Christopher G. Lyons

Christopher G. Lyons
Attorney at Law Magazine Miami Publisher Rhenne Leon sat down with Christopher G. Lyons to discuss his career and how he’s involved in the community.

Q: What made you want to be an attorney?

Lyons: The challenge of convincing others of your client’s position and at the same time helping them achieve their goal.

Q: Did you ever want to do anything else?

Lyons: Yes, be an actor or a journalist.

Q: Did your family ever want you to be something else?

Lyons: No, my family was very supportive and thrilled that I chose to become an attorney.

Q: Do you have any mentors or professors that encouraged you along the way?

Lyons: I have had several mentors guide me throughout my career however my father and mother were always the ones I listened to and helped me the most.

Q: What experiences have taught you the most?

Lyons: When I began my legal career as a prosecutor I quickly learned the power and impact of what we do as attorneys has a significant impact on people’s lives and I have never lost sight of that.

Q: What do you love most about your job?

Lyons: When a client chooses me to handle their legal problem. It is both exciting and humbling.

Q: What is the biggest challenge you face as an attorney?

Lyons: Balancing being a strong and aggressive advocate for my client without the opposing side taking it personally.

Q: What are some of the flaws you see in the legal landscape? How do you propose to fix them?

Lyons: Our clients get frustrated with how long it takes to bring a case to trial. Being efficient and cost effective and preparing the case as thoroughly and quickly as possible.

Q: What practice areas do you work with?

Lyons: Serious personal injury, commercial litigation, white-collar crime and sports and entertainment law.

Q: How would you describe your firm culture?

Lyons: Wonderful as there are so many smart and creative attorneys who all work together, without any ego, to achieve the clients’ goal.

Q: What made you join Mase Lara?

Lyons: I wanted to be part of a boutique litigation firm where I could maintain my identity and offer my clients the advantages of a larger firm that Mase Lara provides.

Q: Tell us about one case that impacted the trajectory of your career.

Lyons: My representation of NFL player Donte Stallworth, who tragically struck a man while driving his vehicle.

Q: How are you involved in your community?

Lyons: I am very active in the schools and activities of my two daughters, church and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on behalf of my two deceased sisters.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Hobbies? Sports?

Lyons: Lots of exercise and working out including playing sports with my daughters. I like going to the movies and playing tennis and golf.

Q: Do you find balancing work and life a challenge?

Lyons: It has become more challenging as my practice has grown over the last 20 years. I find if I am able to spend quality time with my family and myself, it makes me more effective when I return to the office.

Q: What advice would you give someone who wants to become an attorney?

 Lyons: Hard work, learn from your mistakes, maintain your individuality and don’t just follow the status quo.

Q: Are there any changes coming in the future that you’re excited about?

Lyons: Recently joining Mase Lara.

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