About Frank Finch, III

Frank Finch, III, is of counsel to the firm of Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates, and also maintains his own practice at the same address. Mr. Finch, who is a native Philadelphian, obtained his undergraduate degree at Temple University, and his J.D. (1972) at the Villanova University School of Law.

Although Mr. Finch's experience is extensive, his primary areas of interest are labor and employment law. He has served as a contract attorney for the City of Philadelphia Law Department, an attorney for Community Legal Services, Inc., Philadelphia Regional Counsel for the Pa. Human Relations Commission, Director of the Employment Litigation Unit of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, and EEO Section Chief at SEPTA.

Since entering private practice, most of Mr. Finch's referrals have been employees and union members and officers covering the full panoply of employment, EEO and labor matters. These referrals have included, over the years, a large number of SEPTA employees. Mr. Finch has in the past represented, on a retainer basis, the Philadelphia organizations of African American police officers (Guardian Civic League, Inc.) and firefighters (Valiants, Inc.). He has also represented factions in intra-union disputes involving various unions such as Local 810 of District Council 47 of AFSCME; Lodge No. 5 of the FOP; and Local 22 of the International Ass.of Firefighters.

In addition, Mr. Finch handled the lead case, which resulted in the federal court injunction ending sex segregation of units and permitting women to work sector patrol in the Philadelphia Police Department (Brace v. O'Neill). Mr. Finch has served on a number of Boards including the Boards of Directors of the Women's Law Project, and the ACLU, where he also served a term as President.