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James M Lynch

James M Lynch

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation, Divorce & Separation, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence

About Me

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:


 



  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member since 1977

  • Plymouth County Bar Association, Member since 1988


 


Website


 


Visit Jim at www.stevensonlynch.com.


 


Specialty Areas


 


Jim’s specialty areas are personal injury, probate and family litigation including divorce, domestic violence, child custody, equity and estates litigation and bankruptcy.


 


South Shore Focus


 


Jim practices primarily in Plymouth, Norfolk, Bristol, Suffolk and Middlesex counties.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    31 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    38 years, 200 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    28 years, 100 cases
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
    20 years, 100 cases
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    28 years, 200 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

83 total 

  • Justin Lee Kelsey

    When I began at Stevenson & Lynch, P.C. in 2004 I was fresh out of law school and eager to learn. As a partner there, James Lynch was both a mentor and a friend and by working with him I was able to grow my own knowledge and experience quickly. Although I didn’t take Jim’s first piece of advice to me (jokingly that I should shave my goatee), he continued to give me great advice on how to be a better lawyer, and to balance the law with practicality. Jim has been a partner at S&L, P.C. for over fifteen years and prior to that had successful careers as a Suffolk County Assistant D.A. and a noted personal injury attorney. Jim’s experience gives him the familiarity and confidence necessary for great trial lawyers. He is at home in a courtroom like no other attorney I’ve worked with or against, and that comfort makes him a great representative in contested matters and settlement negotiations. I have and will continue to refer clients to Jim because I know that they will be well-served.

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    Justin Kelsey Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Christian K. Lassen

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Christian Lassen
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

62 Derby Street
Suites 4-5
Hingham, MA, 02043-3785

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive197704/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Avvo Rating of ExcellentAvvo2012
Top ContributerAvvo2012
Cornell Law School LIILegal Information Institute/ Silver Badge2011
Outstanding Performance - Conciliation/Pre-Trial ProgramRegion One - Civil Circuit - District Court Dept.2000
Outstanding Performance - Conciliation/Pre-Trial ProgramRegion One - Civil Circuit - District Court Dept.1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerStevenson & Lynch, P.C.1995 - Present
PartnerPiscitelli, Domenico & Murphy1991 - 1995
AssociateLaw Office of P.J. Piscitelli1987 - 1990
Senior Trial AttorneyCommercial Union Insurance Company1984 - 1987
Assistant District AttorneySuffolk County District Attorney1977 - 1984

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pilgrim AdvocatesMember2011 - 2011
Commonwealth of MassachusettsNotary Public1997 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the First CircuitMember1993 - Present
Plymouth County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MassachusettsMember1977 - Present
Massachusetts State BarMember1977 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of MassachusettsMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
MBTA$3,100,000 jury verdict
Criminal DefenseDefense Verdict
Cruise Ship NegligenceJury Verdict for Plaintiff

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
South Shore Law News and Updates - Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.Massachusetts SJC Declines to Extend Social Host Liquor Liability2012
South Shore News and Updates - Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.SJC Narrows Application of Drunk Driving License Suspensions Under Melanie’s Law2012
South Shore Law News and Updates - Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.Child Support Obligations Never Go Away in Massachusetts2011
South Shore Law News and Updates - Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.Hey, That's My Tree!2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolN/AJD1976
Boston CollegeFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Hingham Rotary ClubProsecuting Violent Criminals in Urban Courts1992