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Melody B. Lynch

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407-418-6447

melody.lynch@lowndes-law.com

Melody Lynch is a litigator and founding member of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and eDiscovery Group. Lynch focuses her legal practice on complex business litigation, banking litigation, probate & trust litigation, guardianship, intellectual property litigationlabor & employment litigation, family law and step-parent adoption. She has worked on matters involving a wide variety of business disputes, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, non-disclosure agreements and trade secrets. Her estate litigation practice focuses on matters involving wills, trusts, or guardianships.

A frequent author and lecturer on the topics of employment law, eDiscovery, workplace privacy, and technology, Melody assists clients in preparing document retention and destruction policies. She has litigated complex cases involving voluminous amounts of electronically stored information (ESI), designing review platforms and managing document preservation, collection, and production efforts through settlement or trial.

The court room isn’t the only stage on which Melody has appeared. Before pursuing her career in law, Melody attended college on a ballet scholarship and danced with a professional ballet company as an apprentice dancer. Lynch received her bachelor’s degree from Butler University, is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and holds an M.B.A from Stetson University. She often calls on her educational background, augmented by experience, to counsel clients on complex business and employment matters. She has represented clients in the health care, environmental, hospitality, and banking industries, among others.

Additionally, Lynch is heavily involved in the Central Florida community and has been awarded with the Presidential Leadership Award by the Orange County Bar Association. Additionally she was named "40 under 40" by the Orlando Business Journal. She holds positions on boards of several organizations, which are all included below. She is a Guardian ad Litem for the Legal Aid Society where she represents the interests of abused and neglected children. She is a pro bono attorney for Seniors First where she represents the interests of indigent elderly wards. 

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Community Activities

  • Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, President-Elect, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Children’s Home Society (Central Florida Region), Past Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Past Donor Relations Committee Chair
  • Frederick Leadership Initiative, Past Chair
  • Legal Aid Society, Guardian ad Litem
  • Seniors First, Pro bono guardianship attorney and guardianship of the property instructor
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 94
  • First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, Elder
  • College Park Methodist Church, Child Development Center, Board of Directors
  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Circle Member
  • Central Florida Partnership, Young Professionals Advisory Council, Inaugural Member
  • United Arts of Central Florida, SmARTboards Graduate
  • Lake Highland Preparatory School, Board of Visitors, Past Member

Recognition

  • Orange County Bar Association Presidential Leadership Award, 2018
  • Orlando Business Journal “40 under 40,” 2016
  • AFP National Philanthropy Day Emerging Leader, 2017
  • Legal Aid Society New Attorney Award of Excellence, 2012
  • Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyer Pro Bono Award of Excellence, 2011
  • Recognized as a “Florida Rising Stars” by Florida Super Lawyers, 2010-2018
  • Recognized as a Florida Legal Elite “Up & Comer,” by Florida TrendMagazine, 2011-2012, 2014 and 2016
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Federal Judicial Intern, Honorable Mark A. Pizzo, U.S., Magistrate Judge Middle District of Florida
  • Anthony Battaglia Excellence in Leadership Award, Stetson University College of Law
  • Moot Court Board, Stetson University College of Law
  • Trial Team, Stetson University College of Law
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Merit Award
  • Named to the 2019 Awesome Attorney List by Orlando Family Magazine

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, Chair
  • Federal Bar Association, Orlando Chapter, Board of Directors, Past Vice President of Programs
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association, Bench Bar Board of Directors
  • Stetson Lawyers Association Advisory Council

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