July 22, 2011
An Interview with Columbus Bar inc Attorney, Laura Lyons
Laura R. Lyons, a Capital University Law School graduate, has opened her practice with solo colleagues at Suite 1050, Columbus Bar inc, home of the incubator program for new lawyers. She has taken a time-out to answer inquiries about her background and plans for the future.
Why did you decide to be a solo attorney participating in Columbus Bar inc?
This is a golden opportunity to put my legal education to the best use by being able to represent clients in a variety of areas and having a support system of mentors to ensure I am able to give my clients high quality legal representation.
On what areas of law does your solo practice focus?
Mainly on employment law, business planning and business taxation, real estate, and family matters including estate planning, tax matters, and domestic relations. I would like to eventually expand into environmental law.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
I have always had an interest in the inner-workings of businesses, from family operations to large Corporations; and this interest drew me to classes involving the legal nuances of business operations. In addition to my Juris Doctor from Capital, I also have a Master of Laws in Business and Taxation, with a concentration in Labor and Employment. The LL.M. allowed me to sharpen my skills in handling matters involving business and taxation, and provided the additional opportunity to expand my legal knowledge while studying something I truly enjoyed.
What will make your law firm unique?
My clients will be guided through the process not only knowing what the next step will be, but why we are taking that step. Keeping clients informed and educated about their case is important in making sure they are completely satisfied.
Summary of previous employment.
In the summer after my first year of law school, I worked as an extern for the State of Ohio at the State Employment Relations Board. The next summer and through my third year of law school, I worked as a legal intern for the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
I enjoy traveling with my husband, Keith, and taking long walks with my three-year-old puggle, Kennedy. I enjoy watching Buckeye football, Browns football, and the Cleveland Indians. I also enjoy baking, specifically cupcakes and cookies.