James Lynch

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Qualifications and Experience
Practice Name
Lynch & Owens, P.C.
State Bars Admitted
Massachusetts, 1976
Boston College, 1973
Suffolk University Law School, 1976
Areas of Practice (in family law)
Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Separation, Paternity, Restraining Order, Other
Memberships and Associations
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
First Circuit Court of Appeals
Plymouth County Bar Association
More than 40 years of practice as a Massachusetts attorney has given James M. Lynch an impeccable reputation among legal professionals, along with the wisdom, instincts and courtroom experience to navigate any family law or personal injury case on behalf of the clients of Lynch & Owens. Over four decades, Attorney Lynch has built his career, brick by brick, through hundreds of trials, thousands of negotiated settlements, and years of sharp advocacy and client-driven service.Attorney Lynch’s depth of knowledge, passion and unrelenting work ethic have made him a fixture in courtrooms across southeastern Massachusetts, while earning Lynch & Owens a reputation for excellence. After putting himself through law school in the 1970’s, Attorney Lynch spent eight years prosecuting criminal cases as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney in front of hundreds of juries. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, he spent twelve years as an insurance defense attorney and plaintiff’s lawyer in personal injury cases. For the last twenty years, he has represented divorce, family law and personal injury clients as the managing partner and the senior lead attorney at Lynch & Owens.Forty years of courtroom experience has earned Attorney Lynch the respect of judges and attorneys at the top of the Massachusetts legal community. With this comes the confidence of a seasoned professional who understands that every case includes a moment when a client must choose: litigate or settle. In some cases, the client has time to carefully consider his or her options. In others, decisions must be made in a split-second, in open court and in the heat of the moment. Either way, clients rely on Attorney Lynch to identify fact patterns and legal questions that he has seen before, recognize the written and unwritten rules of litigation, and draw on a deep pool of tactics, tools and strategies in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.Attorney Lynch has built his reputation on high profile jury verdicts, winning settlement negotiations and positive family law outcomes for thousands of clients. Success has not bred complacency, however. As one client recently put it, Attorney Lynch is the “most professional and hard-working lawyer I’ve ever known.”After putting himself through law school, Attorney Lynch spent the late-1970’s and 1980’s as a prosecutor, insurance defense lawyer, and plaintiff’s attorney for the acclaimed Brockton attorney, P.J. Piscitelli. Following Attorney Piscitelli’s death, Attorney Lynch began his own law practice in 1991. In 1995, he co-founded the firm that is known today as Lynch & Owens.The son of a Boston Police officer, and one of seven children, Attorney Lynch grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts. In 1983, he moved to Hingham, Massachusetts, where he still lives today.
Working Counties
Plymouth County