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Member Profile: Thomas A. Finley

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Finley, Alt, Smith PC
699 Walnut Street
Suite 1700
Des Moines, IA 50309
Email: Click for email

Tel: (515) 288-0145
Fax: (515) 288-2724

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Special Master


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Thomas A. Finley has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Tom has been practicing law in Des Moines, Iowa since 1966.  Tom is an active and respected member of the Iowa State Bar Association, having served as Chair of the Committee on Professional Responsibility and the Ethics Committee.  He was also appointed Special Master by the Iowa Supreme Court to study attorney advertising.  Tom is a frequent local, state and national lecturer in the area of trial practice and has authored articles on health law, medical practice and trial practice.  His experience includes hundreds of jury trials.  Tom concentrates in trial practice and has extensive experience in a variety of substantive areas.

Ten years ago, Tom expanded his career by establishing a mediation practice.  Tom has developed experience in mediating multiple areas of civil litigation including personal injury claims, employment cases, construction law, construction disputes, medical malpractice and legal malpractice.  Tom has now successfully mediated scores of cases and claims.


University of Iowa Law School

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa State Bar Foundation
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Iowa Defense Counsel and Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations


$300.00 per hour/$150.00 travel per hour
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