Christopher J. Lyon - Joins Simms Showers LLP

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Chris joined the Firm's Hunt Valley office in January of 2018. As a Partner he counsels businesses and professionals in the areas of employment and intellectual property law. In addition to advising clients on compliance with federal and state employment laws and protection of trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, he is a trial attorney. He has successfully litigated lawsuits involving, among others, claims brought under Title VII (federal anti-discrimination law), the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Maryland's Wage and Hour Law.  He has also successfully prosecuted and defended intellectual property infringement actions including trademark and copyright infringement and claims involving unfair or deceptive trade practices.

Mr. Lyon is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and he received his law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Care School of Law.  He began his legal career in 2003 at a large Baltimore firm where he was trained as a trial attorney.  Prior to joining Simms Showers, Mr. Lyon was a Principal at a boutique intellectual property firm in Baltimore where he practiced for approximately seven years in the firm’s litigation department.