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David J Lyons

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The Lyons Law Firm is located at 1526 Gilpin Ave. Wilmington, Delaware 19806, right next to Trolley Square. I was born in Delaware and have lived here all my life. I attended Sanford Prep School, Brandywine High School (1975) , The University of Delaware, The George Washington University (B.A.1980) and The Delaware Law School of Widener University (J.D.1984) I passed the Delaware Bar in 1984. In law school I was selected as a member of the  Law Review based on my grades and writing ability. My law school classmates have acheived success as lawyers and judges, and in other fields, such as banking, including one who is currently the CEO of the Bryn Mawr Trust Company.  I have been a Trial Lawyer for over 26 years focusing exclusively on Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, and Social Security Disability litigation. I have appeared as an advocate in all Delaware Courts: the J.P.Court, the Court of Common Pleas, the Superior Court, the Court of Chancery, the Supreme Court and the following Federal Courts:  the United States District Court of Delaware, and the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.  Depending on the severity of their injuries and the type of accident  sometimes my clients are forced to seek recovery in more than one of the practice fields referenced above at the same time. It is an advantage to them to have all their claims under on one roof. Suffice it to say experince counts. And If you want zealous representation -- Call me.


 


 


 


      

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Workers Compensation: 30%
  3. Social Security: 25%
  4. Spinal Cord Injury: 15%

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  • Dan Lyons

    I endorse this lawyer. Super hard working, attention to detail. Clients love him!

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    Dan Lyons Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Yvonne V Saville

    David is an outstanding advocate for his clients and a terrific lawyer. He is a well respected member of the Bar with years of trial experience and well versed in the law. I would highly recommend him for personal injury, workers' compensation and social security claims.

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    Yvonne Saville Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

The Lyons Law Firm

1526 Gilpin Ave.
Wilmington, DE, 19806

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DEActive198506/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award - DelawareNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
" Distiguished Rating for High Professional Acheivement "Martindale Hubble - Peer Review Rating2016
The Lyons Law Firm -Preeminent Lawyers - Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2015
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers - Criminal PracticeMartindale-Hubbell -"AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in DelawareNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in DelawareNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in DelawareNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in DelawareNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2011
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2010
Lifetime MemberWho's Who Legal2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in DelawareAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2009
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in DelawareAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2008
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in DelawareAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Best of Wilmington AttorneysUS Local Business Association2008
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in DelawareAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2007
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2007
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2006
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2005
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - Criminal Trial Practice2004
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers - Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2003
The Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial PracticeThe Lyons Law Firm - Preeminent Lawyers- Criminal Trial Practice2002
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell - "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating2001
Consumers GuideThe Best Lawyers in America2001
Law Review MemberDelaware Law School - Law Review Member - Delaware Journal of Corporate Law1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLyons Law Firm1990 - Present
Worker's Compensation Defense AttorneyHeckler and Cattie1986 - 1987
Deputy Attorney GeneralDelaware Atttorney General's Office1985 - 1990
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Motorcycle Trial Lawyer's AssociationTrial Lawyer Member2011 - 2011
Delaware Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - 2014
Ruby R. Vale Summer Clerkship AwardClerk-The Hon. Joshua Martin and the Hon. Robert O'Hara1983 - 1983
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Worker's CompensationWidow awarded substantial benefits under the Workers Compensation Statute
Workers Compensation Discrimination CaseCase settled after extended discovery for terms which were to remain confidential.
Motorcycle Accident ClaimSettled for a quarter of a million dollars.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Delaware Lawyer magazineThe Legisative Response- AIDS1988
Delaware Lawyer magazineThe Department of Justice: Dealing With a Consellation of Problems -AIDS1988
Delaware Journal of Corporate Law - Various Corporate LawDelaware Journal of Corporate Law - Various Corporate Law Review Articles- Editorial Staff1983
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
George Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling A Social Security Disability CaseHandling A Social Security Disability Case2008
Professional Conference on AIDSAIDS - The Department of Justice Response1988