Dennis E. Lynch
Adjunct Professor of Law
Adjunct Professor Lynch has spent four decades in legal advocacy for hundreds of clients, both rich and poor, in all types of Litigation matters generally and Land Use as well as Municipal Matters specifically. The primary area of emphasis for Attorney Lynch is in Land Use and Civil Rights Litigation. Additionally, Attorney Lynch has extensively represented numerous clients involved in condemnations, tax certiorari cases, removal of public officials, municipal zoning violations, defense of municipalities in land use claims, civil rights actions and an assortment of other legal issues throughout New York State before numerous City, Town and Village governing Boards as well as Planning Boards and Zoning Board of Appeals. In his area of legal emphasis, Attorney Lynch was lead trial and appellate attorney in Orangetown v. Magee, 88 N.Y.2d 41 (1996) which is a landmark property rights case with his clients recovering over $8,000,000 from a New York State municipality plus land use zoning relief.
Aside from his legal services above-mentioned, Attorney Lynch has devoted substantial time to Pro Bono Publico Legal Services outside of land use and municipal issues. On the Federal level, Mr. Lynch was appointed as a Federal Hearing Officer for the 911 Victims Compensation Fund in New York City. On the New York State level, Attorney Lynch also was appointed as a Special Master for the Appellate Division, Second Department and was a New York State Village Court Justice for twenty years. Attorney Lynch has donated his legal services for many other Pro Bono Publico cases.
Adjunct Professor Lynch is a published author in land use and has also served as a Lecturer for New York State Bar Association CLE and the New York Planning Federation Programs. Mr. Lynch also donates his time as an Advisor to the Catholic University of Ghana, West Africa. Mr. Lynch served as Chairman of Project Reconciliation when the late paralyzed Police Officer Steven McDonald and the late Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M. traveled to Northern Ireland to promote reconciliation between Catholics and Protestants, including efforts to change paramilitaries of both religions into peacemakers.
Adjunct Professor Lynch can be contacted at [email protected].
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