Robert P. Lynch

Robert P. LynchPhone: (202) 785-0123 x 11
Fax: (240) 802-2808

Mr. Lynch is a life-long Bethesda resident and a graduate of the Landon School in 1977. Mr. Lynch attended Villanova University from 1977 to 1981 and received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He then attended St. Mary’s University Law School in San Antonio, Texas and received his law degree in 1985. In 2013, Mr. Lynch was named a “Super Lawyer” of the Washington, D.C. area by publisher Thomson Reuters. Macleay, Lynch and Lapidus, P.C. has also been recognized by US News and World Report as a “Best Law Firm.”

In 1991, Mr. Lynch joined Macleay, Lynch, Gregg & Lynch, P.C.  He became a Partner at the firm in 1995. Mr. Lynch’s experience at the firm has covered a broad range of civil litigation including race and employment discrimination, premises liability, automobile negligence (including wrongful death claims) and insurance coverage issues related to the leased vehicle industry.

Mr. Lynch has served as lead counsel in dozens of trials pending in the District of Columbia Courts. He has secured defense verdicts in three rear-end collisions and judgments in a wide variety of slip and fall cases, some involving serious personal injury (e.g., closed head trauma). His litigation experience extends to international cases including matters involving Russian adoptions and a catastrophic flood of a power plant on the west coast of Mexico.

Mr. Lynch has participated in over seventy binding arbitrations in a variety of forums, obtaining favorable and costs effective results for the firm’s clients. A substantial majority of the arbitration awards were lower than the last settlement offer tendered by the defense. Most importantly, Mr. Lynch’s arbitration experience has limited his clients’ trial related litigation costs.

Mr. Lynch has successfully defended appeals before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in areas of defamation, premises liability and motor vehicle negligence. Mr. Lynch is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (1985), the District of Columbia Bar Association (1989) and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (1991).


  • Villanova University (B.A., 1981)
  • St. Mary’s University (J.D., 1985)


  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1991