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Timothy M. Lynch

Timothy M. Lynch

Founding Attorney
Anchorage, Alaska

Tim has focused his practice on insurance defense since 1972. After clerking for the Superior Court in Anchorage for one year and spending a year with a major insurance defense firm he went out on his own. Since that time he has represented a number of carriers, insureds and self-insureds on a wide range of matters including product liability, professional malpractice, liquor liability, construction defect, nursing and psychological care facilities, coverage and automobile liability. The damages in these cases have ranged from catastrophic injuries (quadriplegia, paraplegia, brain damage, burns and traumatic amputation) to wrongful death.

He has handled a large number of first party actions involving coverage questions, arson and insurance fraud, six of which he tried to a jury. He is a 10-year member of the board of directors and an instructor at the annual training programs for the Alaska Association of Fire and Arson Investigators. He has attended training programs put on by State Farm Fire & Casualty, the Oregon Fire Marshals Office and other public agencies. He has represented a number of carriers in claims, beginning at the scene investigation and statement under oath stages, through successful jury trials and appeal.

After attending the Air Force Language School at Syracuse University and four years in the Air Force, Tim received his B.S. in Political Science and J.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky he spent two years in the Marine Corps Reserve. He is admitted to the Alaska Bar and to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Liquor Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Nursing and Psychological Care Facilities
  • Coverage and Automobile Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Fire Loss

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D.
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Unfair Claims Settlement Practices - 5 Part Series, Claims Magazine, August - December, 2008
  • Legal Year in Review, Claims Magazine, December, 2010


  • Panelist and speaker for Alaska Bar Association CLE: Medicare Secondary Payer Unlocked: the Game Has Changed, Alaska Bar Association, February 18, 2010
  • Municipality of Anchorage Civil Law staff presentation on MMSEA reporting requirements, Municipality of Anchorage, December 14, 2009
  • Alaska Insurance Adjusters presentation on MMSEA reporting requirements, Alaska Bar Association, November 24, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • "BV" Rated - Peer Review (Martindale-Hubbell), 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Council on Litigation Managment (CLM), Member - Education Commitee
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Historians Committee, Member - Board of Directors
  • Alaska Bar Association, Member - Bar Historians Comittee

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Contact The Office

Lynch & Associates, P.C.
711 M Street, Suite 2
Anchorage, AK 99501
Office: 800-787-0463
Fax: 907-278-9498

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While based in Anchorage, we provide legal representation to insurers and insured's in all four judicial districts in the state of Alaska and have appeared in every superior court. No matter where in Alaska your case may be, we can represent you.