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Kara Hagen Lyons

Estate planning Attorney at West Chester, OH

5.0   60 reviews

About Kara

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I am a dedicated attorney that is passionate about all aspects of the law. I especially enjoy helping families plan for their futures.

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Licensed for 7 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/13/2022

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

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Lyons & Lyons Co. LPA
8310 Princeton Glendale Rd
West Chester, OH, 45069-5879

Reviews

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Posted by Don | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WILL UPDATE
Updated our Wills. Excellent job of organizing and simplifying. Great communication skills. Would use for future needs.
Response from Kara Lyons June 4, 2020
Thanks, Don! I appreciate your kind words.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs Goodwin
She updated my will and was very informative and took her time , very sweet . I would recommend her to anyone .
Response from Kara Lyons January 13, 2020
Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad I could help.
Posted by Terry | October 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
It was great working with Kara, she was very helpful, professional, and patient with my wife and I, we greatly appreciate the awesome service that was provided, Thanks Kara
Posted by Tony | October 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Kara was very professional and expressed an interest in our concerns. Kara made this planning very easy for us.
Posted by Allan | August 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
She was helpful in explaining how to save our assets. She also did a detailed wishes in making our will. Ms Lyons took her time explaining every part of what constituted a good Trust. We had contact with prior attorney's. The were not interest in our small estate. We felt comfortable with her. She took an interest in our needs despite the fact that it was not particularly large. Her fee was affordable. Nice Trust worthy person.
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Posted by Debbie | August 2, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Review
She was very thorough and helped me greatly through a difficult time. I would highly recommended her for all your needs . I couldn’t have picked a more personal attorney
Posted by Don | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelllent Legal Representation
Ms. Lyons is thoroughly prepared legal professional. She is thoughtful and engaging which makes us very comfortable being her clients. I've already recommended her services to friends and will continue to do so in the future.
Posted by Paul | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Done very efficiently
At over 70 my wife and I needed to finally execute wills and living wills. Kara took an exceptional amount of time with us to insure we understood the documents and their intent. She also prepared and filed a transfer on death property document for us. Twice she said ‘I am not completely positive let me check and I will let you know’, her follow up was excellent. What I thought would take over a month was all wrapped up in three weeks. Her style, no talking down, no flash, just good plain down to earth communication and great execution. We will be going back to Kara for more services in the future.
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Response from Kara Lyons July 2, 2019
Thank you for the kind words, Paul. It was great working with you!
Posted by Jason | May 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Professional
We hired Kara to prepare a will and associated documents. She listened to our wishes and accurately translated into them into perfectly-prepared documents. This was all accomplished in a time period within our expectations. Our meetings with her were informative, friendly and professional. I can’t imagine how the process could have gone better.
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Posted by Curt | March 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Update will and power of attorney
Kara was friendly and very knowledgable on the issues we had. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Posted by Tina | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Probate without a will
Consulted with my fathers estate where he didn't have a will and quickly knew easiest, faster route to take and filed necessary paperwork quickly and case closed
Response from Kara Lyons March 11, 2019
Thanks, Tina! Glad I could help
Posted by Britt | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will and Trust
Kara was extremely knowledgeable in her field of expertise and was very helpful in getting my will and trust in order ,
Response from Kara Lyons March 11, 2019
thanks, Britt! It was great working with you
Posted by Web | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will
Explained the process. Needed as I was moving from Married to Divorced. Completed the Will prior to divorce... per my direction. She helped me have the right Will package for me and my daughers.
Response from Kara Lyons February 2, 2019
Thanks, Web!
Posted by Ralph | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kara does it.
Kara Lyons we needed just about everything they do except estate planning. Kara took care of it in a professional and very timely manner, answered all of our questions, and provided detailed instructions about handling assets in other states. It was a pleasant experience at a reasonable cost.
Response from Kara Lyons February 2, 2019
Thanks, Ralph! I hope you and Mary are enjoying that sunshine!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and efficient
Kara was very good at answering all our questions and being respectful of our time. She was fast and efficient but was still able to answer all our questions.
Posted by Mary | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate plans
Needed estate planning for several areas. Kara did the Ohio part and explained what needed done other places. Also did quickly as we were time sensitive.
Posted by joe | January 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
will and trust
Kara wrote our will and trust.She did everything we asked.She is easy to talk to and returned phone calls promptly.I highly recommend Kara and her law firm
Posted by Joe & Angie | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Only Went in for Consultation
We absolutely love this firm. Went in for just a consultation on a Will, and was so impressed with the knowledge and preparedness of Kara, that we decided to not only do our Wills, but also completed our Living Wills, POA's, and Healthcare POA's. Fast, easy, personable, and she did everything above and beyond of what we were wanting or expecting. Also, Mia, the English Bulldog, office mascot, is such a sweetheart! Definitely will recommend to others!
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Response from Kara Lyons October 18, 2018
Thank you, Joe & Angie! It was great working with the both of you!
Posted by Phillip | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Phillip Napoli
Kara prepared a new Trust for our family. During the process, she was very responsive in answering our questions and giving us legal guidance where needed. Kara was very professional as well as personable in fulfilling our needs. I highly recommend her when in need of legal services. Phil West Chester ,Ohio
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very caring and helpful!
I was dealing with an estate after having lost my husband. She was so caring and helpful to get me through this trying time.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Lyons & Lyons Co., Lpa
  • 2015 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court Southern District of Ohio, Honorable Judge Susan J. Dlott
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Luxottica Retail
  • 2014 - 2015

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Study Abroad
  • 2013
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011
  • Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati
  • 2007
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Legal Cases

  • probable cause
  • warrant issued

Associations

  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • ARAG
  • Network Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Linkinnati
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • National Latina/o Law Student Association
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Director
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Cincy Business Magazine
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Cincy Business Magazine
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Cincy Business Magazine
  • 2019
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Cincy Business Magazine
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Latino Programs and Services
  • 2015
  • Dean's List
  • Chase College of Law
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Latino Programs and Services
  • 2014
  • Dean's List
  • Chase College of Law
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Latino Programs and Services
  • 2013
  • Deans List
  • Chase College of Law
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Linkinnati North Spotlight Presentation
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (19)
Estate planning Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kara is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable and great to work with. I strongly endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara provides insightful legal advice, always in a manner that is respectful of her clients and their needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kara's background and experience provide her with unique expertise in Estate Planning."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Kara when I mentored a group of her and her classmates in weekly first-year law-school classes. From day one she stood out as an extremely bight and dedicated individual. This was reflected in her academic successes throughout her career at Chase, and was also accompanied by multiple honors and achievements. I am proud to call Kara a friend and, as a fellow attorney, I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing dedicated and qualified legal representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara is an intelligent and trustworthy attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara Lyons is a very intelligent, diligent, trustworthy, and knowledgeable attorney in the Cincinnati community."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara is a hardworking, knowledgeable, and trustworthy attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara cares about her clients, this is one of the many reasons why she is a good lawyer. She is dedicated to her practice and willing to anything to help. I trust Kara and her judgment. I always refer estate planning clients to her firm."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow lawyer admitted in 2015 I endorse this lawyer. What she lacks in experience she makes up for in tenacity. Kara works diligently to give her clients what they need because she has a work ethic that just will not quit. I would recommend her to anyone that I know looking for help in estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Kara for many years, and she has always been passionate about the law. She works hard for her clients, and always makes sure to lay out all of their estate planning options, while explaining what she believes to be best for their situations. She can handle any questions you throw at her. You can rest assured that, as a client, you would be in good hands with Kara as your attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kara is a hard working individual who always puts her clients needs first."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara Lyons is a driven attorney who is passionate about the law and her clients. She and her father Rob Lyons have an excellent reputation in the legal community for achieving results. I am fortunate enough to be able to call Kara a colleague and a friend. I highly recommend her for anyone in need of a sharp lawyer."
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