William J. Lynch

William J. Lynch

Location:
Providence, Rhode Island
Phone:
401-680-0921
877-317-9690
Fax:
401-274-3326
Email:

Skilled in litigation, arbitration and mediation including complex divorce and related domestic relations matters, Bill Lynch has over thirty(30) years of experience representing clients before virtually every Court in Rhode Island.

Bill also has tremendous experience in assisting clients in the areas of governmental relations and legislative issues. He previously served as the Chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party for over ten (10) years, the longest tenured leadership term of any Party in Rhode Island history.

In addition, Bill has successfully represented clients in numerous and varied areas of litigation including personal injury, corporate litigation, and criminal defense.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Governmental & Legislative

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
  • Connecticut

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Major: Political Science
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts - 1976
  • St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Honors and Awards

  • Chairman, Rhode Island Democratic Party, 1998 - 2010
  • Rhode Island Rehabilitation Association Legislator of the Year, 1989
  • Named one of the "10 Best" Family Lawyers in R.I. by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center, Past Vice-Chair
  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center, Director
  • Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club, Director, 1989 - Present
  • St. Raphael Academy, Past Director
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court Bar Association, Member
  • Pawtucket Bar Association, President, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Blais, Cunningham & Crowe, Chester, Attorney/Partner, 1984 - 1992
  • State of Rhode Island, Department of Attorney General, Director, Consumer Protection, 1983 - 1984
  • McIntyre, Tate & Lynch, LLP, 1992 - 2011
  • Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., 2011 - 2014
  • R.I. Department of Attorney General, Special Attorney General, Director of Consumer Protection Division, 1983 - 1984

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rhode Island Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Program, 1984 - Present
  • Director, 1989 - Present