Ms. Bevacqua-Lynott has more than 20 years of legal experience, having received her juris doctor from Pepperdine University in 1996. Prior to that, she earned her BA from the University of Redlands. She is licensed in California, Florida, and Oregon (although she is presently inactive in both California and Florida).
After a few years in private practice, Ms. Bevacqua-Lynott joined the Oregon State Bar's Disciplinary Counsel's Office (DCO) in 2001 as an Assistant Disciplinary Counsel. In that role, she was responsible for investigating complaints of unethical conduct on the part of attorneys and prosecuting charges where authorized to do so.
During the last six years of her tenure with DCO, Ms. Bevacqua-Lynott served as Chief Assistant Disciplinary Counsel and Deputy Director of Regulatory Services, giving her extensive civil trial experience, and close proximity to a number of reinstatement and admissions matters. In fact, Ms. Bevacqua-Lynott was DCO’s Chief Trial Counsel during this time, as well as responsible for training and mentoring new lawyers, investigators, and paralegals in the litigation process. She also developed, updated, and presented Legal Ethics Best Practices, a semi-annual “ethics school” for attorneys. Ms. Bevacqua-Lynott also prepared and/or edited the annual annotations of all Bar formal proceeding dispositions, requiring that she be intimately familiar with each stipulated and adjudicated case result.
During the entirety of her employment with DCO, Ms. Bevacqua-Lynott regularly presented seminars on ethics issues, both locally and nationally, and frequently provided ethics advice to Oregon attorneys.