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, and is currently an adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law. 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.