Richard N. Lyons II

Senior Counsel

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Richard N. Lyons II


Now serving as Senior Counsel role supporting and assisting lawyers in the firm, Dick Lyons joined the firm in 1979. He primarily worked in the Government Practice Group specializing in the representation of governmental entities, including Title 32 special districts and school districts. He worked closely with elected boards and executive officers regarding a wide range of issues, including policy formulation and administration, personnel matters, constitutional issues, contracts, public utility law, construction law, financing and taxation issues, administrative hearings, and election laws. His practice also included land use planning and related issues involving local government regulation.


Special Districts
Education Law
Non-profit Boards and Commissions

Education & Experience

Dick graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with his B.A. in Political Science. After service in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer, he earned his law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1977.

Prior to joining the firm in 1979, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Russell G. Clark, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri.

In recognition of his work, he has received the highest rating given by a premier national lawyers’ referral agency based upon evaluations by his peers, the courts, and regulatory bodies before which he practices. In 2017, he was awarded the Ron Porter Community Service Award by the Boulder County Bar Association.

Organizations & Community Involvement

Dick is a past president of the Boulder County Bar Foundation, a former member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors, and is a fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation.

He has served on boards of numerous civic, religious, and community organizations, including Rotary and St. Stephen’s Church, completing three terms on the board of Longmont United Hospital of which he also served as Chair and serving on the Longmont United Hospital Foundation Board.

Dick has also served as a volunteer international election observer and has monitored elections in Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Tajikistan, Georgia, Moldova, and Kyrgyzstan.

He enjoys hiking, photography, University of Colorado Athletics, fishing and traveling. He and wife Jody have been married for over 50 years and have two children and three grandchildren.