George L. Lyon, Jr. has represented clients in complex legal matters for more than 35 years as a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia and Supreme Court bars, as well as the bars of several lower federal courts. He is an experienced litigator in both civil and administrative forums, as well as before appellate courts. Areas of the law of particular interest to Mr. Lyon are: constitutional law, communications law, employment law, business disputes, and criminal defense.
He earned his law degree in 1979 from the Marshall Wythe Law School of the College of William and Mary where he served on the William and Mary Law Review. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from the University of Virginia where he was special projects and production editor of The Cavalier Daily and a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He is the author of “Ethical Responsibilities of Defense Counsel in the Juvenile Court” published in the Journal of Juvenile Law.
Mr. Lyon was one of the original plaintiffs in the landmark United States Supreme Court decision, District of Columbia v. Heller.