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  • Attorney John Finbury takes novel issue in a negligence claim against the City of Haverhill to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and wins.

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  • $500,000 worker's compensation settlement
    for Massachusetts Home Depot employee who suffered severe spinal injury when he hyperextended his body in order to avoid being struck by employee pushing carriages towards him in an aisle.
  • $400,000 worker's compensation settlement
    for Massachusetts truck driver who injured lower back as a result of a fall in gas station while delivering gasoline.
  • $230,000 worker's compensation settlement
    for employee who developed RSD/CRPS following finger joint surgery for work-related repetitive stress injury.
  • $1.5 Million Verdict
    in Essex County for serious personal injuries caused by a drunk driver in a motor vehicle accident.
  • $1.4 Million Verdict
    in Essex County for a young man who was injured when a stool collapsed at a restaurant in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It was necessary to use experts in the field of medicine, economics, and vocational rehabilitation to prove the damages suffered by this client.
  • $1.3 Million Settlement
    In Essex County for an electrician injured in an arc blast while working in North Andover. He suffered burns and a fractured elbow. Medical, electrical and code experts were used to prove liability and damages. The firm is experienced in filing suit and litigating these types of cases in order to obtain the maximum benefit to which our clients are entitled.
  • $1.275 Million Settlement
    in Essex County where a motor vehicle chased by the police crashed and overturned resulting in injuries to a passenger. The injuries included fractured vertebrae which required surgery and which resulted in a permanent injury, as well as internal complications and lower leg ailments.
  • $1 Million Verdict
    in Essex County Superior Court (Lawrence, MA) for a wife who was beaten and stabbed by her husband, leaving her with significant permanent injuries.
  • $835,000 Settlement
    in New Hampshire for a medical malpractice claim and related workers' compensation claim involving a failed sympathetic block for complex regional pain syndrome.
  • $767,000 Settlement
    for a man who was partially paralyzed as the result of a motor vehicle collision. The plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle in which the operator was over-served at a club in Haverhill. Expert testimony was used to prove that improper training and serving procedures led to the over-serving of alcohol.
  • $750,000 Verdict
    in Newburyport Superior Court for a woman injured in an auto collision. The insurance company offered $75,000 to settle, one-tenth of the ultimate verdict. That offer was refused and we went to trial. With interest the verdict exceeded $1,000,000.
  • $650,000 Settlement
    for a liquor liability case in New Hampshire
  • $450,000 Workers' Compensation Settlement
    where a New Hampshire employee was contaminated by chemicals in the air at his place of employment in Massachusetts.
  • $450,000 Settlement
    in Hillsborough County New Hampshire where a young teacher slipped and fell while exiting a convenience store resulting in orthopedic injuries and a closed head injury.
  • $400,000 Verdict
    in Middlesex County Superior Court (Cambridge, MA) for a young man injured at the Haverhill train station when the train began pulling away as he was boarding. A final offer of $25,000.00 was rejected. With interest, the final judgment was over $500.00.00.
  • $379,000 Arbitration Award
    For tenant in commercial lease dispute
  • $250,000 Verdict
    in Essex Superior Court (Lawrence, MA) for a mailman attacked by two dogs in the course of his employment, resulting in injuries to his back and neck as he was fleeing from the animals. With interest the judgment exceeded $316,000.00.
  • $250,000 Settlement
    in Rockingham county for a Newton, New Hampshire woman who was severely injured in a head-on collision resulting in multiple fractures.
  • $225,000 Settlement
    in Essex County where an employee slipped and fell on her way into work as a result of weather conditions. She settled with the workers' compensation carrier as well as the owner and property maintenance company.
  • $150,000 Verdict
    in Suffolk County for a patron of a bar whose leg was fractured by the negligent conduct of a security guard.
  • $150,000 Settlement
    in Rockingham county for a woman who was severely injured when she slipped and fell on water at a major department store. A lawsuit was necessary to obtain discovery which ultimately showed that the store allowed a freezer to leak for several days without adequate clean up..
  • $140,000 Settlement
    in Essex county for a Methuen woman who suffer a fractured hip on a dark outside stairway due to the landlord's failure to properly maintain the lighting.
  • $45,000 Settlement
    in Essex County for a boy under 2 years old who fell from a landing in a rented apartment due to improper construction of a railing.
  • $25,000 Settlement
    in Rockingham County for a man injured when he slipped on icy stairs at a mall in Southern New Hampshire as a result of negligent maintenance of the property.

Daniel C. Finbury

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Haverhill, Massachusetts

Daniel C. Finbury is an attorney comfortable both with counseling clients in the office and trying cases in court. His work commonly involves representing clients in matters including personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security as well as marital difficulties and criminal problems. Prior to finding himself standing before a judge or jury or a Massachusetts or New Hampshire administrative tribunal generally requires many hours of office discussion, document review and investigation. Though he works to avoid the risks and stresses of trial on his clients he is not afraid of taking the case to judgment or verdict.

Dan attended the Haverhill, Massachusetts public school systems and finished high school at Middlesex School in Concord, MA. He graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT after a short period of study in London and Paris. After working as a paralegal in New York City for several years he went on to graduate work at Boston University Law School where he graduated in 1981. He took and passed the Massachusetts Bar in that same year and worked as a pro bono criminal attorney in Essex County. In 1982 he went to Dallas, Texas where he took and passed the Texas Bar and worked for several trial attorneys over the next two years. In 1984 he returned to his father’s law firm and has been practicing there every since. In 1986 he took and passed the New Hampshire Bar, and was also admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has argued several cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He is presently a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Association for Justice as well as the Essex County Bar Association, and the Haverhill Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury — Defense
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Family Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Social Security
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1981
  • Texas, 1982
  • New Hampshire, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1987


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1981
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
    • Bachelor of Arts – 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 1981 – Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 1986 – Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice (ATLA)
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Haverhill Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association