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Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
AV Preeminent

Patrick C. Finnegan - Helmsing Law

Professional Experience

Patrick specializes in complex litigation, such as False Claims Act and RICO lawsuits, but has a wide-ranging civil practice that includes personal injury and wrongful death actions, product liability cases (including pharmaceutical and medical device litigation), civil rights claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, commercial litigation in all its many forms, and appellate work. Patrick is also a federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in white collar matters, and regularly conducts internal investigations. Over the last decade, much of Patrick’s practice has been devoted to civil, regulatory and criminal matters arising in the health care field.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (1995)
  • Queens College, B.A. (Political Science) (1990)
  • NationalUniversity of Ireland, Galway, B.S. (Biochemistry) (1982); Post-graduate diploma in computer systems (1983)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alabama
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama
  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to Honorable Richard W. Vollmer, Jr., United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 1995-1996.