John Lynch is a seasoned litigator who has successfully handled trials and appeals across a range of industries in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts throughout the country. Prior to joining Rogge Dunn Group, PC, John was a shareholder at a mid-size firm in Dallas, where he specialized in business litigation and creditor’s rights.
A four-time Texas Rising Star and a member of the 2015 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Leadership Class, John is an emerging leader in the Dallas legal industry. In law school, he served as Chief Deputy in the SMU Civil Clinic and as the American Bar Association’s Janet Steiger Fellow in Consumer Protection and Antitrust Law.
A proud native of the Pacific Northwest, John also happens to be the son and grandson of Texans, with roots in the state stretching back to the 1850s. He has lived in Seattle, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Austin, Rome, Italy, and Oaxaca, Mexico. Married and a father of three, John enjoys running, reading about history and politics, and doing projects around his 1923 Craftsman home.
John is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the St. Thomas More Society, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
John has served as Chair of the Finance Council of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, where he and his family are members. He is also active with the University of Dallas alumni community, including his role as a founding member of a group of alumni attorneys.
Representation of business owners who defeated Dallas City Councilman’s proposal to re-name Plano Road to North Lake Highlands Road
Assisted with settlement of disability discrimination case in FINRA arbitration on behalf of former UBS Financial Advisor
Second chair in Florida Federal Court non-compete and trade secrets matter
Settlement of wrongful death lawsuit filed against boiler inspection company in Houston
Second chair in federal court trial and defense verdict for CBRE in Houston totally defeating $1,027,000 claims of former CEO of GEMSA (joint venture with GE Capital that managed $120 billion commercial loan portfolio) who was asserting claims under ERISA
Licensed to practice in all United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in Texas, with experience practicing in all of them. Additional experience practicing pro hac vice in Arkansas bankruptcy court
Obtained favorable result on behalf of large institutional client in appeal to US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which affirmed the dismissal of the Plaintiff’s claims involving an issue of first impression
Lead associate responsible for developing defenses to anti-SLAPP motion in defamation case on behalf of individuals and construction company after former customer engaged in campaign of public harassment of company’s officers
Responsible for creating legal strategy resulting in recovery of additional $485K for commercial lender in Chapter 12 bankruptcy proceeding related to Deepwater Horizon claim funds
Lead counsel managing litigation and developing strategy in defending consumer bankruptcy creditor related to claims with portfolio-wide exposure
2nd chair in Beaumont state court trial, representing publicly-traded company $500K insurance dispute. Responsible for developing litigation strategy, conducting depositions, drafting & arguing motion for summary judgment & pretrial memoranda on law, settlement strategy, & leading settlement discussions
First chair in Federal Court trial representing Plaintiff in dispute regarding $365K secured debt.
Snowden v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., 2015 WL 5123436 (S.D. Tex. 2015)
Odum v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A., 2013 WL 12106146 (S.D.Tex. 2013)
Garcia v. Bank of America, N.A., 2013 WL 12136511 (N.D.Tex. 2013)
Wolf v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., 2013 WL 12136555 (W.D.Tex. 2013)
Whittier v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 2013 WL 5425294 (S.D.Tex. 2013) aff’d, 2014 WL 6791382 (5th Cir. 2014)
Sanchez v. Bank of America, N.A., 2013 WL 3097906 (E.D.Tex. 2013)
Jackson v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., 2015 WL 6907507 (N.D. Tex. 2015), R. & R. adopted, 2015 WL 6866112 ;(N.D. Tex. 2015)
Reddick v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., 2017 WL 6343542 (N.D. Tex. 2017)