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Michael Edward Lyons

Family Attorney at Suitland, MD

5.0   16 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    No matter the type of case, your children (and their futures) deserve to be protected. This battle will resonate with them for the rest of their lives. I will make sure that their interests are voiced.

  2. Military law
    30%
    Anyone who has served in the military knows that core values are at the heart of success. I bring my core values of service, integrity, and excellence to every client, every case, every time.

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Whether you’re dealing with a minor dispute or a dispute with lasting consequences, you need to have the right attorney on your side.

​I understand your decision to retain a lawyer represents an extremely stressful life event has occurred. For this reason, I've committed myself to serving your needs promptly and professionally.  When your case is finished, I am confident you will view me and my staff as friends you can trust and recommend to your friends and neighbors.

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Licensed for 15 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/27/2022

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

Contact Michael

Patriots Law Group of Lyons & Hughes, P.C.
5819 Allentown Road
Suitland, MD, 20746

Reviews

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Posted by Ms.Branch | September 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Humanity is still ALIVE
I was going through a really bad divorce , which included the works! Adultery, custody , child support , ect. Mr. Lyon and Ms. Molly understood the challenges I faced with the results that I wanted , and was always very transparent with me down to the cost , and possible results of my case. These two as a team and individually are unstoppable . Mr. Lyon/Ms. Molly heard my concerns , recognized the challenges and found solutions to EVERYTHING ! Mr. Lyons professionalism is impeccable in and outside of the court and he really made me feel like more than just a client and that’s something that’s hard to find now of days. Thank you Mr. Lyon and Molly for everything that you and your firm has done for me . If I’m ever put in this situation again ( hopefully not ) Patriot Law is the First and Last firm I will call. You understood the assignment , and killed it. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Auditor
The consultation that we had with Michael Lysons was beyond insightful. He placed our mind at ease and provided outstanding customer service. We were able to discuss a lawsuit pertaining to a breach in contract for one of our residential properties and he efficiently answered all of our questions and helped us identify the best plan moving forward. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Frida | July 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Law
Molly was great in helping me resolving a very difficult and emotional tenant situation. She was superb and went above and beyond. I feel honored to recommend her to landlords.
Posted by Shelly | April 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I was going through a very difficult family estate case. Prior to hiring Mike Lyons, I was working with another attorney who was doing nothing except for taking my money. After hiring Mr. Lyons, he took immediate action with my case and gave me relief of stress and worry. He did everything that he said he would do. His communication was superb and he always returned my calls in a timely fashion. He was very knowledgeable, patient and understanding. My case worked out just as I wanted. Even though I did not have a big case, Mr. Lyons was genuinely concerned and gave me a 100%. I highly recommend him!!
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Posted by Nika | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate - First Time Homebuyer Nightmare!
Being a first-time home buyer is supposed to be a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, we picked the wrong house that had greedy sellers, the seller’s unethical Redfin agent, and our own ineffectual realtor which dragged out to a stressful and money wasting 3-month process. The sellers manipulated the deal every step of the way and refused to release us to be free to purchase other properties and obtain our earnest money deposit back. We retained Mr. Lyons and upon further investigation found that the sellers misrepresented their right to put the property on the market. Mr. Lyons sent a powerful and effective letter to all parties and we received a release from the sellers after one week, as well as our earnest money deposit. Mr. Lyons is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and has a great legal team to work with. We spoke to him over the phone before setting up an in-person meeting, and became convinced to retain him (after contacting other local-based attorneys) to work on this complicated real estate deal. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing top notch and caring legal representation.
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Posted by Arjun | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick & Easy Settlement
I was highly recommend to retain Michael Lyons Esq., by his own peers to help with an construction related contractor issue 2 months ago. Mr Lyons helped my settle the case as requested & with ease. Non of those run around one often gets dealing with the law. Details of my case is unnecessary but I highly recommend Mr Lyon’s as an attorney. Thank you for reading my review & wish you the very best.
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Posted by Ann L. | October 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straightforward, honest.
Mike recently negotiated a settlement to an employment discrimination case I contracted with him. Throughout the 14-month process he always took the time to carefully listen to my concerns, fully answer questions, and clearly explain available options and next steps. He guided the case to resolution with my values in mind. I recommend Mr. Lyons without reservation. He demonstrated a high level of integrity and professionalism. He's an excellent listener, chooses his words carefully, and says what needs to be said.
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Posted by Sarah | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Thorough Highly Recommend
I hired attorney Michael Lyons to help with a landlord issue earlier this year. He took the time to hear me out and give me advice. I collected the necessary documents and Attorney Lyons did a researched and thorough job. He got my deposit back from my landlord who was giving me the run around. I highly recommend this attorney. He's one of the good ones. Thank you for your help!
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Posted by Mike | August 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shared driveway problem
The sale of our house was delayed (and threatened) as the owner of the house with which we shared a driveway was slow to act or agree on a formal easement for joint access and maintenance, required by lender&title co. for the sale. Eventually, we hired Mike Lyons to bring suit for access by prescription (but hopefully with that credible threat to instead negotiate an agreement). Within a short time, we had a negotiated agreement with the other owner, to whom we paid a fee we could accept. Then the sale of our house could be completed. Mr. Lyons was careful before charging any fee to know the issues of our case and our goal (sell the house).
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Posted by Christina | August 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I wanted to write a few words about the outstanding job Mike did as my attorney. Mike represented me in my divorce and he was very knowledgeable in divorce matters. He advised me of the options for divorce under the law and gave me an idea of the time frame. He carefully listened to my questions and concerns about the trial process, discovery of numerous documents, and spousal support. He provided expert counsel and I would not have had the outcome I did without his excellent representation. I highly recommend attorney Mike Lyons.
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Posted by Ritchie | August 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of a Kind Lawyer
I got connected with Mike after searching for days. Initially, I was simply looking for answers to a few questions. Unlike the other lawyers I contacted who were adamant about a fee of some sorts, Mike spoke with me very openly about my situation. He did not seem concerned with money whatsoever. He came off as very knowledgeable and helpful. I paid for his expertise, and boy was it a great decision. Because of his efforts I was rewarded Sole Physical Custody of my daughter, which I thought was impossible for men to do. However, that was only in a trial based on Limited Divorce. Nevertheless, just yesterday in a trial based on Absolute Divorce, helped me retain Primary Physical Custody. The latest win was most impressive, as he was able to do it whilst competing against a proven lawyer. In both instances, I was rewarded Child Support, which again is unheard of for fathers these days. That being said, I’m a pretty awesome client. I mean, Mike tells me that all the time ha ha. If you trust him, AND DO WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO DO AS A CLIENT (i.e., keep notes, investigate, stay out of trouble, etc.). Mike will most certainly take care of the rest.
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Posted by Mike | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Attorney
I have dealt with attorneys before but Michael Lyons is by far the best! He is very knowledgeable, intelligent, and has a great staff. He takes the time to explain everything clearly so the clients are well informed about all the legal aspects of the case and is not in doubt when a critical decision needs to be made about the case. He is very confident, well spoken, and knows the law. I would definitely reccommend him to individuals in need of a good lawyer.
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Posted by Brant | December 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service!
I wanted to take the opportunity to write a review regarding my recent dealings with Mr. Lyons and his representation of my interests in a disputed insurance claim. Mr. Lyons accepted my case when my insurance company refused to pay under a policy for an insured piece of personal property. As a direct result of his hard work, my insurance company paid me the maximum policy amount after first offering me less than half of that. I can say without reservation that Mr. Lyons was professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and overall very easy/enjoyable to work with. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone and would not hesitate to hire Mr. Lyons to represent me or my family for future issues.
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Posted by Justin | May 8, 2015
Incredibly Grateful
With just one letter, Mr. Lyons got our landlord to release a security deposit that was being wrongfully withheld. Mr. Lyons discredited the landlord’s false claims so strongly that the landlord just cut a check for the full balance to avoid facing Mr. Lyons in court. We highly recommend Mr. Lyons for any case, but particularly cases involving contract or lease disputes.
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Posted by Rob | April 21, 2015
Professional
Enlisting the help of Michael to help me obtain due money from a former room mate was the best choice I could have made. Attentive, focused, and driven, Michael always kept me up-to-date and was in constant communication with me.
Posted by Nicole | April 10, 2015
Dudley
Michael Lyons assumed my divorce and custody case after a disappointing and expensive journey with an inept attorney. By consolidating the mess that was made, we were able to envision a way forward. Mr. Lyons was genuinely interested in my case and articulated my wishes with great skill. He kept me updated as the case progressed and in the courtroom executed as promised with great strategy and efficiency. His knowledge, professionalism and ability to deliver confirmed my initial impression of him as highly competent. I was proud to be accompanied into court by Mr. Lyons and felt the money was well spent. I highly recommend Michael Lyons as a first class choice!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Patriots Law Group of Lyons & Hughes, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Michael E. Lyons, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Judge Advocate (Lawyer)
  • U.S. Air Force
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Law Office of Ralph W. Powers, Jr., P.C.
  • 2007 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Rosa Watson vs. Kathy Louise Brown Personal Representative of the Estate of Wayne McGahan
  • Verdict for client.

Associations

  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Bronze Star
  • U.S. Army
  • 2012
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Publications

  • 2017 Prince George's County Probate, Estate, Trust & Elderlaw Program Materials
  • Military Testamentary Instruments
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • 2017 Annual Seminar
  • Military Testamentary Instruments
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Mike since 2011 both on active duty and now in civilian practice. He is extremely well-respected in the local community and works diligently to assist his clients, while still making them feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend this attorney."
Military law Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike has years of experience in varied practices, from the private sector to the military. Whenever I had questions about anything - whether it was family law, military law, landlord/tenant, anything - Mike had the answers; if he didn't, he'd work with me until we found them. Mike is determined, knowledgeable, and a tough negotiator, and at the same time he is affable and awesome to work with. His wealth of knowledge makes him an ideal attorney for any number of issues."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a savvy litigator with an ability to comprehend complex matters and present them in simple terms. He handles a wide variety of legal matters including personal injury, construction litigation, family law, contracts, criminal law, etc. You name it, he likely does it, with great thoroughness and preparation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lyons is intelligent, friendly, patient and courteous. He is the attorney I refer to for criminal, family and estate planning advise. I have known him for many years and would recommended him to my closest friends and family. If you want an experienced attorney who will fight for you, then Michael is your guy!"
Criminal defense
Military law
Military law
Workers compensation
Suitland Family Lawyer Michael Edward Lyons
Michael Edward Lyons
Family Attorney
Suitland, MD
Licensed for 15 years