Andrew Finkelstein

Chairman of Advocates United

At age five, Andrew knew he wanted to be an attorney. He remembers sitting in a small Italian restaurant with his family and watching as his father, a successful trial attorney, embraced a stranger. “The stranger kept thanking my father for his help,” Andrew says. “I knew then and there that his work was special and I wanted to follow in his footsteps.”

Andrew has spent three decades representing injured people against corporate wrongdoers or irresponsible parties. Whether it is major trucking companies or small retail stores, Andrew feels safety must be a priority. Throughout his career, Andrew has successfully litigated wrongful death and personal injury cases arising from defective drugs and products, automobile accidents, falls caused by defective conditions, dog bites, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction site accidents, and aircraft crashes. Andrew has successful litigated over 150 multi-million dollar cases.

Andrew has been appointed to several committees overseeing nationwide litigation in pharmaceutical litigation cases. Andrew was the Chairman of the Plaintiff Personal Injury Steering committee for the Neurontin Product Liability Multi District Litigation in Boston, Massachusetts, and he has worked closely with the FDA regarding the adverse effects associated with Neurontin, having filed a Citizens Petition seeking enhanced warnings of suicide. Additionally, Andrew is also a member of the Executive Steering Committee of the Hormone Replacement Therapy Multi District Litigation in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Little Rock, Arkansas, and is also a member of the Plaintiff Steering Committee of the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch New Jersey Coordinated Litigation.

Andrew is a frequent lecturer of Continuing Legal Education courses. Some courses he has taught include “Effective Jury Selection,” “Damages In A Personal Injury Case,” “Science in the Courtroom,” “Technology in the Courtroom,” “Prosecution of a Pharmaceutical Case,” “Ethics of On-Line Advertising,” and “Structured Settlements and the United States Supreme Court Personal Injury Settlement.”

In New York, Andrew served as a Captain of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund in a pro bono capacity through Trial Lawyers Care. Andrew was later honored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America for his leadership participation in the program. Andrew received the NYS Trial Lawyers Civil Justice Award in 2006, the NYS Trial Lawyers Presidents Award in 2002, 2003, and 2004.

Andrew earned an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and attended Brooklyn Law for law school.

Andrew is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey.