Ellen Lyons has more than 20 years of experience in litigating business disputes in arbitrations and trials. Her practice includes representation of accountants, banks, real estate developers, and financial professionals in professional liability and business matters.
Ms. Lyons' arbitrations and trials have related to allegations of financial fraud, negligent misrepresentation, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, rescission, and tortious interference. Specifically, Ms. Lyons handles accountant liability claims (including alleged malpractice), and lender liability claims (including truth in lending, alleged predatory lending, collection practices, and other types of claims relating to the lending process) and represents developers and contractors in connection with real estate litigation.
Ms. Lyons has won some cases to the extent that the party suing her client has had to pay her client's fees or costs. As a result, Ms. Lyons enjoys consulting on Florida's Offer of Judgment Statute and how it can be a powerful tool to shift payment of attorney's fees. Her recent webcast on offers of judgment is linked to this biography page.
Ms. Lyons is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She also serves as General Counsel to the Alpha House, a charity devoted to helping homeless, pregnant women. Ms. Lyons also enjoys her involvement with United Way (as a Keel Club member and Women's Leadership member) and with local charities.