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Sean M Lynn

Child custody Attorney at Dover, DE

5.0   40 reviews

also known as The Lynn Firm, P.A.


Licensed for 17 years

About Sean

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We do charge a consult fee of $350 for initial consultations. We do give military, police/fire, union and teacher discounts for initial consultations which are $250. 


A Dover native with strong ties to the community, Sean graduated from Dover High School and continues to reside in Dover. Sean was a Public School Teacher in the Bronx, New York, for several years after graduating college, where he served in an economically depressed school. During Law School, Sean clerked at the Manhattan Law Firm of Fasulo, Shalley and DiMaggio located near the former World Trade Center. With the Delaware Family Court, Sean served as Counsel for Indigent Parents involved in litigation with the Division of Family Services through a contract with the State of Delaware in 2006.

 

Active and involved in the community, he has volunteered in many local Organizations, including, The Children’s Theatre, The Kent County SPCA, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, The Northern Kent County Circle of Hope, and Interfaith Ministries. Currently Sean manages the Patrick H. Lynn Scholarship Fund, a charitable trust established to benefit college bound local students with financial assistance.

 

Sean also serves as pro bono Counsel for several local children through volunteer work he does through the Office of the Child Advocate. In 2008, he was a candidate for Kent County Levy Court.

 

Sean is a Graduate of Pace Law School, in White Plains, New York, and a Graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, in New York City. He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 2005.

 

In 2011, Sean was elected to the City of Dover City Council, where he represents the Third District of Dover. 

 

In 2014, Sean was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives where he serves the residents of the 31st District. 

 

In 2016, Sean opened The Law Offices Of Sean M. Lynn, P.A., now known as The Lynn Firm, firm practicing primarily family law, criminal law and civil litigation.  


Primary Practice Areas

  • Family law (Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Guardianships, Cases involving the Division of Family Services, Child Support, and Protection from Abuse "PFAs" matters)
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Automobile Accidents
  • DUIs
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Court of Chancery Litigation
  • Adult Guardianships
  • School Law (Expulsions)
  • Administrative Hearings (Professional Licensing, Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Labor, Human Relations Commission)
  • Workers Compensation
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Municipal Law

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Licensed for 17 years
State DE
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 06/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Christopher | October 27, 2012
Sean got me joint custody and shared placement for my young, medically fragile Daughter. Awesome Attorney
I came to Sean basically backed in a corner by my daughters mother. This evil woman has kept me from my daughter for most of her young life. She was asking for unreasonable custody and support from me. This sick woman even wanted to take my 2 year old to the jungles of Costa Rica for a mission trip while she is still medically fragile. Sean stopped all this from happening and got me joint custody of my daughter and split placement. He defended me from truly false allegations from her and her snake attorney. Help helped me with my low self esteem because of being walked on by my x for almost the past 2 years. I truly am grateful for the work he has done and the fact i can have the relationship I've never had with my daughter. Sean has a razor sharp knowledge of the law and truly care for his clients. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend him if you want to be there for your child. Awesome attorney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Rog | April 22, 2010
Great Attorney! I Highly Recommend!
Sean is a solid individual who works hard for his clients. My case was a difficult one; in fact we won in the Delaware Supreme Court. I found him to be extremely attentive and superb in explaining all of the legal scenarios concerning my case. Sean genuinely cares about his clients; his professionalism is outstanding. In watching him in action, I see him as an astute trailblazer in new expanding areas of law. I consider him the foremost go-to attorney in Dover, Delaware.
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Posted by Angela | October 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Family Court Superhero
Sean is a knowledgeable attorney. He has helped me previously for a custody issue and when I found the need for an attorney again, he was my first call. Kerri at the front desk was very kind and compassionate. Even the office cat is friendly and puts you at ease during a stressful time. Thankful for my hometown hero!
Posted by Ashleigh | September 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Love this Guy
I read about this attorney on The Uterus Club - a local Facebook page for women. Almost everyone on the page recommended this lawyer. I consulted with him, and he was everything everyone said he was. You could totally tell he cared. The only thing i wasn't really prepared for is that he is also HOT. Great lawyer, but also total BDE!
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Posted by Nicole | July 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best there is
Sean is a wonderful lawyer who came recommended to me by a good friend of mine. I was really lost and needed some help and I got the best there is when I hired Sean. During our consultation he answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable. I feel so much better knowing that he is in my corner. In the months since hiring Sean, I have referred him to two people in need of counsel. Thanks Sean for everything !
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Posted by Kristin | July 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely Recommend
Sean was always ready to listen and give honest and upfront advice. I appreciated and continue to appreciate the positive approach with all possible scenarios that could occur throughout the process given to me so there were no surprises.
Posted by Anoma | May 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Integrity!
The difference between a warrior and a soldier is a warrior approaches the opposition with love as a soldier fights with his head. Sean’s strengths are he is relatable, honest, has a high morals and is a good hearted person. When you feel the deck is stacked against you his strategy skills are a match for no other. He is compassionate and caring all the while looking after your best interests. A true warrior for peace.
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Posted by Caitlin | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The shark
Sean went above and beyond for my family. Any time I needed advice he quickly responded. He is direct , and straight to the point. He shows up and finds all truth and brings it to light. He was our light in a dark hour and he protected us when we needed it the most. Highly recommend Sean and his team!
Posted by Mary | August 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Sean and his team were extremely helpful, professional, courteous and knowledgeable as they guided me through the family court process. Sean was patient with me, and helped me to understand things every step of the way. His advice throughout the court case helped to prepare me for the protentional outcomes. Sean did his utmost to get issues resolved quickly - which COVID made it nearly impossible, but he kept me informed, heard all of my concerns, and did a fantastic job at addressing them any time I reached out to him. In the courtroom (court zoom) Sean was a zealous advocate for me and I was extremely pleased with the outcome of the case. I have referred several people to Sean, and will continue to do so! Sean and his team work together to create a law practice that is friendly, caring and understanding of their clients needs. I won't ever hesitate to ever call upon him for my legal needs.
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Posted by Olivia | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney for my case.
I came to Sean with an abusive marriage situation and custody of 3 minor children. I was married for a long time and "working things out" was no longer an option for me. It's hard (in so many ways) to go through a divorce, custody, and property division, especially if the other side doesn't agree to anything. Sean walked me through the process every step of the way and made sure I was comfortable with each decision. He truly heard my concerns and addressed them to the best of his abilities. Sean is very knowledgeable in what he does and doesn't waste or drag out the process. He never advised me poorly and, based on his experience and information presented to him, he was able to best prepare me for possible outcomes of the hearing. Sean was able to quickly sift through all the information provided and select only the most relevant information to present to the judge. Again, very efficient, knowledgeable, and personable attorney. His staff members are very friendly and helpful too. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney for my case. I highly recommend Sean and his team.
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Posted by The Webster’s | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/PFA/Child Custody
Sean Lynn was a beacon of hope to our family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible. His calm and empathetic demeanor is very comforting. Sean Lynn knew every detail of our case and made us feel like we were his number one priority. We are eternally grateful for his service and we recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Lisa | October 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer...Fantastic Person
Sean has guided myself and my family through several family law matters. He's the most genuine caring attorney and his knowledge and attention are top notch. Sean is always professional and his representation in the courtroom is phenomenal. I fully recommend him for his expertise in Family Law.
Posted by Michelle | October 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Sean represented me through my divorce and custody case. He is very kind and thorough. Every time I called or emailed him with questions he responded quickly and always had an answer for me. He did a wonderful job representing me and I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend Sean!
Posted by Susan | October 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Attorney
Sean has always been there for our small business. Over the years he has handled our business affairs where an attorney was required. Sean is very professional, knowledgeable and honest. Recently we needed legal documents drawn up quickly for a specific situation. Sean provided the needed document swiftly. All involved were pleased with the outcome. I have recommended Sean over the years and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Katelynn | October 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody/PFA
Sean is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him. He was by my side for over a year during a custody battle that was nothing shy of complex. The end result was a final order of sole legal custody & primary placement. He represented me honestly and aggressively and undoubtedly is my go to guy!
Posted by Joseph | October 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in dover
I choose to go with Sean because he gave me the best advice for my business. Understand my llc and everything that goes along with it. Nobody does better then Sean.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
It was necessary for me to obtain legal assistance when I had false charges pressed against me. Mr. Lynn was extremely helpful in getting all charges dropped and expunged from my criminal record. He was always professional, calm easy to contact and quick to respond . He asserted himself on my behalf in court to have the court understand that I was innocent and I had legal rights as a citizen of the state of Delaware. If I am ever in need of a personal attorney in the future, I will be certain to contact Sean Lynn. I will recommend his services to friends and family.
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Posted by Sarah | February 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Sean has helped me with many issues that resulted from my divorce. Everything from child support issues to custody issues that have arose since my divorce was finalized. I feel confident showing up with Sean in court, he has always gone above and beyond my expectations. You can tell he is passionate about what he does and cares about his clients. I would definitely recommend Sean Lynn for any family law issues you have.
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Posted by Amber | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr. Lynn represented me through my divorce and custody case. He was very thorough, professional, and polite. His assistant was prompt and very friendly as well. He did a phenomenal job representing me, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing legal representation. He is a solid and well known/ highly respected attorney in the area. You're in great hands if you go with Sean Lynn.
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Posted by Alex | July 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
Sean is one of the kindest, most honest person I have ever met. Sean is amazing as a human and even better somehow as a lawyer. Absolute genius in a courtroom and after 2 minutes in court with him I knew I had the right lawyer on my side. Sean helped me so much through my custody and I sincerely mean I couldn't have been blessed with better representation. If you are thinking of hiring Sean, DO IT! Sean never makes promises and keeps you grounded but in a comforting way. I would grade my experience 10/10 or A++
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Baird Mandalas Brockstedt LLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Hudson Jones Jaywork & Fisher, LLC
  • 2004 - 2010

Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Howard* v Howard*, pseudonyms assigned
  • Family Court Decision Affirmed, Custody Awarded to Father
  • Thompson v. Lynch
  • Lower Court Decision Affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court

Associations

  • State of Delaware House of Representatives
  • State Representative - 31st District
  • 2014 - Present
  • Greater Dover Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kent County Criminal Defense Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kent County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • City of Dover - City Councilman
  • City Councilman
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Service to Children Award 10 Years of Service
  • State of Delaware - Office of the Child Advocate
  • 2021
  • Best of the Best Legal Services in Delaware - Finalist
  • Delaware Online
  • 2019
  • Favorite Lawyer _ Sean Lynn and Benton Lynn Law
  • Dover Post - First State Favorites 2019 - Runner Ups
  • 2019
  • The Most Intriguing Delawareans
  • Delaware Today
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Best Law Attorney/Firm
  • Dover Post - First State Favorites
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Delaware Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firm in Kent County
  • Dover Post - First State Favorites
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • OCA Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • OCA Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • 2011
  • OCA Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • 2010
  • 2009 Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • 2009
  • 2008 Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fundamentals of Family Law CLE
  • Fundamentals of Family Law
  • 2021
  • Visions for Justice
  • Visions for Justice
  • 2019
  • Bridge the Gap - 2018
  • Expectations of the Family Court
  • 2018
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Expectations of the Family Court
  • 2017
  • When the Court Calls CLE
  • When the Court Calls
  • 2016
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Expectations of the Family Court
  • 2016
  • Best Practices for Pro Bono Programs at Law Firms
  • Best Practices for Pro Bono Programs at Law Firms
  • 2016
  • Supreme Court "Bridging the Gap" Pre-Admission Conference
  • Expectations of the Family Court
  • 2015
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Expectations of the Family Court
  • 2014
  • Dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • 2013
  • "The Family Court Called - You've Been Appointed!"
  • A Primer on How to Represent Parents and Children in Non-DSCYF Proceedings in Family Court
  • 2013
  • "Bridge the Gap": Delaware Pre-Admission Conference
  • Expectations of the Delaware Family Court
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference - Civil Liberties Luncheon
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in America
  • 2012
  • "Bridge the Gap": The Delaware Pre-Admission Conference
  • Expectations of the Delaware Family Court
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Endorse Sean
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is an excellent family law attorney. I often refer Sean for Family Law cases in Kent County. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Even when on the other side of a difficult case, Sean is always professional and works well to resolve matters on behalf of his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Friend
"A very compassionate, dedicated, and skilled attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Sean to a potential client seeking an attorney who is highly knowledgeable, hard-working, and willing to fight for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a respected attorney who cares for his clients and the community. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a family member or close friend to him for representation, which is about the best recommendation I could make."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sean uses a practical, common sense approach to obtain the best results for his clients in a cost-effective manner. It was a pleasure dealing with Sean on both a personal and professional level."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer all my Delaware family law cases to Sean because I trust his judgement, experience, and knowledge in said field. I endorse him enthusiastically."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His education, experience and zeal for client advocacy make him a good family law and divorce attorney who gets positive results. The courts can be complicated, confusing and downright unfair. You want a competent family law attorney by your side when dealing with sensitive issues involving your children and their future. Mr. Lynn is a guy who knows the ropes and will help you and your children through the mess to a safe landing"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Sean since he was in law school. He is very smart and very people-driven. I recommend him without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In my experience, Sean is a conscientious, effective and ethical litigator who zealously advocates for all of his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Dover Child custody Lawyer Sean M Lynn
Sean M Lynn
Child custody Attorney
Dover, DE
Licensed for 17 years