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

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.

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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.

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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:

Helping Our Communities During the 2020 Pandemic

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