Kevin J. Lyons
Attorney

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1402
F: 414.278.3602
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613
Assistant: Dawn Riegel
T: 414.225.7505

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame

Professional Activities

  • Umpire, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Environmental Remediation)
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation Board of Directors
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; Circuit Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia, 2nd Circuit, and 7th Circuit; Federal District Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin; and Wisconsin Supreme Court and all Wisconsin State Courts
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Past Member, Policy Committee for the Board of Governors
  • State Bar of Wisconsin: Past Treasurer; Past Member, Board of Governors; Past Chair, Construction and Public Contract Law Section; Past Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Past Chair, Section Leaders Council
  • Member, American and Seventh Circuit Bar Associations
  • Supervising Attorney, Marquette University Law School, Mediation Program

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® in America - Arbitration, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, and Mediation (2006-2018)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year" (2015, 2018)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation, (2016)
  • Director, Wisconsin Bar Association (2016)
  • Recipient, 2015 State Bar of Wisconsin President’s Award
  • M Magazine, Leading Lawyers (2014)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year" (2014)
  • Listed as M Magazine Best Lawyers (2013-2015)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Construction "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Alternative Dispute Resolution (2005, 2009-2017)

Kevin J. Lyons
Attorney

Main Bio | Notable Representations | Leadership

Biography

After almost 50 years running a litigation practice in public and private sectors with a focus in construction, environmental and commercial disputes, Kevin now focuses primarily on mediation and arbitration in these areas. As a fair and considerate moderator, he has brought to working resolution dozens of cases. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently appointed Kevin as Umpire under Sec. 292.35 Wis. Stats. to handle a multi-million dollar municipal cost recovery action. The role of Umpire involves mediation, negotiation, analytical, and reporting skills for the parties and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He has worked with individuals, public and private companies, governments, insurance companies, and professions including architecture and engineering. Disputes have involved construction both above and below ground, residential and commercial buildings, business contracts, indemnity and insurance, environmental liability, site remediation, and damages. Kevin’s wide-ranging expertise includes working for companies ranging from family owned to Fortune 500 as well as with federal, state, and local governments. His experience makes him uniquely qualified to resolve disputes.

Representative Clients

  • J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
  • Thomas Industries, Inc.
  • Neenah Menasha Sewerage Commission
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Village of Elm Grove
  • Village of Combined Locks

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® in America - Arbitration, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, and Mediation (2006-2018)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year" (2015, 2018)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation, (2016)
  • Director, Wisconsin Bar Association (2016)
  • Recipient, 2015 State Bar of Wisconsin President’s Award
  • M Magazine, Leading Lawyers (2014)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year" (2014)
  • Listed as M Magazine Best Lawyers (2013-2015)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Construction "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Alternative Dispute Resolution (2005, 2009-2017)

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame

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