Chuck Finney

Host, Your Legal Rights

Chuck Finney has been an attorney for over 40 years and currently works with the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office as a Deputy District Attorney in the Consumer & Environmental Protection Unit.  In 2011, Chuck celebrated his 30th year in public radio.  Chuck's greatest supporter of his public radio career has been his wife Joanne Roney Carpenter, a retired attorney. 

Ways to Connect

Chuck Finney is joined by Anthony Oncidi, partner and co-head of the California Labor & Employment Law Group at the law firm Proskauer.

Landlord/tenant laws

Feb 27, 2013

Chuck Finney is joined by landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.

It's also Call a Lawyer night!

Chuck Finney is joined by Alice O'Sullivan, Gil Stein, and Michael Rucka, members of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association -- and who are specialists in workers' compensation law certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar. 

Chuck Finney is joined by Attorneys Shirley Gibson and Stacey Hawver of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County; and Christina Varner, Legal Advice Line Advocate for Bay Area Legal Aid.

Chuck Finney is joined by Employment Law attorneys, Lisa Lawson and Phil Horowitz.

Education law--bullying and special education

Tonight Chuck welcomes Real Property Law attorneys Marc Seidenfeld and Frank Adam to discuss the Homeowners Bill of Rights.

Auto repair issues

Dec 19, 2012


Chuck Finney is joined by Donald Johnson, Program Manager, California Dept. of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Auto Repair, Santa Clara Co. Office to discuss auto repair issues.

Your Legal Rights

Dec 12, 2012

Tonight's topic is the enforcement of Child Support services in California.
Chuck welcomes Director Iliana Rodriguez and Staff Attorney Trinidad Madrigal from the San Mateo Department of Child Support Services, AND family law attorney Robert Bruening.

Chuck Finney is joined by Keith Ogden, Staff Attorney, Home Mortgage Foreclosure, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto; Adam Kent, Bankruptcy Law attorney; and attorney Philip Shecter who counsels homeowners facing foreclosure.

Debate over amending Three Strikes.

Chuck Finney is joined by Robert Wood, a Taxation Law Specialist Certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.

Chuck Finney is joined by Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and John Zanghi. 

It's also Call A Lawyer night!

Immigration Law Update

Sep 19, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Antonio Nierras, a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Laws to discuss recent updates to immigration policy.

Chuck Finney is joined by a panel from the San Francisco Bar Association to discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act protections for persons with disabilities.

Chuck Finney is joined by Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.

Also, it's Call-a-lawyer Night!

Chuck Finney is joined by Joseph Ridout, Manager of Consumer Services for Consumer Action, a non-profit National Consumer Advocacy and Educational Organization to talk about legal issues for credit cards.

Workers compensation and on-the-job injuries.

Chuck Finney is joined by Marjorie Slabach and Gregory Maple, Mediator and Certified Specialist in Family Law to discuss family law mediation.

Social media in the workplace.

Chuck Finney is joined by Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, a medical expert in infectious disease prevention, to discuss preventing medical malpractice hospital and healthcare associated infections.

Chuck Finney is joined by  Linda Kramer, Chair of the Estate Planning Advisory Commission of the Board of Legal Specialization, to discuss two aspects of estate planning – advanced health directives and planning for a medical crisis.

Chuck Finney is joined by attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld to discuss landlord/tenant law.


Domestic violence

Chuck Finney is joined by Dr. Stanton Glantz, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education to talk about the case against Big Tobacco and cigarette addiction.

Chuck Finney is joined by San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney James Wade; Certified Specialists in Criminal Law Jeff Hayden and Gerritt Rutgers; and Rick Phillips, Exec. Dir. of Community Matters, a non-profit organization promoting violence prevention in schools to talk about bullying and school violence prevention.

A conversation about the changing laws regarding the rights of disabled employees and the responsibilities of employers to them.


Chuck Finney is joined by attorneys James Coy Driscoll and John Zanghi to discuss Landlord/tenant laws and disputes.

Chuck Finney is joined by John McGregor, Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, and Dennis Bean, CPA, to discuss IRS collection for delinquent taxes and taxpayers' offers in compromise.

Chuck Finney is joined by attorneys Anthony Oncidi and Lisa Maki to discuss recent court decisions regarding employment law.

It's also Call a Lawyer Night. Listen for an opportunity to call in with your legal questions.