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Chad Finley

Chad Finley

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.

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 represents clients in a variety of personal injury cases, which includes pharmaceutical and medical device cases, mass torts, products liability, and car accidents. Chad previously clerked for THL prior to leaving for CMS. While at CMS, Chad assisted the Office of the General Counsel with issues relating to their position on False Claims Act cases. Chad utilizes the experience he gained while working at CMS by representing whistleblowers in False Claims actions when government and/or insurance funds are stolen through fraud.

Chad has worked on many complex mass torts, including Actos and Pradaxa, which settled in excess of $3 billion. He takes pride in being the voice of the injured and their families in depositions and the courtroom.

Personal Bio

Chad is passionate about the work that he does and is heavily involved in community service in St. Louis (even though he is an avid Cubs 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 Illinois, but attended St. Louis University School of Law and never left. He doesn’t prefer long walks on the beach (or beaches at all) but instead prefers to work all hours of the day and night analyzing documents and data.


Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Federal Court
    Southern District of Illinois
  • Federal Court
    Northern District of Illinois


  • 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

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Madison County Bar Association 
  • The Injury Board
  • Saint Louis University Alumni

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