Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan, LLP

Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan, LLP

Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan LLP, founded in 1973, is a boutique practice that handles sophisticated litigation and corporate matters.

Firm Overview

JMF's litigation attorneys specialize in complex corporate and commercial matters and the defense of product liability and mass tort litigation. We also have extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. Our cases often involve highly technical, medical and scientific questions confronting our clients. Our deep understanding of these issues, combined with our litigation experience, enables us to represent our clients' interests effectively and efficiently.

JMF's corporate attorneys assist clients in managing a wide range of sophisticated corporate and financial matters. Our clients rely on our counsel to negotiate a variety of corporate and financing transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and other financing transactions. We also have extensive experience in creating joint ventures and strategic alliances, which facilitate our clients' ability to achieve critical business objectives. Our firm's philosophy and focus on developing a keen understanding of clients' business and needs result in our ability to provide our clients with unmatched responsiveness and cost-effective and practical solutions.

While we work regularly with some of the largest firms in the U.S. and the world in matters across the country and overseas, we have resisted the temptation to be all things to all people. We remain focused on what we know and do best. Our experience allows us to see around corners to anticipate developments before they become problems. Our size ensures efficiency and means that each client gets a core group of attorneys dedicated to its individual concerns. Our scientific analysts are an invaluable resource for clients faced with complicated medical and scientific issues. Our commitment is uncommon. The result, for over 40 years, has been a successful partnership with our clients.

Main Office

Main Office
1270 Avenue of the Americas, Rockefeller Center
New York NY 10020




Our firm's corporate litigation and dispute resolution practice is diverse and dynamic.

Our attorneys have substantial experience in a broad array of complex matters such as: corporate, commercial, real estate, insurance, mortgages, construction, mass disaster, fire and explosion, admiralty, and government investigations. We practice in state and federal courts and our representations are local, national, and international in scope.

Examples of our representations show the scope and breadth of our experience:

-A dispute between the seller and the purchaser of a manufacturing business over responsibility for asbestos claims;
-A dispute between a corporation and a former subsidiary over their respective rights and obligations under the distribution agreement that controlled the spin-off;
-A dispute between an insurance company and its former general counsel following a takeover;
-A dispute between a developer and certain governmental bodies over responsibility for a landslide affecting hundreds of homeowners;
-A dispute between a product manufacturer and a state tax authority regarding the tax treatment of out-of-state shipments;
-An insurance coverage dispute over the sinking of a fishing vessel;
-A boat explosion that caused multiple injuries and property damage;
-Representation of a building owner where a dance-club fire resulted in multiple loss of life. Representation included mass tort litigation, overseeing defense of criminal charges, and insurance coverage dispute;
-A dispute between a theatre company and a playwright over production rights;
-A dispute between a filmmaker and a producer over distribution rights;
-A trademark dispute between clothing manufacturers;
-A dispute among an insurance carrier, an insurance broker, and the administrator of a national workers' compensation insurance program over responsibility for losses experienced by that program.

Timothy M. Finnegan

Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan, LLP

Practice Areas
-Product Liability
-Scientific & Medical Issues

St. Johns University, B.A., cum laude, 1964

Law School
New York University, LL.B., 1967

1968, New York; U.S. District Courts: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Courts of Appeals: Second and Tenth Circuits

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association; Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel.

New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10, 1939



New York University