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Michael F. Lyon

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Michael F. Lyon, Esq., named to the Super Lawyers list since 2004, the Top 50 in Cincinnati and Top 100 in Ohio for the past 11 years, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and past president of the Ohio chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Lyon was the first Ohio lawyer to attain the rank of Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates, which requires a minimum of 100 jury trials. 

Mr. Lyon has taken more than 220 medical malpractice trials to verdict in 15 different cities throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky and represented physicians in the Ohio District Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Ohio more than 65 times. The firm’s ability and willingness to take cases to verdict is its most critical asset for physicians in need of defense.

In addition to preparing and trying cases, the medical legal team of Lindhorst & Dreidame, which includes Super Lawyers honorees James F. Brockman and Paul J. Vollman, prides itself on helping physicians and their families navigate the trauma, stress and anxiety stemming from a medical malpractice case that goes to a jury trial. This combination of trial experience and personal support for physicians and their families has helped earn the fi rm its impressive 90+ percent success rate.


Representative Clients

  • Medical Protective of Ft. Wayne, Indiana
  • Preferred Professional Insurance Corp., Omaha, NE

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate, 1990 to Present
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow, 1995 to Present


  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Top 50 Super Lawyers of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers

Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice Defense of Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1975
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Major: English and Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio