James M. Lynch, has been a practicing attorney since 1977 and is a Principal and the President of Stevenson & Lynch, P.C. A resident of Hingham since 1983, Jim's experience as both an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County and as a litigator in all Courts in Massachusetts since 1977 has proven invaluable in his aggressive and professional representation of the Clients of Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.Today, Jim specializes in personal injury cases as well as business litigation and probate litigation and bankruptcy.
Jim graduated from Boston College (B.S. 1973) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1976). Jim was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in January 1977 and is also a member of the Bar of the Federal District Court for Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
From 1977 through 1984, Jim served as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County. During that time, Jim wrote and argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court and also successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony cases, many of which were tried before juries of twelve.
From 1984 through 1987, Jim was employed as Senior Trial Counsel for Commercial Union Insurance Company's Boston office and defended hundreds of personal injury cases in state and federal courts. The cases ranged from automobile accident cases to complex product liability cases tried before state and federal juries.
From 1987 through 1990, Jim became associated with P.J. Piscitelli, a noted Brockton criminal trial attorney for whom he handled a thriving personal injury practice. During those years, Jim successfully prosecuted a wide variety of personal injury cases, including products liability, lead paint, closed head injury, death and other cases involving serious injury, including a bus accident case resulting in a verdict from a Suffolk County jury for $3.1 Million.
Jim began his own practice of law in 1991 in Brockton and continued to represent injured clients, obtaining multi-million dollar results in more than one instance. During this period, Jim expanded his practice into Hingham, where he opened an office in the Spencer Building on Industrial Park Road.
In 1995, Jim co-founded the firm of Stevenson & Lynch, P.C., where he continues to provide outstanding results for his clients. Jim's Memberships and Affiliations include:
Visit Jim at www.stevensonlynch.com.
Jim’s specialty areas are personal injury, probate and family litigation including divorce, domestic violence, child custody, equity and estates litigation and bankruptcy.
Jim practices primarily in Plymouth, Norfolk, Bristol, Suffolk and Middlesex counties.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Avvo Rating of Excellent||Avvo||2012|
|Cornell Law School LII||Legal Information Institute/ Silver Badge||2011|
|Outstanding Performance - Conciliation/Pre-Trial Program||Region One - Civil Circuit - District Court Dept.||2000|
|Outstanding Performance - Conciliation/Pre-Trial Program||Region One - Civil Circuit - District Court Dept.||1999|
|Partner||Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.||1995 - Present|
|Partner||Piscitelli, Domenico & Murphy||1991 - 1995|
|Associate||Law Office of P.J. Piscitelli||1987 - 1990|
|Senior Trial Attorney||Commercial Union Insurance Company||1984 - 1987|
|Assistant District Attorney||Suffolk County District Attorney||1977 - 1984|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Pilgrim Advocates||Member||2011 - 2011|
|Commonwealth of Massachusetts||Notary Public||1997 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit||Member||1993 - Present|
|Plymouth County Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts||Member||1977 - Present|
|Massachusetts State Bar||Member||1977 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts||Member||N/A|
|MBTA||$3,100,000 jury verdict|
|Criminal Defense||Defense Verdict|
|Cruise Ship Negligence||Jury Verdict for Plaintiff|
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|South Shore Law News and Updates - Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.||Massachusetts SJC Declines to Extend Social Host Liquor Liability||2012|
|South Shore News and Updates - Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.||SJC Narrows Application of Drunk Driving License Suspensions Under Melanie’s Law||2012|
|South Shore Law News and Updates - Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.||Child Support Obligations Never Go Away in Massachusetts||2011|
|South Shore Law News and Updates - Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.||Hey, That's My Tree!||2011|
|Suffolk University Law School||N/A||JD||1976|
|Boston College||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1973|
|Hingham Rotary Club||Prosecuting Violent Criminals in Urban Courts||1992|