Judge James Murray Lynn is a member of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania. Previously, he was a prosecutor and trial lawyer.
He graduated from Loyola University Law School in New Orleans, where he earned the highest average in constitutional law and criminal law and procedure, and was a member of the Loyola Law Review.
He returned to New Orleans to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and also assisted in the 9/11 rescue efforts, saying he was inspired by his mother, a nurse who served police and firefighters in Philadelphia.
Lynn, whose ancestors hail from various areas of Ireland including Louth, Down, Donegal and Sligo, has served as president of Philadelphia's St. Patrick's Day Parade and is its long-time announcer.
He was president and a founding member of the Brehon Law Society, and was invited by President Clinton to serve as a delegate to the White House Conference for Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties.
Judge Lynn is married to Barbara. His 19-year-old daughter, Grainne, is a student at The Catholic University of America.
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