Tyler J. Finnegan

Principal
Tyler J. Finnegan is a pro-active and successful trial lawyer with over 10 years of litigation experience focused on defending individuals and corporations in the areas of complex personal injury, product defect, and insurance litigation.
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Overview

Tyler J. Finnegan is a trial lawyer that has successfully defended his clients by implementing a trial strategy from day one of his representation. Mr. Finnegan utilizes the trial lawyer’s mindset to not only deliver favorable jury verdicts, but also in negotiating settlements and dismissals. As Mr. Finnegan’s entire career has been focused on litigation, he has taken and defended over a thousand depositions of witnesses and experts. With over 10 years of litigation experience, Mr. Finnegan understands what it takes to try and win cases. As an example, Tyler and his partner, David Bub, recently took over a case that had already been tried and resulted in a large jury judgment against their client.  Tyler and David appealed that judgment and won an Appellate court reversal of that judgement sending the case back to the trial court.  At the second trial, a jury rendered a judgment fifteen times smaller than the original judgment that had been entered originally when tried by the previous law firm that had represented the client.

Mr. Finnegan defends both companies and individuals in a variety of civil matters, with an emphasis on complex personal injury, product defect, premises liability, business disputes, and insurance litigation. Mr. Finnegan has obtained favorable results representing clients involved in litigation throughout Missouri and Illinois and he, along with his partner David Bub, have saved their clients millions of dollars in claimed damages. He advises and represents clients through all phases of the claims and litigation process, including pre-suit evaluation, discovery, trial, and post-trial motions, and his early proactive approach obtains favorable results in both the early stages of a claim as well as in trial.

He has recently been named a “Rising Star” in Civil Defense Litigation by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers.

Recent Results

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • CLM

Awards & Achievements

  • Benchmark Litigation - Rising Star (2024)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2023)

Speaking Engagements

 
  • Presenter, "JD vs. MD: When the Claimant's Attorney is Directing Medical Care," The Gavel Claims Convention, May 2024
  • Presenter, "How Non-Economic Damages are Driving Verdicts - How to Defend Against Them," Watters Wolf Bub Hansmann Trial & Insurance Symposium, February 2024
  • Presenter, "JD vs. MD: When the Claimant's Attorney is Directing Medical Care,"  Fortune 500, February 2023
  • Presenter, "JD vs. MD: When the Claimant's Attorney is Directing Medical Care," Watters Wolf Bub Hansmann Trial and Insurance Symposium, January 2023
  • Presenter, "Can I Get a Witness: Working with Expert Witnesses from the Initial Claim through Litigation," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2022
  • Presenter, "Examining Neck and Back Claims: Identifying Soft Tissue vs. Surgical Cases," Brown & James Insurance Law & General Defense Symposium, January 2020
  • Presenter, "Can I Get a Lyft? Is Your Side-Hustle Covered?" Brown & James General Defense and Insurance Law Symposium, January 2019

Practices

Education

  • Saint Louis University (J.D., Health Law Certificate, 2012)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (B.S., History, magna cum laude, 2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri