Frank Finn

Frank Finn

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Of Counsel

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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Frank Finn represents clients in all aspects of civil litigation, including administrative actions and alternative dispute resolution. He focuses his practice on business disputes, product liability, personal injury, intellectual property, white collar criminal defense, and family law. Mr. Finn has served as regional trial counsel for one of the nation's largest steel companies in product liability matters in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Louisiana.


  • Represented a major U.S. airline in crash litigation and product liability claims

  • Represented a privately held energy exploration and production company and its owner in litigation

  • Represented a global semiconductor company in litigation against a leading microchip provider

  • Mediated a matter involving a well-known children's television character

  • Represented almost every insurance carrier in America

Prior Experience

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1949-1951; more than 50 years of experience in the practice of law involving hundreds of trials and ADR matters and appeals
  • United States Signal Corps, United States Army


  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Arbitration, Mediation, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants); 1993-2019

  • Honorary Serjeants of the Inn Award, Judge Paul Brown Inn of Court, 2011

  • “Texas Trial Legends” Award, Tort and Insurance Practice, Dallas Bar Association, 2017

  • Stanford Who's Who Registry Among Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs; 2011

  • America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals; 2005-2006

  • William Roper Award, St. Thomas More Society, Diocese of Dallas Catholic Lawyers’ Guild, 2013

  • “Man of the Year” Award, Notre Dame Club of Dallas, 1959

  • Dome Award as “Man of the Year,” University of Notre Dame, 1948-1949

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Thompson & Knight Management Committee, until September 1985

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Senior Lawyers Committee, Judiciary Committee, Criminal Justice Committee

  • Member, American Bar Association; Tort and Insurance Practice Section; Litigation Section; Natural Resources Law Section; General Practice Section; Judicial Administration Division Lawyers Conference; Forum Committee on Air & Space Law and Family Law; Vice Chair, Judicial Division Lawyers Conference, Judicial Performance and Conduct Committee

  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation

  • Member, The Honorary Serjeant's Inn of the Dallas-Fort Worth Inns of Court

  • Member, International Court of Aviation and Space Arbitration, Paris, France

  • Member, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Inc., Contributions Committee

  • Member, Center for American and International Law

  • Admitted to the mediator/arbitrator panel of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., March 1999

  • TMCA Credentialed Advanced, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, 2004

  • Legal Advisor, St. Rita Parish and School, Jesuit College Preparatory School, Texans United for Life, and Legislation for Life

  • Past Board Member, St. Rita School

  • Past Board Member, Notre Dame Club of Dallas