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Finkelstein served 18 years with the New York Police Department before retiring as a lieutenant in 1982.  During that time he worked patrol duties, supervised a special narcotics unit in Harlem, and served with the Department’s Legal Bureau while studying law in the evenings.  Finkelstein credits much of his professional success as a trial lawyer to the people skills he developed in the police department: on both the personal and organizational levels.

Practice areas
  • Elder Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • California, 1983
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1983
  • New York Institute of Technology, B.S., 1976
  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Reported Cases
  • Norman v. Life Care Centers of America, 107 Cal.App. 4th 1233
  • Barnes v. Black, 71 Cal.App. 4th 1473
  • Vallbona v. Springer 43 Cal.App. 4th 1525.