Reynold Finnegan, Esq.
Known for his zealous advocacy in legal representation, Mr. Finnegan has now represented well over 2,000 immigration clients in all aspects of immigration law for nearly 30 years.
Earning a reputation as the Immigration Attorney with a big heart, friendly approach, and razor-sharp legal mind, Mr. Finnegan has quickly become one of the most well-known and respected attorneys at the Immigration Court and U.S. immigration offices.
Over the years, Mr. Finnegan has represented immigrants and refugees from all over the world, including persons arrested at the border at the time of entry requesting political asylum, to those that include major corporate directors relocating to a field office within the United States.
Mr. Finnegan has practiced law in the dusty hallways of an INS jail on a border town in El Paso, Texas, to the hallowed halls of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He has also accompanied immigration clients to Consular interviews in third-world countries. Mr. Finnegan’s growing success and passion for immigration law prompted him to open up his own Los Angeles-based practice in 1996.
Mr. Finnegan received an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, earning two Bachelor of Science degrees–one in Molecular Genetics and another Psychology.
While completing his double major at Vanderbilt, Mr. Finnegan engaged in extracurricular activities in a broad range of disciplines that helped shape him into the well-rounded individual he is today. These included participating in groundbreaking scientifically published brain mapping studies in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s psychological laboratory.
Mr. Finnegan continued his studies at Southwestern University School of Law, graduating in 1993. He was a member of the University’s Law Review for two years and served as Law Review Research Editor in his third year.
Not only did he make Southwestern’s Dean’s list for multiple semesters, but he also gained recognition for his skills as a legal researcher. This valuable skill has helped Mr. Finnegan throughout his career, as he can promulgate new and innovative legal theories to benefit clients who find themselves in difficult legal dilemmas requiring “out of the box” legal thinking.
During his time in law school, Mr. Finnegan clerked with the prestigious criminal defense firm Brody & Price of Beverly Hills. Through this experience, he learned that zealous advocacy and hard work pay dividends in a client’s fight for individual rights against incredible odds and the governmental judicial systems.
After passing the California State Bar, Mr. Finnegan honed his craft as an Associate Attorney for Korenberg & Abramowitz. From 1993 through 1996, he represented clients in all areas and all aspects of Immigration law on behalf of KAF. Mr. Finnegan was responsible for handling his caseload and for directing lines of strategy for immigration defense.
In 1997, Mr. Finnegan joined his Immigration practice with attorney Mr. Diba’s law practice, and Finnegan & Diba was born. Over the years, Finnegan & Diba has exponentially grown its immigration clientele and become one of the most well-respected firms in Los Angeles.