Motor Vehicle Accidents
Nursing Home Abuse
Assault & Battery
Education: The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., Tuscaloosa, Alabama | Rhodes College, B.A., Memphis Tennessee
Location: Birmingham, AL
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1997
U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1997
U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1997
Associations & Memberships
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2001
Alabama State Bar, Member 1997
Birmingham Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice, President
Young Lawyer's Section of the Birmimgham Bar Assocition, Officer
Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice, Member
Champ Lyons, III Bio
Champ has practiced law in the state of Alabama for more than 25 years. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1994, and then obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1997. After law school, Champ served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Perry O. Hooper of the Supreme Court of Alabama. In 1998, Champ moved to Birmingham, where he began to 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. He now focuses on the other side of personal injury cases, representing individuals who have been victims of accidents or corporate wrongdoing. His experience as a trial lawyer for both injured people and companies gives him a unique skill set to help injured people.
Champ has served in many elected and appointed local legal organizations over the course of his career. He was elected to the 2006 class of the prestigious Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum. He is a past president of the Emerging Leaders Section of the Alabama Association for Justice. Additionally, Champ served as an officer for two years on the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Birmingham Bar Association. In 2003, Champ was appointed by Gov. Bob Riley to serve as an Administrative Law judge for the State Health Planning and Development Agency.
In addition to his work with the legal community, Champ gives back to the local Birmingham community. He is a member of Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club (a group that raises money every year for the Crippled Children’s Foundation) and has served on the Board for that organization. Champ has also volunteered his time with the Birmingham Athletic Partnership. He is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Champ lives in Birmingham with his wife, Elizabeth; and his children: Champ IV, Kerry and Lawson.