Joshua E. Lynn is a founding partner of Lynn & O’Brien, LLP. As a Santa Barbara native, Josh started his career here in the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. During his 15 years there, Josh became a Senior Prosecutor, Chief Trial Deputy and Acting District Attorney and, notably, was the lead prosecutor in the first degree murder conviction of Jesse James Hollywood. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Thomas Guerry Award for Excellence.
Since entering private practice Josh has been focused on client relationships and problem solving. His zealous client representation and extensive trial experience have proved invaluable to a vast array of clients. Josh is a skilled trial attorney with significant jury trial experience. He focuses on civil claims involving construction and labor law, premises liability, personal injury, professional and medical negligence, civil rights violations, breach of contract and property disputes and has successfully prosecuted and defended these cases. Josh leads much of the firm’s major litigation and brings unparalleled jury trial experience to every client’s current or potential need to litigate virtually any matter. Within one year after leaving the District Attorney’s office, Josh won over $9 million in jury verdicts, penalties, and fees in a major construction fraud trial.
Josh earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at UC Santa Cruz where he graduated in 1992. Josh then went on to attend The University of San Diego School of Law where he was graduated in 1995 and was the recipient of the American Juris Prudence Award. During his law school career Josh was President of the Public Interest Law Foundation.
Josh is a member of the California Bar and is admitted to all State and Federal courts in California. Josh has been happily married to Dee Dee for 21 years, and is the proud father of two children.