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Dan Lyons

also known as Edmund D. Lyons Jr.

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Former Prosecutor, Long Time Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer


 


Compare my background and experience with any other lawyer.


 


     A criminal lawyer for over 40 years.


 


     8 years as a criminal prosecutor and the last 33 years as a criminal defense lawyer.


 


     Named to  "Best Lawyers in America"  since 1993.


 


     Rated tops in Legal Ability and Ethics  


 


Can other lawyers say that? 


 


Will Your Lawyer Go To Trial?


 


Fancy web sites or empty claims of aggressive defense guarantee nothing. Ask a lawyer if they will actually go to trial if you don't get what you want from the prosecutor. They won't tell you a dirty little secret. A few will. Most won't. 


 


The prosecutors know who will go to trial and who won't. Who is bluffng and who isn't. 


 


Which  group do you think I am in?


 


Make up your own mind.  Come see me for a free consultation.


 


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Jason R. Antoine

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jason Antoine Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Lyons Law Firm

1526 Gilpin Avenue
P.O. BOX 579
Wilmington, DE, 19899

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197805/20/2015
DEActive197411/15/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyers Criminal DefenseDelaware Today2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2004
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2003
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2001
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2000
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1999
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1998
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1997
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1996
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1995
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1994
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Lyons Law Firm1982 - Present
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUS Department of Justice1978 - 1982
Trial AttorneyU.S. Department Of Justice, Organized Crime & Racketeering Section, San Francisco Strike Force1974 - 1978

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Delaware Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President1995 - 1996
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Delaware Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Delaware State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Amherst CollegeAmerican Studies and HumanitiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1969

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
St. Thomas More Society Annual CLE 2005 - 2015Ethical Issues for Trial LawyersN/A