Areas of Practice

Trial Advocacy

Trial Advocacy is Foundational

Trial Advocacy - an area of our legal system in which Our Law Firm specializes. 

At one time or another we have all heard someone say that he/she would make a great attorney because they can argue with a “fence post”. Trial advocacy is NOT arguing with one’s opponent, or for that matter, a Judge or jury. Trial advocacy IS the professional and competent presentation of a client’s legitimate issues to a judge or jury for a decision that cannot be resolved by negotiations, private treaty or settlement between opposing parties.

Successful advocacy in the resolution of a client’s problems or conflicts rests not only on the facts and circumstances of the case as applied to the current state of the law, but just as importantly on the attorney’s ability to “persuade” either the opposing side or trier of fact (judge or jury) that your client’s position should and/or will prevail.


Not all conflicts between parties find a way into the courtroom in front of either a judge and/or a jury. Although the client’s case is prepared from its beginning as if it will be decided in the courtroom, there usually are times during the course of representing a client’s interests that opportunities arise to “settle” all the issues in a cost effective and expedient manner.


The art of successful trial advocacy has its foundation in your attorney’s formal legal education, training, professionalism and competency. Formal legal education, however, does not provide that degree and level of “experience” that is an indispensable part of the successful representation of the client. Experience is derived from years of dealing with real clients, issues and obtaining successful outcomes. Lyons Law Firm has not only the educational foundation to represent its clients, but the added benefit of decades of successful experiences to assist in the client’s needs.

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