Michael E. Lyons

“Anyone who has served in the military knows that core values are at the heart of success. I bring my core values of service, integrity, and excellence to every client, every case, every time.”

Background: Michael E. Lyons (“Mike”) handles cases in Maryland and Washington D.C. from our Joint Base Andrews location. Mike started practicing law in Upper Marlboro, Maryland in 2007 and primarily handled complex litigation matters involving construction defects, personal injury, real estate, contracts, family law, and criminal matters. In 2010, Mike followed a family tradition of military service and applied for a commission in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps. Mike accepted his commission into the Air Force on September 11, 2010. From 2010 through 2013, Mike was assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan, where he handled administrative discharges, Article 15 cases and prosecuted violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice at every level of the courts-martial system. While assigned to Yokota AB, Mike also deployed to Herat, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and regularly went “outside-the-wire” to meet with Afghan judges, lawyers and tribal leaders to rebuild the Afghan legal system. In 2013, Mike was reassigned as the Chief of Military Justice (lead prosecutor) to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ where he handled numerous high profile drug, sexual assault, and child pornography investigations and prosecutions.

In 2014, Mike transitioned from active duty and established a general practice law firm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Michael E. Lyons, P.C. represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. in family law, personal injury, criminal defense, real estate, and civil litigation matters. Mike also maintains an “of-counsel” relationship with the highly regarded firm of Ralph W. Powers, Jr., P.C., the principal of which has represented clients in Maryland for more than 35 years.

In 2016, Mike joined Patriots Law Group and handles matters arising in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Mike conducts many of our free seminars at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, location.

Bar Admissions: Maryland (2007), Washington D.C. (2010), Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (2011), Court of Criminal Appeals for the Armed Forces (2011), Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals (2011), United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2014), United States Supreme Court (2015), Veteran Affairs Accreditation (2016)

Military Awards: Bronze Star, Air Force Commendation Medal (2 OLC*), Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (1 OLC*), National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

*Denotes the number of times a decoration has been awarded, also known as an “oak leaf cluster.”

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Recent Blog Posts


  • Landlord Tenant Dispute

    With just one letter, Mr. Lyons got our landlord to release a security deposit that was being wrongfully withheld.  Mr. Lyons discredited the landlord's false claim so strongly that the landlord just cut a check for the full balance to avoid facing Mr. Lyons in court.  We highly recommend Mr. Lyo...
  • Definitely A Client For Life

    My son's case lasted for almost 4 years. Stephanie since day 1 was super professional and handled every call with awesome knowledge whether she answered it or got you to the correct person to do so. Atty Lyons, from the initial meeting to the last day in court was nothing short of amazing. He kep...
  • Sometimes Even Lawyers Need the Help of Other Lawyers

    I'm a lawyer, and sometimes even lawyers need the help of other lawyers. As a veteran myself, when I needed legal assistance, I turned to the Patriots Law Group. My insurance company wasn't honoring the full extent of my personal property policy when my wife lost her diamond ring. I thought I cou...
  • If Not For This Law Group In My Corner, The Outcome Would Have Not Been In My Favor.

    Patriots Law group took my case after being passed on from another lawyer. My case took only a couple of months for the hammer to go down with a victory in my favor! I worked with Patrick for the most part, and a couple phone conversations with Mike as well. As a team these two highly - credible,...
  • We Were Truly Amazed!

    Outstanding recent experience with the Patriots Law Group!  My husband and I turned to this firm with a very thorny commercial transaction legal issue.  These attorneys immediately made our matter a priority.  They fully and favorably resolved our dispute faster than we could have imagined--we we...
  • 100% Confident With Every Aspect of Mike and His Firm

    Mike Lyons represented me in August of 2002 and I would highly recommend him. I have worked with several attorneys over the years, while some have been okay or good, Mike was easy to work with and still took the job as seriously as I would have liked him to. This was an important topic (to me) an...
  • Guided the case to resolution with my values in Mind

    Mike recently negotiated a settlement to an employment discrimination case I contracted with him. Throughout the 14-month process he always took the time to carefully listen to my concerns fully answer questions and clearly explain available options and next steps. He guided the case to resolutio...
  • Mike accomplished what I thought was impossible

    I got connected with Mike after searching for days. Initially, I was simply looking for answers to a few questions. Unlike the other lawyers I contacted who were adamant about a fee of some sorts, Mike spoke with me very openly about my situation. He did not seem concerned with money whatsoever. ...
  • No Doubt when a critical decision has to be made

    I have dealt with attorneys before but Michael Lyons is by far the best! He is very knowledgeable, intelligent, and has a great staff. He takes the time to explain everything clearly so the clients are well informed about all the legal aspects of the case and is not in doubt when a critical decis...
  • I was proud to be accompanied into the court by Mr. Lyons

    Michael Lyons assumed my divorce and custody case after a disappointing and expensive journey with an inept attorney. By consolidating the mess that was made, we were able to envision a way forward. Mr. Lyons was genuinely interested in my case and articulated my wishes with great skill. He kept ...
  • Mike's experience in the military and in the civilian sector sets him apart from his peers

    Mike Lyons of Patriots Law Group has been a pleasure to work with. He has helped me every step of the way with my business no matter when or where he was. He has always taken the time out of his schedule to address any questions or concerns that I have. As a veteran myself, it is amazing to work ...
  • If you need a firm that understands your work obligations and values integrity, this is it.

    We used Mike Lyons in a case against a home builder. He was very realistic when it came to expectations and we could always get in contact with him. Being active duty AF at the time, and needing to give my leadership daily updates on my living arrangements was made easy by the constant communicat...
  • Stood up for me, helped me stand up for myself, and saw me through the most difficult part of my life.

    Professional and considerate experiences with everyone in their staff and office. Focused on my goals and respected my resources. Very knowledgeable lawyers who also put in the time to research the details. Stood up for me, helped me stand up for myself, and saw me through the most difficult part...
  • Integrity in their representation

    It's important for me to provide an adequate evaluation of the services that this Law Firm provides. From my dealings with them I am proud to say that they have integrity in their representation. If at any point you find yourself needing help I highly recommend that you give them a chance to eval...


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