Thomas E. Lynch

Thomas ("Tom") E. Lynch, III is a member of the Real Estate Litigation Practice Group and has been a partner and then a principal of Miles & Stockbridge for more than 30 years.  Mr. Lynch has a very diversified litigation and alternative dispute resolution background. Since the mid-1980s, Mr. Lynch has represented industry, large and small businesses, financial institutions and individuals on environmental matters, including environmental litigation, compliance counseling, transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, and contract negotiation. Mr. Lynch also has handled a very broad range of complex litigation matters, including emergency injunctive practice, employment and employment-related litigation, general corporate and civil business litigation, land use and real estate litigation. Mr. Lynch also is one of our most experienced alternative dispute resolution practitioners.

Mr. Lynch also is known for his very broad knowledge and experience on ethics issues. He has participated as a member of the Maryland State Bar Ethics Committee since 1989. Tom was selected by the Maryland Court of Appeals to participate on a committee, chaired by Judge Rodowsky, retired Judge of the Court of Appeals, which rewrote the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct in 2003. He was also selected by the Judges of the Circuit Court for Frederick County to serve as Frederick County’s representative on the Professionalism Task Force headed by a Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. He was thereafter appointed by the Court of Appeals to serve on the Professionalism Commission as the representative from Frederick County and chaired the Professionalism Subcommittee of that body, which drafted the Ideals of Professionalism approved by the Commission and adopted by the Maryland Court of Appeals. Tom now serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of the Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc. and chairs the Subcommittee on Aging Attorneys, Substance Abuse and Other Factors That Affect Professionalism. 

Mr. Lynch also is well recognized for his contributions to his community and to the Maryland and Frederick County Bar Associations. Tom served as the President of the Frederick County Bar Association in 2000. He also was responsible for the creation of a non-profit consensus building organization called the Committee for Frederick County, which he chaired from 1998 until July of 2003. He served as the Vice Chair and then Chair of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee for Frederick County.  Mr. Lynch also serves on the Board of Directors of the Frederick County YMCA and on the Board of Directors of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, having just completed a two year term as its Chair.

As a result of his contributions to his community and to the Bar, Tom was selected by the Daily Record as one of Maryland’s "Leaders in the Law" and, was given a Vision of Character Award by the Character Counts Council of Frederick County.

Prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge in 1980, Mr. Lynch worked for Venable, Baetjer & Howard between 1977 and 1980, working as an associate for Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., who became a distinguished Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


Boston College School of Law, J.D. 1977, Cum Laude, and Order of the Coif

Harvard University, B.A. 1974, Magna Cum Laude



Maryland Court of Appeals

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Supreme Court of the United States



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