Daniel J. Finelli in his office

Daniel J. Finelli of the Soloway Law Firm

Daniel J. Finelli of the Soloway Law Firm

Daniel joined the Soloway Law Firm as an associate in 2012 and became a partner in 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. While attending college, Daniel was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

Daniel represents people who are wrongfully injured throughout state courts in Florida and in federal court across the United States. His litigation and appellate practice areas include civil and administrative matters. Daniel concentrates his practice primarily on the areas of civil and constitutional rights violations, personal injury, car accidents, and wrongful death.

Daniel is a Pensacola native and enjoys spending time with his family (including his dog). He maintains an active lifestyle and is especially fond of fishing. Daniel is an accomplished angler and regularly fishes tournaments along with his father and younger brothers. He has previously placed first in the Red Snapper division of the King Mackerel Tournament and has also been recognized by the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club for landing the year’s largest mahi-mahi.

Additional Information

Primary Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability (SSDI & SSI)
  • Civil Rights
  • Federal Workers’ Compensation
  • Insurance Litigation (LTD & ERISA)
  • Car Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Slip-and-Falls
  • Wrongful Death


  • Daniel is admitted to practice law before all Florida Courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


  • J.D., 2012, University of Mississippi School of Law, University, Mississippi 
  • B.S., Legal Studies, Minor in Criminal Justice, 2009, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida


  • Phi Kappa Phi 
  • Golden Key International Honor Society 
  • Order of Omega
  • Delta Epsilon Iota 
  • Golden Key International 
  • Sigma Alpha Pi

Key Accomplishments

  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout 
  • Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow 
  • Congressional Award, Silver Medal

Representative Cases

  • Moulton v. DeSue, 2012 WL 5378807 (M.D. Fla. Oct.31, 2012)
  • Moulton v. DeSue, 2012 WL 8962902 (M.D. Fla. Oct.16, 2012)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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