Finn and Finn attorneys


Counselors at Law

We at Finn & Finn are honored to serve clients in many areas of the law, but the majority of our legal practice involves the ownership or use of property.

  • We represent both sellers and buyers of homes and commercial buildings.
  • We create estate plans that transfer property before or at the time of death.
  • We administer estates and help to expedite the transfer of property.

Our knowledge and experience also extends into other aspects of property law:

  • We assist investors in obtaining tax deeds to make property productive.
  • We represent property owners who seek zoning modifications or licenses.
  • We help property owners appeal unjust taxes and inflated assessments.
  • We defend home owners in mortgage foreclosure proceedings.
  • We protect neighborhoods from public nuisances and blighted buildings.
  • We work with all levels of government to clean up polluted properties.
  • We litigate property disputes when judicial assistance becomes necessary.

Finn & Finn also concentrates its practice in the formation and servicing of for-profit or not-for-profit organizations, corporations, and partnerships; in divorce and family law; in guardianship proceedings, and in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil ligation. We are also one of the very few local law firms experienced in the emerging field of animal protection and welfare.

Our warm, inviting, client-friendly office is located in a restored historic home near downtown Waukegan and offers adjacent free parking. Our award-winning landscaping, with its native plants and rain garden, adds to the ambiance of our office, which is also made available for meetings of local nonprofits.

What sets our law firm apart from many others is that we care deeply about our clients and our community and demonstrate that commitment daily in word and deed. The legal process can seem daunting or complex, and often the vocabulary is confusing or unclear. Our goal is to create lasting relationships with our clientele and to help them successfully navigate the legal system.

The greatest reward and honor that we receive is repeat business or referrals from former clients to their friends and family. The next time that a legal issue arises, we cordially invite you to call or send an email, so that we might find a good time to get together and discuss, initially without charge or financial obligation, how Finn & Finn might be of service to you, your family, your business, or your organization.

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babyAttorney Anna E. Finn Vinson and her husband welcomed their second child, Elliot Joshua Vinson on December 27, 2017.

Attorney Newton E. Finn has retired as of August 1, 2015, after 36 years of law practice in Lake County, Illinois. He remains active in GreenTown Waukegan, Inc. and other community organizations and retains an active interest in legal and governmental issues. Mr. Finn, an ordained minister, is continuing is work as an author, focusing on social and religious commentary.

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babyAttorney Anna E. Finn Vinson and her husband welcomed their first child, Claire Hannah Vinson on April 1, 2015.

Amy Lonergan had the honor of being selected as the legal services panel member for the Good $ense Radio Show, part of the Good $ense Movement, Christian financial education curriculum that uses biblical principles to help transform finances and transform lives. Her contribution is to be the legal services professional on the panel of experts. You can find podcasts of recent episodes at or you can tune in each Sunday at 3PM on 1160 AM to hear the latest broadcast.

Amy StregeRecently our firm was honored when Attorney Amy Lonergan was recognized as the Lake County Bar Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer. In an overflow celebration reception on February 27, 2015 at the ExMoor Country Club, Attorney Amy Lonergan and Appellate Court Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok were cited for their outstanding contributions to the Lake County legal community.
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The office of Finn & Finn, Ltd. was recognized by Wild Ones Journal for its use of native plants. See News & Publications for more details.