Peter A. Lynch

Member

San Diego

(619) 685-1712

(619) 234-7831

Peter A. Lynch is the office managing partner of the San Diego Office of Cozen O'Connor concentrating his practice in representing individuals, companies, and insurers impacted by catastrophes, including subrogation and recovery, environmental matters, contracts, and other civil matters. He is an active member of Cozen O’Connor’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and leads the Disabled Attorney Resource Group.

Peter handles wildfires, explosions, fires, water losses and other catastrophes. He represents companies and insurers on commercial and personal line losses arising out of those incidents.

Active in the bar and the community, Peter is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the founder of the association’s Different Abilities Group. He is also the CEO of Disability Rights Now, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization seeking to advance opportunities for people with disabilities in the legal field, and an Officer and Chaplain with Don Diego VFW Post 7420 in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego.

For his service with the Marines in Iraq, Peter received a Bronze Star; he received the Defense Meritorious Service Award for his service in Afghanistan. He was awarded a prestigious Pro Bono (CLAY) Award by the State Bar of California for work for Judy Booher, whose son was tragically killed as a firefighter. As a result of this case, the Brett Alan Laws Act was signed by the governor of California to protect emergency personnel.

Peter earned his Bachelor of Science at Illinois State University, where he was named Outstanding Senior, Department of Corrections, and his law degree from Southern Illinois University, where he was named Outstanding Senior, Environmental Law. In 2013, Peter was inducted into the Hall of Fame, Illinois State University-College of Applied Science and Technology-Criminal Justice Sciences. He received the Service to Diversity Award from San Diego County Bar Association for the formation of the Disability Interest Group to address the under-representation of those with disabilities in the legal field. He has received AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell and has been named San Diego Top Lawyer for Subrogation in 2014-2021.

News

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management

February 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2021 year.

2017 SDCBA Service Award Winners

May 01, 2017

Peter Lynch, of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, was featured in a video discussing the importance of civil disclosure with other winners of the 2017 SDCBA Service Award.

“Smart Cars” – NHTSA Investigation for Potential Fire Hazard [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 09, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into 42,875 model year 2008-2009 Fortwo vehicles (“Smart Cars”). The term “Smart Car” refer to the Smart Fortwo originally introduced in Europe. They are small two seat vehicles with arguable underpowered...

Peter Lynch Shines a Light on the Lack of Veterans and Disabled on the California State Bench [Los Angeles Daily Journal]

April 14, 2016

Peter Lynch, (Subrogation & Recovery, San Diego), board member of the National Association of Attorneys with Disabilities, wrote a piece in the Guest Column section of the Los Angeles Daily Journal on the lack of representation of veterans and the disabled in the California court system.

Peter Lynch Named Top Lawyer in San Diego Magazine

April 04, 2016

​Peter Lynch, a member of the firm's Subrogation & Recovery department in San Diego, has been named a 2016 Top Lawyer for Subrogation & Recovery in San Diego Magazine.

Publications

Winds of Change [CLM Magazine]

January 01, 2020

Peter Lynch contributed an article to the January 2020 edition of CLM Magazine discussing how computer models are playing an increasingly important role in catastrophe losses.

May the “Force” Be With You-How Lidar Can Be a Powerful Tool for Insurance Claim

January 11, 2019

Peter Lynch, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, wrote an article for CLM Magazine about using lidar for insurance claims.

Update on California Fires [Alert]

November 12, 2018

Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, David Brisco, Phil Berens, Tom Regan and Peter Lynch provide an update on the Woolsey, Hill, and Camp fires in California.

California Fire Alert

November 09, 2018

Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, David Brisco, Mark Roth, and Peter Lynch discuss the Woolsey, Hill, and Camp fires currently burning in California.

Dante's Inferno Revisited On the Path to Paradise, Don't Get Burned by Wildfire-Related Claims [CLM Magazine]

January 18, 2018

Peter A. Lynch and Howard Maycon, of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, co-authored an article titled "Dante's Inferno Revisted On the Path to Paradise, Don't Get Burned by Wildfire-Related Claims" for CLM Magazine.

Hi, I'm Listening

May 02, 2017

Peter Lynch, of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, wrote the article Hi, I'm listening for CLM Magazine.

Hi, I'm Listening [CLM]

April 01, 2017

Peter A Lynch, of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation and Recovery department, wrote an article titled "Hi, I'm Listening" for CLM Magazine.

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Illinois State University, B.S., 1981

Awards & Honors

  • San Diego Magazine's Top Lawyer, Subrogation & Recovery, 2014
    -2020
  • 2017 SDCBA Service Award
  • California
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California
  • Cozen O'Connor's Diversity Committee
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Ethnic Relations and Diversity Committee
  • Board of Director of National Association of Attorneys with Disabilities (NAAD)
  • CEO, Disability Rights Now
  • Founder, Disability Interest Group, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Disabled American Veteran
  • Veteran of Foreign Wars
  • San Diego Lawyers Club
  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program