Christopher Lyons received a B.A. with departmental honors, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, at the University of California, San Diego. He received his J.D. at Seattle University Law School.
Mr. Lyons has litigated in Superior courts in Washington State as well as the Washington State Court of Appeals, Federal District Court and the Court of Appeals for Veterans claims. He has also served as a pro tem judge and court commissioner.
Mr. Lyons is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and an attorney claimant representative to handle veterans’ disability compensation claims.
He is a member of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association and the National Organization of Veterans Advocates. He is also a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives. He has done work for the Veterans Pro Bono Consortium.
A native of Washington D.C., Deborah Truitt received a B.A. with general and departmental honors, Phi Kappa Phi, at the University of Maryland, College Park. She relocated as a single mother to attend law school in Washington State in 1993, and received her J.D. at Seattle University Law School in 1996.
She was selected by Supreme Court Justice Charles Johnson to receive a CALI Award in State Constitutional Law as a result of her work in his seminar.
Ms. Truitt has extensive experience in the areas of family law, personal injury, criminal law and juvenile law. She has served as a guardian ad litem in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Jefferson counties for children in custody, dependency and injury cases.
Ms. Truitt was on the founding board of the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Island County. She is also a court approved mediator for Island County.