John M. Lynch
John M. Lynch has always been drawn to the role of an advocate. Through rigorous preparation and sensitivity to clients’ perspectives, he seeks creative solutions to achieve success for the firm’s clients in SettlePou’s Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Litigation, and Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy practices. He takes great pride in his role as counselor and officer of the court and believes that they go hand in hand with his responsibility to the firm’s clients and the community.
As the son of a bankruptcy attorney, John is pleased to be following in his father’s footsteps as he concentrates his practice on representing financial institutions in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. This natural interest in the balance between consumer rights and the enforcement of creditors’ rights was fostered in law school, where he served as Chief Deputy in the SMU Civil Clinic and as the American Bar Association’s Janet Steiger Fellow in Consumer Protection and Antitrust Law. John tackles complex legal issues for the firm’s clients and achieves sensible solutions that preserve individuals’ dignity while protecting his clients’ financial interests.
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, running, reading about history and politics, and doing projects around the house. He is a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, he still roots for the Seahawks, Mariners, and Washington Huskies.
University of Dallas, B.A. in Politics, 2004; National Merit Scholar; Studied in Rome, Italy, and Oaxaca, Mexico; Alumni Class Representative
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2009; Science & Technology Law Review; Dean’s Scholar; National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist; ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Regional Quarterfinalist; Chief Deputy, SMU Civil Clinic
Admissions & Honors
Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, published by Thompson Reuters (2016, 2017)
Texas State Bar Admittance, 2009
All Federal District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in the state of Texas, 2010 - present
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Patrick Higginbotham Inn of Court, Associate, 2010-2011