James M. Lynch, has been a practicing attorney since 1977 and is a Principal and the President of Stevenson, Lynch & Owens, 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 professional representation of the clients of Stevenson, Lynch & Owens. Today, Jim specializes in probate and family law, personal injury cases and select areas of criminal law.
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 ofpersonal injury cases in state and federal courts. The cases ranged from automobile accident cases to complexproduct 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 results for his clients ranging into the millions. During this period, Jim expanded his practice into Hingham and, in 1995, co-founded the firm of Stevenson & Lynch with Scott R. Stevenson and his trial practice began to include domestic relations, with his first divorce trial in 1998. Today, his practice is divided evenly between domestic relations and personal injury cases and he continues to provide outstanding results for clients. Jim’s Memberships and Affiliations include: Massachusetts Bar Association (Member since 1977) and Plymouth County Bar Association (Member since 1988). View Jim’s profiles online at Linkedin.com, Avvo.com and Facebook.
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Jim’s specialty areas are personal injury, probate and family litigation including divorce, domestic violence, child custody, equity and estates litigation.
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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|
|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|
|Pilgrim Advocates||Member||2011 - 2011|
|MBTA||$3,100,000 jury verdict|
|Criminal Defense||Defense Verdict|
|Cruise Ship Negligence||Jury Verdict for Plaintiff|
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|SL&O Blot||Deflategate Series||2015|
|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 - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Boston College||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1973|
|Hingham Rotary Club||Prosecuting Violent Criminals in Urban Courts||1992|