We care deeply about the work we do and the communities we serve.

Finkelstein & Partners is a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm founded by Howard S. Finkelstein in 1959 in the heart of Newburgh, NY. Today we have offices throughout New York State with a team of more than 85 attorneys and 170 para-professionals. We care deeply about the work we do and the communities we serve. We encourage our family of employees to devote time and assistance to community projects, because we want to be a part of building better communities, and our volunteer program enables employees to volunteer up to four hours a month while being paid. The firm is especially passionate about educating young people on the dangers of texting while driving and has an active “Commit to Quit” distracted driving program.

“How do I let you know how grateful I am for the generosity shown to me and the kids? I am overwhelmed with the kindness of the firm.”

Pastor Rosie
Director of Northeast Gateway to Freedom

Ninth Annual ARF 5K Run & Walk with the Dogs

The ninth annual Animal Rescue Fund 5K Run & Walk with the Dogs, held on May 19th at Memorial Park in Beacon, was a great success. The weather was warm, sunny and 224 walkers and runners participated, along with lots of adorable dogs! This year, ARF introduced a new 1K Kid Fun Run for children ages 3 to 10, which was a hit among the little ones. A spirited Zumba warm-up session led by our very own, Jessi Johnson, kicked off the day with great energy and enthusiasm. One of the most anticipated moments was the Dog Costume Contest, which did not disappoint.

As one of the main sponsors of this fundraising event, Finkelstein & Partners is proud to support the efforts of the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of Beacon. ARF is a federal, non-profit, no-kill, 100% volunteer-run animal rescue center located in beacon, NY. Since 1986, ARF has been dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, sheltering, and finding loving homes for thousands of cats and dogs. Their volunteers are driven by a profound love for animals and a mission to improve the lives of the pets in their care. Even animals that aren’t adopted experience unwavering love and care, creating a forever home right at ARF.

We hope you enjoy these photos and we remain committed to supporting our community and causes that bring us all together. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, and supported this fantastic day!

A Fun Fall Night Aboard the Atlantis

On September 14 the firm’s employees were treated to a few hours aboard the Atlantis cruise ship for a spectacular trip around the new York City harbor. The weather and views were gorgeous and we celebrated Patrica Streich’s fiftieth – that’s right fiftieth! – anniversary with the firm. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do.

For the Love of Omani & Tabby

Algonquin Park, Newburgh

On Saturday, August 26th Rane P. handed out coloring books and crayons and lots of smiles to children in the Newburgh community. They tie-dyed FP tees, danced and made happy memories with the FP photo booth. All this in memory of two beautiful young girls, Omani and Tabby, who were tragically shot and killed a few years ago.

Guilderland Police Department Presents National Night Out

Finkelstein & Partner’s Youth “Drive Safe” Program in partnership with WRGB / CBS6 Albany

On August 1, 2023 we joined our partners CBS 6 at Tawasentha Park for Guilderland Police Departments annual National Night Out (NNO) event. NNO is an annual community campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Since 1984, it’s aim has always been to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

The event was free for all and included live music, various food vendors and activities such as pony rides and petting zoos. The night also ended with a beautiful fireworks display. Our Albany managing attorney, Elizabeth Wolff, was in attendance and spoke to attendees about the importance of driving safely and making smart decisions while behind the wheel. Mrs. Wolff and CBS6 News reps also handed out t-shirts and anti-texting and driving stickers to the attendees to keep driving safety top of mind.

“Crazy Cat Lady’s Wellness & Resiliency Fundraiser” to benefit Crazy Cat Lady Therapy for Veterans (CCLT)

On Sunday, July 23rd we sponsored a local event, “Crazy Cat Lady’s Wellness & Resiliency Fundraiser” to benefit Crazy Cat Lady Therapy for Veterans (CCLT), a tax-exempt nonprofit based in Dutchess County. Thanks to one of our employees on the connection to this great organization!

This was CCLT’s first annual event and it was made a success thanks to charitable donations. The sponsorship table that was set up for Finkelstein & Partners, LLP at the event allowed veterans and guests to have access to information on F&Ps readiness to assist veterans with their disability claims and other needs. Many veterans and guests were in attendance and noted their appreciation for the the cotton tee shirts we provided as well.

When considering donating to CCLT, note that your donation supports their mission: to serve our veterans by inspiring and uniting them through a community of compassion, respect, dignity, wisdom, and accountability. To provide alternative therapies without medical intervention through creative workshops, professional services, and empowering activities that build and replenish cognitive abilities and cement a social support system.

Bear in mind that your donation will goes toward the CCLT goals which include but are not limited to, reducing veteran suicide, divorce, violence, and incarceration rates by way of access to alternative therapies (i.e. cat adoption day, wellness days, yoga, group talks, hiking). CCLT strives to ensure veterans have a solid support system after leaving the military and undergo a successful transition back into the civilian world. Their aim is to help all military veterans, regardless of how much time has passed since their time in the service.

May 21, 2023 ARF 2023 5K Run – Walk With The Dogs! Memorial Park, Beacon, NY

This past Sunday, May 21st, we were honored to participate as one of the event sponsors as well as a team, in honor of beloved attorney Ron Rosenkranz. Thanks to the generosity of our employees we raised over $800 for the ARF cats and dogs! It was a beautiful day for walkers and runners, who were warmed up with Zumba, led by our own Jessi J! Enjoy these photos from the day.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School Pre-Prom and Graduation Safety

Finkelstein & Partner’s Youth “Drive Safe” Program in partnership with WRGB / CBS6 Albany

On May 11, 2023 we joined CBS 6 at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School for an educational program aimed to educate and encourage students to make healthy, positive choices. The day consisted numerous educational activities provided by the New York State Police, Saratoga County DMV, Prevention Council of Saratoga County and other notable institutions. Activities and demonstrations for the day included a roll over simulator, seat belt convincer, ‘drunk driving’ goggles and others aimed to engage the students and educate them on the rules of the road. These entities also presented on topics including driver safety and the importance of making positive decisions. The students were also given the opportunity to listen to a presentation by author and Olympian, Steve Emt, who spoke to students about the importance of sobriety and taking accountability for their decisions.

Northeastern Community Action Partnership (NECAP) 5th Annual Youth Summit at the Albany Capitol Center

Finkelstein & Partner’s Youth “Drive Safe” Program in partnership with WRGB / CBS6 Albany

On March 13, 2023 we joined CBS 6 at the NECAP 5th Annual Youth Summit. The event brings together middle and high school students from across the Capital Region to educate and encourage them to make healthy, positive choices. The day’s speakers presented on topics like substance use, mental health, driver safety and the importance of making positive decisions. Speakers included author of “A Journey to Recover”, Stephen Hill, who spoke to students about the importance of sobriety, as well as a musical performance by Maddie Hogan.

Our Albany managing attorney, Elizabeth Wolff, spoke to students about the importance of driving safe and making smart decisions while behind the wheel. Every year since 2013 Elizabeth Wolff has given powerful presentations at community events and local Albany high schools, helping to spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Mrs. Wolff and CBS6 News reps also give out water bottles, t-shirts, pop sockets and anti-texting and driving stickers to the students to keep driving safety top of mind. While an informational game was played with the students, questioning their knowledge of the road rules, Wolff also gave students a chance to win a dash camera, choosing one random winner from entries.

Celebrating 60 Years of Helping Injury Victims by Shining a Spotlight on Six Local Nonprofits

Howard S. Finkelstein (1933-2017) founded his law firm on Liberty Street in 1959, at the suggestion of his father-in-law, who owned a Suntag Drugs Pharmacy on Broadway. Having moved to the ‘country’ from his native Brooklyn, NY, Howard had earned his Bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College. He then went on to serve his country as a soldier in the Korean War as part of the GI Bill, which enabled him to attend Brooklyn Law School.

Today, 60 years later, the tradition Howard began of doing what is right for his clients and the community is thriving. The culture of caring is carried on by his son Andrew, also the firm’s managing partner, and the more than 200 attorneys and legal support professionals at Finkelstein & Partners.

“I am both honored and humbled that the firm my Dad started is one of New York State’s most respected personal injury law firms,” notes Andrew Finkelstein. “We got to this point by being thorough, determined, and completely dedicated to holding wrongdoers accountable on behalf of our injured clients. To commemorate this remarkable anniversary we are dedicating the year to shining a spotlight on six local nonprofit organizations that are close to our hearts.”

Starting this month Finkelstein & Partners will sponsor family-friendly events throughout the Hudson Valley, with each event featuring a different nonprofit:

For event information please click here.

“We hope that everyone will come enjoy the great events and join us in learning about and supporting these organizations who contribute so much to the beautiful Hudson Valley.”

Andrew Finkelstein

Commit to Quit! Don’t Drive Distracted

We launched this campaign in September 2011 with a public service radio advert aimed at teenaged drivers. Because we are personal injury lawyers we see firsthand the devastation that texting and other forms of distracted driving can cause. Research shows that people under the age of 24 are the most likely to text and drive; because new drivers are inexperienced, they are also the most at risk to becoming involved in a car crash.

We initiated our program with the goal of making young people aware of the risks and encouraging them to make the choice to not text and drive.

Read more about our program for high schools »

Community Service Program

By providing the opportunity to use time during business hours, our community service program allows our employees to team up with a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations.

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We are honored to partner with various organizations, including but not limited to:

Hudson Valley:

  • Middlehope Fire Department: pizza dinner
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Nuvance Health: dinner from the Grandview
  • Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital: bagels from bagel shop Fishkill
  • St Luke’s Montefiore Cornwall: lunch from Buffalo Wild Wings in Newburgh
  • Kingston Hospital: waiting for confirmation of restaurant

We supported 5 local restaurants and provided meals for over 1,000 people

Upstate NY Area:

  • Oswego City Department of Police
  • Oswego County Sheriff’s Dept
  • Syracuse Police Department
  • Wee Care Pediatrics, Cicero NY
  • Onondaga Co. Sheriff’s Dept, Syracuse, NY
  • North Area Vol. Ambulance Co, Syracuse, NY
  • TLC Ambulance: all 5 locations: Cortland, Auburn, Syracuse, Onondaga Hills, Nedrow
  • Binghamton Fire Department
  • Binghamton Police Department
  • Menter Ambulance, Fulton, NY
  • Oswego County Emergency Operations Center, Fulton, NY
  • ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  • Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  • And we are in the works of providing meals to multiple Roswell Park locations throughout the Buffalo, NY area

We utilized 16 local restaurants and provided meals for over 710 people

NYC Metropolitan Area:

  • Montefiore Nyack: lunch from Valley cottage deli
  • NYU Winthrop: lunch from Jersey mikes (2X)
  • Maimonides Hospital (Brooklyn) – Sent food for approximately 25 nurses there
  • Pilgrim State Psych Center (Long Island) -Sent pizzasfor approximately 300 CSEA 618 members
  • Brooklyn Hospital -Sent Lunch and Dinner for approximately 300 NYSNA members
  • St. John’s Riverside Hospital (Yonkers) – Sent sandwiches for approximately 300 SEIU 1199 members
  • Nassau University Medical Center (Long Island) – Sent sandwiches for approximately 50 CSEA members

We supported 7 local restaurants and provided meals for over 1,000 people

Meals for COVID-19 Health Care Providers Supporting Local Restaurants