Father of Donovon Lynch names new legal representation in lawsuit

Father of Donovon Lynch names new legal representation in lawsuit

The freshly introduced legal counsel will come one working day just after Wayne Lynch suggests he terminated previous Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, according to new court files.

NORFOLK, Va. — A newly filed movement named Norfolk-based mostly residence rights lawyer Joseph Sherman as the new authorized representation for Wayne Lynch in the wrongful demise lawsuit involving his son Donovon.

In 2021, a Virginia Beach front Police Department officer shot and killed Donovon at the Oceanfront. He was 25 when he died.

Two months after the town and the Lynch estate seemingly came to a $3 million dollar settlement in the case, Lynch fired the case lawyer, previous Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and doesn’t take into account the settlement to be done.

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Each the city and estate issued a joint statement acknowledging the settlement, which was even further supported by a press meeting outside the house the Norfolk federal courthouse with both Fairfax and Lynch.

The new motion, submitted Wednesday, also explained the times and situations that led up to the surprise announcement.

Amongst Dec. 20 and 23, settlement copies had been exchanged numerous occasions concerning Lynch and the estate’s attorney Jeffrey Reichert, and his situation lawyers, Thomas Martin and Fairfax. 

The motion explained the estate and Lynch’s scenario lawyers went again and forth with edits on the settlement, but the version ultimately sent to the metropolis for thought could not have been the revised variation Lynch and Reichert sent to Fairfax and Martin. 

On Dec. 23, Fairfax submitted a joint motion — which 13Information Now verified also speaks for Virginia Beach town attorneys — alleging Reichert was “avoiding” the completion of the settlement by telling Wayne not to indication the arrangement. That movement referred to as on the courts to implement a former Memorandum of Comprehension signed by Wayne. 

It goes on to say that the estate fired Fairfax on Monday, and hired Sherman the up coming working day.

13News Now attained out to Fairfax for comment, who responded with the following statement:

“Justin E. Fairfax and Thomas B. Martin are honored to have settled this circumstance in 64 days. As the lawyers of history in this matter they glance forward to the court’s pending conclusions.”

“Cash does not encourage me. My son warrants zealous advocacy in negotiating the closing phrases of any settlement because my loved ones, on behalf of Donovon, are not able to agree to waive the appropriate to participate in any investigation by the Department of Justice, or any other entity, of the Town and its coaching, tradition, and choosing methods for policing,” Wayne reported in component in a assertion to 13News Now Thursday evening.


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