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About Attorney Toria J. Finch, a former Harris County Felony Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Attorney,  Board Certified in Juvenile Law and an Experienced Litigator

Attorney Toria J. Finch is a first generation attorney from Nashville, Tennessee. Attorney Finch is the youngest child of three, and the proud daughter of two humble civil servants who have committed their lives to education, ministry, and community outreach programs. Attorney Finch has devoted her life and career to seeking out effective ways to inspire positive change in the lives of individuals and the community.

Following graduation from high school, Attorney Finch attended undergraduate school at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. While attending undergraduate school, Attorney Finch was active in various civic and professional organizations which include: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Mu Chapter (President); Delta Mu National Honor Society; Mu Kappa Tau National Honor Society; and Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Inc., XI XI Chapter. During undergraduate school, Attorney Finch had the opportunity to work as a marketing intern with Fortune 500 companies such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) during its ground breaking year introducing the Semi-professional National Basketball Development League (NBDL), and the Southeastern Regional Marketing Director for Chick-fil-A, Inc.. While completing her undergraduate curriculum, Attorney Finch discovered her interest in the law during a Business Law Course. After graduating from Alabama A&M University with Honors (cum laude) obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing, she continued her education and research in the legal field by attending the Southeastern Paralegal Institute (ABA Approved) located in Nashville, Tennessee. Attorney Finch completed her paralegal studies and graduated with Honors earning a Paralegal Certificate.

Following paralegal school, Attorney Finch accepted an offer to work as a Paralegal Clerk for the Nashville office of Frost Brown Todd, a large law firm based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Thereafter, Attorney Finch was blessed to receive admission into law school and chose to attend the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) located on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.

During Attorney Finch’s matriculation at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, she continued a working relationship with Frost Brown Todd as a law clerk. Attorney Finch worked in various divisions, focusing the majority of her efforts in the Litigation Division handling civil litigation matters such as Contract Disputes, Employment Discrimination, and Bankruptcy. As a law student, Attorney Finch remained active with both civic and professional organizations. Attorney Finch was a student member of the prestigious Garland Walker Inns of Court; Senior Staff Editor for the Thurgood Marshall Law Review; Chief Justice of the TMSL Honor Court; and Treasurer for the Board of Advocates. While maintaining her grades, Attorney Finch developed her lawyering skills and trial abilities by participating in numerous inter-mural and intra-mural mock trial and moot court competitions. Attorney Finch, along with her teammates regularly placed in the top ranks in competitions, and at times ranked in 1st place. Attorney Finch has a natural ability to stand bold and effectively advocate her position. It is through these experiences that Attorney Finch decided to use her advocacy skills and legal talents to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and the community. Thereby, Attorney Finch has committed her life and career to working for her community and being a voice for the people.

In November 2006, Attorney Finch gained admission to practice law in the State of Texas. She has worked with the State of Texas Attorney General’s Office in the Child Support Division, located in Houston, Texas; as an Assistant Juvenile Public Defender with the Travis County Juvenile Public Defender’s Office located in Austin, Texas, where she acquired Board Certification in Juvenile Law awarded by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations; as an Adjunct Professor for the Juvenile Law Clinic at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law; and as an Assistant District Attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. While an Assistant District Attorney, she has tried various misdemeanor and felony level bench trials and jury trials, and achieved the level of Felony Prosecutor, and Misdemeanor Court Chief.

In March 2015, Attorney Finch founded and manages The Finch Law Firm, PLLC, a thriving law firm located in Houston, Texas where she dedicates her time and talents to fighting for the rights, privileges, and protections of her clients afforded by both federal and state laws.

During her many years of practice, Attorney Finch has accumulated a significant amount of relevant legal experiences in the areas of civil litigation, criminal law, family law, and juvenile law. Attorney Finch’s commitment to the community, compassion for people, her moral and spiritual integrity, her belief in the Constitution and that justice should truly be for all, coupled with her legal and analytical abilities make her a true champion for the people, and the right choice for Judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 9.

 


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