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Eric C. Lyons


Eric is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, where he served on the Vanderbilt Law Review and as a board member of the Vanderbilt Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review.  Before joining Meridian, Eric served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Eric has experience working for both corporate and individual clients in insurance defense, breach of contract and non-compete disputes, and other commercial litigation.

In law school, Eric received the Scholastic Excellence Award in Law of Cyberspace.  In 2017, he was named a Law Student for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court for his dedication to pro bono work.  During law school, Eric participated in the Vanderbilt Law School Immigration clinic, externed at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and prosecuted criminal cases as an intern at the Metro Nashville District Attorney’s Office. 

Before attending law school, Eric received a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in English with honors (magna cum laude) from Vanderbilt University, where he served as the Opinion Editor of the student newspaper and assisted in coaching the undergraduate debate team. 

Outside of the office, Eric is a hobbyist painter and writer and apathetic Vanderbilt sports fan (but we’re working on him!).

Activities & Affiliations

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Nashville Bar Association

  • Notary Public - Tennessee

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2017

Court Admissions

  • Tennessee state courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee


Vanderbilt University
B.A., 2014, Philosphy and English (magna cum laude)

Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D., 2017

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