• Address: 1300 Clay Street, Suite 810 Oakland CA 94612
  • Phone: (415) 357-4600

Barbara L. Lyons

Barbara L. Lyons

Lafayette & Kumagai LLP
1300 Clay Street, Ste. 810
Oakland, CA 94612

Email: blyons@lkclaw.com
Tel: (415) 357-4600
Fax: (415) 357-4605

Barbara L. Lyons

Barbara L. Lyons has over twenty years of experience as a California litigator. Ms. Lyons received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  She received her Juris Doctorate from University of California at Davis School of Law (King Hall). During law school, she was a member of the Board of Directors of King Hall Legal Foundation, an organizer of the Environmental Law Society CEQA Symposium and worked at the California State Senate staffing the Commission on Corporate Governance.

Ms. Lyons’s practice includes all aspects of civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment and commercial litigation.  Ms. Lyons has trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts and has significant expertise in a wide range of employment litigation matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour class actions.  Ms. Lyons has second chaired two trials that resulted in defense verdicts on employment discrimination claims and has argued before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, she has substantial experience handling general business and complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, antitrust, securities, qui tam, fraud, toxic tort, intellectual property and bankruptcy adversary litigation matters.

Prior to joining Lafayette & Kumagai, Ms. Lyons practiced law in Sacramento and the San Francisco area as counsel for Davis Wang, Farbstein & Blackman, Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud, LLP and Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy. Ms. Lyons was an in house litigation attorney for High Integrity Systems in Sacramento, CA.

Ms. Lyons is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Court for all Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Published Opinions:

In re: Subpoena Duces Tecum Issued to Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 439 F.3d 740 (D.C. Cir. 2006), af ’g. In re: Subpoena Duces Tecum Issued to Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 370 F.Supp.2d 201 (D.D.C. 2005)

E. & J. Gallo Winery v. EnCana Corporation, 503 F.3d 1027 (9th Cir. 2007), af ’g. E. & J. Gallo Winery v. EnCana Corporation, 2005 WL 2435900 (E.D. Cal. 2005)

Henderson v. Equilon Enterprises, LLC, 40 Cal.App.5th 1111 (2019)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. v. Superior Court, 157 Cal.App.4th 1101 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007)