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Attorney Credentials

Michael D. Finn, Founder

Michael D. Finn is the founder of Finn Law Group and has been a practicing attorney for over 40 years, working on behalf of consumers with real estate, timeshare and fractional ownership issues. In addition, the Finn Law Group’s focus includes assisting clients with Mortgage modifications, foreclosure defense and bankruptcy alternatives.

Legal / Professional Associations

  • Member of the Federal Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Michigan Bar Association
  • Member of the Florida Bar Association
  • Member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member of the Florida Justice Association
  • Member of the Community Law Program
  • Member Tau Epsilon Rho Fraternity
  • United States Federal District Court - Middle District of Florida

Current Real Estate Licenses

  • Real Estate Broker – State of Florida
  • Real Estate Broker – State of Michigan

Education Achievements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree | Business Administration
  • Major in Accounting, Wayne State University, Michigan
  • Juris Doctorate Degree | Wayne State University, Michigan

Current Legal Licenses

  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan | 1970
  • Member of the State Bar of Florida | 2011
  • Admitted to Practice in Michigan and Federal Courts
  • House Counsel, Approved State Bar of Florida | 1997
  • Civil/Circuit Court Mediator Certificate

J. Andrew Meyer, Associate Attorney

J. Andrew Meyer was born in Deland, Florida, in 1970. He graduated with an International Baccalaureate Degree from St. Petersburg High School in 1988, and attended the University of Florida, graduating in 1991 with a degree in Economics awarded with High Honors. Andy also attended law school at the University of Florida, receiving his juris doctorate degree in 1995. While at the University of Florida, Andy was inducted into Florida Blue Key and Phi Beta Kappa.

Andy has practiced at the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Florida in the Bureau of Criminal Appeals, and as a senior staff attorney for the Florida Second District Court of Appeal. Andy also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chris W. Altenbernd at the Second District Court of Appeal. He then became a partner at a large Florida defense firm, focusing his practice on appellate matters. Andy has been a member of Morgan & Morgan’s Complex Litigation Group and a partner at a law firm representing consumers in class action litigation.

In addition to being admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida and New Jersey, Andy is also admitted to practice in the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the District of Colorado and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Ninth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits.

Legal / Professional Associations

  • Former editor of the Corporate Counsel Newsletter, American Bar Association
  • Corporate Counsel Committee (2002 to 2004)
  • Past Chair of the Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee "A" Sixth Judicial Circuit

Notable Cases and Appointments

  • Best v. Bluegreen, Case No. 14-80929-Cohn (Southern District of Florida), Co-Lead Class Counsel.
  • In Re: Tracfone Unlimited Service Plan Litigation, Case No. 13-cv-03440-EMC (Northern District of California), Co-Lead Class Counsel.
  • In re Collecto, Inc. Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Litigation, Case No. 14-md-2513-RGS (District Court for the District of Massachusetts), MDL Action Co-Lead Counsel.
  • In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, Misc. No. 08-ML-0511-PLF (District Court for the District of Columbia), Class and Appellate Counsel.
  • DeHoyos v. Allstate Insurance Company, Case No. 5:01-1010 (Western District of Texas), Class Counsel.
  • Healey v. Allianz Life Insurance Company, Case No. 2:05-8908 (Central District of California), Class Counsel.
  • In Re: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS "MMS" Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2116 (Eastern District of Louisiana), Plaintiffs' Steering Committee.
  • Paugh v. Walgreen Company, Case No. 1:12-cv-21229-JEM (Southern District of Florida), Co-Lead Class Counsel.
  • Hill v. Countrywide, Case No. A-0178441 (Texas 58th District Court, Jefferson County), Class Counsel.
  • Algarin v. Tivoli Community Developers, Inc., Case No. 2008-CA-000193-O (Florida 9th Circuit Court, Orange County), Co-Lead Class Counsel.
  • Lieber v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No. 2012-3622-CI-91S (Florida 6th Circuit Court, Pinellas County), Co-Lead Class Counsel.

Education Achievements

  • University of Florida, J.D. (Law, 1995)
  • University of Florida, B.S. (Economics, 1991)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Florida Blue Key
  • Fall 1991 "Most Outstanding Graduate" and inductee to U.F. Hall of Fame

Published Legal Articles

  • Co-author of "Petitions for Extraordinary Relief," Chapter 17, A Defense Lawyer's Guide to Appellate Practice (DRI) (2004)
  • Co-author of "Extraordinary Writs," Florida Civil Practice Before Trial, Chapter 25, published by the Florida Bar (7th Ed. 2004)
  • Co-author of "When It's Your Last Chance: Tips on Obtaining Discretionary Review," Vol. 27 No. 4, Litigation, 11 (Summer 2001)

Schedule of Admissions

  • Florida Bar (1995)
  • New Jersey Bar (1996)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Rick D. Kennedy, Associate Attorney

Rick D. Kennedy is an associate attorney for the Finn Law Group, having recently passed the Florida Bar after graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 2014, earning a law degree. Rick also holds a current, voluntarily inactive Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License, which he has held since 2006. Rick works in all matters for the firm with a focus on real estate transactions and contract law.

Legal / Professional Associations

  • Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section
  • Member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association
    • Real Property section
    • Bankruptcy section
    • Business Law section
  • Member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association

Education Achievements

  • Stetson University College of Law – J.D., May 2014
  • Rollins College – A.B. in English, December 2005

Current Legal Licenses

  • Member of the State Bar of Florida since 2014

Sean Kelly, Associate Attorney

Sean Kelly is an associate attorney for the Finn Law Group. Mr. Kelly earned his J.D. in 2016 from Stetson University College of Law, and his B.A. from Warner University in 2013.

While at Warner University, Sean was a member of the Men’s Volleyball team, where he helped the Royals make three consecutive trips to the NAIA National Championship Tournament. During his enrollment at Stetson, Mr. Kelly, being the son of two Air Force Veterans, volunteered at Stetson University College of Law’s Veteran Law Institute.

Sean works in all matters for the firm with a focus on contract law and litigation.

Education Achievements

  • Stetson University College of Law – J.D., May 2016
  • Warner University – B.A. in Business Administration, May 2013

Current Legal Licenses

  • Member of the State Bar of Florida since 2016