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Robert H. Lyons

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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Traffic cases
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Probate
  • Estate
  • Financial Planning
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Main areas of practice is criminal defense with a concentration in the areas of D.U.I. and traffic cases, personal injury, auto accidents, probate, estate and financial planning.

Rob received a B.S. degree in business from Miami University, Oxford, in 1977, and a J.D. degree from Chase College of Law, North Kentucky University in 1980. He has served as Judge in the Butler County Area I Court since 1999. He has been a business law and a criminal law instructor at Miami University. Rob began practicing law in 1980. In 1983 he opened a law office in West Chester and in 1991 Rob founded Lyons & Lyons Co., L.P.A. He has been obtaining successful outcomes for his clients in State and Federal courts for decades.

Rob is a frequent speaker at legal seminars that are attended by judges, magistrates, defense attorneys, and prosecutors. The seminar topics include commercial driver's license law, traffic law, OVI/DUI, sentencing, and the view from the bench. Judge Lyons has attended, on scholarship, the prestigious National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Rob was named the Greater Cincinnati Leading DUI Lawyer by Cincy Magazine. (This honor was determined by a vote taken of members of the Bar in the Greater Cincinnati area), and has also been rated as Super Lawyer.

The president of the Ohio State Bar Association appointed Rob to be the chairman of the Ohio State Bar Association Traffic Law Committee in 2011 and again in 2012.


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    • B.S. - 1977
    • Major: Business
  • National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada
    • Honors: Scholarship

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1980
  • Florida, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1992
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1980

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Judges Association, Member
  • Butler County Association of County & Municipal Court Judges, Member
  • Butler County Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Association of County & Municipal Court Judges,, Member
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Tax Practitioners, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association Traffic Law Committee, Chairman, 2011 to 2012

Current Employment Position

  • Founder, 1991


  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Greater Cincinnati Leading DUI Lawyer, Cincy Magazine
  • Super Lawyer

Classes & Seminars

  • Miami University, Business law and criminal law instructor
  • Adjunct Professor, Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law

Past Positions

  • Butler County Area I Court, Judge, 1999

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Tau Delta