I was born and raised in Washington State and love living in the Northwest. I attended the University of Washington where I studied politics and philosophy and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree. I continued on to law school at the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, Idaho where I recieved my Juris Doctorate degree.
I went to law school to become a criminal defense attorney and am dedicated to what I do. I can truly say the most rewarding part of my job is standing up for my clients when the State's prosecutorial powers are bearing down on them. My practice focuses on DUI and other vehicle or alcohol/substance related accusations but I have worked nearly every type of criminal case.
Additionally, I try to use both knowledge and creativity to solve problems associated with being accused with crimes and the very numerous consequences that evolve from such accusations or convictions. Whether it be cleaning up a criminal record or figuring out how to get access to Canada so you can enjoy a family vacation at Whistler I am here to help you.
If I'm not in my office or answering emails on my iPhone you'll find me playing with family, hiking in the Cascades, or listening to my music louder than my mother would allow.
Licensed since 2007
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Tom and I are friends but that is not why I am endorsing him, rather I give my endorsement to Tom because he is a fighter and a damn fine criminal defense attorney. He is tough and ruthless whereas I am rough and toothless (I go in next week for my false teeth). Tom is smart and takes care of his clients. I wish there were more criminal defense attorneys like Tom.
Aaron Lukoff Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mr. Lyden and I attended law school together and are members of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mr. Lyden through this organization and I can recommend him without reservation as an excellent and principled attorney who not only zealously advocates for his clients but who also supports his colleagues in the ultimate pursuit of justice.
Luke Baumgarten Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2013|
|NHTSA - Standaridized Field Sobriety Tests||La Pier & Associates||2012|
|Partner||Keating & Lyden, LLC||2013 - Present|
|President||Thomas Lyden Law||2012 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||Jonathan Rands, Attorney at Law||2011 - 2012|
|Deputy II Supervising Attorney||Whatcom County Public Defender||2008 - 2011|
|Assistant City Attorney||City Of Bellingham||2008 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Clark & Feeney||2005 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2011 - 2013|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2011 - Present|
|Whatcom County Bar Association||Vice President||2011 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|University of Idaho College of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||2007|
|University of Washington||Philosophy, Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Opportunity Council Case Managers Roundtable||Debtor Rights||2014|
|Civil Rights and School||Privacy Rights in the School||2014|
|On The Money||Bankruptcy and Debt Basics||2012|