Christopher  F.  Lyon

Christopher F. Lyon

Associate

Office

Practice Groups

Christopher F. Lyon focuses his practice on counseling and defending insurance agents and brokers, accountants, architects, lawyers, and other professionals in a variety of professional liability claims. He represents clients in all stages of the claims-handling process, from inception through trial and appeal, including arbitration and mediation. Chris defends clients before state and federal courts across New York and New Jersey, including the New York Supreme Court.

Chris received his bachelor’s in Business Administration with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, where he served as senior articles editor for the Boston University International Law Journal, as swing speaker in the Sutherland Cup Moot Court Team, as a student coach of the ABA Arbitration Competition Team, and as a student attorney in the school’s Civil Litigation Clinic. As a law student, Chris served as an intern for the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, as a law clerk to the Honorable Judd J. Carhart in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and as an intern for the Honorable Bruce E. Scheckowitz in the Kings County Housing Court.

Representative Matters
  • Represented, through trial, a corporation as the plaintiff-employer in a lawsuit against former employee-manager for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, conversion, and tortious interference with business relations arising from the employee’s improper diversion of customers to his own personal side business in competition with the plaintiff
  • Attained dismissal following Rule 12(b)(2) and 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in representation of a Canadian accounting firm in action for accounting malpractice
  • Attained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance brokerage client with the court finding no duty owed by the client and that the plaintiff had no damages due to its fractional ownership of the entity holding the insurable interest in the property
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Education
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2013
    • Boston University International Law Journal: Senior Articles Editor
    • Sutherland Cup Moot Court Team: Swing Speaker
    • ABA Arbitration Competition Team: Student Coach
    • Civil Litigation Clinic
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., Business Administration, 2010
    • Student Government Association: Senior Senator