Co-Founder & Managing Director
Joel Fineberg is the co-founder of Certum Group and co-creator of Class Action Settlement Insurance (CASI)—the only post-lawsuit settlement insurance available to provide risk transfer of known settlement liability. He is the industry leader in financial risk, optimal settlement design and risk transfer options, and with more than 25 years in the legal profession, Joel’s experiences have spanned a wide array of case types and roles.
While handling a national class action practice, Joel experienced first-hand that companies need certainty, finality and cost containment when settling class litigation. In response to this recognized need and through his unique experience at the intersection of litigation, settlement structure and risk analysis, he founded Risk Settlements to consult on settlement structures and provide a risk-free alternative to unpredictable settlement outcomes.
Joel graduated with a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and served as a Briefing Attorney for the Texas Supreme Court 1991-1992. He has received the following distinctions and honors: Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas – D Magazine, May 2002; Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas – D Magazine, May 2004 and Texas Super Lawyers for the years 2003 through 2015 published by Texas Monthly.