(1924 - 1995)
In 1965, Claude Ross teamed with Baxter Finch to form Finch, McCranie, Brown & Thrash and the firm quickly established itself among the best plaintiffs personal injury firms in Georgia. In the 60s and 70s, Claude and Baxter traveled from their office in Atlanta throughout the state of Georgia, trying cases regularly and cementing their reputation with numerous notable plaintiffs' verdicts. Together they received the first million-dollar personal injury jury verdict in Georgia, and later the first five-million-dollar personal injury verdict in the state. Claude joined the Inner Circle in 1978 and Baxter in 1979.