Howard Finkelstein graduated from the Temple University School of Law in 1976, worked as a Law Clerk for the United States District Court in Philadelphia, and then was an Assistant United States Attorney for three years. In 1981, he moved to San Diego and worked for two prominent law firms until becoming the founding partner of Finkelstein & Krinsk, from 1987 to present. He has guest lectured at Harvard Law School and the University of San Diego School of Law. Howard is a founding member of the FACE Foundation which provides emergency veterinary care to save pets of families in need.