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Jonathan M. Lynn

Criminal defense Attorney at Tustin, CA

4.7   15 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 10 years
    Florida - FL 14 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 40 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.

Jonathan M. Lynn is a skilled and passionate attorney at Wallin & Klarich. Mr. Lynn uses his position as an attorney along with his extensive knowledge of the law to serve as an advocate for his clients while also providing them with high-quality legal advice. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Mr. Lynn has represented hundreds of clients in cases ranging from serious felonies, federal crimes and sex crimes to child abuse, murder and juvenile crimes. Whatever the type of criminal matter they are facing, clients put their trust in Mr. Lynn because they feel that their case is in very capable hands.

“I strongly believe that every person charged with a crime has a constitutional right to an effective defense,” Mr. Lynn said. “That includes having a representative who speaks for the client’s best interests in court. I believe a criminal defense attorney and client work best together when they develop a clear litigation strategy to protect the client’s rights.”

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4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by Jennifer | June 10, 2015
No one better to handle your case
I won't go into details, but I will say that Jonathan took excellent care of me! He was compassionate, while remaining professional, and straight forward. In legal situations, my personal experience, I needed serious guidance. I couldn't make heads or tails of all the paperwork for my case. So having someone knowledgeable, and easy to get a hold of was key! And I thoroughly appreciated it. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Don L. | June 10, 2015
Above and Beyond My Expectations
And, I did not even have to show my face but wow is this law firm (Wallin & Klarich) is/are amazing at their jobs. They (Wallin & Klarich) not only did what I asked them to do for me, they somehow made things much better for my life getting my entire issue lessoned to a misdemeanor. i am amazed and honestly, if you need this type of legal work in the Los Angeles area, this law firm is the call. Like I said, what I thought was getting done was exceeded by leaps and bounds without me even requesting it or even knowing that was in the air. And, they are reasonably priced or at least they were fair with me. I am just blown away and so happy right now and its because ofthis guy and his law firm (Wallin & Klarich).
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Posted by Abel | March 21, 2015
Wallin & Klarich
I couldn't have been happier with the outcome of my case. I'm very grateful for all the folks over at Wallin & Klarich. I'd recommend Jonathan Lynn to anyone in need of legal representation.
Posted by Albert | December 8, 2014
Jon really helped when it mattered most
I was recommended to see Jonathan Lynn at Wallin & Klarich by my Emoloyer's legal assistance program. My Employer only recommends reputable attorneys. I really appreciate everything Jon did for my daughter's legal case. It was a very serious offense and Jon was available and explained everthing as it progressed. My daughter's case has been resolved and I would recommend Jon to anyone who may need his legal help. Thanks
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Posted by RML | September 19, 2014
Excellent, Highly Competent, Caring Lawyer
My family was very fortunate in that we had Attorney Jon Lynn on our side throughout my brother's ordeal...Atty Lynn was very reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, forthright and caring throughout the entire process. He was very thorough and explained to us in great detail everything that was going on and what we were to expect in every phase of the case. More importantly, he gave us hope during those harrowing days and confidence that we will persevere and sure enough he delivered the results that we were hoping for, no jail time!
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Posted by Eric | July 29, 2014
Got my case completely dismissed!
Was able to help me on short notice and got my case dropped. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Douglas | May 22, 2014
Jonathan represented me on a petition for factual innocence. He patiently listened to my story, answered all of my questions fully, and shared his opinion on the likely decision of the court. His court filings were well written and convinced the assistant DA to support our motion. We won in court as Jonathan predicted. I highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2014
Who helped me in the court to be Who I Really Am
I received a misdemeanor ticket by Law Enforcement Agency related to California Consumer Affairs. Even though I was right and I had 100% valid & true facts & reasons for a case that led me to involve with them, I got the ticket just because I chose a wrong approach/way to communicate with them. I was frustrated, emotional, and a bit angry for the lengthy process and unsatisfactory outcome for that case. As a result, unintentionally, I proceeded by an improper way to handle the case with them. And this created a misunderstanding with them; I mistakenly made it complicated & a mess; and I was issued a misdemeanor ticket. It was not an easy situation at all to get out of it. Luckily, I found this Wallin & Klarich Law Corporation; I met Attorney Jonathan M Lynn who professionally & skillfully handled the case. He found a better & smart way for negotiation in the court to dismiss the case. I was able to skip all the possible sentences/probation/community works/etc. I had to pay an amount of money, but it was right and smart decision & negotiation by him with them for this complicated situation and for a quick dismissal of the case. Thanks to Attorney Jonathan M Lynn. I’m happy to highly recommend this law firm for their lawyers.
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Posted by Donna | January 15, 2014
Excellent-Follow-Through-Responsive Service
Jonathan stepped into our case when another attorney could no longer provide service. Jonathan familiarized himself with our case prior to contacting us and provided us with all of his contact information and an update on our case. Whether we emailed, text, or phoned Jonathan, he responded within the day, normally within the hour. Jonathan's knowledge is excellent. He is thorough. Explains in terms we understood. He is extremely professional but caring as well. I definitely would recommend Jonathan. He goes beyond and makes every effort for the benefit of his client.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2014
I was facing serious felony charges and Jon Lynn helped keep me out of jail
I was charged with a serious felony strike. Jon Lynn was able to help get me a sentence where I would be placed on house arrest, the strike charge would be dropped and I wouldn't have to go to jail. He kept me informed at every step of the process
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2013
Jonathan Lynn
Took care of my DUI charge got a deal to take a wet wreck less after having blood alcohol levels of .17
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2013
Jon Lynn did a great job on my case and saved me from going to jail!
I got in trouble and was facing a certain jail sentence. Jon Lynn kept me informed during every step of my case. Then he went to court and spoke to the district attorney. He got me a great deal with no additional jail time and got me the lowest possible sentence. I strongly recommend Jon Lynn!
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2013
Strongly recommend
Mr. Lynn and Wallin and Klarich did an excellent job with my case. I was facing a second DUI conviction and up to 6 months in jail. I was scared about the consequences, but I was relieved when I found out that my plea agreement contained no additional jail time. I strongly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Cathy | August 19, 2014
Responded promptly.
All my inquiries were responded to extremely quickly. I was given detailed explanations regarding my case as well as pertinent helpful information. When legal assistants were utilized they were courteous and knowledgeable.
Posted by Steve | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incompetence at its worst
My experience with Mr. Lynn was through the law firm of Wallin & Klarich where he is employed. I did not hire Mr Lynn. Mr Lynn was pushed on me by the firm, after the attorney I did hire, was abruptly replaced. I was originally told by the firm that they were replacing my first attorney with Mr. Lynn who was a senior associate and had more experience with cases like mine. Nearly 2-months later, Mr. Lynn disclosed that my first attorney had given his notice and quit his job. I questioned how a law firm could withhold that information from me, and Mr. Lynn responded by telling me that he had given his notice before I hired him. My next question was how they could allow me to hire a lawyer who had quit his job and then push Mr. Lynn on me without even being able to discuss my case with him prior to court. Mr. Lynn told me that my first lawyer had given him all of the documentation I had provided him, yet Mr. Lynn never had any of it when needed. I received a phone call from Mr. Lynn the night before court, asking me to get him a written medical diagnosis, which by his own admission, he claimed he already had. When I pointed that out to Mr. Lynn, he said, I’m not saying I don’t have it. The defense of my case relied heavily on a terminal medical condition I suffer from, yet Mr. Lynn failed to educate himself enough to even know what he was talking about, which made it impossible for him to adequately or appropriately defend me. Mr. Lynn repeatedly told me he could produce a certain outcome, only to fail miserably in court and produce the exact opposite outcome. I posted a Yelp review of the firm and Mr. Lynn’s egregious an unethical mishandling of my case, and Mr. Lynn thought the appropriate time to confront me about it, was in court, seated at the defendants table, in front of the judge. After 2-months on my case, Mr. Lynn still could not tell me what the facts in my case were when asked and at one point another client of Mr. Lynn, came up to my witness and I in court and told us if Mr. Lynn was my attorney, he was the worst F-ing attorney on the planet. An observation I sadly have to agree with, since the firm devoted much of their time representing me, trying to have my Yelp review removed. When the firm’s office manager contacted me to try to negotiate my review on Yelp, I recorded the call and confronted the firm with their repeated misrepresentations and outright lies to me. Mr. Lynn waited for 2 weeks and the withdrew as my attorney, 3-days before my next court date and refused to even tell me what he had discussed with the prosecutor so that I would have a starting point moving forward, saying he didn’t have to prove to me that he even had a conversation with the prosecutor. I was forced to go with a public defender and within 10 minutes, he made a deal with the same prosecutor to reduce my charges and give me summary probation. The best Mr. Lynn could do was 60 days in jail. In retaliation, Mr. Lynn waited for 3-months after my case was resolved and then secretly filed felony charges against me for recording the call, which I was never notified of, despite the fact that he was my attorney at the time and had all of my contact information, knowing that I would eventually be arrested, and I was, nearly 2-years later. Fortunately for me, the judge recognized the charges as retaliatory and found the prosecution negligent in waiting so long to prosecute. I can’t advise anyone strongly enough against hiring this attorney or the firm that he works for.
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Response from Jonathan Lynn February 14, 2018
Please disregard this review from a disgruntled former client who is retaliating against me because he was charged with a felony against my law firm. This review was posted after he went to court on his felony case and over two and a half years after I represented him. I have only positive reviews from my many other clients who have gotten great results. Per California bar rules and consultation with ethics represenatatives from the California bar I had to withdraw from this man’s case after he committed a felony against our firm, made threatening statements online and acted to basically sabotage our representation. However, the district attorney handling this man’s case contacted me to say that it was the evidence that I submitted prior to withdrawing from his representation that led to this client getting a favorable outcome on his initial case after our representation had ended.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wallin & Klarich A Law Corporation
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Lynn Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Palm Beach County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2012


  • Univ of Minnesota L S
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Univ of Southern Calif
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. AG
  • DUI Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving With No Alcohol Allegation.
  • People v. RH
  • Client Facing Felony Strike Charge Is Granted Probation With No Additional Jail.
  • People v. JT
  • Child Sexual Abuse Charges Dismissed.
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  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Vietnamese
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer (10.0 Rating)
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Lawyer (10.0 Rating)
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Senior associate attorney
  • Wallin and Klarich
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Attorney Award
  • Criminal Defense Seminar
  • 2011
  • Outstanding New attorney
  • Palm Beach County Office of the Public Defender
  • 2010
  • Best Oral Advocate
  • University of Minnesota Law School Moot Court
  • 2007
  • Best Advocate
  • American Mock Trial Association
  • 2003
  • Public Speaking State Finalist
  • Minnesota State Competitive Speaking Board
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wallin and Klarich retreat
  • Trial preparation and procedure
  • 2015
  • Wallin & Klarich Retreat 2014
  • Trial Preparation - Practice & Procedure
  • 2014
  • Pi Kappa Phi - Zeta Rho CSUF - Chapter Meeting
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2013
  • Palm Beach Public Defender's Office
  • Immigration consequences of certain crimes
  • 2012
  • Florida Juvenile Justice Forum
  • Juvenile Rights in Florida
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (26)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jonathan is a seasoned litigator, zealous advocate, and a great mentor. It has been a privilege to work alongside him for the past two years."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the privilege of working with Attorney Jonathan Lynn for two years now and he's one of the best in the business. He has an extreme wealth of knowledge of the law and is a straight shooter that will never lead his client astray. He puts his clients first in all cases. He also has an incredible amount of experience at such a young age. He's one of the best attorneys in Southern California."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Jon is a very knowledgeable and accomplished DUI attorney. He exudes confidence throughout the whole process and makes his clients feel comfortable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan has handled hundreds of criminal defense cases as the result of his pubic service as a former public defender for 4 years. His giving nature than has continued to his clients now. His local endorsements are excellent and reviews speak volumes. If you are in or near Tustin do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Lynn is knowledgeable and skillful in defending his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I met Jonathan when we were public defenders in Palm Beach County, Florida. He has great experience and is very knowledgeable. I gladly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is an experienced and compassionate criminal defense attorney. He is an excellent advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Jonathan Lynn. He is a true professional and cares deeply about his clients and the outcome of their cases. He is entirely engaged in working hard for his clients and achieves the results that they desire. I give Jonathan my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is a tough advocate who fights for all his clients until he gets the results they deserve. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend him to friends or family!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jon is a strong-willed lawyer who fights to the end to get the best results for his clients. His hard work and dedication to his clients is what sets him apart from many other attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John Lynn is a great advocate for his clients. He has extensive experience in most of the courts in southern California. He knows how to get results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Lynn's experience in criminal defense is a tremendous asset to his clients. He is an experienced litigator and will ensure that his clients rights are protected. He will go to great lengths to defend his clients with zeal and vigor."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is an enormous benefit to you and your case if Mr. Lynn is your attorney. Not only does he advocate strongly for all his clients, but he isn't afraid of being held in contempt for protecting his clients' rights. Mr. Lynn will always find a way to highlight the important facts and assert the best legal arguments for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Lynn has an impressive track record of handling criminal matters. He is very knowledgeable and experienced, yet very modest and personable. I endorse this lawyer and have absolute confidence in his ability to conduct himself in court and with his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is an exceptional criminal defense attorney. He has taken dozens of cases to trial and has an impressive track record on cases ranging from DUIs to serious felonies. Jon also drives a hard bargain with the prosecutor -- you'd want him in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jonathan Lynn as being a wonderful criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. I have personally observed him in trial and have enormous respect for his abilities. I also know many prosecutors and Judges who respect and admire his abilities. Mr. Lynn is known among trial attorneys to be a fantastic litigator. His extensive experience, coupled with his burning desire to win all of his cases, allows him to shine above other attorneys. I would highly recommend Mr. Lynn to any criminal defendant who is serious about winning their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"John Lynn is one of the best young criminal defense lawyers in California. Wallin and Klarich selected him to join our law firm over 100 plus other candidates. John truly cares about his clients and he treats them as if they were a member of his own family. He knows how to achieve the best possible result for his clients in every case. He keeps his clients informed at all stages of the case. Any person accused of a crime would be very fortunate to have John as their lawyer. You are in good hands with John Lynn fighting for your legal rights. He has my unqualified endorsement. endorse this lawyer."
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Tustin Criminal defense Lawyer Jonathan M. Lynn
Jonathan M. Lynn
Criminal defense Attorney
Tustin, CA
Licensed for 14 years
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