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April 12, 2016: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP is rolling out a new seminar series entitled Construction Legal Issues Training Series. Read more here.

March 29, 2016: The firm has hired Christopher D. F. Foster, Kathleen A. Donahue, and Maureen D. MacManus. Read more here.

January 1, 2016: Christopher R. Sillari has been promoted to partner. Read more here.

November 12, 2015: Chad Wishchuk spoke at the national Legal Conference of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), at the Sheraton Hotel And Marina in San Diego, California. His presentation was part of the 2015 ABC Leadership Week and was entitled “Wage And Hour Class Actions: Misclassifcation.”

January 1, 2015: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP has added two new partners. Read the press release here.

November 26, 2014: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP has added three new attorneys. Read the press release here.

April 29, 2014: Chad Wishchuk was quoted in the San Diego Daily Transcript regarding new laws on the prevailing wage process. Read more here.

April 10, 2014: FTBLaw congratulates attorney Andrea L. Petray on being recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a leader in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The Foundation recognized Andrea with its 2014 “Women Who Take Our Breath Away” award. The purpose of the award is to “honor women who have distinguished themselves in the CF community,” in recognition of their strength, courage, energy, and/or inspirational endeavors in the light to improve the lives of those with CF.” Andrea earned the award for her many years of service to the CF community. Congratulations Andrea.

February 20, 2014: FTBLaw has earned the Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite designation by the American Heart Association. As a gold level award recipient, the firm has not only recognized the importance of a healthy workplace for its employees, but has taken steps to create a culture of wellness by providing support to employees. The firm provides employees a monthly e-newsletter, including recipes and a map of walking paths near the office, which many employees take advantage of during their lunch breaks. The firm also provides pedometers for use by employees. All firm events include healthy eating options and the firm offers fruit in the kitchen as a healthy snack choice. The firm’s office building offers a gym, outdoor basketball court, bicycles and more.

January 23, 2014: AGC San Diego Chapter's, Specialty Contractors' Council presents the AGC President's Award Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP, is proud to announce that Managing Partner P. Randolph Finch Jr., was presented with the Associated General Contractors of America San Diego Chapter’s President’s Award on January 23, 2014. This award is presented to an individual who goes above and beyond the normal expectations of their position within the construction profession and the community and whose efforts bring extraordinary value to the industry. The award is presented on an exceptional basis and is not awarded every year. Congratulations Randy Finch on your achievement.

December 17, 2013: FTB attorney Chad T. Wishchuk presented a talk about new employment laws in California for 2014 at the Associated General Contractors – San Diego’s Human Resources Committee meeting.

November 6, 2013: FTB Attorney David Demian was a guest on KUSI’s morning news.  David is a Board Member and 2014-2015 Board Chair-Elect of the American Heart Association, San Diego Division and he was delivering a National Eating Healthy Day bag to the on-air talent

June 11, 2013: The Associated General Contractors- San Diego Chapter (AGC-SD) will be hosting the 2013 Annual Baseball Bash. The event is taking place on Tuesday, June 11th and will start at 5:00 PM. The mixer will begin at Dicks Last Resort. Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP (MFTB) is a proud sponsor of this event. The mixer will include Barbeque Chicken, Hamburgers, Fries, Slaw and a Hosted Bar. There will also be a huge raffle. The ballgame starts at 7:05 PM and the group will be in the Toyota Terrace. Padres will be taking on the Atlanta Braves. Join us in this opportunity to network and socialize while rooting on our home team. AGC-SD puts on many of these events and it’s a great chance to get to enjoy yourself, meet people, and interact with AGC-SD members. The cost is $45.00 for the mixer and one game ticket or $28.00 for the mixer only, which includes dinner and drinks. We look forward to seeing you there.

May 4, 2013: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP was a sponsor of the Junior League of San Diego’s Kentucky Derby Themed Food and Wine Festival which took place at the Ellen Scripps Browning Park at La Jolla Cove. Attorney Allison Lantz was on the committee. See more here. This event is the Junior League’s largest fundraiser of the year that helps to support their community projects, in particular, transitional age foster youth

November 19, 2012: Linda E. Quindt, the firm's Administrator, was selected to serve as the Region 6 Director for the Association of Legal Administrators. This appointment is a three year term from 2013 through May, 2016. As Region 6 Director, she will represent 1,300 members from California, Arizona and Nevada on the Board of the association, as well as Chair the Region 6 Education Conference. ALA serves 10,000 members worldwide and provides support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.

August 15, 2012: David S. Demian is named to California’s Top Real Estate Attorneys of 2012 list, published in the Daily Journal.

July 25, 2012: The San Diego Daily Transcript named its Top Attorneys 2012 with Jeffrey B. Baird, P. Randolph Finch Jr., Andrea L. Petray, David W. Smiley, and Jason R. Thornton, all of Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP, as finalists in the Real Estate and Construction category.

July 2, 2012: Jason R. Thornton was quoted in the San Diego Daily Transcript.

June 9, 2012: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP sponsors the American Heart Association 2012 San Diego Heart Beach Ball. It's the only ball in town where there are "no shoes required!". Read more here.

June 1, 2012: Two attorneys from the firm were named 2012 San Diego Super Lawyers. P. Randolph Finch Jr. and Jason Thornton were named in the Construction Litigation field.

May 15, 2012: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP celebrates its 25th Anniversary with their clients and business partners at an Open House at their new location, 4747 Executive Drive, Suite 700, San Diego, California 92121.

May 8, 2012: P. Randolph Finch Jr. was quoted in the Press-Telegram.

January 24, 2012: David W. Smiley featured in the San Diego County Bar's Bar Report.

January, 2012: Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter, Inc. (AGC, SD) honored Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP as the 2011 Affiliate Firm of the Year at the AGC Annual Installation Dinner. Read more.

May 27, 2011: The San Diego Daily Transcript named P. Randolph Finch Jr. and Jeffrey B. Baird as a San Diego County Top Attorney for 2011 in the Real Estate & Construction Litigation practice category.

February 1, 2011: Chad T. Wishchuk was chosen to serve as the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the San Diego Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.

January 1, 2011: David S. Demian was admitted as a partner of the firm. Mr. Demian started with the firm as an associate in July 2003. Read more.

December 30, 2010: San Diego Daily Transcript named P. Randolph Finch Jr. to their list of "Top Influentials" honoring him as one of San Diego's Top Industry Leaders.

November 23, 2010: Linda E. Quindt, the firm's Administrator, was appointed for the second straight year by the Association of Legal Administrators to the Annual Conference Committee. She will be joining ten other Administrators throughout the United States in planning the 2012 Annual Educational Conference to take place in Honolulu, Hawaii.

November 3, 2010: The San Diego Daily Transcript announced the nominations for San Diego County's best young lawyers. Nowell A. Lantz, Christopher R. Sillari, and Dustin R. Jones were nominated from the firm.

November, 2010: Adam C. Witt has joined the firm as associates, bringing the total number of attorneys to 30. Read more.

November, 2010: David W. Smiley has been admitted to practice law in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Read more.

May 18, 2010: Super Lawyers Magazine for the fourth year in a row named P. Randolph Finch Jr., and Jason R. Thornton to their list of Top Attorneys in Construction in San Diego County. It also named those two attorneys to their list of Top Attorneys in Construction in their Corporate Counsel Edition, which compiles attorneys throughout the United States.

March 3, 2010: Heidi Runge was named a Finalist in the San Diego Outstanding Legal Secretaries special section published by the San Diego Daily Transcript.

December 5, 2009: Super Lawyers Magazine named P. Randolph Finch Jr. and Jason R. Thornton to their list of Top Attorneys in Construction Litigation in the Corporate Counsel Edition focusing on corporation litigation nationally.

November 25, 2009: The San Diego Daily Transcript announced the nominations for San Diego County's best young lawyers. Nowell A. Lantz, Andrea L. Petray, and Dustin R. Jones were nominated from the firm.

November 13, 2009: Linda E. Quindt, the firm’s Administrator, was appointed by the Association of Legal Administrators to the Annual Conference Committee. She will be joining eleven other Administrators throughout the United States in planning the 2011 Annual Educational Conference to take place in Orlando, Florida.

November, 2009: Louis J. Blum was admitted as a partner of the firm. Mr. Blum started the firm as a Summer Associate in 2001. Read more.

May 18, 2009: Super Lawyers Magazine for the third year in a row named P. Randolph Finch Jr., and Jason R. Thornton to their list of Top Attorneys in Construction in San Diego County. It also named those two attorneys to their list of Top Attorneys in Construction in their Corporate Counsel Edition, which compiles attorneys throughout the United States.

December 18, 2008: P. Randolph Finch Jr. was elected to the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter, effective 2009 for a three year term.

July 16, 2008: The San Diego Transcript, following a 2008 peer vote, named Jeffrey B. Baird as one of the Top 10 Attorneys in Real Estate/Construction Litigation law in San Diego County.

May 18, 2008: Super Lawyers Magazine named P. Randolph Finch Jr., and Jason R. Thornton to their 2008 list of Top Attorneys in Construction Litigation in San Diego County. Only sixteen attorneys were chosen in the Construction Litigation category.

December, 2007: Chad T. Wishchuk was admitted as a partner of the firm. In addition, Christopher R. Sillari and Dustin R. Jones were added to the firm, bringing the total number of attorneys to 24. Read more.

November 21, 2007: The San Diego Daily Transcript named David W. Smiley as a Finalist in the Daily Transcript's Young Attorneys 2007 section. The Daily Transcript received over 250 nominations for San Diego County's best young lawyer. Of the 250 nominations, Louis J. Blum, David S. Demian, Andrea L. Petray, and Allison N. Lantz were also nominated from the firm.

August 6, 2007: The San Diego Business Journal named Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP to their list of 50 largest law firms in San Diego County.

July 18, 2007: The San Diego Transcript, following a 2007 peer vote, named Jason R. Thornton as a of Top 10 Attorneys in Real Estate/Construction Litigation law in San Diego County.

May 20, 2007: Super Lawyers Magazine named P. Randolph Finch Jr. and Jason R. Thornton to their 2007 list of Top Attorneys in Construction Litigation, in San Diego County. Only sixteen attorneys were chosen in the Construction Litigation category and only six attorneys were chosen in the Construction/Surety category.

May 14, 2006: Linda E. Quindt, the firm’s Administrator, was elected President of the Association of Legal Administrators, San Diego Chapter, for 2006-2007.

January 30, 2006: Jeffrey B. Baird was admitted as a partner of the firm. Mr. Baird joined the firm in 1997. Read more.

January 24, 2006: Allison N. Lantz, a summer 2004 clerk for the firm, and Andrea L. Petray have joined the firm as Associates. Read more

January 27, 2005: Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter, Inc. (AGC, SD) honored Finch, Thornton, & Baird LLP as the Affiliate Firm of the Year at the AGC Annual Installation Dinner. Read more.

January 1, 2005: Nowell A. Lantz, former law clerk for the firm, returned in the Fall 2004 as an Associate. Read more.

January 1, 2005: Jason R. Thornton was admitted as a partner of the firm. Mr. Thornton joined the firm in 1997. Read more.