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Practice Concentration
Condominiums and Planned Communities
Creditors’ Rights

Oral Roberts University

  • BA in History 1982
Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD 1985

Bar Admissions
State of North Carolina
USDC for the Western District of NC
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
USDC for the Eastern District of NC
USDC for the Middle District of NC
State of South Carolina
USDC for the District of SC

Ed Lyons received his undergraduate degree in 1982 from Oral Roberts University and graduated in 1985 from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as President of the Federalist Society. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and all of the Federal Courts in North and South Carolina. He served the nation as an Assistant United States Attorney during the Reagan Administration from 1985-1989, and was presented a Special Achievement Award by the United States Attorney General for sustained superior performance of duty.

Ed concentrates his practice primarily in community association law, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights and construction law. His cases have received coverage in publications ranging from the local Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Business Journal to the internationally distributed Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Ed and the firm were mentioned in connection with a 1993 case summarized in the 2007 book, National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling.

Ed has served as a member of the Iredell County Board of Elections since 2007, becoming its Chairman in 2013. He previously served as Treasurer of the Iredell County Republican Party and as a member of the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Republican Party. He has also served on the Boards of various Christian ministries and schools and served as a Hearing Officer for the Charlotte Housing Authority. He is a member of the Southern Gospel Music Association and is a past member of the Cauliflower Alley Club. He and his wife and children reside in Mooresville, North Carolina.

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