The Firm of LVD

The partners at Lynch & Van Dyke have 40 years of experience collectively.  The firm was founded by Attorney Scott Lynch in 1997 following his successful practice from 1991-1997 in the Lewiston/Auburn area.

Attorney David Van Dyke joined the firm in November of 2004 having previously been a partner in an esteemed personal injury and civil litigation firm.  Attorney Van Dyke brings 28 years of experience to the Bar.

Prior to their partnership, the lawyers at Lynch & Van Dyke had regularly been trial court rivals.  Their decision to unite has successfully combined extensive litigation strengths under one roof.

This firm lives by two time tested rules:

1.  We are State wide trial lawyers, not paper pushers.
2.  A good settlement is no accident.

Scott J. Lynch

Scott J. Lynch, Esq. is a Partner of the firm. Scott graduated magna cum laude in 1988 from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a BA in History. He graduated in 1991 from the University Of Maine School Of Law with a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law) degree. Scott was admitted to the bar in Maine in 1991 and to the U.S. District Court for Maine that same year. In 1995, he was admitted to practice before the First Federal Circuit Court. Scott has practiced personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, civil litigation, land use and zoning, and criminal law in central and southern Maine for twenty one years. He has handled cases in nearly every court in the State of Maine from small claims to homicide. He has tried cases and settled cases amounting to millions of dollars. Scott has represented other lawyers, engineers, accountants, real estate professionals, college students, business owners, outdoorsman and employees from all walks of life. Scott is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, the Androscoggin County Bar Association, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, and the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and is proud to represent the injured and disadvantaged. Scott has served on the Lewiston City Council, as Member and Chairman of the Lewiston School Committee, the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council, and the L.A. Loan Committee. Scott is a Little League coach, soccer coach, an avid runner (5K, 10K, 13.1) and an outdoorsman. Scott was educated and raised in Fairfield, Maine and currently resides in Lewiston with his wife, Darlene, and their three children.

David J. Van Dyke

David J. Van Dyke is a Partner of the firm. He was educated at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.A. 1981) magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Harvard University (J.D. 1984) and was associate editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. He has been admitted to the State Bars of Massachusetts, New York, and Maine (presently active only in Maine); Federal Bars of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of Massachusetts and District of Maine; First Circuit Court of Appeals and also admitted to case-specific practice in Tennessee and Florida, among other jurisdictions. David is principally engaged in commercial and complex criminal litigation, with significant trial experience as well in international law (commercial litigation between the United States and the United Kingdom and litigation under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act/Extra-Judicial Killing Act), personal injury, medical malpractice and domestic relations/family law work. Significant cases include: (Criminal) Has defended six murder cases, multiple Class “A” and “B” felonies (State Court) and numerous drug distribution (cocaine, heroin, ecstacy, opiates and other drugs), firearm by felon, child pornography (production and possession) and white collar fraud and other crimes (Federal Court). (Civil) Has prosecuted contract claims against foreign corporations, served as trial counsel in a class action medical-insurance fraud case pending in the New York State trial court (New York City), has obtained a $21 million Judgment against the Republic of Cuba (Sullivan v. Cuba), and has collected multiple millions of dollars in recoveries for civil clients over the past 28 years. David has authored a novel and coached travel soccer and youth basketball. He is also a former amateur travel photographer to four continents and co-founded the Harvard Law School Armadillo (social) Club 1981-84. Born in Waukegan, Illinois, Attorney Van Dyke resides principally in Lewiston with his wife of more than twenty years, Karen, and their two sons.

Legal Staff

Kimberly Girouard

Kimberly Girouard is the bookkeeper and office coordinator for the firm.  She has been working in office/ financial management for over 20 years. Kimberly was educated in southern Maine and studied early childhood education and accounting at Southern Maine Technical College.  She currently resides in Greene with her husband Jeff, step-daughter Jordan and their three dogs and two cats. Kim also has two sons currently serving in the United States Navy. Her son Joe, Chief Petty Officer, is a Navy Special Operations Explosive Ordnance Technician and her son Michael, Third Class Petty Officer, is a Navy Nuclear Reactor Operator. Kimberly enjoys spending her time with her family whether it is at the ocean, shopping at the malls, off discovering new cities or just out for a walk. She is also an avid animal lover and volunteered at the local animal shelter for many years.
Katherine Ledger

Katherine Ledger is the paralegal for David Van Dyke.  She graduated from Deering High School in 1973 with a background in secretarial sciences. Katherine has been a legal secretary for 26 years in the local community and for the last 4 years as paralegal to Attorney Van Dyke. Her experience includes the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, criminal law and knowledge of filing in the District, State, Federal and Appeal Courts.  Katherine lives in Auburn and is a long time experienced German Shepherd owner who spends time with her two Shepherds Jake and Camille who are active in obedience, scent tracking and agility.  Katherine also keeps busy marketing her homemade chocolates known as The Chocolate Shepherd.
Kathy Snape

Kathy Snape is the paralegal for Scott Lynch.  She has worked in the legal field for over 30 years and specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal law, family law and civil litigation.  Kathy began her legal profession right out of high school and has dedicated herself to the profession she loves.    Kathy has been a notary public for over 30 year and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm.  Kathy resides in Auburn, has two adult children and is looking forward to her new grandchild.  Kathy enjoys the ocean, camping, hiking and spending time with her family, friends and adopted grandchildren.  
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