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Frances T. Lynch

Frances LynchFrances Lynch is a trial attorney who is a graduate of the nationally known Trial Lawyers College, founded by Gerry Spence.  Ms. Lynch has studied with Gerry and many other top trial lawyers in the United States. In the course of her career, she has had numerous jury trials, and has successfully represented people in many communities and courtrooms throughout Arizona.  She has devoted her career to protecting the rights of people and to educating non-lawyers about the judicial system.

Frances Lynch and her law partner, Bill Bache, work as team to obtain justice for those who have suffered a serious injury, and for the families of those who have lost a loved one, caused by the wrongful actions of another person. Frances states:  “We understand that serious injuries can be devastating to the victims and their families, which is why we work tirelessly to recover compensation for the damages that have been sustained. We have a passion for serving our clients and thoroughly investigate each case to make sure that those responsible are brought to justice. We use our combined 40+ years of legal experience to help those injured get the compensation they deserve.”

Frances is a strong believer in taking the time to educate clients about their legal rights. She has taught Media Law at the University of Arizona Journalism College, is the author of the book Draw The Line: Guide to A Sexual Harassment Free Workplace, (Oasis Press 1995), is a contributing author to World of Criminal Justice (2001), Encyclopedia of Everyday Law (2002), Notable Black American Women (2002), and West’s Encyclopedia of American Law (2004), all published by The Gale Group.

Frances: “I come from a very un-traditional background for an American attorney.  I was born to a working class family just outside of London, in the United Kingdom.  My father was a foundry worker and my mother was a secretary.  When I was young, our family immigrated to Canada, and then to the United States, where I became a naturalized U.S. citizen.

I was the first person in my family to attend college, graduating with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  I then worked in Colorado as a newspaper reporter before attending law school.  I received my law degree here in Tucson from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1988, and, as a law student, I wrote for and helped edit the Arizona Law Review. I’m licensed to practice law in both Arizona and Colorado.

Because of my background, I’ve always had a strong interest in public service and a background in helping people.  I believe that my background has prepared me well for understanding the circumstances many injured clients face, including feeling like the ordinary person going up against the powerful insurance industry.

I’ve practiced civil litigation for 15 years, and criminal litigation for 10 years.  Prior to this practice, my legal career included working as a staff attorney for Southern Arizona Legal Aid and serving as  Program Director for the The Tohono O’odham Advocate Program. My early legal career was focused on criminal litigation, where I was a prosecutor, public defender, and a private criminal defense attorney.

Bill Bache and I have practiced law together for over 12 years, and we founded this firm over 10 years ago.  My practice now is focused on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.”

Education

University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, J.D.
Law Review: University of Arizona Law Review, 1986 - 1988

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, 1985, B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
Major:  Humanities

Admissions and Licences

Arizona, 1988
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1989
Colorado, 1989
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 - Present
Member
Arizona Bar Association, 1988 - Present
Member
Pima County Bar Association, 1988 - Present
Member

Professional Career

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
Insurance Law -- Plaintiff
Medical Malpractice -- Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff

Publications and Speeches

Published Works:

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, Gale Group (Thomson/West), Contributing Author, 2004

Notable Black American Women, Gale Group (Thomson/West), Contributing Author, 2002

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, Gale Group (Thomson/West), Contributing Author, 2002

World of Criminal Justice, Gale Group (Thomson/West), Contributing Author, 2001

Draw The Line: Guide to A Sexual Harassment Free Workplace", Oasis Press, Book, 1995

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Technology in Law Practice (Seminar), Arizona State Bar, 2008

Media Law (Semester Course), University of Arizona, 1994 - 1995