Daniel F. Lynch

Attorney at Law

20 Vesey Street, Suite 410

New York, New York  10007

(212) 571-4888

Fax: (212) 571-4848

email: dlynch4@nyc.rr.com



















Daniel F. Lynch practices primarily Criminal Defense and Civil Rights law. Daniel has tried over 50 criminal cases to verdict, prevailing on a majority of his trials.

He has tried a wide variety of felonies and misdemeanors, including three homicide cases.  He has successfully brought suit against the City of New York for Section 1983, false arrest, police brutality, and other civil rights violations.

The Law Office of Daniel F. Lynch is located in Downtown Manhattan, and is accessible from all major subway lines (click for map).

Daniel began his career as a Legal Aid Attorney from 1988 though 1993.

Daniel Lynch, as a young public defender featured in New York Newsday, August 15, 1993




Daniel Lynch opened his Law Office on November 1, 1993.

In June, 1995, he won a settlement in a discrimination case against New York City OTB, Cox v. OTB, 94 Civ. 5477 (LAK). Click for OTB Lawsuit info (OTB).

In January, 1997, he secured an acquittal for his client in the first Murder, First Degree trial in New York City under the new statute. The New York Daily News reported twice on the case, each time quoting Daniel Lynch, see "Drama, ID at Bodega Murder Trial", NY Daily News, 1/23/97, L-1, "No Death for Bodega Slayer" NY Daily News, 2/3/97, L-1.

In March, 1997, he won a settlement on behalf of a former administrator at New York University, in a hostile work environment claim, Petro v. N.Y.U., 96 Civ 7723 (DAB).

In February, 1998, Daniel F. Lynch became Of Counsel to the Law Office of Ronald L. Kuby, the reknowned Civil Rights lawyer. (bio)  (more info) .

In March, 1998, he secured a $200,000 settlement in the case of Howlen v. City of New York, 97 Civ 6544 (JSR), for a client who had been convicted based upon the testimony of "Dirty 30" police officers. (Info on Police Corruption).

Ossining, New York was the site of a police shooting death in August of 1998. On behalf of Ron Kuby's office, Daniel represented the family of the young man slain by local police. He was interviewed live on Westchester cable news channel RNN, was interviewed by CBS news reporter David Diaz, and appeared on local newscasts on CBS, Fox5 and NBC. (video will be added to this site at a later date).

Daniel appeared on CourtTV's  "Pros and Cons" show in July of 1999, on behalf of photographer/artist Spencer Tunick while Ron Kuby fought to prevent NYC from blocking Tunick's photo shoots. (more info on Tunick case. (video will be added to this site at a later date).

He represented a client in a notorious double-homicide in Queens County in December of 1999. The Daily News reported on this case. (seach Daily News archive for article).

The Law Office of Daniel F. Lynch has also represented many clients who practice political civil disobedience, including four people arrested for protesting the City's sale of Community Gardens in 1999. All charges against these four clients were ultimately dismissed, and a civil lawsuit from this action resulted in a settlement of behalf of the client, Luck v. NYC, 99 Civ. 10568 (VM).(read about Garden protests), (more), (more).

In 2000, two clients arrested at a demonstration about the Presidential election were exonerated by a complete dismissal of all charges. Daniel also secured a settlement in the civil action that followed, Cross and Meyers v. NYC, 01 Civ 7850 (BSJ).

In October, 2001, Daniel filed a lawsuit in the N.Y. Court of Claims on behalf of Lamar Palmer, an innocent man wrongly convicted of robbery in 2001. He was featured in a Newsday article about this case, on October 23, 2001, see below. Daniel secured a settlement in Palmer v. State in January, 2003.

In January, 2003, Daniel won a substantial settlement in a police brutality case on behalf of his client, Chow v. NYC, 02 Civ 2807 (RMB). The case was featured in an article in the Chinese World Journal on January 30, 2003, see below:

Other reported cases include People v. Spiegel, 693 N.Y.S.2d 393, People v. Bell, et.al., 659 N.Y.S.2d 713, People v. Voelker, 658 N.Y.S.2d 180, People v. Smyth, 650 N.Y.S.2d 821, People v. Downing, (AP Story), People v. Charkravartti, (NYC DOI Press Release).



Born:  November 17, 1963

Rockville Centre, NY


Admitted to Practice of Law in the State of New York,

Second Department, March 22, 1989

Admitted in United States District Court,

Southern District of New York, November 9, 1993

Eastern District of New York, September 12, 1997


Juris Doctor Degree: 

University of Notre Dame Law School, 1988

South Bend, Indiana

(link to ND Law)

(Published in Journal of College & University Law)


Bachelor of Arts: 

University of Scranton, 1985

Scranton, Pennsylvania

(link to U of Scranton)

(Baseball pitcher, '82 - '85)


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