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Gerald M. Finkel, Esq.

Finkel, GeraldOccupation: Lawyer; Professor Emeritus
Born: New York, New York, July 29, 1941

Education:
JD, University of South Carolina School of Law (1970)
BA, New York University College of Arts and Science (1962)

Bar Admissions:
The District of Columbia Bar (1973); Supreme Court of the United States (1973); United States District Court for the Fourth Circuit (1973); United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (1970); South Carolina Bar (1970)

Certifications:
Certified, Circuit Court Arbitrator (1996-Present)

Career:
Of Counsel, Finkel Law Firm, LLC and Predecessor Firms, Columbia, SC (2007-Present)
Founding Member, Finkel Law Firm, LLC and Predecessor Firms, Columbia, SC (1970-Present)

Career Related:
Professor Emeritus, Charleston School of Law (2016-Present); Hearing Officer, South Carolina Department of Insurance (2010-Present); Special Referee, South Carolina Department of Insurance (2010-Present); Board of Visitors, Charleston Southern University (2001-Present); Lecturer, Insurance Law, South Carolina Bar Review (1990-Present); Capstone Lecturer on Law and Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Southern California (1997-Present); Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law (2007-2015); Distinguished Visiting Professor, Charleston School of Law (2005-2006); Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy and Insurance Law, University of South Carolina (1981-2006); Adjunct Professor, School of Law, University of South Carolina (1976-2006); Instructor, South Carolina Police Corps, The Citadel (2001-2005); Board of Trustees, South College (1998-2000); Lecturer, Crime to Court Series, South Carolina State Constables Association, Inc. (1994-2000); Lecturer, Medical-Legal Problems for Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina (1981-2000); Board of Advisors, Professional Center for Paralegal Studies (1989-1998); Commissioner, South Carolina Appellate Defense Commission (1982-1983); Commissioner, Governor’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission (1982-1983); Board of Advisors, General Counsel, Columbia Junior College of Business (1973-1982); Lecturer, Law and Management, Columbia Junior College of Business (1970-1982); Hearing Officer, South Carolina Department Health and Environmental Control (1979-1982); Special Judge, Richland County Family Court (1974-1978); Lecturer, Medical-Legal Problems and Medical Malpractice, Richland Memorial Hospital Continuing Medical Education Program (1976-1977); Special Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit (1976); Instructor, South Carolina Department of Public Safety/Criminal Justice Academy; Instructor, South Carolina Police Corps; Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Military:
Captain, U.S. Army (1962-1967)

Civic:
South Carolina Bar Resolution of Fees Disputes Board for the Ninth Judicial Circuit (2008-Present); Legal Affairs Officer, South Carolina State Constables Association (1994-Present); Member, South Carolina Legislature’s Real Property Rights Task Force Drafting Committee (2002); Member, Board of Directors, General Counsel, Kores Nordic Corporation (1985-1993); Member, Board of Directors, Community National Bancorporation (1989-1992); Hearing Officer, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (1978-1983); Special Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Court of General Sessions (1976); Lecturer on Corporate and Business Law, South Carolina Bar Bridge the Gap Program

Creative Works:
Co-Author, “Cases and Materials on South Carolina Insurance Law” (1987-Present); Co-Author, “CGL Coverage and the Myth of L-J v. Bituminous Fire & Marine Ins. Company,” South Carolina Trial Lawyer Bulletin (2004); Co-Author, “South Carolina Legal and Business Forms, Vols. 1 and 3,” Lawyers Co-op (1998); Author, “Stacking of Liability Coverage: Unstacked,” South Carolina Lawyer (1998); Co-Author, “A Guide to South Carolina Torts IV,” South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1995); Co-Author, “The Coast is Clear; Lucas Court Sheds Light on Regulatory Takings,” University of Southern California Press (1992); Co-Author, “A Guide to South Carolina Torts III,” South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1990); Co-Author, “Medical Depositions and Court Appearances, Claimant’s Counsel Perspective Painful Cervical Trauma,” Williams and Wilkins (1990); Co-Author, “Property Insurance Issues in the Aftermath of Hurricane Hugo,” South Carolina Lawyer (1990); Co-Author, “A Guide to South Carolina Torts II,” South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1986); Author, “Educating Laymen on Legal Fictions, Intangibles, and Other Ethereal Concepts,” South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association Convention Program (1985); Author, “Videotape Depositions,” ALI-ABA Study Materials, Federal Discovery Practice (1982); Co-Author, “A Guide to South Carolina Torts,” Palmetto Law Publishers (1981); Author, “Effective Deposition Techniques,” ALI-ABA Study Materials Federal Discovery Practice (1980); Author, “Trends in Liability – Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress,” South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1980); Business Manager, Editorial Board, South Carolina Law Review (1968-1969); Author, “Survey of Damages,” South Carolina Law Review (1968); Co-Author, “A Guide to South Carolina Torts”; Author, “Cases and Materials on South Carolina Insurance Law”; Co-Author, “Catacombs of Insurance Policy English – Your Work Exclusion & Insuring Damage Under a CGL Policy”; Author, “Insurance Law,” BARBRI; Speaker in Field; Reporter in Field

Achievements:
Being listed in all editions of the Best Lawyers in America since the inaugural publication, in the areas of bankruptcy and credit-debtor rights law, commercial litigation and insurance law (1983-Present)

Awards:
Honoree, South Carolina Super Lawyers (2008-Present); Honoree, Best Lawyers in America (1983-Present); Recipient, Outstanding Alumni Certificate, Phi Alpha Delta (1972); Recipient, Outstanding Senior Service Certificate (1970); Honoree, Honorable Mention, Criminal Law Bulletin Essay Competition (1968); Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Regulated Industries and Evidence; Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional

Memberships:
Fee Disputes Panel for Ninth Judicial Circuit, South Carolina Bar Association (2009-Present); Legal Advisor to Criminal Investigation Division, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (2009-Present); Lifetime Member, American Law Institute (1982-Present); Lecturer for Continuing Legal Education Programs, South Carolina Bar Association (1973-Present); Legal Advisor, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office (2001-2009); Legal Affairs Officer, South Carolina State Constable’s Association (1996-2004); Professional Responsibility Committee and Ethics Advisory Committee, South Carolina Bar Association (1995-1999); President, South Carolina State Constable’s Association (1990-1996); Chairman, Lawyer Referral Board, South Carolina Bar Association (1989-1994); Board of Governors, South Carolina Bar Association (1985-1988); Chairman, Finance Committee, CLE Division, South Carolina Bar Association (1984-1985); Faculty, Federal Trial Practice, ALI-ABA (1980-1985); House of Delegates, South Carolina Bar Association (1980-1984); Executive Board, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1978-1984); President, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1982-1983); President-Elect, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1981-1982);  Vice President, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1980-1981); Chairman, Insurance Negligence and Workers Compensation Section, South Carolina Bar Association (1979-1980); Treasurer, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1978-1980); Convention Chairman, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (1978); Justice, District XIX, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International (1976-1978); Chairman, Medical-Legal Committee, South Carolina Bar Association (1975-1976); Justice, Palmetto Alumni Chapter, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International (1972-1976); Professional Responsibility and Ethics Advisory Committees, Lecturer, South Carolina Bar Association; Lecturer, Richland County Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Consultative Group for Restatement of Law of Unfair Competition, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Consultative Committee Group for Restatement of Law Torts, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Consultative Group for Restatement of Law of Liability Insurance, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Consultative Group, Principles of the Law and Policing, South Carolina Association of Justice; Chairman, Scholarship Committee, Student Bar Association; Vice-Justice, Pinckney Chapter, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International; American Judicature Society; District of Columbia Bar Association; Trial Lawyers Association of America; Charleston County Bar Association; Lecturer for Continuing Legal Education Programs, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association; American Judicature Society

Political Affiliation:
Democrat

Religion:
Jewish

Family:
Son of Abraham B. Finkel and Elizabeth B. (Michaels) Finkel
Married: Janet (Brownstein) Finkel
Children: Bruce D., MD; Judith F. Sloman
Six Grandchildren

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1997, 51st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in America – 1992-1993, 47th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in America – 1989-1990, 45th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)
Who’s Who in American Law, 19th Edition, (pub. 2015)
Who’s Who in American Law, 18th Edition, (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in American Law, 17th Edition, (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in American Law – 2009-2010, 16th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in American Law – 2007-2008, 15th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Law – 2005-2006, 14th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1992-1993, 7th Edition (pub. 1991)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1990-1991, 6th Edition (pub. 1989)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1987-1988, 5th Edition (pub. 1987)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1985-1986, 4th Edition (pub. 1985)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2010, 36th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2009, 35th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2008, 34th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2007, 33rd Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2006, 32nd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2005, 31st Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2004, 30th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2003, 29th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2002, 28th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2001, 27th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 1991-1992, 22nd Edition (pub. 1991)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 1988-1989, 21st Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 1986-1987, 20th Edition (pub. 1985)
Who’s Who in the World – 2008, 25th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the World – 2007, 24th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the World – 2006, 23rd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America – 1987-1988, 1st Edition (pub. 1987)

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