Joel T. Finnell

Joel Finnell concentrates his practice on appellate matters, focusing on personal injury, auto accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, and wrongful Joel-Finnell-personal-injury-attorney-Lansing-MIdeath claims, to name a few.

Joel has works closely with some of the firm’s most senior attorneys, meticulously researching the law and drafting innovative legal arguments that best serve not only our clients, but other Michigan citizens who may one day find themselves facing similar circumstances.

Being an appellate lawyer and being able to shape the law while helping the people are two of the many reasons Joel enjoys his work, day in and day out.

Practice Areas

Appellate – auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, personal injury, wrongful death

Professional Associations

Michigan Association for Justice
Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN)
Ingham County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
American Bar Association

Awards & RecognitionJoel Finnell Rising Stars 2018

Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Star” – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40

Speaking Engagements

No-Fault Tort Threshold Update, No-Fault Institute (regular presenter)


B.S., Eastern Michigan University, 2001
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2011


Michigan, 2011
United States Supreme Court, 2015

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