Lynch, White & Jackson

Richard S. Lynch

  • Ashland University, Bachelor of Arts, 1970
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1973

experience & Certifications
  • Certified Estate Planning Specialist
  • Accredited Estate Planner
  • Partner, Lynch, White & Jackson, 2014-Present

          Norwalk, Ohio

  • Founder & Partner, Lynch & White, 1995-2013

          Norwalk, Ohio

  • Founder & Partner, Ruffing & Lynch, 1981-1994

          Norwalk, Ohio

  • Sole Practitioner, 1979-1981

          Norwalk, Ohio

  • Appeals Officer, Internal Revenue Service, 1978-1979

          Cleveland, Ohio

  • District Conferee, Internal Revenue Service, 1977-1978

          Cleveland, Ohio

  • Attorney, Internal Revenue Service, 1975-1977

          Cleveland, Ohio

  • Tax Law Specialist, Internal Revenue Service, 1974-1975

          Washington D.C.

practice areas
  • Serious Federal tax disputes
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Living Trusts
  • Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection
  • Business Organizations
  • Real Estate

Court admissions
  • United States Tax Court
  • United State District Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • All Ohio State Courts

Professional Associations,
Offices & Awards
  • 1997 American Jurisprudence Award for Trusts
  • Former President, North Coast Estate Planning Council
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Former President, Huron County Bar Association
  • Erie County Law Library
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Rick was born on November 30, 1948 in Washington D.C.  He was raised with his five siblings in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  Rick's father, John Kennedy Lynch, was a tax attorney in Cleveland, focusing on defense of federal tax crimes.  Several of Rick's siblings are also attorneys in and around the Cleveland area.  He married Judy on August 19, 1972 in Akron, Ohio.  Rick and Judy have four daughters, one son and numerous grandchildren.