Laura M. Lyons
Laura M. Lyons represents and advises clients in a variety of areas, including civil litigation defense and worker's compensation. She has also handled appellate matters, including appeals to the Labor and Industry Review Commission and the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. She is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and before both the Eastern and Western U.S. District Courts of Wisconsin.
Laura is the President of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel (formerly Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin). She is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA) and the State Bar of Wisconsin. She is also a barrister in the James E. Doyle Inns of Court.
Laura is a co-chair of the Wisconsin State Bar's Annual Car Crash Symposium. She is also co-chair of the WAWCA seminar for the Spring of 2017. She has volunteered as a mock trial and moot court judge in Dane and Rock Counties.
Laura was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. She graduated magna cum laude from Lake Forest College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated from Marquette University Law School. Laura was selected for inclusion as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2012 through 2016.
Laura and her husband live in Madison. She has been a Big Sister in Dane County's Big Brothers Big Sisters program since March 2006. Laura also volunteers as a coach for the Millennium Soccer Club, which brings affordable and accessible organized youth soccer to Madison’s low-income, ethnically diverse neighborhoods. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, reading and playing soccer.
Wisconsin Defense Counsel's Spring Conference A Great Success
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel's (WDC) 2017 Spring Conference held in Kohler, Wisconsin and were a supporter of the WDC's Women in the Law Committee Spring Clothing Drive. (Read More)
Major, Destructive Changes to Workers' Compensation Proposed in Governor Walker's 2017-19 Biennial Budget
Laura M. Lyons, President of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel, discusses the Governor's proposed budget changes which will have significant effects on the workers' compensation system and beyond. Read more. (Article by Laura M. Lyons)
Laura M. Lyons - President of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel 2016-2017
Proposed Elimination of Court Reporters in Workers' Comp Cases
A provision in the Department of Administration's 2017-19 biennial budget calls to "eliminate the requirement that the Division of Hearings and Appeals have a court reporter at every hearing and implement electronic recording of hearings." (Feb. 1, 2017 - Article by Joe Forward - State Bar of Wisconsin Legal Writer; Attorneys Patricia Putney and Laura Lyons quoted in this article.) Read more.
2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is pleased to announce their firm's Super Lawyers and Rising Stars of 2016. Super Lawyers: John Moore, Ward Richter, William Abbott, Ann Emmerich, David McFarlane, Patricia Epstein Putney, Sheila Sullivan and David Joanis. Rising Star: Laura Lyons (Read More.)
Laura Lyons - Professional of the Week
"In Business Magazine" recognizes Laura Lyons as their Professional of the Week in July 2016. (Click on the link to read more)
Legislative Changes To The Worker's Compensation System
Legislative changes have been made to the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Bill - 2015 Wisconsin ACT 180
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. Celebrating 165 Years
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is proud to announce that they have been providing 165 years of legal services to individuals and businesses.