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Attorney Profiles

Attorney Geoffrey Lyon Achievements
  • $50+ million awarded in settlements and verdicts for clients
  • 95+% success rate
  • 35+ Years Experience
  • Several #1 Employment Law Settlements in California
  • Numerous Top 50 and 100 Employment Law Verdicts and Settlements in California
  • 1,000+ lawsuits against Fortune 500 and large corporations
  • 3,000+ court appearances
  • 80+ trials and arbitrations
  • 3,000+ depositions
  • Clerked for judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (covering Florida, Alabama & Georgia), the Idaho Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Taught legal writing at LSU Law School
  • Worked and trained at national law firm and statewide firm
  • Former multi-engine, instrument and commercial flight instructor
  • Married 20+ years, 3 children, 3 dogs
  • When had time, mountain climbing around the world, skiing, tennis, hockey, kayaking, running, travel
Awards & Recognitions
  • SuperLawyer in Employment Law - Awarded to Top 5% of California Employment Lawyers by Thomson Reuters Westlaw and Peer Reviews
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney - Certification held by less than 1% of attorneys nationwide - National Board of Trial Advocacy
Work Experience
  • Managing and Lead Trial Attorney; Lyon Law PC; 1992-present
  • Small Claims Court Judge; Los Angeles County Superior Court; 2000-2004
  • Litigation Associate; Morgan Lewis & Bockius; 1989-1992
  • Litigation Associate; Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison; 1988-1989
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Joseph W. Hatchett; United States Court Of Appeals, 11th Circuit (Covering Florida, Alabama & Georgia); 1987-1988
  • Legal Writing Instructor at LSU Law School; 1986
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Robert S. Huntley; Idaho Supreme Court; 1985-1986
  • Judicial Extern to Judge David R. Leslie; Minnesota Court Of Appeals; 1984-1985
  • Student Director, Federal Income Tax Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 1984-1985
  • Research Assistant to Professor Stephen B. Scallen; University of Minnesota Law School; 1984-1985
  • Flight Instructor at Jenny Beechcraft; Hanscom Field; Bedford, Mass.; 1979-1980
  • Flight Instructor at Executive Flyers Aviation; Hanscom Field; Bedford, Mass.; 1977-1978
  • Trial Lawyers University; Several Trial Practice Seminars; 2020-2021
  • Trojan Horse Trial Practice Seminars; 2019
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Trial Lawyers College; 2018
  • Jerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College; 2016
  • California Employment Lawyers Association Trial Lawyers College, 2014 & 2015
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Trial Lawyers College
  • University of Minnesota Law School; J.D. Law Degree; 1985
  • University of Massachusetts; Bachelor's Degree in Political Science; 1982
  • Northeastern University - Associates Degree in Aviation Technology; 1979
  • State Bar of California 1987-present
Memberships - Periodic
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Lawyers University
  • American Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • American Association for Justice
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Burbank Bar Association
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California State Bar
Legal Assistants

Lyon Law typically has a half dozen legal assistants who went to top 30 universities with "A" averages planning to go to law school or graduate school. These individuals are highly motivated and conscientious as they view their time with the firm as an opportunity to refine and apply some of the skill sets they will later use as practicing attorneys.

National Board of Trial Advocacy
Top 50 Jury Verdicts - Labor & Employment -
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Top 100 Jury Verdicts - All Practice Areas -
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Top 100 Jury Verdicts - All Practice Areas - Geoffrey C. Lyon
Top 100 Jury Verdicts - Labor & Employment - 2019
Top 100 Jury Verdicts - All Practice Areas - 2020
Top 50 Jury Verdicts - Labor & Employment - 2019
Top 50 Jury Verdicts - Labor & Employment - 2017
Top 50 Jury Verdicts - Civil Rights Violations - 2017
Top 40 Jury Verdicts - Civil Rights Violations - 2017
Client Reviews
"Very grateful to have worked with Lyon Law. They never left my side through the most difficult parts of my case and the staff was excellent. In particular, Diana Gonzalez was very patient and understanding." Armando C.
"The quality of service I received was fabulous and Mr. Lyon was unbelievable. That man has got an unbelievable memory and the jurors that I spoke with after my trial were also impressed by his memory and skill. Everyone in the office is extremely courteous and friendly. I would say my overall satisfaction was a 10/10." Cheryl T.
"My experience was easy and not as stressful as I thought, I'm just glad it's behind us. Thank you guys." Colby B.