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William “Bill” Finch founded the firm in July of 2000.  Bill left his former firm – in which he had been a partner for nearly two decades – in order to pursue his goal of opening up his own law firm concentrating in the areas of Personal Injury law and Workers’ Compensation.

Bill graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a B.S. with a dual emphasis in Business Administration and Finance from Susquehanna University in 1976.  He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1979.

Bill is a member of the following organizations:

  • Carroll County Bar Association (former President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer)
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Maryland Association for Justice (former President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer)
  • Maryland State Bar Association

He is admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, all Maryland State Courts, and is actively registered with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Bill also serves as a Court appointed Settlement Officer in personal injury cases and workers’ compensation cases for the Circuit Court of Carroll County.  He has also been appointed by several governors to serve on the Trial Court Judicial Nomination Commission for District 8 (Carroll County) and has served on that committee since 1999.

Born in Ft. Meade, Maryland in 1954, Bill currently resides with his wife in Westminster, Maryland.  He is an elder and an active church member of Zion Freedom Fellowship.

LaRue Lennon joined the firm as an associate in 2001.  Her areas of practice include Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Probate, Elder Law, Guardianship, Mediation, and Medical Assistance Planning.

LaRue received her B.A. in History from Frostburg University in 1971, graduating with honors.  She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore in 1981.  She also received a M.Ed. from Frostburg University in 1975.

LaRue is an active member of the following organizations:

  • Carroll County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

LaRue is admitted to practice law in all Maryland State Courts, and is a Mediator with Community Mediation Maryland.  She has served as a council member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section.

Born in Hanover, Pennsylvania in 1948, LaRue currently resides with her husband in Westminster, Maryland. She is an active member of Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church.

Sean Finch followed his father’s footsteps by entering the legal profession. He joined the firm as an associate in 2010.  His areas of practice include Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation.

Sean received a dual B.A. in Economics and Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2005.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude and with membership in the Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies.  Sean received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore in 2010.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude and with membership in the Heuisler Honor Society.

Sean is an active member in the following organizations:

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Carroll County Bar Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Sean is admitted to practice law in all Maryland State Courts, and is actively registered with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1983, Sean currently resides with his wife and children in Westminster, Maryland.  He is a deacon and an active member of Uniontown Bible Church.

Cole also followed his father’s footsteps and entered the legal profession. He joined the firm as an associate in 2013. His areas of practice include Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation.

Cole received a B.A. in political science from Salisbury University in May 2007. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha honors society. He then clerked with the Law Offices Of William O’Brien Finch, Jr., for several years before attending the University of Baltimore School of Law. He graduated from University of Baltimore Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate degree and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2013.

Cole is an active member of the following organizations:

  • Carroll County Bar Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Cole is admitted to practice law in all Maryland State Courts, and he is actively registered with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Born in 1985, Cole currently resides in Westminster, Maryland.

Terrence “Terry” Byrne became Of Counsel to the firm in 2017 after many years of running his own firm. His practice areas include Trusts & Estates and Workers’ Compensation.

Terry is a graduate of West Virginia University, earning a B.A. in history. Upon coming to Maryland he was employed with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a Workers’ Compensation claims representative and, thereafter, as a financial analyst with Commercial Credit Corporation. During that period of time, Terry attended and graduated from University of Baltimore Law School with a J.D. Terry began practicing law in 1973 and worked for several law firms over the years, primarily concentrating in Workers’ Compensation. In 2002 Terry opened up his own practice and continued that practice until July 1, 2017, when he became Of Counsel to the Finch Law Firm.

Terry is an active member of the following organizations:

  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Terry is admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, all Maryland State Courts, and is actively registered with both the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission and the Social Security Office of Hearings and Appeals.

Terry was born in Western Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Baltimore County with his wife and family.