Steve Finney

Steven R. Finney

Steven R. Finney began practicing law in 1990. In 1991, Steve was hired by the First Judicial District Attorney General’s Office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney General for almost 14 years. During those years, Steve prosecuted all types of criminal matters from misdemeanors to major felonies including capital murder. It is with that experience that Steve left the District Attorney General’s Office in 2005, crossed the aisle and began to represent those charged with a crime. Since that time, he has defended those who have been charged with a crime throughout East Tennessee both in State and Federal Court.

When Steve returned to private practice, he returned to practicing family law and personal injury law. Steve has represented many clients with divorce issues which can have far ranging complications from child custody to family assets. Steve also practices personal injury law as part of his office involving those who have been injured at the fault of others with the goal being to recover monetary amounts for their injuries and suffering.

Steve has taken his tenaciousness and work ethic from the District Attorney General’s office and applied the same with equal vigor for the rights of his clients.

When you hire Steve Finney, you know you are hiring someone who is working for your best interest.


1985 Graduate of East Tennessee State University
1989 Graduate of Memphis State University School of Law

Admission to Practice:

Admitted to practice law in Tennessee in 1990
Admitted to United States District Court – Eastern District of Tennessee in 1993

Legal Experience:

Thomas Cowan and Associates
Elizabethton, TN
Assistant District Attorney General First Judicial District of Tennessee
Jonesborough, TN
Mark D. Slagle & Associates
Johnson City, TN
Slagle & Finney
Johnson City, TN
Steven R. Finney & Associates
Johnson City, TN

Membership (Past and Present):

American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
National College of District Attorneys
Tennessee District Attorneys Conference
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Professional Education:

Advanced DNA Techniques in Forensic Evidence, 2003 (National District Attorneys Association, National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina)
Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, Forensics, DNA, Ballistics, Blood Pattern Identification, 2002 (Tennessee Bureau of Investigators Headquarters, Nashville, Tennessee)
Advanced Trial Advocacy for Child Abuse Prosecutors, 2001 (National Advocacy Center, NDAA, Columbia, South Carolina)
National College of District Attorneys, 1999 (Advanced Courtroom Procedure, Houston, Texas)