Karen L Lynch
Karen L Lynch


Karen L. Lynch :

Admitted to the bar in 1992.

Education:  California State University, Fresno (BA Psychology) 1981, MA Psychology 1989; University of Nebraska (JD) 1990, U.S. District Court Eastern and Northern Districts of California.

Prior Employment
Parichan, Renberg, Crossman, & Harvey (1992-1999), partner 1998-1999.
Stammer, McKnight, Barnum & Bailey (1999-2001)

Jacobson, Hansen Najarian and McQuillian  (2001-2008) partner 2005

Ms. Lynch has a general civil litigation practice as  a defense and plaintiff’s counsel.  She also has a state and federal criminal law practice. Areas of civil litigation in federal and state courts include professional negligence, bodily injury, personal injury (defamation), breach of contract, construction defect, employment, agriculture (crop loss), products liability, conservatorships, and environmental law. She practices throughout the counties of the Central Valley from Fresno to Kern to Kings to Madera to Mariposa (Yosemite) to Merced to Stanislaus to Tulare counties.  Ms. Lynch also practices in the counties of  Monterey, Placer and San Francisco. Ms. Lynch is an active member of a number of community and legal organizations and is past President and currently continuing as head of public relations for the San Joaquin Chapter of Liga International (aka “The Flying Doctors of Mercy”).  Ms. Lynch was on the Fresno National Women’s Political Caucus board as the 2012 California Director. Ms. Lynch received the Fresno County Women Lawyers’ Pauline Hanson Award in 2004, for extraordinary service to the community, the legal profession, and particularly to the advancement of women and for professional excellence.  In 2005, Ms. Lynch received the Fresno County Young Lawyers’ Judge Blaine Pettitt Mentor award, and in 2006, she received the Marjaree Mason Center’s “Top Ten Business Professional Women of the Year” award. In October of 2011 and 2014, Ms. Lynch was recognized by Central California Legal Services with the State Bar of California, Board of Governors Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for voluntary provision of legal services to the poor. On May 21, 2014, the Better Business Bureau of Central California and Inland Empire honored Karen L. Lynch, Inc. A Profession Law Corporation with the 8th Annual 2014 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence,  as an outstanding small local for-profit business that has demonstrated a commitment to the highest ethical standards a business can have, both in operations and in terms of integrity, reliability and responsiveness to employees, vendors and customers which is the first time a law firm has been recognized. On Law Day May 1, 2015, Ms. Lynch was recognized by the Fresno County Bar Association, Pro Bono Services Section, as Attorney of the Year for her superior leadership, dedication and commitment to increase access to justice.




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