Judge Lyons was appointed to the district court in 2013. Previously, he provided pro bono legal services through the Lend-A-Lawyer program in Montrose. He then served as a public defender in Pueblo, Logan, Morgan and Weld counties. In 2001, he was one of five attorneys who formed a law partnership specializing in criminal defense, and later served as the managing partner. Immediately prior to his appointment, he was Senior Litigation Counsel specializing in commercial litigation for Otis, Coan & Peters, LLC.
Judge Lyons is a graduate of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.