"I draw on my experience from twenty years of practice so I can be a real problem solver for my clients."
- Maura Lynch  

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Maura L. Lynch, Principal

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Maura LynchMaura L. Lynch joined Rismiller Law Group in November of 2010, expanding her practice from exclusively Criminal Law to include Family Law and Juvenile Law. While working at Rismiller Law, Ms. Lynch has assisted clients in addressing complex custody issues. She helps clients cooperate with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Montgomery County Police Department. Ms. Lynch is able to draw upon her experience working with the Department of Health and Human Services and the criminal justice system to help her clients achieve optimal results.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lynch worked for the Office of the State’s Attorney in Montgomery County Maryland. As a prosecutor, she was a member of the Family Violence Team, the Community Prosecution Team, Silver Spring Felony Prosecution Team as well as the District Court and Juvenile Teams. In her role as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Ms. Lynch tried approximately 30 jury trials, and countless trials before a judge.

Ms. Lynch assisted with projects in Silver Spring, including abating the nuisance of the Days Inn and the Quebec Terrace area. Ms. Lynch was co-chair of the executive committee of the Weed and Seed program, a program focusing on crime reduction in the New Hampshire Avenue area of Silver Spring. The focus of the program was to galvanize communities to combat crime by cooperating with law enforcement.

Before her work with the State’s Attorney’s Office of Montgomery County, Maryland, Ms. Lynch worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Montgomery County for six years. Her case load was diverse and ranged in complexity from public nuisance misdemeanors to child abuse cases, homicides and sexual assault matters. Throughout her six years in the Office of the Public Defender, Ms. Lynch participated in approximately 50 jury trials and innumerable bench trials. From 1990 to 1995, she worked for the Office of the Public Defender in Prince George’s County Maryland. While there, Ms. Lynch practiced in District Court, Juvenile Court and Circuit Court and her case load ranged in complexity from incarcerable traffic offenses to serious felonies. She also assisted parents who were charged with neglecting their children, and guided them through the reunification process.

Ms. Lynch is a graduate of Loyola College of Baltimore and received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Baltimore Law School.

Ms. Lynch was a member of the Executive Committee of the Montgomery County Bar Association and an active member of the American Inns of Court. She was on the Family Justice Center Advisory Board and is currently spearheading a project to provide legal services to the clients of the Family Justice Center. Previously, she served as Co-Chair of the Juvenile Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Ms. Lynch is active in Community of Concern, an organization that works with adolescents and their parents to combat the use of alcohol and drugs and speaks frequently at local High Schools on alcohol and drug laws.

Training
Child Counsel Training – Best Interest Attorney Circuit Court

  • Maryland
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
  • Loyola College of Baltimore
  • Preparing for Success Forum – Active participant in planning, presentation and social media
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Executive Committee; Juvenile Law Section Co-Chair, Leadership Committee
  • American Inns of Court
  • Weed and Seed Program, Executive Committee Co-Chair
  • Family Justice Center, Foundation Board Member – Secretary, Legal Counsel; Initiative Social Media
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers, 2013 – present
  • National Association of Counties – Achievement Award
  • Part of Cultural/Legal Exchange thru SAO to Russia – Domestic Violence Presentations

Such a Rare Person

"I just want to thank you for your caring heart and the incredibly hard work you put in for my case.  I needed your understanding and you gave me more than just that, you are such a rare person.  I hope all of your clients recognize your mix of strength and tenderness."


We put our granddaughter’s future in your hands

"We put our granddaughter’s future in your hands and you did everything you could to get the best solution for her. You took this case on with such energy and you worked so hard. Believe me when I say that I appreciate the time and effort you put into this. It was obvious to all of us."


Thank goodness you showed them the truth

"This whole matter started out so badly for us. We were so afraid that the court wouldn’t see the truth. Thank goodness you showed them the truth over and over again."


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