Meet Lynne

Lynne Finley

About Lynne Finley

Originally a Tarrant County native, Lynne Finley has lived and practiced law in Collin County for more than 20 years. Lynne has been the Collin County district Clerk since 2016. Lynne knows the district court system and has worked in criminal, civil and family law including General Counsel and Risk Manager positions for large corporations. Her experience gives her a strong foundation to serve the people of Collin County as their District Clerk. She combines legal and business knowledge with conservative values and civic and charitable activities.


Education – through Hard Work

Lynne graduated with honors from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications.  She earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston while working for a large real estate company.  In her final year of law school, Lynne was appointed as the first female president of the advocacy program.

Lynne became a member of the State Bar of Texas in 1994 and earned her Master’s Degree in Mass Communication from Texas Tech while working as an associate for a Houston Law Firm.


A Proven Dedicated Conservative – A Family Tradition

Lynne has a lifelong involvement with Conservative candidates and issues in the Republican Party of Texas. Her family’s history of service to their community and the Texas Republican Party goes back generations. Lynne’s mother, Barbara Nash, has served on the Arlington School Board and City Council and as a strong, Conservative Republican in the Texas House of Representatives. Lynne’s brother, the Honorable John Chupp, was appointed to the bench by Governor Rick Perry as the Judge of 141st District Court of Tarrant County in 2010 and has been re-elected to that position twice. Both Lynne and her brother John cut their political teeth working to elect, and re-elect, Conservatives such as Congressman Sam Johnson, Rick Perry and George W. Bush.


A Commitment to Family and Freedom

Lynne and her husband, fellow attorney G. Lee Finley (a former U.S. Marine), share a strong commitment to family, community and country.  They have worked together to offer legal services to indigent clients as an expression of their strongly held belief that life, liberty and freedom are sacred rights bestowed upon each individual by the Creator; that Freedom and liberty must be earned, and zealously guarded for all. Lynne and Lee live in Richardson and attend Woodcreek Church. Their family includes two daughters and a son.

In 2012 Lynne gave birth to twins at 25 weeks. This experience strengthened her strongly held belief in the precious sanctity of human life.


A Commitment to Civic and Charitable Activities

In addition to her legal work for indigent clients, Lynne Finley is involved in the Preeclampsia Foundation and Plano Area Mothers of Multiples. Lynne has provided services to the community with volunteer work through the Dallas Junior League for hospitals, women’s shelters and abused children shelters.