Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.



Attorney Details

A. Jack Finklea

Practice Concentration

Mr. Finklea counsels clients and litigates disputes concerning both labor and employment matters. He is also a member of the Scopelitis firm's appellate practice team.


A. Jack Finklea regularly counsels employers on labor matters including compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, reactions to picketing and organizational activity, the defense of unfair labor practice charges, and union avoidance techniques.  Mr. Finklea also assists motor carriers through driver whistleblower (STAA) investigations and administrative hearings with OSHA.  In employment matters, Mr. Finklea has experience in drafting handbooks and policies, defending discrimination charges and lawsuits, and assisting employers in wage and hour issues, including government audits.  Mr. Finklea regularly advises employers on OSHA regulations applicable to their operations and provides counsel during any OSHA investigation or enforcement activity including defending OSHA citations. Mr. Finklea's litigation practice centers on complex class action and collective action lawsuits involving, among other things, attempted reclassification of independent contractors and overtime claims.  Mr. Finklea also practices in the appellate arena by spotting and developing issues for treatment by state and federal appellate courts.

On The Road

  • COVID-19 Lawsuits and Claims are Increasing Nationwide: Are You Prepared?
    Dec 15, 2020, A. Jack Finklea, Airforwarders Association's 2020 Members-Only Webinar Series
    With growing COVID-19-related lawsuits and regulations, it is particularly crucial for employers to understand the grounds for lawsuits as well as employer obligations in order to best minimize potential COVID-19-related liability. Attorneys Braden Core, Jack Finklea, and Katie Feary-Gardner of the Scopelitis Law Firm discussed both practical and legal considerations that employers should take into account.