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Daniel Christopher Lyon

Employment and labor Attorney at Charlotte, NC

4.9   20 reviews

also known as Danny Lyon

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
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About Daniel

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DEDICATED ATTORNEY REPRESENTING INDIVIDUALS WITH EMPLOYMENT ISSUES FOCUSING IN LITIGATION.

Daniel is a senior associate attorney at Elliot Morgan Parsonage, PLLC in the firm's Charlotte office located in the historic Dilworth neighborhood just outside of Uptown Charlotte. He focuses his practice primarily in employment litigation represeting indiviuals in state and federal court.  His practice focuses on claims involving Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and various state law claims associated with employment. Additionally, Daniel's practice involves the review, negotiation, and litigation involving  severance agreements, non-solicitiaiton and/or non-compete agreements, and employment contracts.  

Originally from outside the Washington D.C. area, Daniel moved to North Carolina in 2004 where he attended Elon University and Elon University School of Law. During his time at Elon Law, Daniel served as Student Bar Association President and a member of the Public Interest Law Society. Following his graduation from Elon Law in 2011, Daniel served as an assistant public defender with the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s office for nearly two and a half years representing clients on a wide array of misdemeanor criminal charges and felony drug charges. Daniel joined Elliot Morgan Parsonage, PLLC in 2014.  A member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Daniel is an active member of the employment law section. Additionally, he has served as the Vice-Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association Criminal Justice section. 

As a part of his practice, Daniel also handles matters on appeal in state and federal appellate courts. He has worked on cases  at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Daniel also represents indiviuals involved in class-action lawsuits in state and federal court involving employment matters. 

He is admitted to practice in:

         -North Carolina State Courts

        - United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

        -United Stares District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina 

         -United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Daniel lives in south Charlotte with his wife Judy, a financial director at an insurance company, his two year-old son Reid, and their dog Bart. Daniel and his family belong to St. Peter's Catholic Church in Charlotte and in his free time he enjoys traveling with his family and fly-fishing in western North Carolina. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2015
Client's Choice
2018 2015

Photos and videos

Daniel C. Lyon, Esq. (left)

R. Michael Elliot, Esq. (right)

Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC - Charlotte Office

Location

Elliot Morgan Parsonage
300 E. Kingston Ave.
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC, 28203

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mike | July 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
World Class Service
I cannot recommend Danny enough. When my claim was overturned and it appeared that I would have to come out of pocket and reimburse the state, I was hopeless of the outcome. After speaking with Danny, he assured me that we would fight this and come out on top. Boy was he right. Danny is very meticulous with his strategies. He researches the proper case law and really know employment law. His level of confidence and ability to communicate clearly are truly unmatched. If you want world class service with someone that can represent you exceptionally well, you need to work with Danny Lyon!
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Posted by Mary Ann | August 17, 2015
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Wrongful Termination
It is my privilege and honor to recommend Dan Lyon as your attorney. Dan is a very thorough and competent professional who always had my best interests in mind and will yours as well. I always felt like I was in very good hands. He never missed a scheduled meeting and he always took my calls. What I especially liked about Dan was his ability to remain calm when I was upset. He would calm me with his tone and calming manner. He is a solid lawyer who practices nothing but the best interest for his clients. I was informed mid May I was in violation of a policy and it was possible I would be terminated. I was referred to Dan, who I called immediately. He gave me excellent advice, was looking out for my best interest from the very start. He gave me his cell phone right away so I could contact him at any point. From the time I was first made aware of my job situation until I was terminated (10 days) he was available, even called to check on me to see how I was doing. His expertise with NC employment law is amazing, he knows what they are looking for and how employers can and will use your words against you. He will not need lead you down the wrong path. His prep work for your case will be well-researched presenting a compelling case on your behalf. I highly recommend Dan Lyon for wrongful termination and if necessary unemployment hearing. I also recommend you listen to him, do what he tells you to do and he will not lead you down the wrong path!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2020
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Professional and Comprehensive Service
I consulted with this attorney for an employment issue and the service provided was very professional and comprehensive. It was clear Mr. Lyon did everything in his power to help my case.
Posted by Cathy | October 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
I contacted Danny at the last minute about my case when my attorney changed her mind. He stepped right up, jumped right into my case, calling with questions and ideas. I had a challenging case to begin with, but he entered it with confidence and had a strong desire to help.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DAN IS YOUR MAN!
Mr. Daniel Lyons worked relentlessly as my Attorney on my Employment Case, where he fought tirelessly for me for over a 10 month span, and during that time he consistently was dependable, knowledgeable, professional, amazing throughout the mediation process and most importantly he always kept me informed on the status of my case and coached me on what I needed to do to help him get me the best results. With a case so complicated, over so much time it is unbelievable how much information needs to be stored, processed, recorded, referenced, reframed and presented---Mr. Lyons has an impeccable photographic memory and was able to command the respect of EVERYONE in mediation, as he utilized all of the information collected over the ENTIRE case period to conclude MY BEST OUTCOME in this case!! He's just the BEST!
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Posted by J.D.P. | April 13, 2019
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Thank you Daniel Lyon
After meeting with many attorneys who would not take my case, Daniel Lyon did. He represented me and helped me obtain results that others told me I would not be able to receive.
Posted by Hannah | October 23, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
EXTREMELY Helpful
I consulted with this attorney, and in four minutes he was able to really improve my understanding of a situation involving the legality of wage docking in NC. A few things I liked about Lyon's consult: * Clear, easy to understand, concise * Gave me realistic determination of his own experience in this area * Consult was free: Most lawyers provide free consults, but they are usually very general. Lyon provided more information in 4 minute consult than I could find with three hours of googling and asking other lawyers, and did that for free. To me, this sends the message that he really does care about employees in North Carolina, a state that isn't exactly known for its progressive labor laws, and isn't just out to generate revenue.
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Posted by Lisa | March 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, prompt and exceptional service
After being in a car accident, I contacted Daniel Lyon for legal advice. Not only was he attentive to my case but was concerned about my well being before anything. My case was settled relatively quickly and during the process Nataly and Dan stayed in contact with me to update me on the current status. I definitely would recommend Daniel Lyon for representation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2018
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Knowledgeable and Responsive
I consulted with Daniel Lyon regarding an employment issue. He was very responsive and knowledgeable. He gave me several options to pursue. Would definitively use him again.
Posted by Ashlynne | January 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Danny was fantastic. No matter what day of the week or time of day, his responses were always quick and he was always available when I needed him. My case was for wrongful termination, as well as sexual harassment. He was very professional and provided the best experience from the paperwork, letters and documentation, hearings, and everything in between. I got the results I deserved and sought out for and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Megan | November 29, 2017
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Isn't afraid of a challenge
My case was rather complicated, it involved working over the phone as I live in a separate state, than where the claim was filed, and I had been turned down by other attorneys. Daniel took on my case and found a best case solution to resolve my legal issue. He is dedicated and hard working, all while keeping me updated on the progress of the case. His polite and professional manner made him a dream to work with over the months it took to settle the case. I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Jaclyn | January 27, 2017
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Knowledgeable, Compassionate, Committed & Reliable
I hired Daniel Lyon to work on my employment case after being referred to him by another attorney in the area. His knowledge, compassion and commitment to my case from day one made me feel extremely confident in his ability to assist me during this very difficult time. He is an expert in his field and was unwavering in his efforts to ensure my case was handled quickly and properly, I felt that he truly understood what I was going through and wanted to help. He was always available to answer any questions I had and made sure he touched base with me routinely to provide updates on the case and check on me and my wellbeing. No one ever wants to be embroiled in a legal battle with a former employer. The loss of my job, my income, and my integrity due to the mistreatment from my former employer affected me on many levels and without Daniel’s legal expertise and moral support I don’t think I would have ever gotten the financial compensation or the closure I needed. Cases like mine can take over a year to be resolved but with Daniel’s strategic and proficient legal expertise, my case was over in less than three months. I cannot thank Daniel enough for everything he did for me and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance on any employment case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2016
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He Believed In Me
I met Danny with a story so unbelievable that it took the urging of my husband and co-workers for me to even seek an attorney's help. With my entire body shaking and tears pouring down my face, I somehow got my story told between the sobbing. When I finished, I expected a look of doubt on his face but what I saw was concern and compassion. Danny promised at that moment that he would do everything he could for me. Over the next several months Danny listened as I explained, mostly through tears, how women are still mistreated and at a disadvantage in the workplace. Danny listened as I explained how helpless and vulnerable as a women I had felt in certain situations at work and he understood. Every time Danny asked me to go over some part of my story I know he was thinking, 'oh no she's going to cry again', and I usually did. Danny's confidence in me never wavered, not for one second. Knowing that Danny believed in me gave me the strength and confidence to not give up when the attacks came as the other side scrambled for a defense. Danny always answered my emails and calls and made me feel important. Danny never got upset on our conference calls when he could hear the river in the background and I had to put him on hold to catch a trout. What a nice guy! After months of constant encouragement and that unwavering confidence that Danny had in me, I was able to testify for hours and hours and hours, all the while being bullied, belittled, my words twisted and accusations thrown at me from the opposing counsel. I was not a sobbing, shaking, mess, I was strong because I knew Danny believed in me. Now, I'll admit that I did cry after that but just because it was a long stressful day. Telling the truth and doing the right thing has always been very important to me. I asked God for an attorney that felt the same way. I asked for an attorney that cares about people more than money. I was lead to Danny, and I'm pretty sure that God is well pleased with his efforts. I know that I will be forever grateful for how kind Danny was to me and how he went out of his way and above and beyond for me And just like he promised he did everything he could for me and he did great.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
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Review of Daniel Lyon - Employment law - Charlotte, NC
I consulted with Daniel Lyon because I needed an expert in employment law to review a separation agreement with my employer. He responded quickly to my initial phone call and he explained that he charged a reasonable set fee to review the documents and consult with me for about an hour to better understand the situation. He accommodated my schedule for this consultation and I emailed him the necessary documents before our meeting so he was prepared as well. During our meeting he asked many questions and asked to see additional documents regarding stock options, my sign on bonus and other compensation. He gave me helpful suggestions for wording changes in the separation agreement that protected me and my reputation as well as secured the full amount of severance. He suggested wording changes in the agreement that enabled me to keep a sign-on bonus that I initially thought I would have to pay back to my employer. He made these wording changes to my separation agreement within a few days of our meeting and without charging me more money than the initial set fee. I'm very grateful for his expertise, honesty and integrity. I certainly highly recommend him for employment law and will be the first lawyer I will call if this need arises again for me.
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Posted by Tara | June 17, 2015
Highly Recommended
I hired Mr. Lyon to represent my son many times. He did a wonderful job on each case and went above and beyond. He help my son in so many way. Both of us are so grateful to have found such an awesome & understand attorney. We are very happy with the results and highly recommend Daniel Lyon to anyone!
Posted by denise | April 23, 2015
Fantastic Lawyer
Very knowledgeable about our type of case. What the laws and the outcomes on the matter could be. Very straight forward. He did exactly what he said he would. He won our case. Thank You Mr. Lyon
Posted by Janet | January 13, 2015
Daniel Lyon
I found Mr. Lyon on a referral service and I'm so glad I did. Not only did we relate personally and had many things in common, he worked diligently to resolve my case and had the court date continued when I was ill and was hospitalized several times. Mr. Lyon eventually had the charges against me dismissed. I am very grateful to him. '
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Posted by Sharmell | January 2, 2015
Awesome attorney
Daniel and his office were very kind. They were focused on what was best for me. He went above and beyond and for that he should be commended.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2014
Satisfied client
Danny handled my traffic citation and proved that he is honest, diligent, and responsive. He delivered excellent results in my case (dismissal), and I would unconditionally recommend him. Thanks again!
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Disappointing
I had a labor case that involved deception and intimidation Along with lack of wage payment of a pretty significant amount. I don’t know the extenuating circumstances for mr Lyon but I found after several months that he wasn’t interested in pursuing my case any longer. Along with that his recommendation that I pursue my case with other attorneys he knew that he would send my contact and case info along to wound up not happening either. 6 months of inaction. Not what I needed in a case where obviously time is an issue.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Law offices of Fred T. Hamlet
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Elon University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Elon University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association- Employment and Labor Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar- Criminal Justice Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Criminal Justice Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Elon University School of Law Student Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Family Law "10 Best" - North Carolina
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
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Publications

  • North Carolina Prima Facie Tort Manual (Sixth Edition)
  • Aviation, Electricity, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices ( Chapter Editor)
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Summer Immersion Program
  • Criminal Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (40)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is highly respected in the legal community. He is known as a solid litigator that fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is professional, prepared, and a fighter in the courtroom. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and effective in his advocacy. I endorse Mr. Lyon."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can't recommend this lawyer high enough. He's my go-to guy on everything employment related."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is a very trustworthy and honorable attorney. He is an advocate for his clients and is willing to fight for their rights. He is diligent and respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a terrific lawyer. His courtroom knowledge and passion for his clients set him apart from other attorneys in the community. I never hesitate to refer clients to Daniel because I know that he'll give them competent and intelligent representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a great lawyer who is incredibly devoted to his clients. Daniel works hard to come up with creative and practical solutions to the real problems his clients face."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've watched Daniel defend clients on a range of charges and can personally vouch for his competency and passion for defending those who he represents. He's a great lawyer with a stellar reputation. I endorse him fully."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Daniel is a great attorney and even better guy. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and is always beyond prepared. I give Daniel my highest endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lyon is an exceptional attorney. He shows up prepared and zealously advocates for his clients. I recommend Mr. Lyon’s services without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"He is trustworthy, smart, and skilled."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Danny Lyon understands people on all sides of a dispute ~ this plays a key role in his success. His ability to anticipate and persuade allows his clients to prevail. He's an excellent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lyon is smart, poised and always on top of his cases. I would recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lyon is a wonderful person and a brilliant attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent and highly respected attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a wonderful advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. His experience as a public defender gives him an edge above others in civil court. Clients will certainly benefit from his knowledge and experience."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Daniel has an excellent reputation in the legal community."
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