Charles W. Lyons is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Management within the Terry College of Business at UGA. In the business school, Lyons teaches undergraduate courses including Principles of Management and Business Ethics and also teaches a course on negotiation in Terry College’s Professional MBA program.
Lyons is a former partner at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs in Atlanta. He started as an associate in the firm’s Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights practice group and became a partner in the Commercial Litigation practice group. Lyons specialized in the representation of financial institutions, including national and regional banks, mortgage servicing companies, credit card processors, money transfer companies, check verification companies and consumer reporting agencies in lender liability litigation, real estate litigation, class-action litigation, bankruptcy-related litigation and mass consumer litigation under consumer protection statutes.
He later founded his own firm with other former partners from Parker, Hudson. The firm’s practice focused on business law, commercial litigation, real estate law and related transactional work for individuals, small businesses, and regional and national financial institutions. Lyons currently serves in a consulting role to the Atlanta firm of Macey, Wilensky & Hennings, advising on complex business-litigation matters arising out of bankruptcy, asset-based loan transactions, service contracts and transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Prior to entering private practice, he clerked in both the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the District Court in the Southern District of Georgia. Lyons earned his undergraduate degree from UGA’s Terry College of Business and his law degree cum laude from Georgia Law, where he served on the editorial and managerial boards of the Georgia Law Review.