Board of Directors and 2017-18 Board Chair
Past Community Fund Panel Member
Volunteer 20+ Years
Past Board Member
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education "Volunteer of the Year" in 2014
Illinois Leading Lawyer; Leading Lawyers Network
Illinois Super Lawyer; Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine
Top Lawyers in Illinois as published in Chicago Lawyer
Litigation Counsel of America Senior Fellow
Lincoln/Douglas Inn of Court Barrister
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Wolter, Beeman & Lynch, LLP serves Central Illinois as a general litigation firm, concentrating in personal injuries, civil trials, and workers' compensation. The firm focuses on representing the injured in civil and workers' compensation claims against insurance companies.
As a plaintiffs' personal injury and workers' compensation attorney, along with his knowledge of and dedication to issues facing the community, Frank Lynch brings unique depth and experience in personal injury and work injury litigation.
Frank graduated from SIU School of Law in 1983. He worked as a litigator at an in-house insurance defense law firm attached to First Financial Insurance Company and Special Insurance Services in Springfield, Illinois. In 1986 he joined the Springfield branch of Heyl, Royster, Voelker and Allen, a state-wide insurance defense firm. He represented insurance companies in fields of automobile, premises, liquor, medical malpractice, and professional liability. He was made a partner at Heyl, Royster, Voelker and Allen in 1994.
In 1997, Frank joined Bruce Beeman and Randy Wolter to form a Plaintiffs' Litigation and Tort practice.
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 million arising out of an automobile accident.
Academics, Scholarship and Publications
Frank has been a lecturer, speaker and author for the Southern Illinois University Law Journal, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois Defense Research Institute, the Illinois Bar Association, the National Business Institute, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He has published and lectured on issues of evidence, trial procedure, discovery, and Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission practice and procedure.
He 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 has the highest peer review rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell, and as a result of his rating, Wolter, Beeman & Lynch, LLP is an AV rated law firm. He is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a Barrister of the Lincoln/Douglas Inn of Court.
Frank is a member of the National Association of Eagle Scouts. He served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Illinois from 2013-2019 and served as the Board Chair for 2017-2018. For several years he served as a United Way Community Fund panel volunteer.
In 2014 Frank was selected as the Volunteer of the Year for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
For several years Frank also served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Sangamon County Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and he remains a Board Member for that organization. He is a donor/sponsor and volunteer for Springfield Helping Hands Homeless Shelter, Boys & Girls Club, and Springfield MERCY Communities. He is a past Board Member, Trustee, and Board President for the Springfield YMCA.
Frank is a member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute.
"Outstanding professionalism from Mr. Lynch and his staff. [I] left his office completely confident that he and his staff are committed to seeing that my right are protected. Awesome law firm! Thanks" -- Jeff L
"Frank Lynch excels at client communication. Not only did he keep in touch via email, but he called me regularly.
When we were waiting for the other attorney and nothing much was happening with my case, he would give me a call to run through the outstanding issues and let me know what was going to happen next.
He is extremely professional, but very personable.
If you haven't worked with an attorney before, I highly recommend Frank Lynch. This was the first time I needed an attorney."