James P. Lyons
James P. Lyons graduated with honors, in the top 5% of his class, from Widener University School of Law in 1987. In 1987, he began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. He was recognized as a superior trial attorney and soon was assigned to prosecute exclusively serious, violent crimes.
In 1990, Mr. Lyons was one of two Pennsylvania assistant District Attorneys sent to the national “Top Gun” School in Houston, Texas. “Top Gun” is a 4 week intensive Trial Advocacy program for the finest criminal trial attorneys in America.
In 1992, Mr. Lyons entered private practice. He has concentrated almost exclusively on criminal defense for the past 22 years, handling, matters ranging from D.U.I. to First Degree Murder. No criminal defense attorney in the Delaware Valley has more courtroom experience than James P. Lyons. Approaching 1,000 jury trials, and over 2,500 Not Guilty verdicts. Mr. Lyons has unmatched experience and expertise. He has established personal relationships with Court Staff, District Attorneys, and Law Enforcement personnel to effectively advocate for those accused of a crime.