On June 9, 2022, James Lynch was installed as the President of the New Jersey Association for Justice, which is New Jersey’s Trial Lawyer’s organization, with more than 2,700 lawyer members across the state.
While many lawyers never see a courtroom, Jim spends much of his professional time in the courtroom arguing issues for individuals damaged as a result of safety violations, for patients seriously injured by hospitals or physicians who have failed to follow established rules for patient safety, and for individuals or classes who have been damaged by fraudulent or unethical business practices or defective products.
Jim and his brother Arthur Lynch are the lead trial attorneys for the firm. Due to their varied backgrounds and experience, Jim and Arthur often consult with and assist each other in preparing for trial and during the trial. In fact, the two have tried many cases together.
Jim is a well-known and respected trial attorney with an excellent track record of success at trial. In 2013, the National Law Journal featured a multi-million-dollar settlement that Jim obtained during a trial in its review of the nation’s top 50 verdicts/settlements entitled “Big Money Wins of 2013.” In 2014, he was inducted into the New Jersey Law Journal’s Personal Injury Hall of Fame. In 2016, Jim had two (2) of the top 25 Verdicts in New Jersey. In June, 2022, Jim obtained a jury verdict for $17,533,000.00 for his seriously injured client, likely one the of largest verdicts in 2022.
In 2021 and 2022, Jim was asked to testify in the State House in Trenton before several Senate and Assembly committees concerning various pending legislation, including the Insurance Fair Conduct Act, which was enacted into law, and several other pieces of legislation regarding the insurance structure in New Jersey, which are currently pending vote.
He has been named to Super Lawyer's list published in New Jersey Magazine every year since 2008 and was again named in 2022; named to the Super Lawyer’s Top 100 List in 2022; named as one of Bergen's Top Lawyer's by 201 Magazine; has been named to the New Jersey Top 100 Lawyers list since 2009; he is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; he is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, and is often asked to speak at seminars teaching other attorneys issues regarding trial practice and advocacy.
Some of Jim's notable cases have been published in The Association of Trial Lawyers Law Reporter, the New York Law Journal, the New Jersey Law Journal, the New Jersey Jury Verdict Reporter, the New York Jury Verdict Reporter, The Journal News, The Star Ledger, the Bergen Record, the Daily Observer.
Jim Lynch is one of many respected trial attorneys in his family. In the early 1900s, his great grandfather was an attorney and then U.S. Congressional candidate for New Jersey (practicing in Paterson, NJ, then Washington, D.C.). His grandmother (Elizabeth T. Lynch), grandfather (Professor Arthur V. Lynch), uncle (Harry V. Lynch) and brother (Arthur V. Lynch) were/are all attorneys. Jim is the fifth member of the Lynch family to graduate from St. John’s University School of Law, where his grandfather (Arthur V. Lynch) taught trial practice and insurance law. His Uncle Harry V. Lynch was personal secretary to Admiral John McCain, Sr. (Navy) before becoming President of the Orange County Bar Association.
Jim graduated from Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, NJ, Fairfield University in CT, and then St. John’s University School of Law in NY. He is married to Katherine, and they are the proud parents of five children (Nicholas, Hannah, Abby, Mackenzie and Courtney). Jim has always enjoyed playing sports, especially baseball and softball, and has been the captain of a team in the HHK/SR Softball league for the past 25 years.
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