JOHN J. LYNCH
Born in Boston to Irish parents, Jack received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, and received his law degree from Dalhousie University, also in Halifax. He began his legal career in 1970 with the United States Marine Corps as a legal officer with the First Marine Division. Jack attended the Naval Justice School in Newport, RI, after which he served as a Chief Defense Counsel for First Marine Division in Vietnam.
Jack has long been an active member of the Damariscotta community, having served as President of the Board of Trustees for Lincoln Academy, Board of Trustees for Skidompha Public Library, and the Damariscotta Appeals Board. He also served as President of the Parish Counsel for St. Patrick’s Church. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Seven Rivers Habitat for Humanity in Bath.
Jack lives in Damariscotta with his wife Martha. They have two grown daughters. When not at the office, Jack can be found either building stonewalls with his tractor or playing with his grandchildren.
A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Matt fell in love with New England while in high school when he attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Matt also holds a Master’s Degree from Oxford University, England. Prior to obtaining his law degree from the University of Virginia, Matt was a business consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC in Washington, D.C. Matt was a member of the corporate practice group at Pierce Atwood, LLP in Portland, Maine before partnering with Jack in 2006 to form Lynch & Newman.
Matt has served on the Board of Trustees of the Topsham Public Library since 2009 and is currently its President. Matt also serves on the investment committee of Skidompha Library in Damariscotta and is a former member of the Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary club. When he is not practicing law, Matt can be found walking his dog and officemate Harvey in the woods or having a beer at Oxbow Brewery in nearby Newcastle. An avid hockey fan, player and coach, Matt lives in Topsham, Maine with his wife Suzanna and their children Alexander and Lilian.