I am a family law attorney who has experience and handles cases relating to family law, including but not limited to divorce, selected post-judgment matters, and paternity cases. I am a proud member of The Florida Bar Family Law Section, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Florida Chapter), the Association of Family Law Professionals, the Collaborative Professionals of Southwest Florida, and the Lee County Bar Association.
After practicing for over six (6) years in the Tampa Bay area, I have been afforded the opportunity to move back to Fort Myers and work with my father, Shelly Finman. As a result of my understanding and appreciation of how much time and energy he has expended in building his solo law practice (and establishing his distinguished reputation among the legal community throughout the country), I am equally invested in our firm and our clients.
I understand how emotions and feelings can take over a client's ability to act rationally, and I am focused on a client-centered, child-focused process, as the family transcends from marriage. My motto is "(f)amilies are forever and thus divorce transforms, rather than ends, family relationships." (quote from article by John Lande and Forrest S. Mosten, FAMILY LAWYERING: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 51, No. 1, January 2013, 20-27, 2013, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts). My goals are to pay attention to my client's goals and interests, help guide the client in a constructive and cooperative fashion, and help make a constructive difference in the lives of my client and his or her family. My father and I have a common goal, which is to make a difference in the lives of our clients, their children, and their families.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Florida, 2010
- Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
- J.D. - 2008
- University of Florida
- B.S. - 2005
- Honors: Dean's List
- Major: Psychology
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Florida Bar Family Law Section, 2010 to Present
- Next Generation Divorce, 2014 to 2016
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2015 to Present
- Association of Family Law Professionals, 2016 to Present
- Collaborative Professionals of Southwest Florida, 2017 to Present
- Lee County Bar Association, 2016 to Present
Past Employment Positions
- Joseph C. Hood, P.A., Associate, 2010 to 2013
- Himes & Hearn, P.A., Associate, 2013 to 2016