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Dan Lyons, Esq.

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Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Criminal Defense and DUI Defense

Dan Lyons, Attorney

Dan Lyons, Esq.

Location: West Haven, Connecticut

Phone: 203-932-2222

Fax: 203-932-2219

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Daniel Lyons is a principal attorney in the law firm of Attorney Dan Lyons & Associates in West Haven, Connecticut. Dan is a litigation attorney who is in court almost every day, and he enjoys a solid reputation for his legal ability and professional ethics. He is a highly rated, versatile lawyer with ability and experience to handle both Criminal, and Civil cases to a successful conclusion. His primary areas of concentration are Criminal Defense Law, DUI Defense and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Auto Accident Injury.

Lyons is a member of the Connecticut, New Haven, Milford, and West Haven Bar Associations (Past President). He is also a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He enjoys a collegial relationship with many lawyers in these Associations, and has developed numerous working relationships with other lawyers who refer their own client’s cases to Dan to handle–so-called “lawyer-to-lawyer” referrals.

Criminal and DUI Defense

Dan has extensive experience in Criminal Law and DUI law and his Firm has developed a Criminal and DUI Defense Practice that is Statewide in scope. He regularly covers cases in the Connecticut Superior Courts in Bridgeport, Milford, Derby, New Haven, Meriden, and Middletown. He prides himself on his firm’s ability to offer serious and vigorous legal representation for reasonable legal fees.

As a former Assistant State’s Attorney (Prosecutor) in both Part A and Part B of the Connecticut Superior Courts, he knows the criminal justice system very well and knows how to navigate a case through the system to a reasonable and successful conclusion. His clientele face a wide variety of offenses including vehicular homicides, manslaughter and assault with a motor vehicle, robberies, sexual assaults, and weapons charges to driving under the influence, domestic violence, larceny, and juvenile court charges.

Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Cases and Auto Accident Law

Attorney Lyons has considerable experience and ability as a civil litigator, representing injured people who bring claims for monetary damages against other people whose negligence caused the injuries. If Dan’s clients are injured by uninsured drivers, he also brings claims against the client’s own auto insurance policy, which, contrary to popular misconception, does not result in an increase in the client’s auto insurance premium.

These injury claims for monetary damages arise out of a wide variety of mishaps, including accidents involving autos, trucks, and motorcycles; medical malpractice; slip and fall accidents; pedestrian accidents; and dangerous and defective premises (supermarkets, big box stores).

The nature of the injury cases Dan handles include wrongful death, spinal cord injuries that have life altering consequences, post traumatic stress disorder, TMJ syndrome, post traumatic migraine headaches, permanent disfigurement and scarring injuries, and soft-tissue injuries involving the neck and back.


Dan Lyons is a native of West Haven, and currently resides there with his wife and family. Dan is a proud UConn Alum and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut. He earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated Cum Laude.

Dan feels strongly about giving back to his community and he has focused his involvement in activities where he believes he can make meaningful contributions. Dan is one of the Founders and a Past President of the West Haven Bar Association, Past President of West Haven Youth Hockey, Past President of the Board of Directors of the West Haven Child Development Center; Past President of Oak Lane Country Club, Woodbridge, CT. For many years, Dan served as one of the Coaches of the Mock Trial Team at West Haven High School, and he takes pride in the fact that his “Westies” won four State of Connecticut Mock Trial Championships against formidable statewide competition.

When he is able to carve out some leisure time from the demands of a busy law practice, Dan loves to golf, spend time on the beach with his family and friends, and surf cast for bluefish and striped bass. Dan is a devoted fan of the UConn Women and Men’s Basketball program and watches every game.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury and Negligence Law
  • Auto Accident Law
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • DUI Defense

Bar Admissions

  • State of Connecticut, Admitted 1976
  • United States District Court of Connecticut, Admitted 1984
  • United States  Supreme Court, Admitted 1989


  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude 1976
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts1969
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member and Liaison to Milford and Derby Superior Courts
  • West Haven Bar Association, President, 1992 – 1994
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Chairman, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 1992 – 1993

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Daniel A. Lyons, & Associates, Founder
  • Law Firm of Falcone and Lyons, P.C., Former Partner of Vincent Falcone
  • New Haven Judicial District, Superior Court, Part A, Prosecution of major felonies in Career Criminal Division , Assistant State’s Attorney
  • Connecticut Superior Court, G.A. #2 ( Bridgeport) and G.A. #23 (New Haven) , Former Assistant State’s Attorney
  • Old Republic National Title Company, Approved Agent Attorney
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Approved Agent Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, West Haven Child Development Center, Inc., Past President
  • Oak Lane Country Club, Woodbridge, Conn., Past President
  • West Haven Youth Hockey, Inc., Past President


  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon,
    Connecticut Beta
    niversity of Connecticut


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