for Justice.
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