Brian D. Lyman is an Annapolis attorney with a reputation of being a fierce litigator and a lawyer who knows the statutes and rules inside and out.
With more than a decade of experience, Mr. Lyman is recognized as one of the most skilled and knowledgeable lawyers in Annapolis for mechanics liens and contract disputes. His reputation is backed by considerable courtroom experience. Mr. Lyman has tried numerous cases in the District and Circuit Courts of Maryland and has successfully argued appeals in the Court of Special Appeals.
In addition to construction and contract litigations and arbitrations, Mr. Lyman practices administrative law, mainly in the area of alcohol and liquor licensing, though he has also handled tax negotiations with the IRS and Maryland Comptroller, represented contractors before the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and dealt with the Maryland Insurance Administration.
More than just a lawyer, Mr. Lyman is a strategic business partner for his clients. He strives to understand their businesses to efficiently enforce their legal rights and clarify clients’ obligations and risks in counseling them. Time is not always a luxury with Mr. Lyman’s cases. He is able to immediately assess both risks and advantages to design and implement an achievable strategy that will protect his clients’ interests.
Organization and preparedness are among Mr. Lyman’s strongest attributes. He is highly intuitive and capable of anticipating the needs of his client. Mr. Lyman takes pride in being prepared for each possible scenario, which often gives his clients the advantage in the courtroom.
Mr. Lyman joined the Annapolis law firm Hillman, Brown & Darrow as a law clerk in 2000 while still attending The George Washington University Law School. He became an Associate Attorney in 2003 upon his admission to the Maryland Bar. Mr. Lyman was admitted to the United States District Court for Maryland in 2004 and to the District of Columbia Bar in 2011. He has been admitted Pro Hac Vice to United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) and United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Columbus) for complex litigations involving trade secrets and intellectual property and insurance and financing contracts.
Love of competition and a strong desire to win follow Mr. Lyman outside the courtroom. He is an avid sailor and was Commodore of the Round Bay Sailing Association and a member of the United States Naval Academy Golf Club. He resides in Sherwood Forest, with his wife, Lisa, and five children.
Alcohol Beverage Licenses
Property & Real Estate
2003 Maryland Bar
2003 Court of Appeals, Maryland
2004 U.S. District Court for theDistrict of Maryland
2004 Pro Hac Vice U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
2011 District of Columbia Court of Appeals
St. Mary's College of Maryland, B.A., 2000
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2003
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association