Champ Lyons III
Experienced Trial Lawyer Fighting For The Injured
Champ Lyons, III was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on October 11, 1971. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee in 1994. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1997.
After law school, Champ served as law clerk to Chief Justice Perry O. Hooper of the Supreme Court of Alabama. In 1998, Champ moved to Birmingham, where he began practice with an insurance defense law firm. Champ practiced as a defense lawyer for approximately five years. In 2003, he decided to leave his partnership with the defense firm and start his own law practice as a trial lawyer representing individuals who were victims of accidents or corporate wrongdoing.
Champ is licensed to practice in all state and federal trial courts in Alabama as well as the United States Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit. His primary areas of practice include personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home malpractice, products liability, automobile accidents, truck accidents, fraud, insurance bad faith, and homebuilder negligence.
Champ was elected to the 2006 class of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice. He is a past president of the Emerging Leaders Section of the Alabama Association for Justice. He served as an officer for two years on the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Birmingham Bar Association. In 2003, he was appointed by Governor Bob Riley to serve as an Administrative Law Judge for the State Health Planning and Development Agency. Champ is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham and the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club (a group that raises money every year for the Crippled Children’s Foundation). Champ is also active with the Birmingham Athletic Partnership.
Champ lives in Birmingham with his wife, Elizabeth, his sons, Champ IV and Lawson, and his daughter, Kerry.
Admitted to practice
- Alabama, 1997
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
2016 Awards and honors
For the sixth consecutive year,Champ Lyons, III, P.C. is proud to announce that Champ Lyons, III has once again been chosen as one of Alabama Super Lawyers in Plaintiff Personal Injury. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 areas of practice who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers list names the attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research, while Rising Stars names the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys. Alabama Super Lawyers magazine features the lists and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys across Alabama, as well as ABA-approved law school libraries. The full lists of Alabama Super Lawyers and Alabama Rising Stars was published in the May issue of Super Lawyers, as well as the May issue of Business Alabama magazine.
Also, for the sixth consecutive year, Champ Lyons, III, P.C. is proud to announce the selection of Champ Lyons, III to B-Metro’s 2016 list of Top Rated Lawyers in the Birmingham area. The lawyers selected to this list have been rated by their peers to be AV Preeminent in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings-the highest Peer Review Rating available. The complete list of Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Lawyers can be found in the Special Report section of the March 2016 issue of B-Metro magazine.