Our Team: Partners

Gregory Lynch

Partner

Overview

Greg Lynch is a seasoned trial lawyer. Greg’s practice focuses primarily on business and commercial litigation matters. Greg is particularly known for his negotiation skills, and he often saves his clients extra expense by settling cases before they go to trial. When a case does go to trial, Greg’s reputation as an accomplished trial lawyer precedes him. As a skilled negotiator, he is in demand as a mediator and arbitrator, and serves as a judge pro tempore in state court.

When not in court, Greg is negotiating life with his wife Leslie and their many rescue pets. They enjoy hiking, fishing, horseback riding and spending time at their cabin.

Experience

He is admitted to practice before all Oregon courts, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He represents the eastern Oregon Catholic Diocese of Baker and he prepared and filed the amicus brief for the Physicians for Compassionate Care in the U.S. Supreme Court assisted-suicide case of (Gonzales v. Oregon, 2006). He also counsels clients in drafting and negotiating contracts, as well as other business law matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Law
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctorate, teaching assistant in the Legal Writing Honors Program
  • University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Arts, economics

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • Circuit Judge Pro Tempore for 20 years
  • Oregon State Bar, member
  • Oregon Association of Defense Attorneys, member
  • Oregon Association of Hospital Attorneys, member
  • National Association of Health Care Attorneys, member
  • National Association of Diocesan Attorneys, member
  • Central Oregon Bar Association, former vice president, former president, member
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, former lawyer representative
  • Oregon State Bar Animal Law Section, former chair
  • The Oregon Trial Advocacy College, former instructor
  • Campaign for Equal Justice, former executive committee member

Civic Activities

  • Humane Society of Ochocos, board of directors member
  • Humane Society of Ochocos, former president of the board of directors
  • Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, board of trustees, former member
  • Crook County Planning Commission, former member
  • Greg was a hospice volunteer for many years

Publications

  • When Starting a Business, Don’t Forget to Consider the "What Ifs."

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