Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland
5 February 2009 to 28 November 2016
Justice Lyons is a graduate of Villanova University, Pennsylvania—Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude (1968) and The University of Queensland—Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1976).
In December 1975 Justice Lyons was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988. Justice Lyons has served as vice president (1991–93; 2003–05) and president (2005–06) of the council of the Bar Association of Queensland.
His Honour was a member of the Legal Aid Commission (1993), the Mater Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (1998–2007), the Visiting Committee of Griffith University Law School (2001–05) and the Legal Practice Tribunal.
Justice Lyons was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2009.
His Honour has also been appointed to act as a member of the Land Appeal Court for the Southern District (2009–2016) and a supervising
judge for the Supervised Case List (2009–2014).
Further biographical details are available on request.