Geoffrey C. Lyon, Esq.

President and Owner
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Phone: (310) 818-7700
Fax: (424) 832-7405

10960 Wilshire Blvd, #820
Los Angeles, California 90024

Representing employees against employers in claims for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, assault & battery; whistleblower retaliation. Handle claims of retaliation for taking disability or medical leave, workers' compensation leave or family-medical leave, or denial of such leave.

Harassment and discrimination claims are often based on sex, race, national origin, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, medical condition and other protected classifications. Adverse job actions based on discrimination may include excessive and unfair criticism, removal of responsibilities, fewer hours, transfers or assignments with less opportunity or income, assignment to menial or dirty tasks, demotion, denial of promotion, or simply termination.

The firm also handles claims for unpaid overtime, denial of lunch and rest breaks.

We handle all aspects of litigation including trial, arbitration, mediation and settlement in all state and federal courts in California and before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Also represent independent contractors and managers with discrimination claims against their employers.

Attorney Geoffrey Lyon has over 25 years' courtroom experience. He has litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal court collectively resulting in well over $15 million in verdicts and settlements. Attorney Lyon has handled dozens of trials, including jury trials, as well as arbitrations, hundreds of court appearances and mediations, and thousands of depositions.  He has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits and the California Court of Appeal. He was a candidate for State Assembly in 2004. Lyon is married with three children.

Collectively, the firm's employee-clients have sued dozens of Fortune 500 companies in numerous industries including aerospace, entertainment, defense, broadcasting, real estate, construction, advertising, automotive, sales, service, banking, mortgage, and many other industries. Representative public entities sued by clients of the firm include the City and County of Los Angeles, school districts and numerous city, county and government agencies.

Nothing herein is intended to be a prediction, guaranty or estimate regarding the outcome of your case or any particular matter.

Education

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1985
Honors Student Director Federal Income Tax Clinic, 1984
Honors Law Clerk Intern, Hon. David A. Leslie, Judge, MN Court of Appeals, 1984

B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, 1982
Honors Magna Cum Laude
Honors Dean's List
Major: Political Science

A.S., Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Aviation Technology

Bar Admissions Florida, 1986
California, 1987
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1988
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1988
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1988
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

California Employment Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2005

National Employment Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2005

Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member Since: 1988

Beverly Hills Bar Association
Member Since: 1995

Long Beach Bar Association
Member Since: 1998

Burbank Bar Association
Member Since: 1998

San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Member Since: 1998

Orange County Bar Association
Member Since: 1998

American Association for Justice
Member Since: 2004

American Bar Association
Member Since: 1988 - 1993

American Bar Association
Member Since: 2008

Year Joined Organization

1992

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Cases

Lam v. Ngo (91 Cal. App. 4th 832 2001)

References
Classes/Seminars Taught

Legal Writing Instructor, LSU Law School, 1986

Past Employment Positions
  • Justice Robert S. Huntley, Idaho Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1985 - 1986
  • Judge Joseph A. Hatchett, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Law Clerk, 1987
  • Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, Litigation Associate, 1988 - 1989
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Litigation Associate, 1989 - 1992