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Michael Lynch

 

Washington Court of Appeals

Division II, District Two, Position 2

Michael Lynch

Legal/Judicial Experience: Practiced law in Washington State for 31 years, both at the trial and appellate level, handling both civil and criminal cases and issues. Appointed as an arbitrator by the Thurston County Superior Court. Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Other Professional Experience: Former member of the Client Protection Fund for the Washington State Bar Association. Senior Member, Attorney General’s Office Ethics Committee.

Education: Santa Clara University, B.A. (1977) and Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1980).

Community Service: Officer and board member for various non-profit organizations including the NOVA School and the Cooper Point Association. Social Minister at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church.

Statement: Mike Lynch has practiced law for 31 years. He has acquired expertise in criminal law, working in the criminal justice system developing criminal rules and successfully defending cases that challenged convictions for a variety of crimes. Mike also has extensive experience with civil law, defending a broad range of civil damages lawsuits. Currently, Mike’s the lead attorney for the appellate section of the Torts Division of the Attorney General’s Office. Mike has handled hundreds of cases, in the Washington State Court of Appeals, the Washington State Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to a strong background in both criminal and civil law, Mike’s knowledge of state government is comprehensive. This knowledge is important because the judge you choose for this position must determine whether state government is operating in accordance with Washington’s laws and constitution. Mike knows how government should work and has seen the consequences when it doesn’t.

Mike dedicated his career to serving the public interest and the pursuit of justice. He treats people with respect. As an appellate judge, Mike will work hard to administer the law in a clear and fair manner. Judge Mike’s experience and qualifications for yourself at MikeLynchforJudge.com.


 
Campaign web site:  MikeLynchforJudge.com | Facebook  
Email: electmikelynchforjudge@comcast.net
 
Opponents: Thomas Bjorgen, James Foley, Pam Loginsky, Tom Weaver, Brendan Williams
 
Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION TOM
BJORGEN
JIM
FOLEY
PAM
LOGINSKY
MICHAEL
LYNCH
TOM
WEAVER
BRENDAN
WILLIAMS
Cardozo Society * * Well Qualified * Well
Qualified
*
Justice for Washington
Foundation
Well Qualified Unqualified Well Qualified Well
Qualified
Qualified Unqualified
Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association of Washington
* * * * * Well
Qualified
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
Well Qualified * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* Well
Qualified
*
Washington Association
of Prosecuting Attorneys
Well Qualified Not Rated Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well
Qualified
Qualified Well
Qualified
Washington Defense
Trial Lawyers
Qualified Declined
Participation
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Declined
Partipation
Declined
Participation
Washington
Women Lawyers
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Qualified Qualified *

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

NEWSPAPER TOM
BJORGEN
JIM
FOLEY
PAM
LOGINSKY
MICHAEL
LYNCH
TOM
WEAVER
BRENDAN
WILLIAMS
Kitsap Sun      

 

Finance report:

See individual contributors:
Tom Bjorgen
Jim Foley
Pam Loginsky
Mike Lynch
Tom Weaver
Brendan Williams


 
Media stories:
    August 1, 2012
Sequim Gazette   Appellate candidates attend Sequim debate
    July 25, 2012
The Olympian   Judge Armstrong endorses Bjorgen, Weaver as potential Court of Appeals successors
    July 23, 2012
Kitsap Sun   Kitsap appellate candidates met before in state's highest court
    July 11, 2012
Kitsap Sun   Would-be judges suggest ways to speed up legal process

 
 

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