Clint B. Muche grew up far from the offices at 15 Johnson St. where he now practices law.
“I grew up in Mayville, Wisconsin, a tiny little town of 4,500 people about an hour from Milwaukee and Madison – just middle-of-nowhere farming country,” said Muche.
The son of Bruce Muche, an electrician and business owner in Mayville, and Kindra Muche, a pharmacy technician, Clint Muche has been practicing law since 2007 following his graduation from Suffolk Law School. He is the oldest of five children.
Muche , 35, attended parochial school before enrolling at Mayville High School where he competed in baseball, football, cross country, and wrestling. He co-captained the school’s wrestling team.
From there, it was on to the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated in 2002 with Bachelor’s degrees in Legal Studies and Political Science.
“Ron Dane won the Heisman Trophy and the football team won the Rose Bowl while I was at Wisconsin,” said Muche. “For one year I lived a block from Camp Randall Stadium and we paid our rent by hosting Saturday morning cookouts before games.”
During his college years, he worked for a law firm in Madison. “I knew I wanted to be an attorney,” said Muche.
He wanted to attend law school on the East Coast and applied to school here, eventually matriculating at Suffolk Law School after taking a position with the Democratic National Committee for one year.
He interned in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, graduated law school in 2007, and passed the Massachusetts bar exam later that year. He took a position in January, 2008 as an attorney district attorney in Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett’s Office.
“My first assignment was at Lynn District Court so that’s how I became familiar with Lynn,” said Muche.
He was living in Jamaica Plain at the time but moved to Lynn in September, 2009, thanks to meeting fellow assistant district attorney Dan Cahill, now the president of the Lynn City Council.
“The day I started in the DA’s office, I had the good fortune to meet Dan Cahill, who was also working there as an ADA before he left,” said Muche. “Dan had recognized me from a class we had taken at Suffolk. I told him I was looking for housing and he connected me with his parents, who had an apartment to rent, and I’ve been there ever since.”
Muche spent three years in the DA’s office before opening up his own law practice in January, 2011. He primarily practices in criminal law, but also handles landlord-tenant matters. He currently serves as secretary of the Greater Lynn Bar Association.
“The law practice is going well,” said Muche. “I love the city. I’m thankful every day that I wound up here and sort of landed here randomly. I hadn’t heard of Lynn when I moved to Boston but the opportunities that District Attorney Blodgett first gave me, and now, the welcome that I’ve felt from people like Dan [Cahill], Brendan Crighton, and Charlie Gaeta at the Housing Authority – it’s been great.”
He also cites the impact that Drew Russo, Judge Albert Conlon, and Attorney James Carrigan have had on helping him build relationships in the city and for being active in the Greater Lynn Bar Association.
Muche is a member of the Lynn Democratic City Committee and has been active in Dan Cahill’s successful campaigns for citywide office. He is currently involved in School Committee candidate Jared Nicholson’s campaign.
Is Muche considering a run for office in the future?
“I enjoy politics. I love being involved and I love helping my friends. Politics is interesting and there are great things that can be accomplished for the city. I don’t think I’m the guy to be on top of the ticket but I can definitely become a great right hand man.”
Muche said the city is on the right track and he commends Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy for her leadership.
“I think that Lynn – between the ocean and the woods and the folks that have been here going back to the 1600s and people like me and the new immigrants, there’s a ton of potential here,” said Muche.
“I think that things are moving in the right direction. Developing properties along the waterfront is great. The Housing Authority is continuing to build new developments. I’m in Lynn to stay. I see nothing but good things on the horizon for Lynn. I have a feeling that a rising tide raises all boats so I hope good things are in my future as well.”