Lynn W. Jinks, III
Mr. Jinks has been practicing law for 39 years. His practice has been concentrated in representing people and small businesses in court. He focuses on personal injury cases involving catastrophic injury and death. He is also involved in a number of complex litigation matters, multi-district litigation cases and class actions. He has offices in Montgomery, AL and Union Springs, AL but his practice is nationwide. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Louisiana, New York and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Jinks’ family has a long history of law related activities. His great grandfather practiced law in Bullock and Montgomery counties around the beginning of the 20th century. His grandfather served Bullock County as Probate Judge and later as Circuit Clerk and his father practiced law in Alabama for over 50 years.
Mr. Jinks has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama and a Law Degree from the University of Alabama. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1974. Upon his admission he began a clerkship for the Alabama Supreme Court, as law clerk for the Honorable James Coleman. Following that, he went on active duty in the United States Navy as Staff Judge Advocate for the Eighth Naval District. While on active duty he was the Admiralty Officer for the 8th Naval District, certified as a claims officer for the Navy, appointed a legal assistance officer and was certified as both trial and defense counsel for special and general courts-martial. He is a graduate of the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island and is licensed to practice before the Court of Military Appeals.
After completing his tour of active duty, Mr. Jinks returned to Alabama where he began his private law practice in 1978. He has successfully handled many multi-million dollar cases. He has extensive experience in almost every branch of civil litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical and legal malpractice, other categories of professional malpractice, securities litigation, product liability, class action practice, complex litigation, probate litigation, will contests, business litigation, consumer fraud, life insurance litigation and litigation involving large estates. He has had a leadership role in several national class action matters, including those involving genetically modified rice, anti-trust involving health insurers and medical providers and anti-trust in the trading of credit default swaps.
Mr. Jinks is licensed to practice in all the courts in the States where he is admitted to practice. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, where he has appeared both as counsel for a party and as counsel for Amici Curiae. He has been a member of the Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association. He is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice. In addition to his representation of persons and small businesses, he has represented a number of municipalities, hospitals and other medical providers, financial institutions and insurance companies. He has been recognized as an Alabama Super Lawyer.
Mr. Jinks has been active in community affairs. He has served on the Board of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. He has been recognized for his outstanding community service by the Bullock County Voters League. He has served on the Board of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. He is currently serving on the Executive Committee and Board of the Alabama Partnership for Children (www.smartstartalabama.org), an organization that has received national recognition for its promotion of early childhood education. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union Springs, Alabama, where he serves as church council chairperson. He has been married for forty-one years to Charlotte Vaughan Jinks.