Marcie A. Finlay

  • Of Counsel



Ms. Finlay became Of Counsel to Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP in 2017. She is a graduate of Cornell Law School, and prior to joining Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, she practiced law in Ithaca for over 20 years with Blumkin, Finlay & Bixler, LLP and Blumkin & Finlay, LLP. Ms. Finlay practices in the areas of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate and Estate Administration, Guardianship and Special Needs Planning.

Ms. Finlay is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Tompkins County Bar Association. She has previously served as a Board Member for the Community Foundation of Tompkins County and McGraw House. She is a volunteer Panel Member for the Surrogate Decision Making Committee and frequently speaks to community groups on topics related to Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Special Needs Planning.

Practice Areas:

  • Trust & Estates


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Illinois
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: University Honors

Bar Admission

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Tompkins County Bar Association (Member)