Background

Christopher G. Lyons is of counsel with Mase Mebane. Christopher practices both civil and criminal litigation with a focus on serious personal injury, commercial litigation, sports and entertainment law and white collar criminal.  With over 25 years of trial experience in both federal and state courts, as well as various administrative bodies around the world, Christopher has successfully tried over 100 jury trials to verdict.

After receiving his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in 1993, Christopher relocated to Miami where he served as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s office.

Education

New England School of Law

J.D.

Providence College

B.S.

Bar Admissions & Certifications

  • Florida

Honors & Recognition

  • AV-Preeminent Rating – Litigation, Martindale-Hubbell

Press

Sports Illustrated

Dolphins Receiver Jarvis Landry Won’t Face Charges (2018)

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NBC News

Florida’s Billion-Dollar Drug Treatment Industry Is Plagued by Overdoses, Fraud (2017)

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Attorney at Law Magazine

Attorney at Law Magazine – Attorney Profile (2014)

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CNN

NFL player stable with severe burns after Florida air balloon crash (2013)

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Miami Herald

Prosecutors drop DUI charge on Alonzo Mourning’s wife, Tracy Wilson-Mourning (2013)

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ESPN

LeBron James’s Mother Gets Plea Deal (2012)

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ESPN

Ryan Braun case raises questions about protocol in baseball’s drug-testing system (2012)

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Daily Business Review

Hours after arrest, Flo Rida released to make concert in Thailand (2011)

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ESPN

Donte Stallworth reaches financial agreement and avoids lawsuit (2010)

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Warren Sapp will not face charge in domestic incident (2010)

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Daily Business Review

University of Miami has risen above scandal (2013)

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Membership & Community Involvement

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Assocation
  • League of Prosecutors, Florida
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Sports Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagements

  • The American Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law Society Symposium: “From New York to Hollywood to Miami: An International Legal Conference on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports,” Panelist, April 2016
  • Ethics in Entertainment Law at the ABA’s 6th Annual World of Music, Film, and Sports, April, 2015
  • St. Thomas University Entertainment and Sports Law Society’s Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, March 2013
  • University of Miami 14th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, February 2011
  • Washington and Lee The Perfect Storm: The Intersection of Sports, the Law and the Media, November 2009