AJ Lynn represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including claims arising from breach of contract, fraud, related business torts, and securities and shareholder disputes. AJ has extensive experience counseling clients in a breadth of industries, including cybersecurity, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, and nonprofit. AJ guides clients through all litigation phases, including drafting and responding to complaints, discovery requests, motions, and briefs; managing the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI); conducting in-depth factual and legal research and analysis; developing trial strategy; preparing witnesses for deposition, arbitration, and trial; and assisting in settlement negotiations and multi-day arbitration.
AJ also frequently lends her legal counsel to those in need as a volunteer for the House of Ruth, representing victims of domestic violence pro bono at protective order hearings, and through the Tahirih Justice Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting immigrant women and girls seeking asylum in the United States from gender-based violence. After leading a team that achieved a hard-fought grant of asylum for a client referred by Tahirih, AJ and her team were named Tahirih's Maryland Pro Bono Attorneys of the year. AJ has also provided substantial pro bono counsel to the Public Justice Center, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Assistance Center of Towson Churches.
AJ serves as president of the board of directors for Generation Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides direct scholarships and one-on-one mentoring to teen parents who are attending college in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC.
Prior to joining Venable, AJ served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Christopher B. Kehoe on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. While in law school, AJ served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow, of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland; the Honorable Marvin J. Garbis, of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland; and the Honorable William G. Connelly, chief magistrate judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
AJ played varsity water polo in college and club rugby in college and after law school. AJ is a Ravens fan, and enjoys travel, hiking, snowboarding, camping, and experiencing different cuisines.