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Lyell Law Firm, PLLC


The Lyell Law Firm is located in Nashville, Tennessee and is recognized in such specialty areas as legislative advocacy, state and federal administrative law and regulatory matters, health care, employment law, personal and real property taxes and civil and criminal trials and appeals.


The Lyell Law Firm has been an active force in legislative and governmental issues during the last three decades, including legislative, administrative and regulatory matters. The firm has been consistently included as a peer review rated Tier 1 Law Firm in The Best Lawyers in America © (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc of Aiken, SC.)


JOHN LYELL is a founding member of TAG and past chairman of the board. He has been practicing law since 1975 in a wide variety of civil matters with particular emphasis on legislative advocacy and administrative law.  JOHN LYELL has recently been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2012 in the field of Government Relations and as the 2013 LAWYER OF THE YEAR for his outstanding work in the Government Relations Practice. (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC).John Lyell is also recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell.

In addition to the widespread recognition of his expertise as lobbyist, John has served as a member of the Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission, the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission.  Mr. Lyell has represented a wide variety of clients' interests before the Tennessee Legislature and numerous other governmental entities.

CHRIS LYELL is the Director of Government Relations for the firm as well as a lobbyist in Nashville. Chris is asked to speak every year to the latest group of legislative interns about the role of lobbyists in the legislative process. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and has lectured at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee. He is also a member of the Tennessee Lobbyists Association. Prior to graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004, Chris held numerous leadership positions on campus, worked on several political campaigns, and served as the Campus Coordinator for a state senate campaign.