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About me

I have practice law for 37 years.  I have a broad general civil litigation practice.  The law firm has existed continuously for 105 years, started by my grandfather.  I do not advertise as most of my clientele is from former clients or referrals.  I attempt to communicate with my clients without using legal mumbo jumbo and I want them to understand options so that a knowing decision as to the course to take is made.   


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    39 years, 500 cases
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    39 years, 100 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    39 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Business: 10%
    39 years, 250 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

1800 Cooper Point Rd Sw Ste 3
Olympia, WA, 98502-1179


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
attorneyLynch Law Offices1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Foundation of South Puget SoundBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Bigelow House AssociationPresident2006 - 2009
Thurston County Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2001
Family Law section WSBABoard Member1987 - 1991
Olympia Heritage CommissionBoard Member1986 - 1999
WA. State Trial LawyersMember1985 - 1995
Lacey Planning Commissionmember1980 - 1983
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Niemann v.Settled 2 days before 12 day trial was to begin
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationRemedies2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Santa Clara UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA CLEBoundary line disputes2007
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionRemedies2001
CLE seminarFamily Law1991