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Brian David Lyman

Litigation Attorney at Annapolis, MD

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    Maryland - MD 19 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    General civil ligation from contracts, and business disputes, Landlord/Tenant, construction/trade disputes, Mechanic's Liens, real property and boundary line disputes, nuisances to employment and wage cases. In both state and federal courts.

    19 years

  2. Business
    Purchase negotiations, contract drafting. formation and advice on corporate structure and formalities, mainly for small businesses. Conducting settlements and closings. Bulk Sales compliance.

    19 years

  3. Administrative law
    Administrative proceedings before the Local Liquor Boards (Annapolis and Anne Arundel County) and various planning commissions.

    19 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    Editing and drafting vendor agreements, real estate sales contracts, IP licenses, non-competition agreements, licenses, retail, disclaimers, promissory notes, loan agreements, security agreements and leases.

    19 years

  5. Construction and development
    Litigation and arbitration of typical construction cases between sub and general contractors and owners. Bond claims for government projects or bonded work.

    19 years

  6. Appeals
    Briefing and arguing appellate cases before the Court of Special Appeals and the circuit Courts for Appeals from District Court.

    19 years

You’re looking for a solution to a problem. My approach: Listen, interpret, research, analyze & act.  I have experience trying numerous cases in the District and Circuit Courts of Maryland. I am admitted to practice in the United States District Court for Maryland. In 2011 I was admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.  I grew up in Baltimore City. I graduated from Calvert Hall College High School. I studied philosophy and history in College at St. Mary's College of MD. I went to law school at George Washington University to complete my studies and gain practical knowledge.  I started at my current firm as a law clerk in 2000, and joined the practice in 2003, when I passed the Maryland Bar.  I enjoy golfing, sailing and attending to my children’s needs and development.


H.S. Diploma, Calvert Hall College High School, 1996

B. A. Cum Laude, History and Philosophy double major, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2000

J.D. The George Washington University Law School, 2003

Professional Associations:

Maryland State Bar Association

Anne Arundel County Bar Association

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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney Excellent Results
We consulted Mr. Lyman on a complex civil legal case and retained him to handle our legal matter (brought suit against a boat manufacturer and the dealer).  He filed the suit in January, and it was settled with a very satisfactory result in July. As a retired attorney,  I appreciated his professionalism, sound advice and the good sense he applied in resolving the case.  Additionally, he's very pleasant and puts you at ease. For his opponents, as we observed, he is a determined, unyielding, skillful attorney. The Hillman Brown law firm provided Mr. Lyman the support needed to successfully conclude our lawsuit. And we found the billing to be fair and reasonable. We recommend the Hillman firm and Mr. Lyman for legal matters.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hillman, Brown & Darrow, PA
  • 2003 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Hillman, Brown & Darrow, PA
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Applied Medical Ethics Internship
  • Washington Hospital Center - Center for Ethics
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Student Maintenance Crew Leader
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • 1997 - 2000
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • St Mary's College of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Calvert Hall College H.S.
  • Diploma
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Central Truck Center, Inc. v. Central GMC, Inc.
  • Prevailed on all defense claims and proved an offset which was enrolled as a judgment on counterclaim. Did not prevail on fraud counts which were decided on Summary Judgment. Everything was upheld on appeal.


  • Round Bay Sailing Association
  • Rear Commodore
  • 2016 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Round Bay Sailing Association
  • Commodore
  • 2013 - 2016
  • MSBA Mock Trial program
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Round Bay Sailing Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer-Administrative Law/Liquor Law/Hearings
  • What's Up Annapolis?
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer: Administrative Law
  • What's Up Annapolis?
  • 2014
  • Metropolitan Who's Who registry
  • Metropolitan Who's Who
  • 2007
  • AA Co. Lawyer Softball League 2004 Rookie of the Year
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts, in History and Philosophy
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Saint Mary's College of Maryland Career Conferece
  • Choosing a Career in Law
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (14)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian and I have worked together on several cases. His technical writing is superb. He has a skilled practitioner. Every aspect of his case is well thought out. Finally, he understands the most important rule of litigation, which is to keep it simple."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian Lyman is intelligent, honest, and hard working. He knows the law better than most and knows his way around the courtroom. He is an excellent litigator and an asset to his firm."
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Brian is a focused and aggressive attorney. He is largely fearless but very aware of the risks"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian Lyman is an excellent attorney who brings a diverse legal background and intellectual acuity to all of his cases. I have worked with Brian on a number of large, complex cases and the depth of knowledge and the energy he devotes to his clients impressive."
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