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Christopher P. Lyden

Christopher P. Lyden

pic_Chris-LydenMr. Lyden is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who has served clients in Pennsylvania courts for over 15 years. His practice focuses primarily on criminal defense and family legal matters, including divorce and custody. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania. He has served on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States District Court of the Eastern District for over 10 years. Mr. Lyden has considerable experience handling the most complex criminal matters and is certified to represent defendants facing the death penalty. Also, Mr. Lyden is experienced in appellate litigation and has twice appeared for oral argument before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


The George Washington University Law School, J.D. 1993

New York University, B.A. 1990
Cum laude


Chris is an avid high stakes poker player.   Annually he travels to Las Vegas to play during the World Series of Poker.


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Christopher Lyden in the News | Commentary

Locals react to Baltimore charges: “What precisely did the officers do to cause Mr. Gray’s death?”
Lancaster Online | May 9, 2016


Christopher Lyden in the News | Homicide Cases

Prosecutor: “Abusive” teen killed girlfriend in car crash because she wouldn’t drop prior charges
Lancaster Online | May 9, 2016

Capital murder trial on hold after lawyer questions charged killer’s state of mind
Lancaster Online | May 13, 2014

Man gets 10 to 20 in 1999 slaying
Lancaster Online | Feb 9, 2012

Two guilty in Nunn slaying
Lancaster Online | Mar 18, 2011

Nunn murder trial winds down
Lancaster Online | March 16, 2011

Woman gives her version of 2004 homicide
Lancaster Online | March 8, 2011

DA makes plea deals with suspects in killing
Lancaster Online | June 9, 2011

Jury deliberating death or life in jail for killer
Lancaster Online | September 23, 2010

Jury spares Williams’ life
Lancaster Online | September 23, 2010

Jury convicts Strickland
Lancaster Online | February 13, 2009

Hicks found not guilty in killing, released from jail
Lancaster Online | September 3, 2004

Hicks gives his version of stabbing
Lancaster Online | September 2, 2004

Suspect was in a ‘state of fear,’ attorney argues
Lancaster Online | September 2, 2004

Judge rejects Landon May’s ‘genetic’ claim
Lancaster Online | July 17, 2003