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Maureen Alice Lyons

Estate planning Attorney at Riverside, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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About Maureen

Learn Maureen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Practice devoted to estate planning including possible lifetime incapacity in addition to legacy planning.

    27 years

  2. Elder law
    Emphasis on Safe Aging. Includes: Medi-Cal and Long Term Benefit planning including VA Aid & Attendance. Special Needs Planning.

    19 years

  3. Trusts
    Our estate plans are generally revocable living trust based. Thus, the 1% is inaccurate but the most reasonable way to get this area listed.

    27 years

Maureen Lyons has worked with families for more than 20 years helping them with their Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medi-Cal & Veterans Long-Term Care Planning, and Special Needs Planning. Ms. Lyons is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles. She also earned an MS degree in Applied Biometry from the University of Southern California; an MA in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles; and a BA in English from the University of California, Riverside.

Maureen is a Past President and current member of the Estate Planning Council of Riverside County and Southern California Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She is actively involved in the community and is currently serves on the board of directors of the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center. In the past, she has served on the board of directors of the Riverside Community College District Foundation, the Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center Foundation, and the Riverside Public Library Foundation. Maureen is a native of Riverside.

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6529 Riverside Avenue
Suite 240
Riverside, CA, 92506

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Posted by S | December 29, 2014
I wouldn't trust anyone else
Ms. Lyons helped my elderly father get his affairs in order in in a professional and expeditious way. Her knowledge of Estate Law is not known by many attorneys. Her specialist title is well deserved.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
Updating a trust
I had to update family trust, and I was pleased by the excellent help I received from Atty. Lyons, who steered me away from problems that I hadn't recognized when the trust was first drawn up. She and her office kept me informed and delivered the renewed document as promised, to my satisfaction.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Knowledge and Trust
Maureen's extensive knowledge and understanding of the law, coupled with her patience and compassion for the client, makes her the perfect attorney to handle trusts and estate planning. She explained technical terms in layman's terms, which expedited the entire process and gave me a high level of confidence in the outcome. I highly recommend Maureen...and already have to several colleagues.
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Posted by Doug | December 11, 2014
Excellent service and a pleasent experience.
My experience with Moynihan Lyons PC was an easy and pleasant one. Maureen did a thorough job creating my trust. She answered all my questions, and made sure I completely understood everything. She gathered all of the information needed, and it was very little work on my end. I am eternally grateful for Maureen, and highly recommend her to all. I now have a sense of protection that I did not have before. Thanks again Maureen.
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Posted by Sharon | March 12, 2014
Estate Planning is confusing and Ms. Lyons removed my stress by taking care of every detail.
I was worried about my elderly parents' long-term care planning - or should I say, lack of planning. My father and I met with Ms. Lyons to find out their options. I was concerned that I would end up supplementing their income down the road to meet their living expenses. Ms. Lyons evaluated my parents' assets, created a trust and implemented a sound plan which included some benefits my father didn't know he was entitled to. What a relief! Moynihan-Lyons is now MY go to for my entire family's planning!
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Posted by RW | August 5, 2011
Medi-Cal frustrations
Thank you, Maureen, for your help and guidance! I was getting so frustrated and uptight trying to get help from Medi-Cal regarding my Mom as beneficiary of her brother's life insurance - enough to take her off the system 2 months! I thank you so much, RW
Posted by Allison | March 23, 2011
Estate Planning Recommendation
Ms. Lyons is a knowledgeable and highly competent attorney. She has assisted my family on several occassions with estate planning matters and I recommend her without reservation.
Posted by LMO | June 10, 2010
Estate Planning
Ms. Lyons proved to be an invaluable resource in getting me through the complex process of designing a personalized Estate Plan.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Moynihan Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Owner
  • Maureen A, Lyons, Attorney at Law
  • 1996 - 2008


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Southern California
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1986
  • Univ of California Riverside
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982


  • ElderCounsel LLC
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Riverside County
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • WealthCounsel, LLC
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Parkview Community Hospital Foundation
  • Director
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Estate Planning Council of Riverside County
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center
  • Director
  • 2014 - 2020
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys So. Cal. Chapter
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Rotary Club of Magnolia Center
  • President (2012-2013)
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Riverside Community College District Foundation
  • Director (Planned Giving Chair)
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Rotary Club of Magnolia Center
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Accredited Estate Planner (R)
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • 2015


Speaking Engagements

  • UC Riverside - Money Matters
  • Home is Where the Wealth Is
  • 2016
  • Workshop
  • 7 Threats to Your Estate Plan
  • 2014
  • Care Pathways - Caregiver Support
  • 2013
  • Care & Estate Planning for Seniors with Chronic Illnesses (Alzheimer's, MS, Parkinson's, stroke, cancer)
  • Life Care Planning (Older Adult Survival Tools series)
  • 2009
  • SWE Sonora Region (Southwestern US) Conference 2008
  • Estate Planning - Building Your Personal Financial Quotient
  • 2008
  • Senior Seminar
  • Medi-Cal & Long-Term Care Planning for Seniors
  • 2008
  • Senior Seminar
  • Estate Planning for Seniors
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Maureen
Elder law Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have complete confidence referring all my clients who need estate planning services to Maureen Lyons. She is knowledgeable, efficient, and a great communicator."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Other
"I am pleased to endorse this lawyer. Maureen has an in depth background of education and working with clients in need, matched by her dedication to achieving positive results. To be a client of Maureen Lyons means you are in capable hands."
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