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.
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.
Office of Daniel F. Lynch is located in Downtown Manhattan, and is accessible
from all major subway lines (click
Daniel began his career as a Legal Aid Attorney from 1988 though 1993.
Lynch, as a young public defender featured in New York Newsday, August
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
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)
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
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),
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
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:
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).
November 17, 1963
to Practice of Law in the State of New York,
Department, March 22, 1989
in United States District Court,
District of New York, November 9, 1993
District of New York, September 12, 1997
of Notre Dame Law School, 1988
to ND Law)
in Journal of College & University Law)
of Scranton, 1985
to U of Scranton)
pitcher, '82 - '85)
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