Lynne Finley


Dallas, TX | Houston, TX
D 469.860.9868


  • M.A., Texas Tech University -1996
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law – 1994
  • First Female Co-President of the Board of Advocates
  • Dean’s Student Advocacy Service Award
  • Outstanding Service, Dedication and Commitment Award to the Advocacy Program
  • B.A., Texas Tech University – cum laude – 1990

Lynne Finley is a Partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Dallas and Houston offices. For more than 28 years, Ms. Finley has provided corporate clients guidance as General Counsel, Risk Manager, and Director of Human Resources on countless aspects of corporate issues. Ms. Finley has represented corporate clients in developing internal corporate structure and departments, handling merger and acquisitions, establishing worker's compensation programs, non-subscriber programs, captive liability insurance programs and departmental procedures. Ms. Finley has represented her clients in civil litigation, contract disputes, administrative procedures in employment and regulatory matters both state and federal. Ms. Finley has analyzed contracts and pricing arrangements; investigated allegations related to violations of federal and state law including Employment Practices, Anti-Kickback, Antitrust Law, OSHA and EEOC matters. Ms. Finley has also represented healthcare clients with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

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Bar Admissions


U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern & Western Districts of Texas

Washington State Bar

Publications & Engagements
  • Texas is Latest State to Enact Crown Act,” Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP BlogLine, May 31, 2023
  • American City and County – “How counties can create more efficient courts and enhance the juror experience,” October 26, 2021
  • Rock Hill High School Law Enforcement Class – Discussion on Politics and County Government (2021)
  • County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas – Document, Document, Document! How to handle employee issues (2020)
  • SMU Dedman School of Law – County Government (A practical guide to the practice of law) (2019)
  • Collin College Sociology Department (Social Problems Class- Presentation on County Government and Discussion on Political and Justice Inequalities from a Female Elected Official’s Prospective (2019)
  • Anna High School Law Enforcement Practicum Class – County Government and the Relationship between County and City Law Enforcement (2019)
  • Conner Harrington Republican Women – Collin County as a Passport Acceptance Facility (2019)
  • Tyler Technologies Courts & Justice Executive Forum – Panel Participant for Access to Justice-Guide & File (2018)
  • County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas – re:SearchTX – Proving Clarity (2017)
  • County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas Region V – Jury Management System (2017)
  • IGNITE – Texas Young Women’s Political Leadership Conference – Open Discussion on Women in Politics with students at Texas Woman’s University (2017)
  • Political Clubs and Rotary Clubs – Presentation on the District Clerk’s office and County Clerk or District Clerk…Which one do you need? Helping citizens understand the Constitutional Roles of the Office (2016-2019)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Collin County Women Lawyers Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court
  • Member, Conner Harrington Republican Women (Board Member, 2017-2023) Current Historian
  • Member, Golden Corridor Republican Women
  • Member, Republican Women of Greater North Texas
  • Member, Collin County Republican Men’s Club
  • Republican Conventions Alternate Delegate 2016 and Delegate 2018
Awards and Recognition
  • Tribute to Women Recognition Award from Conner Harrington Republican Women (2018)