Litigation Division

Our litigation team is experienced in a wide range of legal disputes involving businesses and private parties. We have successfully litigated hundreds of business related disputes in the State Courts throughout New Hampshire, the Federal Courts, as well as before administrative agencies. We collaborate closely with clients to develop sound and effective trial strategies and tactics to achieve the best outcome possible. Our proven track record derives from years of experience handling all stages of complex litigation, from injunction proceedings to trials and appeals, including:

Contract Disputes
Construction Disputes
Business Dissolution & Partner Disputes
Real Estate Disputes
Real Property Sales Disputes
Insurance Coverage Disputes
Non-Competition Agreements
Business Torts
Employment Lawsuits

Because of our extensive litigation experience, we regularly advise companies of all sizes in their day to day operations, helping them resolve conflicts creatively so they may return to productive business pursuits. We are sensitive to each of our client’s unique needs, tailor our services accordingly, and work with clients to consider all legal avenues available to achieve the most favorable results. When you come to our office, we discuss what we think can be done and our hourly fees upfront. Our firm’s success is primarily based on our philosophy of being responsive to client needs, a superb winning track record, and integrity and honesty in the practice of law.

We advise clients across the spectrum of labor and employment matters. 

We advise clients regarding:

Policies and Procedures
Compensation Benefits
Severance Packages
Termination Issues
Constructive Discharge Claims
Retaliation Claims
Wage and Hour Complaints

We also represent clients in discrimination cases before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

We represent individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others, and the families of those who have died from their injuries. We aggressively pursue recovery for medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, recovery for pain and suffering, and other emotional and psychological injuries.

We have an array of tremendous resources including medical, economic, and engineering experts, as well as private investigators.

We handle cases involving:

Automobile Collisions
Motorcycle Collisions
Boating, Snowmobile and Other Recreational Vehicular Collisions
Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Construction Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Dog Bites
Wrongful Death
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Injuries Caused by Defective Products
Injuries Resulting from Failure to Maintain Premises

Medical malpractice cases can be overwhelming for you and your family. You can trust in our reputation of expertly handling complex medical malpractice cases. Our team will guide you through the process, detailing what to expect from beginning to end.

The law recognizes health care professionals must adhere to certain medical standards at all times and in all circumstances. (This is often referred to as the “standard of care.”) When you go to a doctor or hospital for medical care, you do not expect doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals that you trust will hurt you.

We know that victims of medical negligence have to deal not only with the pain of their injuries or the agony of a misdiagnosis, but also the uncertainty of what life will hold in the future. Common medical malpractice claims include:

Health Care Provider Errors
Misread Slides, Ultrasounds, X-rays
Birth Defects
Medical Device Errors
Medication or Pharmaceutical Errors
Spinal Cord Injuries
Delayed Diagnosis
Errors in Administering Anesthesia
Surgical Errors
Failure to Obtain Consent Before a Procedure
Emergency Room Negligence
Brain Related Injuries Caused by Negligence
Nursing Negligence

Our law firm offers immediate and aggressive help for victims of medical negligence. We have an impressive record of successful results in a wide variety of cases.

We are experienced in all aspects of workers’ compensation and helping people who can’t work because of an injury or illness they suffered on the job. Our firm understands the confusion and frustration derived from a work related injury. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the medical treatment and compensation to which you are entitled. Our firm believes in providing a strong voice for injured workers when asking the insurance industry for fair and just compensation related to workplace injuries.

Workers’ Compensation is not like other areas of the law. Victims of work related injuries are susceptible to receiving information that is confusing and misleading. Situations like these often result in a substantial loss of rights, effectively diminishing the potential for future compensation. Having a knowledgeable legal advocate on your side makes all the difference.

We will work to ensure you receive all the benefits you may be entitled to, including:

Weekly Disability Benefits
Payment of Medical Bills
Vocational Rehabilitation
Payment for Permanent Impairment

Suffering a work injury can be very stressful. We will protect all of your rights so you can focus on your medical needs.

We represent and assist clients in resolving issues impacting the title to real estate as well as matters related to easements and rights of way. Our team also has significant experience in negotiating and litigating issues related to the purchase, sale and development of residential and commercial real estate. Additionally, we represent condominium associations, unit owners and developers, as well as individuals and businesses proposing or opposing the subdivision and development of real estate.

Our team understands that private property disputes and questions about property ownership and development can be unsettling and confusing for land owners. We use sound legal analysis and due diligence to resolve all types of land use issues to protect our clients’ property interests as quickly as possible.

This firm protects your rights while efficiently and conclusively resolving property disputes caused by questions of ownership or objections over land use by third parties. Whether you are trying to establish your interest in real property or find yourself embroiled in a dispute with joint owners or neighbors about using a parcel of land, we provide knowledgeable and proactive representation and counsel to protect your legal interests.

Lyons Law Offices, P.A. routinely handles land use issues involving:

Real Property Development
Easement Law
Adverse Possession
Title Disputes and Discrepancies
Issues Involving the Purchase and/or Sale of Real Estate
Partition Actions
Right of Way Disputes
Boundary Disputes
Nuisance and Trespass Litigation

We are highly skilled at settling cases prior to filing suit, and settling cases after suit is filed by means of mediation, arbitration, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. Commitment to preparation is a key element of our professionalism and ability to facilitate the most favorable outcome for our clients as part of the dispute resolution process.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a means of efficiently resolving disputes outside of the courtroom. Rather than potential lengthy litigation, ADR focuses on customized, creative and satisfactory legal solutions through mediation, negotiation and arbitration. We appreciate the practical realities of ADR and the enormous potential to fashion creative solutions, serving as counsel in settlements ranging from small amounts to millions of dollars, depending on the matter.

The two most common forms of ADR include mediation and arbitration, after utilizing negotiation as the first attempt to resolve a dispute. Mediation allows each party to meet and control the process toward an eventual solution. Using mediators trained in negotiation, we bring parties together in an attempt to work out an agreement each can accept. Arbitration is often thought of as a simplified version of a trial involving discovery and rules of evidence. Arbitration can be either voluntary or mandatory; although mandatory arbitration can only come from a statute or a contract that is voluntarily entered into, where the parties agree to arbitrate any future disputes. Arbitration can be either binding or non-binding.

The bottom line is the culture at our firm allows us to bring the skills needed to effectively manage Alternative Dispute Resolution across a wide variety of matters and legal disputes.

Business Division

Whether you seek representation to create a new business or to maintain, expand, reorganize, purchase or sell a business, or dissolve an existing business, you need a knowledgeable team with the skills to assist you. Lyons Law Offices, P.A. is experienced in all facets of formation, development and dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and joint ventures.

We also support businesses with day-to-day needs such as employment issues, contracts and agreements.

We counsel clients on the issues that frequently arise between partners, shareholders, directors, officers and LLC Members.

Our team can help with:

Business Formation
Business Development and Expansion
Business Dispute Resolution
Contract Negotiations
Land Use
Purchase or Sale of a Business

Condominium Law

We provide representation of the highest quality dedicated to achieving the best possible resolution for any condominium related matter, whether you are a developer, association, condominium board, management company or unit owner. We represent associations all over the New Hampshire seacoast. We are extremely educated and informed in every aspect of New Hampshire Condominium Law, which can be complicated. Staying current on changing laws is very important so we can pass this information on to you.

Our firm has significant experience handling a wide range of issues related to condominium matters, including, but not limited to:

Drafting Condominium Instruments
Handling Issues Related to the Interpretation of Condominium Instruments
Amending Condominium Instruments
Creating and Developing Residential and Commercial Condominiums
Transfer of Rights and Control to Associations
Non-Performance by Developers
Disputes Between Unit Owners and Associations
Use of Common and Limited Common Areas
Litigation and Litigation Support
Legal Representation Related to Governance, Operations, Management and Maintenance of the Association
Preparation and Filing of Liens
Collection of Association Dues and Assessments
Enforcement of Rules and Regulations
Coordination of Insurance Claims and Coverage

We tailor our advice consistent with the unique aspects of each condominium development and association, and pride ourselves on personal service and prompt response to any matters or concerns you may have as our client.

Business Dispute Resolution

Business people rely on us for legal advice. We can help navigate difficult dispute resolutions involving issues that arise between partners, shareholders and LLC members. This allows our clients to focus on the more important aspects of operating their business. We pride ourselves on providing guidance while working toward a swift, practical solution.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is appropriate in a wide variety of business settings. It has long been used to settle business disputes involving:

LLC Membership

The confidentiality and relative speed of ADR is a particular benefit in the business context, minimizing the adverse effect of unfavorable publicity, the investment of time and money on future business dealings, and protracted acrimony.