Law School - Alabama, University of
Bar Admission - 11/15/1974
Law Office Locations:
Union Springs, Montgomery
Geographic Areas Served:
All Counties in Alabama
Lynn Jinks has been practicing law for 39 years. His practice has been
concentrated in representing people and small businesses in court. He
focuses on personal injury cases involving catastrophic injury and
death. He is also involved in a number of complex litigation matters,
multi-district litigation cases and class actions. He has offices in
Montgomery, AL and Union Springs, AL but his practice is nationwide. He
is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Louisiana, New York and the
District of Columbia.
Areas of Practice:
Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation
Consumer Protection Litigation
Estate & Trust Litigation
Farm and Agricultural Product Defects
Home Construction Defects
District of Columbia
Lynn Jinks is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice. In addition to
his representation of persons and small businesses, he has represented a
number of municipalities, hospitals and other medical providers,
financial institutions and insurance companies. He has been recognized
as an Alabama Super Lawyer.
Lynn Jinks’ family has a long history of law related activities. His
great grandfather practiced law in Bullock and Montgomery counties
around the beginning of the 20th century. His grandfather
served Bullock County as Probate Judge and later as Circuit Clerk and
his father practiced law in Alabama for over 50 years.
Lynn Jinks has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama
and a Law Degree from the University of Alabama. He was admitted to the
practice of law in 1974. Upon his admission he began a clerkship for the
Alabama Supreme Court, as law clerk for the Honorable James Coleman.
Following that, he went on active duty in the United States Navy as
Staff Judge Advocate for the Eighth Naval District. While on active duty
he was the Admiralty Officer for the 8th Naval District,
certified as a claims officer for the Navy, appointed a legal assistance
officer and was certified as both trial and defense counsel for special
and general courts-martial. He is a graduate of the Naval Justice
School in Newport, Rhode Island and is licensed to practice before the
Court of Military Appeals.
Lynn Jinks is licensed to practice in all the courts in the States where
he is admitted to practice. He is admitted to practice before the
Supreme Court of the United States, where he has appeared both as
counsel for a party and as counsel for Amici Curiae. He has been a member of the Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association.
Lynn Jinks has been active in community affairs. He has served on the
Board of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. He has been recognized
for his outstanding community service by the Bullock County Voters
League. He has served on the Board of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.
He is currently serving on the Board of the Alabama Partnership for
Children (link), an organization that has received national recognition
for its promotion of early childhood education. He is a member of the
First United Methodist Church of Union Springs, Alabama, where he serves
as church council chairperson. He has been married for forty-one years
to Charlotte Vaughan Jinks.
After completing his tour of active duty, Mr. Jinks returned to Alabama
where he began his private law practice in 1978. He has successfully
handled many multi-million dollar cases. He has extensive experience in
almost every branch of civil litigation, including personal injury,
wrongful death, medical and legal malpractice, other categories of
professional malpractice, securities litigation, product liability,
class action practice, complex litigation, probate litigation, will
contests, business litigation, consumer fraud, life insurance litigation
and litigation involving large estates. He has had a leadership role in
several national class action matters, including those involving
genetically modified rice, anti-trust involving health insurers and
medical providers and anti-trust in the trading of credit default swaps.