About Barbara N. Lyons
Barbara N. Lyons, Esquire
Barbara has served as a member of the faculty at the ABA Advanced Mediation Institute. As a member of the Senate Advisory Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Barbara helped work to create systems of alternative dispute resolution throughout the Commonwealth. She spearheaded the creation of the Bucks County Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program in 2009 and has since served as a volunteer mediator for this program.
An active member of the legal community, Barbara has served multiple terms as a Director for the Bucks County Bar Association. She was the founder and editor of The Writs, the newsletter for the Bucks County Bar Association, a member of the Women’s Law Division, and served 15 years as a Trustee to the Charitable Foundation for the Bucks County Bar Association.
Barbara also serves the greater community as the Bucks County Pennsylvania, Doylestown Township Chairman of the Board of Supervisors since 2002 serving now her third elected 6 year term. In 2015 was awarded the Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors President’s Leadership Award chosen from over 6000 supervisors across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for her dedicated service to the community. Following the tragic school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, she was appointed to serve on the Joint State Government Commission for the General Assembly in Pennsylvania Advisory Committee on Violence Prevention. She has volunteered her time and talents to numerous organizations and has provided pro bono legal representation to abused women for over three decades.
Barbara serves the community in various other ways including director and past president, at CB Cares Educational Foundation and as director for the Lenape Valley Foundation. Her personal story was of such interest that it was selected from more than 1500 others to be included in the American Bar Association Commission on Women anthology, Grit. The Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful Women Lawyers, published in 2017.
A frequent lecturer at high schools and universities, she and her husband, Rick Lyons, are the proud parents of three adult children – all alumni of Villanova University and three grandchildren. Barbara enjoys spending time with family, singing in various secular and non-secular choirs and practicing the game of golf.
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