About the Attorney


Peter J. Lynch is a lawyer based in Peoria, Illinois. His practice focuses on family law, civil litigation, and criminal law.

Peter J. Lynch

Peter J. Lynch is the sole proprietor of the Law Office of Peter J. Lynch. Mr. Lynch graduated cum laude from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

While in law school Mr. Lynch won awards for both mediation and brief writing. He was also a Associate Justice on the Moot Court Executive Board.Prior to attending law school Mr. Lynch worked in commercial finance where he managed a portfolio totaling over $7 million, which has provided valuable experience when analyzing high asset divorces. Mr. Lynch then went to work for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office while putting himself through his first years of law school in the evening. Working at the State’s Attorney’s office provided valuable experience in not only learning how to prosecute a case, but also how to defend against that prosecution.

After graduating cum laude Mr. Lynch accepted an associate position at a prestigious nationwide law firm where he participated in successfully defending physicians, hospitals and other medical entities. While at that firm, Mr. Lynch began to accept pro bono family law cases in an effort to give back to the Peoria community. It did not take long to learn that his heart was in the practice of Family Law and Criminal Defense.

After leaving the large firm, Mr. Lynch spent years at a boutique family law and criminal defense firm. Mr. Lynch handles all types of family law matters, including, divorce, custody, child support, orders of protection, civil union dissolutions, no contact/stalking orders, adoptions, grandparents rights and maintenance cases.

Mr. Lynch has successfully defended all types of criminal matters including felonies, misdemeanors, DUIs, traffic tickets, ordinance violations, domestic violence, drug cases and juvenile delinquencies. Mr. Lynch is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Mr. Lynch is appointed to defend persons accused of serious crimes by the United States Government. In addition to his federal work, Mr. Lynch was also the co-chair for the Peoria County Bar Association’s continuing legal education criminal law seminar in January 2012.