S. David Fineman
Throughout his 40-year career, David has counseled individuals, business owners and government employees on commercial litigation, business disputes, public finance, real estate and tax issues.
A seasoned litigator with experience working in the government, corporate and private sectors, David brings to his clients a wealth of experience handling a variety of business and legal matters.
Having served as special counsel to various federal, state and local municipal candidates and elected officials, David frequently advises clients on how to navigate the court systems, political landscape and inner workings of government. He often serves as local coordinating counsel on cases where an understanding of the Philadelphia rules and systems are necessary to provide zealous representation.
- Only six weeks before trial, David Fineman was called upon to serve as lead defense counsel in the Jessica Savitch case, involving tens of millions of dollars in claims over the tragic death of the national news anchor. He immediately grasped what was needed to get the defense on the right course, directed extensive investigations, and prior to trial was at the cutting edge in testing the case with mock jury trials. Using that information, among other things, the defense was able to settle the case at the courthouse door for a number far below what would have been possible just two months earlier. After this success, he lectured legal groups, insurance organizations and others on the use of mock jury trials and jury selection techniques.