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Jeffrey Finley


Jeffrey Finley, a partner at Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP, focuses his practice on complex civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on matters involving claims against corporate directors and officers, as well as claims of professional negligence and malfeasance by accountants and attorneys. His clients have included bankruptcy trustees and receivers, institutional investors, corporations, individuals and various state agencies and municipalities.

Mr. Finley has substantial jury trial experience, having acted as lead counsel in more than 35 jury trials in Arizona. Those trials focused on claims involving personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, and fraud and misrepresentation. He holds a “top ten” verdict for 2010 in the state of Arizona, having obtained a judgment for over $8,000,000 against an insurance carrier that was selling sham policies.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a settlement of $2,500,000 in a dispute over representations made by the City of Phoenix concerning applicable zoning.
  • Obtained over $6,000,000 against an insurance company as a result of their refusal to make a settlement offer in a case involving the death of a client’s father as a result of a drunk driver


  • Arizona State University College of Law, J.D.
    • Moot Court Board, Chairman
    • Order of the Barristers
  • Stanford University, B.A. in History (1981)

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for Arizona
  • United States District Courts for Georgia
  • United States District Courts for Colorado
  • Tribal Courts of the Navajo Nation
  • Tribal Courts of the Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation