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Contact: Michael Avitzur
Director of Government Relations

Boston Bar Association Mourns Passing of Judge James P. Lynch, Jr.

         BOSTON – The Boston Bar Association issued the following statement upon learning that Judge James P. Lynch, Jr., retired Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, 1988 winner of the BBA’s Haskell Cohn Distinguished Judicial Service Award, and former BBA president, died yesterday:

         "Judge James P. Lynch demonstrated throughout his distinguished career the qualities of mind and character reflecting the highest ideals of the legal profession. With a rare combination of intellect, integrity, vigor and compassion, he enhanced the administration of justice, elevated confidence in the Commonwealth’s judiciary, and the earned deep respect, admiration, and affection of members of the bench and bar alike. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his children, Kathleen Lynch Moncata and Thomas J. Lynch."

Visiting Hours, Friday, February 26 from 4 pm to 8 pm at George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington Street (Route 16) Wellesley
Funeral Mass, Saturday, February 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Wellesley

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.