Vincent T. Lyon
Vincent T. Lyon has earned the following degrees: Associate of Science from St. Gregory’s University, Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, Master of Arts from the University of Central Oklahoma, Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School.
Vincent was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he graduated from Northwest Classen high school in 1989 and St. Gregory’s College in 1991. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in history from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Vincent returned to Oklahoma after his father died to help his mother, and received his MA in Museum Studies. He has since lived in Boston, where he worked for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities and the Museum of Fine Arts, then in California, where he married Vivianne Holt in 1997. He worked for Stanford University until 2001, when he and Vivianne moved to Washington, DC where he attended law school while she worked for the US Food and Drug Administration. Vincent went into private practice in Maryland as a general trial attorney for a small firm, then into his own practice. He tried cases in state and federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, including personal injury, trademark and copyright, defamation, and government contract disputes. In November of 2012, Vincent and Vivianne moved to Palm Coast where her parents retired in 1991. Vincent was admitted to the Florida Bar and joined the firm in September 2013, developing his skills in trust and estate law, guardianship and contested probate cases.
Areas of Practice
Vincent excelled in intellectual property law but has always enjoyed learning new things. One piece of advice he took to heart was to become a good litigator. If you are a good litigator you can work in any area of law you want and the cases are always different. Vincent has tried cases in state court in Maryland, Superior Court for the District of Columbia, and United States District Courts in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. He brings to the firm experience in both bench and jury trials, and a passion for legal research.
Vincent handles probate litigation for the firm, dealing with contested wills and trustee disputes. This very specialized and rules-driven area of the law appeals to his detail-oriented and analytical nature.
Personal Injury Litigation
Vincent is a part of the firm’s personal injury litigation team as well. His experience in taking personal injury cases before coming to Florida enables him to review cases with a fresh perspective and an understanding of how juries think. Appeals Vincent has taken several appeals successfully. He has gotten reversals for clients in such diverse matters as child support and Miller Act government contract bonds.
Copyright and Trademark
Vincent is a strong defender of Intellectual Property rights. He has litigated infringement cases before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and has successfully registered trademarks over strong oppositions in the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. Whether protecting an artist’s rights or defending a corporate identity in the marketplace, he will help you achieve your intellectual property goals.