Joseph A. Lynott, Sr.

Joseph A. Lynott, Sr., is the founding member of the firm. He is an alumnus of Villanova University and Georgetown Law School. His areas of practice include land use and zoning, real property law, contractual matters and sophisticated transactional matters.

Mr. Lynott has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Holy Cross Hospital; Chairman of the Board of Directors of University National Bank; Chairman of the Washington Regional Board of Equitable Trust Bank; Treasurer of the Maryland Hospital Association; Director of the Maryland Hospital Educational Institute; Chair of several advisory committees to the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland; and Chairman of the organization and steering committee of Havicon Insurance Company.



Joseph A. Lynott, III

Joseph A. Lynott, III, joined the firm in 1981 following a judicial clerkship with the Honorable John J. Mitchell of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia and his areas of practice include all aspects of real property law and transactional matters; contract negotiations and disputes; probate and estate planning matters; commercial litigation; and land use and zoning matters.

Mr. Lynott is active in several civic and not-for-profit organizations and numerous state and county bar association committees and sections. He is a graduate of Villanova University (B.S., Economics) and graduated from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in 1980. Mr. Lynott’s e-mail address is



James L. Parsons, Jr.

James L. Parsons, Jr., joined the firm as a principal in April of 2004. Mr. Parsons is an alumnus of the University of Maryland, College Park, and earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1986. He was admitted to practice law in Maryland in 1986 and in the District of Columbia in 1999. His practice areas include commercial and employment litigation, contracts, real estate, zoning, land use, traffic/DUI, and personal injury. He also has experience in representing clients in the sale and purchase of businesses, and in administrative proceedings including matters before the Maryland Department of Environment, Montgomery County Board of Appeals, and Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners (alcoholic beverage licensing). Mr. Parsons has successfully prosecuted numerous cases against major oil refiners under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, and he has acted as co-counsel to a regional association of service station dealers. He served as an assistant county attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland from 1990 – 1998. Mr. Parsons’ e-mail address is


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