Betsy Lynch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Lynch, Sharp & Associates, LLC
 | 9229 Ward Pkwy, Suite 370
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: 816-702-6903
Fax: 816-523-5667
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (10%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%),
  • Elder Law (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Betsy Lynch is the founder and owner of Lynch, Sharp & Associates, LLC, in Kansas City, Missouri. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 15 years of legal experience, Ms. Lynch provides highly effective counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Consumer bankruptcy and creditor/debtor law

    ·      General Counsel work - Ms. Lynch acts as a general counsel for small businesses who do not have in house counsel. She advises business on contract negotiation and review, employment issues, tort liability, franchise law, and vendor disputes.

    ·      Arbitration, specifically FINRA arbitration

    ·      Commercial and Contract disputes including fraud and misrepresentation, mortgage issues, breach of contract, real estate disputes, and other serious matters

    ·       Small business formation, planning and transactional services

    ·       Estate planning and elder law

    ·       Attorney support services such as deadline and docket management, legal research and writing, summary judgment motions and responses, court appearances, and more

    A native of Missouri, Ms. Lynch received her Bachelor of Arts in business with an emphasis in finance from Westminster College in 2002. She then attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2005. She is admitted to practice in the state of Missouri as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and the District of Kansas, and she is a licensed FINRA Arbitrator.

    Throughout the course of her legal career, Ms. Lynch has established herself as a leader in her legal community, and she has served on the advisory council for Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s Military Matters program and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation. She has also served on the boards of directors for the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association.

    Ms. Lynch is also a founding member of the Legal Aid of Western Missouri's Young Professionals Board and former council member for District 3 of the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Missouri Bar Association. Devoted to her local community as well, Ms. Lynch accepted an appointment to serve on the Missouri Fairness in City Contracts Board of Kansas City from 2015 to 2019. Moreover, she served on the board of directors of the Junior League of Kansas City from 2011 to 2016 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

    Highly philanthropic, Ms. Lynch has volunteered her time and services with various other civic and charitable organizations across her area, including the Amethyst Place domestic violence shelter, Happy Bottoms, the local diaper bank, LINC Works, and Southwest Boulevard Health Services, among others.

    Honored for her professionalism and service, Ms. Lynch has earned a Best of the Bar designation from the Kansas City Business Journal each year between 2012 and 2016. She was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Media and a Rising Star by Nonprofit Connect. She has received many other accolades from her peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 20%Bankruptcy
    • 20%Creditor Debtor Rights
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights
    • 10%Bankruptcy
    • 10%Elder Law
    • 10%Other
    Focus Areas

    Bankruptcy Law, Contracts, Business Organizations

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

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    About Betsy Lynch

    Admitted: 2005, Missouri

    Professional Webpage: http://lynchsharp.com/index.php/attorneys/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Rising Star Award by the Independent magazine and NonProfit Connect, 2014
    • Rising Star, Nonprofit Connect, 2014
    • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal, 2012

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • FINRA licensed arbitrator on disputes regarding financial regulations violations; make discovery rulings, evidentiary rulings, render judgments, determine damages and awards on complex litigation, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • FINRA Licensed Arbitrator 2016 – present
    • American Bar Association 2012 – 2014
    • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Board of Directors, 2009
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2005
    • Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Directors, 2006
    • Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2011

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Westminster Bar Association, 2019
    • Founding Member of the Young Professionals Board of Legal Aid of Western Missouri
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2020
    • Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, Board of Directors 2011-2013
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Membership Committee 2015
    • Ask-A-Lawyer Telethon, 2006
    • Amethyst Place, domestic violence shelter, volunteer
    • Westminster College Alumni Association, member
    • Happy Bottoms, Kansas City’s diaper bank, volunteer
    • City of Kansas City, Missouri Fairness in City Contracts Board, 2015-2019
    • Advisory Council for Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s Military Matters program, 2018
    • Volunteer Attorney Project, 2006
    • Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, 2006
    • Catholic Charities of Greater Kansas City, Chairman of the Board of Directors 2019-2021, 2014

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Missouri Bar Association's moderator on Chapter 13 Hot Topics, Moderator, Chapter 13 Hot Topics, MO Bar Association, Legal, 2018
    • Clay County Bar Association's CLE speaking on Ethical Issues in Representing Incapacitated Clients, Speaker, Ethical Issues in Representing Incapacitated Clients, Clay County Bar Association, Legal, 2019
    • Speaker at AWL CLE on Technology in the Law Office, Speaker, Technology in the Law Office, AWL, Legal, 2015
    • KCMBA's Military Matters CLE speaking on Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Speaker, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, KCMBA, Legal, 2018
    • KCBBA's CLE speaking on How to Present Bankruptcy Issues to State Court Judges, Speaker, How to Present Bankruptcy Issues to State Court Judges, KCBBA, Legal, 2017
    • KCBBA's CLE speaking on Bankruptcy Issues with Elderly or Incapacitated Clients, Speaker, Bankruptcy Issues with Elderly or Incapacitated Clients, Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association, Legal, 2017
    • Missouri Bar Association's Solo/Small Firm Conference speaking on Practical Tips for Clever Lawyers, Speaker, Practical Tips for Clever Lawyers, Missouri Bar Association, Legal, 2016
    • Speaker at AWL CLE in the City on How Did My Case End Up In Bankruptcy Court?, Speaker, How Did My Case End Up In Bankruptcy Court?, AWL, Legal, 2013
    • Missouri Bar Association's Annual Meeting, speaking on What I Wish I’d Been Told Coming Out of Law School, Speaker, What I Wish I’d Been Told Coming Out of Law School, Missouri Bar Association, Legal, 2015
    • Missouri Bar Association's Stepping Up/Stepping Out Series on Representing Bankruptcy Clients, Speaker, Representing Bankruptcy Clients, Missouri Bar Association, Legal
    • Missouri Bar Association's Young Lawyer Series on Limited Scope Representation, Moderator, Limited Scope Representation, Missouri Bar Association, Legal, 2014
    • Speaker at Clay County Bar Association CLE on How Do I Deal with this Case in Bankruptcy?, Speaker, How Do I Deal with this Case in Bankruptcy?, Clay County Bar Association, Legal, 2014
    • Speaker at UMKC Professionalism Program, Speaker, UMKC Professionalism Program, UMKC, Legal, 2014
    • Speaker at ABA Mid-year conference in Chicago on How to Ethically Leave a Law Practice, Speaker, How to Ethically Leave a Law Practice, American Bar Association, Legal, 2014
    • 11/08/2011, Speaker at Association for Women Lawyers Fall Conference  , Speaker, AWL Newsletter, 2011
    • MO Bar Associations Family Law conference, Speaker on Bankruptcy in the Family Law case, Speaker, Bankruptcy in the Family Law case, MO Bar Association, Legal, 2013
    • Speaker at AWL CLE in the City on How to Open a Successful Law Practice, Speaker, How to Open a Successful Law Practice, AWL, Legal, 2012
    • MATA CLE Speaker on Bankruptcy as it relates to Personal Injury cases and other Litigation, Speaker, Bankruptcy as it relates to Personal Injury cases and other Litigation, MATA, Legal, 2012
    • AWL CLE on Ethics, Speaker, Legal, 2012
    • Money Smart Day for Money Smart of Greater Kansas City, Speaker, Money Smart Day for Money Smart of Greater Kansas City, Banking, 2012
    • Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors, Speaker, Real Estate, 2012

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Hon. Arthur B. Federman Trial Academy, Graduate, 2018
    • City of Kansas City's Fairness in City Contracts , 2014
    • Up & Coming Attorney by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2017
    • Show Me Series on Excellence in Public Service, Graduate, 2015
    • FBI Citizens Academy Graduate, 2015

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    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Business & Finance, Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, 2002
    • Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005
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    Office Location for Betsy Lynch

    9229 Ward Pkwy
    Suite 370
    Kansas City, MO 64114

    Phone: 816-702-6903

    Fax: 816-523-5667

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    Last Updated: 6/16/2020

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