Finley's practice centers around litigating and advising clients on complex commercial issues, including financial services litigation, business torts, and employment concerns. Through his prior experience successfully litigating cases in both state and federal court, and participation on The Ohio State Business Law Journal and in the Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic at the Moritz College of Law, Finley focuses on delivering practical and effective solutions to the ever-evolving needs of clients.

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Finley L. Newman-James

(937) 227-3713

110 N. Main St., Suite 1600
Dayton, OH 45402

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Business and Commercial Litigation


Financial Services Litigation


Labor & Employment Litigation

Contractual Disputes


Shareholder/Member Disputes


Business Torts

Supreme Court of Ohio


United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Diversity Enrichment Scholarship


Capital University Presidential Scholarship

American Bar Association


Ohio State Bar Association


Dayton Bar Association


Columbus Bar Association

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2020

The Ohio State Business Law Journal, Executive Board

Real Estate Law Association, Executive Board
Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic, Member

Capital University, B.A., Political Science and Public Administration, summa cum laude, 2017

Senior capstone, "Minimum Mandatory Sentencing: The Unintended Consequences," nominated for Undergraduate Research Symposium Award


Presidential Scholarship Recipient

"Hmm…Is That Copyrightable?": An Overview of Protectable Content Under the Copyright Act of 1976, Faruki+ Blog Intellectual Property Series, June 24, 2022


Ohio Modernizes Its LLC Law, for the First Time Since 1994, with Enhanced Flexibility and New Provisions, Faruki+ Blog, February 21, 2022


The State of Marijuana in The Buckeye State and Fiscal Policy Considerations of Legalized Recreational Marijuana, The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law DEPC Student Series Paper, June 2019