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Philip Kirkland Lyon


Philip Kirkland Lyon, American lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970, Tennessee 1989. Inaugural fellow College Labor and Employment Lawyers, 1996; recipient Writing Excellence award Arkansas Bar Foundation, 1980.


Lyon, Philip Kirkland was born on January 19, 1944 in Warren, Arkansas, United States. Son of Leroy and Maxine (Campbell) Lyon.


Juris Doctor with honors, University Arkansas, 1967.


Senior partner, director operations House, Wallace, Nelson & Jewell, P.A., Little Rock, 1967-1986, Jack, Lyon & Jones, P.A., Little Rock and Nashville, 1986—2007. Chief Executive Officer, Jack, Lyon, Jones & Phillips, Professional Limited Liability Company, since 2007. President Lyon & Phillips, Professional Limited Liability Company, since 2007.

Instructor business law, labor law, government business and collective bargaining University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1969-1972. Lecturer practice skills and labor law University Arkansas Law School, 1979-1980. Board directors labor program Center American and International Law.

Editorial board directors Entertainment Law and Finance, 1993-2004.


  • Bar: Arkansas 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970, Tennessee 1989.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Arkansas Employment Law Desk Book, 1997. Co-author: Schlei and Grossman Employment Discrimination Law, second edition, 1982. Editor-in-chief Arkansas Law Review, 1966-1967, board directors, 1978-1993, vice president, 1990-1992.Editor: Arkansas Employment Law Letter, since 1995, Arkansas Employment Law Center, since 1998.


Member Arkansas State Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1984-1988), Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce (chairman community affairs committee 1982-1984, minority business affairs 1985-1989). Member of American Bar Association (select committee liaison office federal contract compliance programs 1982-1992, select committee liaison Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1984-1992, co-chair ethics and professional responsibility committee 2000-2003, forum governing committee entertainment and sports industries since 2006, select committee immigration), Nashville Bar Association (entertainment law committee, lawyers concerned for lawyers committee, employment law committee, governing committee since 2006), Tennessee Bar Association (lawyers helping lawyers committee since 1989, labor section), Arkansas Bar Association (chairman labor law committee 1977-1978, chairman labor law section 1978-1979, chairman lawyers helping lawyers committee 1988-1994, Golden Gavel award 1978).


Children by previous marriage: Bradford F., Lucinda H., Bruce P., Suzette P., John P., Martin K., Meredith J., Chris P. Married Jayne Carol Jack, August 12, 1982.

Leroy Lyon

Maxine (Campbell) Lyon

Jayne Carol Jack