He holds Bachelor of Arts (1961) and Bachelor of Laws (1964) degrees from the University of Arizona and a Master of Laws degree with a specialization in natural resources law from George Washington University (1972). His law practice includes representation of clients in the Arizona Legislature and before Congress. His practice also includes representation of clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Arizona Corporation Commission and in state and federal courts. His litigation experience includes matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, 9 of the 13 federal appellate courts, 3 state supreme courts and several lower courts.
Bob Lynch devotes most of his practice to water, electricity, and environmental law issues. He litigates and consults on issues concerning federal and state water, power, environmental and public land issues and federal and state legislation and regulations. His current focus includes issues related to federal and state electric deregulation, federal and state water law and policy, and environmental issues involving, among others, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Water Act. He has worked on such projects as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Cross-Florida Barge Canal and the Central Arizona Project. He has consulted on issues related to Glen Canyon and Hoover Dams, federal hydropower issues and related water and water rights issues. He is currently working on several water, power and endangered species issues related to the Colorado River. He was appointed in June 1996 by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to the seven-member Federal Water Rights Task Force, a federal advisory committee, established by the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act, P.L. 104-127.