Francis J. (Jay) Lynch, III
Jay Lynch is a graduate of New England Law in Boston and the managing director of Lynch & Lynch where he has focused his practice in the trial of civil cases since 1979. He has represented litigants in all aspects of civil litigation including wrongful death actions, medical malpractice, municipal liability, products liability, police misconduct, contract law, legal malpractice and declaratory judgment actions. He has tried over 500 jury cases to a conclusion in State and Federal courts.
He is a member of the Mass. Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The Defense Research Institute and is a past president and former director of the Mass. Defense Lawyers Association.
Jay lectures frequently for continuing legal education and has been a faculty member for Mass. Continuing Legal Education, The Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, The Mass. Bar Association and the University of Massachusetts Law School in Dartmouth. For ten years he was an instructor at Harvard Law School in the Trial Advocacy Program.
Jay has been a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers for the last ten years and served on the State Committee of the American College for three years. He was an officer and director of the Southern New England School of Law and in that capacity was one of the founders of the University of Massachusetts Law School in Dartmouth. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, has been designated a Super Lawyer by his peers since the inception of that designation and was recently recognized by his peers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Massachusetts. He is a recipient of the Defense Lawyer of the Year award from the Mass. Defense Lawyers Association and has received a Community Service Award from the Mass. Bar Association. He was honored by the Supreme Judicial Court in 2008 with the John Adams and John Quincy Adams Pro Bono Publico Award for prestigious service and outstanding commitment in providing volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged citizens of the Commonwealth. He continues in that service as a Director of Father Bills and MainSpring and as its pro bono counsel.
The United States District Court recently appointed Jay to the Merit Selection Panel for the appointment of a Magistrate Judge for the District Court in Boston. He has also recently been appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Baker.
University of Maine, B.A., 1974
New England School of Law, J.D., 1978
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United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit