Owner and Founder: Elizabeth Sharp Lynch, a/k/a Betsy Lynch, is originally from Sikeston, Missouri, a small town in the Bootheel of Missouri. Born and raised a Missourian, she graduated from Westminster College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business emphasizing Finance. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. While clerking for the Honorable Robert L. Trout, an Associate Circuit Judge in Jackson County, she gained experience with landlord-tenant matters, collection suits, small claims matters, county ordinance violations, and civil trials. She left the clerkship in 2007 to practice bankruptcy law at a small law firm in Kansas City. In 2011, in an effort to have more flexible working hours, she, like many of her clients, opened her own business where she currently practices business law, debtor/creditor rights, and bankruptcy law.
In 2012, Betsy was first named Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal and has been bestowed the titled each year since. She was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013 & 2014. In the spring of 2014 she was honored as a Rising Star of Philanthropy by the Independent magazine and NonProfit Connect for her volunteer service in the Kansas City community. She serves on the Council for the Young Lawyers Section of the Missouri Bar Association and the Boards of Directors for Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri as well as the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. More recently, Betsy was appointed to the City of Kansas City’s Fairness in City Contracts board. She is one of the first nine women appointed to a city board or commission through the Women’s Foundation Appointments Project, which works in conjunction with the Mayor’s office to improve the number of quality women appointed to city board positions. She is also a Spring 2015 graduate of the Citizens Academy for the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Betsy also enjoys volunteering for several philanthropic organizations such as the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City and has sat on numerous Boards of Director for a number of the agencies in which she’s volunteered. She provides volunteer legal services for Amethyst Place and the Volunteer Attorney Project. She volunteers for a number of other organizations that help improve the lives of the Kansas City community.
Betsy is married to James Q. “Jake” Lynch, who is a packaging salesman with D. Thomas & Associates. They live in Kansas City, Missouri with their dog, a 100 lb. bloodhound mix, and their three children. Betsy is looking forward to vacationing with her family this summer. She enjoys going to football games, watching college basketball (GO TIGERS!), fundraising, and taking her kids to the zoo.