Lynn Marietta Nichols joined the Hill & Associates team in 2018. She is a seasoned attorney with deep experience as a prosecutor who focuses her practice on representing crime victims and individuals who have sustained serious injuries. She has over 20 years of extensive litigation experience and offers clients a unique skill set. Prior to joining Hill & Associates, Lynn began her career as a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney where she served for more than twenty two years working her way up to becoming a senior supervisor, and was the first African-American female assigned to a team to help lead and reform the elite homicide trial unit. After spending two decades as a city prosecutor, Lynn decided to use her experience and legal acumen to advocate for victims of crime and catastrophically injured clients.
When not working, Lynn enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and son. She is an avid runner, a member of the Barrister’s Association of Philadelphia, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a member of her church ministry, an active volunteer in the community in numerous nonprofit, philanthropic, community-based and social organizations, and a tireless advocate for women.
- Lynn is a former Assistant District Attorney. As an Assistant District Attorney, Lynn conducted numerous grand jury investigations, litigated more than 100 jury trials as lead counsel and hundreds of bench trial in both Philadelphia Court of Commons Pleas and Municipal Court, prosecuted major felony crimes including shootings, stabbings, attempted murders, robberies, kidnappings, and other violent crimes.
- Lynn successfully prosecuted the landmark case of Commonwealth v. Edward Dunphy, 20 A.3d 1215 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2011) where the Pennsylvania Superior Court held there was sufficient evidence of malice to support a third degree murder conviction where the death was caused by the sustained recklessness of an intoxicated driver.
- She earned her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and her law degree from Temple University School of Law.