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Thomas W. Lyons

Thomas W. Lyons

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Litigation: 100%
    31 years, 2 thousand cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

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    I endorse this lawyer. He, and his firm, are honest and trustworthy.


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Contact Info

One Davol Square
Suite 305
Providence, RI, 02903


RIAuthorized to practice law198306/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer Products Liability DefenseThomson Reuters2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
partnerStrauss, Factor, Laing & Lyons1995 - Present
PartnerVetter & White1983 - 1995

Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Association of Defense CounselMember2010 - Present
National Conference of Bar PresidentsExecutive Committee Member2007 - 2010
Defense Research InstitutePast Committee Chair1993 - Present
Rhode Island Bar AssociationPast President1983 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DiPalma v. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 938 F.2d 1463 (1st Cir. 1999)directed verdict affirmed on appeal
Gray v. Derderian, 472 F.Supp.2d 172 (D.R.I. 2007)settled
Lessard v. Tyco Electronics Corp., 2009 WL 3319784 (D.R.I. Oct. 13, 2009)Settled

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Publication NameTitleDate
AAA Handbook on Commercial ArbitrationSpecs and the Single Arbitration Clause2010
Rhode Island Bar JournalReceivers, Ethics, Conflicts and Confidentiality2009
DRI Compendium of Products Liability DefensesRhode Island Chapter2007
Rhode Island Bar JournalFrye, Daubert and Where Do We Go From Here1997
DRI Trials & TribulationsConvincing a Reluctant Judge to Hold a Pretrial Daubert Hearing1997
Rhode Island Bar JournalRule 56 Reborn1988

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawN/AJ.D.1983
Colgate UniversityHistoryA.B.1979

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Western States Bar ConferenceThe Future of the Practice of Law2008
How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Rhode IslandHow to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Rhode Island2004
Advanced Expert Witness DepositionsAdvanced Expert Witness Depositions2004
Direct and Cross-examination in Rhode IslandDirect and Cross-examination in Rhode Island2003