Hedges & Lyons, PLLC

Hedges & Lyons, PLLC

Established Monongalia County Law Firm Advises on Civil Matters

Firm Overview

Morgantown attorneys handle family and administrative issues

When you have an important legal concern, an experienced attorney can provide the advantage you need to win a positive result. At Hedges & Lyons, PLLC in Morgantown, our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience delivering exceptional representation to West Virginia clients. We have an extensive track record in numerous types of civil litigation, including cases that relate to family and education law. In trial practice, appeals and administrative hearings, our Monongalia County firm offers authoritative counsel at affordable rates.

Knowledgeable litigators represent clients in trials and appeals

In each matter that our firm handles, attorneys John Hedges and Teresa Lyons give clients the benefit of their experience in prior law firms and judicial clerkships. Individuals and businesses we have represented recommend us because of our:

-Skillful representation-Our attorneys have vast real-world experience obtaining successful results in trial and appellate matters.

-Responsive service -We respond promptly to calls and questions so that you have the knowledge you need to make important decisions about your case.

-Individualized attention-Though we provide the same type of advocacy you see at big firms, our small office gives our lawyers the chance to work with each client personally. You can trust that your case will be handled based on your specific objectives.

Regardless of the practice area or the complexity of the issues, we are dedicated to protecting your rights.

Proven West Virginia advocates tackle various types of legal challenges

Our firm assists clients in the Monongalia County area in a wide range of legal practice areas, including:

-Civil litigation In civil litigation, our seasoned attorneys present arguments effectively and earn favorable results in court and through skillful negotiation.

-Administrative law We have significant experience advising companies and people on administrative law issues and representing them in federal, state and local proceedings.

-Divorce When a marriage ends, it is crucial to safeguard your rights and the well-being of your children. We offer effective counsel on divorce and related matters so that you can move forward with confidence.

-Education law Our firm provides comprehensive education law representation to students and parents, including strong advocacy in cases involving learning disabilities and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

-Appellate law Firm lawyers have handled more than 100 state and federal appeals, including appearances as counsel of record in matters before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

For these concerns and other legal matters, we will develop a strategic course of action that is calculated to achieve your goals.

Contact an experienced Monongalia County attorney to schedule a meeting

Hedges & Lyons, PLLC represents West Virginia clients in various types of civil litigation, including business, family and educational matters. Please call 304-296-0123 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Morgantown office.

Main Office

Main Office
141 Walnut St.
Morgantown WV 26505


(304) 296-0123



John M. Hedges, Partner

Hedges & Lyons, PLLC

John M. Hedges is a founding partner at Hedges & Lyons, PLLC. He began his practice in 1994, and formed Hedges & Lyons in 2011. A diverse civil litigation and appellate practice with a focus on employment law, governmental civil rights and tort liability, and insurance coverage litigation.

Appeared as counsel of record in over 100 appellate matters, including cases for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Served as Counsel for the West Virginia Board of Law Examiners since 1989. He has also co-authored several judicial benchbooks and manuals relating to various areas of law.

He is an Order of the Coif graduate of West Virginia University College of Law. Received the Koontz Award from the College of Law faculty for Outstanding Scholarship, Character, and Leadership.

Served as the Managing Editor for the West Virginia Law Review and as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of College and University Law.

Won the Best Brief Writing Award in the Appellate Advocacy Competition, as well as two writing awards for articles published in the West Virginia Law Review.

Phone: 304-296-0123

Teresa J. Lyons, Member

Hedges & Lyons, PLLC

Teresa Lyons believes in providing quality legal services that are tailored to each client's needs and objectives. Teresa is a partner at Hedges & Lyons, PLLC. She has a varied civil litigation practice with an emphasis on education law, family law, insurance coverage litigation and other types of litigation, including landlord-tenant and contract litigation. Teresa regularly represents individuals, business entities and government officials at both the trial court and appellate levels in both state and federal courts.

Teresa graduated from the West Virginia College of Law in 1999. She served as a law clerk for the 15th Judicial Circuit in West Virginia for two years, and went into private practice in 2001. In conjunction with her private practice, she currently serves as a lecturer at the West Virginia University College of Law and has spoken at numerous continuing education seminars, primarily on topics related to child welfare and juvenile law. She is a board member for the Monongalia County Youth Services Center and On Eagles Wings, Inc., a therapeutic horsemanship program.

Phone: 304-296-0123