Desmond C.B. Lyons

Top rated General Litigation attorney in White Plains, New York

Lyons McGovern, LLP
Desmond C.B. Lyons
Lyons McGovern, LLP

Practice Areas: General Litigation, Business & Corporate, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1994

Education: Quinnipiac University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

Lyons McGovern, LLP

399 Knollwood Road
Suite 216
White Plains, NY 10603 Visit website


Desmond C.B. Lyons is a founding partner at the law firm of Lyons McGovern, LLP, located in White Plains, New York. The types of cases he handles include employment law, municipal law, commercial litigation and trial practice, shareholder disputes, corporate dissolution, negligence defense, general corporate counsel, transactional law, criminal defense, and tort trial and insurance law. 

With immense experience in the field of law, Mr. Lyons fights aggressively for his clients’ rights and liberties. He ensures that his clients are well guided through each stage of their case and explains legal jargon in a simple and comprehensible manner to them. 

Obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University, Mr. Lyons attended law school at the Quinnipiac University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 1993. He is licensed to practice in New York and Connecticut and before the New York State Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. 

Active in the field of law, Mr. Lyons has memberships in the Westchester County Magistrates Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, the New York State Magistrates Association, the New York State Bar Association’s Federal and Commercial Litigation Section, and the Westchester County Bar Association. He has also volunteered his time to his community and served as a chair of the Irish International Business Network and the Lawyers Committee for the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. 

Additionally, Mr. Lyons serves as a court-appointed mediator and a hearing officer at the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He also serves as the Village Justice for the Village of Irvington. Honored for his notable work in the legal field, he was a Top Law & Order Honoree named by the Irish Echo.

Practice areas

General Litigation, Business/Corporate, Employment & Labor: Employer, State, Local & Municipal, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Labor Law, Limited Liability Companies, Litigation, Partnership, Restraining Order, State, Local & Municipal Litigation, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower

  • 30% General Litigation
  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20% State, Local & Municipal
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 1994

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author of "Building the Pyramid: The Use of Cumulative Penalties in Municipal Code Prosecutions" in the 2009 Spring/Summer edition of the Westchester Bar Journal., Westchester County Bar Association
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Lawyer's Committee for the Inner City Scholarship Fund
  • Chair, Irish International Business Network (NY) - An international business network with chapters in London, Dublin and New York, 2018
Representative Clients:
  • County of Westchester
  • Abbott House, General Counsel
  • Hudson Valley Bank, 2012
  • Town of Mt. Pleasant
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York State Supreme Court, Second Department, 1994
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2011
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1998
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1994
  • State of Connecticut, 1994
  • 2014- 2019  -Chair of the Federal Bar Council - Westchester Committee
  • Westchester County Magistrates Association, 2010
  • Federal Bar Council - Member  
  • New York State Magistrates Association, 2010
  • New York State Bar Association - Federal and Commercial Litigation Section
  • Westchester County Bar Association, 1994
  • Federal Magistrate Merit Selection Panel, United States District Court, Southern District of New York  , 2010
Educational Background:
  • Fordham University (B.A., 1989)
  • 2009 Top Law & Order Honoree - Irish Echo, Top Law & Order Honoree, Irish Echo, 2009
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Village Justice for the Village of Irvington, New York, 2010
  • Chair, Federal Bar Council, Westchester Committee, 2014
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Merit Selection Panel for the selection of Federal Magistrate Judges
  • Director, Sunnyside Federal Savings and Loan Association  , 2012
Industry Groups:
  • Commerce & Trade
  • Employment
  • Hedge Funds

Office location for Desmond C.B. Lyons

399 Knollwood Road
Suite 216
White Plains, NY 10603

Phone: 914-631-1336


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

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