Law Office of Richard L. Lyon

Estate and Trust Litigation, Estate and Trust Administration, 
Estate Planning and Taxation

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richard.l.lyon.jpgRichard L. Lyon has engaged in the practice of law for over 40 years with
a concentration in Estate and Trust matters. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Federal Courts in those jurisdictions.

Mr. Lyon is rated AV Preeminent
® by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer-review recognition awarded to lawyers who demonstrate the highest level of professional excellence and integrity.

In 2018, Mr. Lyon was named in Washingtonian Magazine
s Best Lawyers, Marylands SuperLawyers, Washington DCs SuperLawyers and in Best Lawyers In America
in the area of Estates, Trusts, and Estate Litigation, as he has been since 2006. 


  • Member of the Bar Associations for the State of Maryland, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County and the District of Columbia.

  • Member of ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel).

  • Past chairman of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association.

  • Former member of the Section Council of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Maryland
    State Bar Association.

  • Frequent lecturer, chairman and panel member for the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL) and the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA).

Author / Co-Author:

  • Preventing and Litigating Will Contests in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, DC Bar CLE, 2012

  • Advanced Estate Planning Institute, MICPEL 2011 and 2003

  • Trust Wars – Limiting Clashes Between Trustees and Beneficiaries, Maryland Bar Journal, September 2009

  • Orphans Courts Matter: Tips, Traps and Time, MSBA Convention, 2007

  • Contesting and Defending Wills, Revocable Trusts and Inter Vivos Transfers, MICPEL 2006

  • Will Contests and Related Litigation, MICPEL 2002 and 1997

  • Trusts and Estates Practice: Professional and Ethical Issues, MICPEL 1998

  • Fiduciary Duties and Liabilities, MICPEL 1996

  • Contesting Wills, MICPEL 1994

  • Will Contests, MICPEL 1990

Reported Cases:

  • Hastings v. PNC Bank, N.A., 429 Md. 5 (2012)

  • Fisher v. PNC Bank, N.A., 769 F.Supp.2d 852 (D. Md. 2011)

  • Hegmon v. Novak, 747 A.2d 772 (Md. App. 2000)

  • Krouse v. Krouse, 617 A.2d 1098 (Md. App. 1993)

  • Perry v. Sera, 623 A.2d 1210 (DC App. 1993)

  • Flat Iron Mac v. Foley, 600 A.2d 1156 (Md. App. 1992)


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor

  • Georgetown University

Richard Lyon serves on the Folger Poetry Board of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He and his family currently reside in Rockville where he is an active member of the community.


Serving the Greater Washington Metro Area, including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring.

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