Personal Injury LawyersChicago, St. Louis, and Edwardsville, IL

Chad Finley


Attorney

Edwardsville, IL


Biography

Chad Finley focuses on representing clients who have been wronged by the tortious acts of others, including pharmaceutical and medical device cases, products liability, mass torts, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and whistleblower actions.

  • Actos Related Cases, MDL Case No. 11 L 10011, Et. Al. – Lead document review, deposition strategy, discovery strategy, and liaised with expert witnesses for TorHoerman Law which resulted in a $2.4 billion settlement.
  • Pradaxa – Lead document review, deposition strategy, discovery strategy, and liaised with expert witnesses for TorHoerman Law which resulted in a $650 million settlement.
  • Androgel – Managed the case for TorHoerman Law which was settled for an unspecified settlement.
  • Syngenta – Managed the case for TorHoerman Law which was settled for $1.51 billion
  • Motor vehicle – Shoulder injury $100,000 settlement.
  • Insurance Dispute – $120,000 settlement.

Chad represents clients in a variety of complex cases. Currently, he is active in Coldwater Creek (radiation exposure), Incretin Mimetics (pancreatic cancer), Diacetyl (lung injuries), Hyland’s Teething Tablets (infant seizures and deaths), and a class action related to the management of the Illinois lottery, in addition to personal injury cases. He specializes in discovery, issues surrounding e-discovery, gathering testimony, complex litigation and liaising with expert witnesses.

Chad began working as an attorney at TorHoerman Law in 2012 after an externship at the Office of the General Counsel, Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Division (CMS) in Washington D.C. Chad previously clerked for TorHoerman Law prior to externing for CMS. While at CMS, Chad assisted the Office of the General Counsel with issues relating to their position on False Claims Act cases.

When people, or their family members, are injured Chad takes pride in being their voice in depositions and the courtroom and holding those responsible accountable for their actions and decisions.

Personal Bio

Chad is extremely passionate about the work that he does and is involved in community service in St. Louis (even though he is an avid Chicago sports fan). Chad attended Wabash College, which is the rival school of Tor’s alma mater DePauw University. Chad is originally from a small town in east central Illinois but attended St. Louis University School of Law and decided to make the St. Louis area home. He dislikes beaches, sleep, and boredom and enjoys spending time with family, finding random activities, being right, sports, coffee and working all hours of the day and night reading documents and researching.

*Please note that recovery results vary per client. The recovery amounts in each case reflect the specific facts of that case. Further, the recovery amount in past cases is not a guarantee of future results.

Chad

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, Honors: Cum Laude, Top 10%, Winner of National Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition, Woolsack Honor Society, Dean's Scholar, Dean’s List, Moot Court, Academic Excellence Awards: Academic Excellence Awards in Torts, Products Liability, and FDA Drug and Device Regulations
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, B.A. Psychology, Honors: Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List, Football Top 10 GPA – 2 years All-Conference Football
  • School for International Training, Melbourne, Australia

Professional and Community Affiliations 

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Madison County Bar Association 
  • The Injury Board
  • Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum
  • Saint Louis University School of Law Young Alumni Society

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" 2019

Professional Speaking and Writing Engagements

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Shotgun Seminar - Principles, Best Practices & Recommendations for Illinois E-Discovery, September 14, 2018