Member Profile: Paul A. Finn

Paul A. Finn
Commonwealth Mediations & Conciliation, Inc.
1145 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
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Tel: (508) 583-8111
Fax: (508) 583-8334

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


Paul A. Finn has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Civil Rights
Contract Disputes
Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Sexual Harassment
Wrongful Death



Mr. Finn has mediated over 7000 claims since beginning his practice in 1992. He was the mediator who successfully resolved the 552 claims of alleged victims of sexual abuse by priests from the Archdiocese of Boston. For this work he was named one of the Lawyers of the Year by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2003. He resolved all the claims for 335 claimants who filed claims resulting from the Station Fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Rhode island's Federal District Court appointed Finn the 468(B) trustee to oversee the distribution of the funds collected during that mediation. He also was the led mediator in the claims filed by the DelValle family against the contractor and sub-contractors who built the tunnel system under the city of Boston.  Recently Mr. Finn mediated and resolved all the cleric sexual abuse claims brought against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Mr. Finn has successfully mediated claims in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine,  New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, California, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Nevada, Mississippi, South Carolina, Illinois, Florida, as well as Massachusetts. He is the original author of Massachusetts Practice Series, Volume 47, Mediation & Arbitration. The seventh edition was published in 2015.


  • 1990 A.L.M., Government, Harvard University
  • 1976 J.D., New England Law Boston
  • 1971 B.A., History, Stonehill College
  • 1967 Boston Latin School

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Conflict Resolution
  • Scribes


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