Albert M. T. Finch

Assistant Managing Partner  |   Silicon Valley/San Francisco

Terry is the Assistant Managing Partner in the San Francisco office, and has practiced law for over fifteen years. He joined the firm in 1998. He is currently Co-Chair of both the Employment and Toxic Tort practice groups.

He has comprehensive litigation, trial, and appellate experience, and has participated in numerous arbitrations and mediations in various areas of the law, including construction defect, real estate, products liability, Workers' Compensation, personal injury, professional malpractice, complex commercial, and employment claims.

He has represented a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in diverse claims across various practice areas involving employment matters, contractual disputes, personal injury claims, product liability claims, and professional malpractice matters.

Terry has also represented a variety of contractors ranging in trade from roofing to sub-grade tradesman and all areas in between. He has had the opportunity to satisfy an equally diverse range of client needs, such as defending general contractors, developers, and owners in commercial and residential projects, multi-party, high exposure cases, requiring prosecution of indemnity liability against multiple sub-contractors, in projects involving hundreds of homes.  

At John Marshall Law School, Terry was a Staff Editor of the John Marshall Law Review and published the note: DNA Identification and the State's Duty to Preserve Evidence, 25 J. Marshall L. Rev. 809 (1992), reprinted, 5 Crim. Prac. L. Rev. 501 (1993), cited and followed in the Harvard Law Review, Note, Confronting the New Challenges of Scientific Evidence, 108 Harv. L. Rev. 1481, 1559 (1995).

He is the proud father of two toddlers and captain of a San Francisco USTA tennis team. In his spare time, he competes locally at San Francisco tennis clubs. He also is interested in biking, skiing and various water sports.

  • John Marshall Law School, J.D.
  • Cornell University, B.A.
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, 7th Circuit in 1995 (currently inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 1993 (currently inactive)
  • California State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association