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Skilled in litigation, arbitration, and mediation, including complex divorce and related domestic relations matters, Attorney Bill Lynch has over 30 years of experience representing clients before virtually every court and government agency in Rhode Island.


In addition to litigation experience, Bill has tremendous expertise in assisting clients in the areas of governmental relations and on legislative issues. Bill has tremendous expertise and experience as a government consultant having represented numerous individual and institutional clients in all areas at the executive, legislative and regulatory levels.


Bill previously served as the Chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party for over 12 years, the longest leadership term of any party in Rhode Island history.


Bill has successfully represented clients in numerous and varied areas of litigation including personal injury, corporate litigation, and criminal defense and has practiced before all RI courts.



Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Governmental & Legislative Consulting


Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1982
  • S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1984
  • S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1984
  • S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, Connecticut



  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D. 1982
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, B.A. 1979
    Major: Political Science
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1976
  • Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, Rhode Island


 Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 50 Lawyers - Family Law - Rhode Island - 2023
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, “Top 10”, 2022, 2017, 2016
  • RI Monthly Professional Excellence: Law, 2019-2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction in Family and Divorce Law, 2018
  • “10 Best” Family Lawyers in RI by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015-2020
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, “10 Best”, 2015-2020
  • Martindale Hubbell Preeminent Attorneys, 2019-2020
  • National Law Journal, Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
  • Chairman, Rhode Island Democratic Party, 1998-2010
  • Rhode Island Rehabilitation Association Legislator of the Year, 1989


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center, Past Vice-Chair/Member
  • Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club, Director, 1989 – Present
  • Raphael Academy, Past Director
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court Bar Association, Member (Past)
  • Pawtucket Bar Association, President, 2013 – 2014


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