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I grew up in Baltimore City. I graduated from Calvert Hall. I studied philosohy 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 knoweldge.  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 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 admited to practice in the District of Columbia.  I enjoy golfing, sailing and driving my children to their sports practices!



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





Maryland State Bar Association

Anne Arundel County Bar Association




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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    12 years
  2. Administrative Law: 15%
    12 years
  3. Contracts: 15%
    12 years
  4. Business: 10%
    12 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($295-325/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard Alan Simmons

    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.


    Richard Simmons Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Marietta B. Warren

    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.


    Marietta Warren Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.

221 Duke Of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD, 21401


DCActive 201107/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading Lawyer: Administrative LawWhat's Up Annapolis?2014
Metropolitan Who's Who registryMetropolitan Who's Who2007
AA Co. Lawyer Softball League 2004 Rookie of the YearAnne Arundel County Bar Association2004
Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts, in History and PhilosophySt. Mary's College of Maryland2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyHillman, Brown & Darrow, PA2003 - Present
Law ClerkHillman, Brown & Darrow, PA2000 - 2003
Applied Medical Ethics InternshipWashington Hospital Center - Center for Ethics1998 - 1998
Student Maintenance Crew LeaderSt. Mary's College of Maryland1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Round Bay Sailing AssociationRear Commodore2016 - Present
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Round Bay Sailing AssociationCommodore2013 - 2016
MSBA Mock Trial programMock Trial Judge2013 - 2013
Round Bay Sailing AssociationTreasurer2008 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesSmall Claims in Maryland District Court2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
St Mary's College of MarylandHistory, Philosophy (double)BA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Calvert Hall College H.S.N/ADiploma1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Saint Mary's College of Maryland Career ConfereceChoosing a Career in Law2004