Meet Timothy Lyons
Attorney Timothy Lyons focuses his legal practice on personal injury cases at Hardison & Cochran. He helps people who have sustained serious injuries through no fault of their own in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other types of personal injury matters. He also handles some mass tort cases involving defective medical devices, prescription drugs, and Camp Lejeune-contaminated water cases. He is committed to helping people understand their legal rights after serious injuries.
Lyons started working at Hardison & Cochran in 2015, serving as a case manager in the law firm’s personal injury section. He worked as a paralegal to determine whether he wanted to pursue law as a career. He found that talking with clients and trying to help them came naturally.
“Most clients are regular people who don’t have a lot of knowledge of the law and don’t know what to do when they are injured or have a legal problem,” he says. “No matter what they have been through, they deserve the chance to be heard.”
When he meets with a client for the first time, Lyons tries to help them relax, be comfortable and tell their story. He recognizes that talking to an attorney can be intimidating to some people.
“Each person is unique and has individual experiences,” he says. “Working as a case manager taught me to relate to people and take that extra step to listen and find the best way to assess their problem.”
Lyons grew up in Connecticut and attended public schools. He graduated from the University of Connecticut as an Honor Scholar. After college, he relocated to North Carolina, where he had relatives.
He worked as a paralegal while working his way through the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. After graduating from law school in 2022, Lyons joined Hardison & Cochran as a full-time attorney.
“The law affects everything we do,” he says. “I wanted to know the law so that I could help people. In a civil setting, personal injury and civil litigation allow people the opportunity to improve their lives in some ways and be made whole after serious injuries.”
Lyons is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the North Carolina Bar Association.
When not working, he enjoys outdoor activities and yoga with his wife, Christi, and their five children. He also enjoys following UConn Huskies basketball and Texas A&M football.