Thomas E. Lynch, III Elected to New Community Leadership Roles


Date: 07 / 24 / 19

Type: Firm News

Headshot_0001_Lynch-Thomas-E-215.jpgThomas E. Lynch, III, Frederick resident and a principal in the Frederick office of the law firm Miles & Stockbridge, has been elected to serve in two new community leadership roles as president of the Maryland Bar Foundation and vice chair of Frederick Community College’s Board of Trustees.

Maryland Bar Foundation

Lynch is leading the Maryland Bar Foundation, which works in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association to impact local communities through access to justice and public understanding of the law. Every year, the Foundation gives tens of thousands of dollars in financial support to local nonprofits working toward these efforts.

Frederick Community College

Lynch was initially appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to the Board of Trustees of Frederick Community College in 2017 to complete the term of a Trustee who moved from the area. The seven-member board works to ensure the integrity of the College, to approve policies and procedures for the College, and to entrust the administration of those policies to the college president.

Deep Community Commitment

Lynch is the longest serving member of the Maryland State Bar Ethics Committee and served for a number of years as vice chair of the Maryland Professionalism Center, a board appointed by the Maryland Court of Appeals. He is past president of the Frederick Bar Association and has held many Maryland State Bar Association positions, including Ethics Committee chair.

He has served in leadership roles for numerous community organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce of Frederick County (Executive Committee member and board chair), the Frederick County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (member and then chair), the Frederick County Board of Education Ethics Committee (member and then chair), the Community Foundation of Frederick County (member and then chair), the YMCA (board member), Daybreak Adult Day Care, Inc. (board member), the Church of the Brethren Learning Center (board member), and the Committee for Frederick County (chair). He currently serves on the Business and Industry Cabinet of the Frederick County Executive.

In 2003, Lynch was honored as the recipient of a “Leadership in the Law” Award from The Daily Record and in 2017 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the same publication.  In 2011, he was honored by the Frederick County Bar Association with the W. Jerome Offutt Award for Professionalism. He also was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in Baltimore for his work in Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation and Real Estate Law. Lynch is also proud to note that he overcame his fear of acting to play the role of Judge James Wilson in the musical 1776 at the Weinberg Center.