Vincent T. Lyon

Attorney Vincent Lyon


Vincent T. Lyon has earned the following degrees: Associate of Science from St. Gregory’s University, Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, Master of Arts from the University of Central Oklahoma, Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School.

Personal History

Vincent was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he graduated from public high school in 1989 and a private Jr. College in 1991. He went on to get a degree in history from Cornell University. Vincent went back to Oklahoma to help his mother after his father died, and while there obtained his MA in Museum Studies. He went on to live in Boston, working for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities and the Museum of Fine Arts then moved to California in 1997 where he married Vivianne Holt. He worked for Stanford University until 2001, when he and Vivianne moved to Washington, DC where he attended law school while she worked for the Food and Drug Administration. Vincent went into private practice in Maryland as a general litigator for a small firm then into solo practice. He handled cases including personal injury, trademark and copyright, defamation, divorce, and real estate contract disputes. In November of 2012, Vincent and Vivianne moved to Palm Coast where her parents have lived since they retired in 1991. Vincent was admitted to the Florida Bar seven months later and in September 2013 began working for Chiumento Selis Dwyer P.L.

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Areas of Practice


Vincent excelled in intellectual property law but has always enjoyed learning new things. One piece of advice he took to heart was to become a good litigator. If you are a good litigator you can work in any area of law you want and the cases are always different. Vincent has tried cases in state court in Maryland, Superior Court for the District of Columbia, and United States District Courts in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. He brings to the firm experience in both bench and jury trials, and a passion for legal research.

Probate Litigation

Vincent handles probate litigation for the firm, dealing with contested wills and trustee disputes. This very specialized and rules-driven area of the law appeals to his detail-oriented and analytical nature.

Personal Injury Litigation

Vincent is a part of the firm’s personal injury litigation team as well. His experience in taking personal injury cases before coming to Florida enables him to review cases with a fresh perspective and an understanding of how juries think. Appeals Vincent has taken several appeals successfully. He has gotten reversals for clients in such diverse matters as child support and Miller Act government contract bonds.

Copyright and Trademark

Vincent is a strong defender of Intellectual Property rights. He has litigated infringement cases before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and has successfully registered trademarks over strong oppositions in the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. Whether protecting an artist’s rights or defending a corporate identity in the marketplace, he will help you achieve your intellectual property goals.

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