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John M. Lynch

Lawyer Overview

Attorney John M. Lynch comes from a strong law enforcement background with a decade of experience as a police investigator and federal drug task force agent. Paired with his legal degree from St. Louis University School of Law, Mr. Lynch provides a unique and candid perspective for people charged with a full range of criminal activities. His practice includes federal criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, drug possession defense, white-collar crime defense, personal injury and general trial litigation. With over 20 years experience in his field, Mr. Lynch has achieved unparalleled success as an attorney known for candid, honest advice and a top gun record as a trial lawyer all over the country. Accordingly, Mr. Lynch has been honored as a Super Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association- Top 100, Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and the highest rating available for attorney ethics and ability – AV Preeminent- with Martindale-Hubbell.

As a highly sought-after lawyer, Attorney Lynch also serves as a legal commentator on a variety of legal topics with multiple news and media outlets. As a professional speaker, Mr. Lynch has been a featured speaker at Washington University, Lindenwood University, St. Louis University, Columbia College and a host of media outlets across the country. Recently, Mr. Lynch was Invited to speak at Washington University regarding gun ownership rights and the associated legislative process. As a repeat lecturer, Attorney Lynch's keen Insight into the Second Amendment and how it Is applied by states was a particular point of discussion for students studying ways to limit incidents of domestic abuse. He has lectured on topics such as constitutional law - search and seizure, community policing, federal and state drug laws, and methamphetamine production. Working In various investigations, he has partnered with local media in presenting requested investigative reports. Additionally, Mr. Lynch enjoys his volunteer work, which recently includes corporate sponsorship of a golf tournament to benefit a charitable organization providing assistance to disabled children.

Mr. Lynch concentrates in the areas of Federal and State Criminal Defense, Misdemeanor, Traffic/DWI, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and General Civil Litigation. Mr. Lynch provides a unique and candid legal perspective for those charged with the full myriad of criminal activities; from the inherently complex felony such as a white collar offense or criminal drug conspiracy, to routine traffic offenses and other ordinance violations. Mr. Lynch has lectured on such topics as Constitutional Law- Search and Seizure; Community Policing; Federal and State Drug Laws; and Methamphetamine Production. In conjunction with various Investigations, he has also worked closely with local media in presenting requested investigative reports. Mr. Lynch's law enforcement experience has also allowed him to expand into other areas of law where he strives to provide only professional and effective legal representation.


J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

B.S., Columbia College
magna cum laude
Highest Honor of Being Placed on the Dean's List for Academic Excellence

A.A., Columbia College

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court Northern Disctict of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

The Missouri Bar

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

American Bar Association

American Association for Justice

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad

International Homicide Investigators Association

National Trial Lawyers - Top 100

American Trial Lawyers Association

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys


Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
Board of Directors

National Association of Distinguished Counsel

West Practice Categories

Banking & Finance, Business & Commercial, Business Organizations, Car Accident, Child Custody, Child Support, Constitutional, Contracts, Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI, Divorce, Family Law, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury, Personal Injury -- Defense, Products Liability, Traffic Ticket, White Collar Crimes, Sex Offenses

Classes and Seminars

Lecturer, Missouri Public Defenders System

Lecturer, United States District Court

Lecturer, Criminal Justice Act, Lindenwood University; Citizen's Police Academy

Lecturer, Fundamentals of Federal Practice Seminar at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Washington University

U.S. District Court

Lohrman Education Series

Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Missouri Bar

DWI Law and Seminar

Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri