Name: Philip K. Lyon
Firm Name: Lyon & Phillips PLLC
Jurisdiction: USA - Arkansas
Practice Area: IP Law

Telephone: (615) 259-4664
Fax: (615) 259-4668

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Professional Biography:

PHILIP K. LYON was one of the founding Partners and President of the Little Rock, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee law firm of Jack, Lyon & Jones, P.A. in 1986 and now is founding member of Lyon & Phillips, PLLC with offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Jasper, Arkansas; admitted to Arkansas Bar in 1967; admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1970; and admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1989.


: Arkansas A&M College; Univ. of Arkansas (J.D. with honors, 1967). Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity.


: Only person ever twice selected as Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Law Review, 1966 and 1967,Instructor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 1968-1972 (Business Law, Government & Business, Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining), Lecturer, UALR Law School, 1979-1980 (Practice and Procedure, Labor Law and Employment Discrimination). Member, Board of Directors, Arkansas Law Review, 1978-1992. Elected to the Inaugural Class – Fellow of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (1996). Member, Editorial Committee, Schlei & Grossman, “Employment Discrimination Law,” 2d Ed., 1983. Member, Planning Committee, The Center for American and International Law Annual Labor Institute, 1979 to 2005. Member, Editorial Board, “Entertainment Law and Finance,” 1992 to 2004; Co-Editor and Co-Founder, Arkansas Employment Law Letter and Arkansas Employment Law Center, 1996 to date.


Nashville Bar Association (Member, Committee on Entertainment and Sports Law; Employment and Civil Rights Committee; Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Committee), Arkansas Bar Association ((Chair, Labor Law Committee, 1977; Inaugural Chair, Labor Law Section, 1978-1979; Vice-Chair, 1985-1988 and Chair, 1989-1994, Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee), Tennessee Bar Association (Member, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Committee, 1989 to date, Minority Emancipation Committee, 2000 to 2006; Labor and Employment Law Section 1989 to date; Entertainment and Sports Law Section 1998 to date); American Bar Association (Member, Section on Labor and Employment Law; Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity; Sub-Committee Chair, 1986-1989; Select Committee for Liaison with Equal Employment Opportunity COmmission, 19830=-1992; Select Committee for Liaison with OFCCP; Management Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, 2000 to 2003; Member, Forum Committee of Entertainment and Sports Industries; Governing Council 2006-present; Member, Intellectual Property Section); Country Music Association; Academy of Country Music; Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas Board of Directors, 1984-1988; Chair of LIttle Rock Chamber of Commerce Community Affairs Committee, 1982-1984; Chair, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Affairs Committee, 1985-1987. General Counsel, Nashvile Association of Talent Directors and International Entertainment Buyers Association; Counsel for the Country Music Association, and the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

Mission Statement:

My entire practice depends upon an obsessive desire to protect and serve my clients and my goal is to destroy the myth that lawyers are non-responsive and do not return phone calls