Francis (Frank) Lynch was born and raised near Rockford, Illinois. He attended Boylan High School and Southern Illinois University. He graduated from SIU in three years with University Honors, appointment as the Student Presenter at the Departmental Colloquium on American fiction, and a Bachelors Degree in English.
He attended Southern Illinois University School of Law. While at SIU he authored two articles, which were published in the Southern Illinois Law Journal, and became a lead articles editor for the journal in his third year. Lynch received his JD in 1983.
In 1997, two Springfield Plaintiffs attorneys, Bruce Beeman and Randall Wolter, asked Frank Lynch to join them in a Plaintiffs Litigation and Tort practice.
Wolter, Beeman & Lynch now serves Springfield, Illinois as a general litigation firm, concentrating in Plaintiffs trial work. The firm cases include: automobile accidents, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, professional liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, premises liability, products liability, personal injuries, workers compensation injuries, liquor and DRAM shop liability and general jury trials. Frank has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements. With Bruce Beeman he obtained the highest jury verdict in Sangamon County history for over $24,000,000.00 arising out of an automobile accident.
Frank Lynch has been a lecturer, speaker and author for the Southern Illinois Law Journal, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois Defense Research Institute, the Illinois Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Through the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education he has written on issues of evidence, trial procedure, discovery, and Illinois Workers Compensation Commission practice and procedure. Frank was selected the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for the IICLE.
He has received the highest peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and as a result of his rating, Wolter, Beeman & Lynch is an AV rated law firm.
Lynch has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network, an Illinois Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, and one of the top lawyers in Illinois as published in Chicago Lawyer. He is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Barrister of the Lincoln/Douglas Inn of Court.
Lynch is a member of the National Association of Eagle Scouts. He is a past board member, trustee member, and board president of the Springfield YMCA. For several years he served as a community fund panel volunteer for the Springfield United Way. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Springfield United Way. Lynch also serves as the president of the Board of Directors for the Sangamon County Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Lynch was recently named by The Central Illinois United Way as Board Chair Elect for 2017-2018.
Lynch was recently named by The Central Illinois United Way Board Chair 2017-2018 year.