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March 20, 2013

Local attorney named to military academy board

Dalton resident Thomas M. Finn, attorney, principal with the law firm Thomas M. Finn LLC, was recently appointed as a member of the Riverside Military Academy (RMA) Board of Trustees.

Finn has an established history of serving RMA in Gainesville. He was a charter member of the RMA Board of Visitors and remained on the board from 2010 through 2012.

“Tom is contemplative, analytical and has a pleasant demeanor. When he speaks, all listen. He has been generous with his time and resources at Riverside,” RMA President James H. Benson said.

Finn represents injured workers and Social Security disability applicants and has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 15 consecutive years. He has also been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers, since 2010.

He has served as presiding officer of the workers’ compensation sections of both the State Bar of Georgia and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. His service on the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Commission and the successor Review Commission produced significant statutory changes, the first complete analysis of Georgia’s workers’ compensation system and white papers concerning both commissions. As lead or amicus attorney, Finn has been involved in numerous reported appellate decisions affecting workers’ compensation law and practice. He has also authored and presented papers at more than 25 seminars and legal symposiums.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. He has practiced law in Dalton since 1973. He is married to Angela S. Finn, an educator in the Dalton Public Schools system. They have two children, Katherine and Michael. Michael is an alumnus of RMA, class of 2007.

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