Thomas Lyden

Founding Partner

Thomas Lyden is a founding partner and head of Washington operations at Keating & Lyden, LLC. Thomas' passion for litigation shines through as he advocates for clients on the front lines. Thomas focuses his practice on criminal defense, debtor rights and relief, appeals and litigation. Thomas has been presenting cases to juries and judges since being admitted to practice.

Thomas began working in criminal law in the public sector. In 2009, Thomas became a supervising attorney for misdemeanor defense attorneys in Whatcom County. Thomas oversaw the defense of over a thousand defendants each year while individually representing hundreds of defendants in criminal court.

In 2011, Thomas moved into private practice and focused his practice almost exclusively on DUI defense. Thomas maintains membership with the National College of DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. In January of 2012 Thomas attended DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course with La Pier & Associates. Thomas practiced and mastered the administration and scoring of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s) administered by law enforcement throughout the country.

Thomas was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the field of DUI defense by Washington Law and Politics Super Lawyers

Also, he served as Whatcom County Bar Association Secretary in 2014, and is currently the Vice-President of the Whatcom County Bar Association (2015).  

Thomas works to maintain knowledge of the most cutting-edge technology and defense strategies in the field of DUI defense.

Thomas founded his private practice in 2012 and later began working with Robert Keating to form Keating & Lyden, LLC. Finally realizing a dream that began when they met, Keating and Lyden strive to be a full service law firm in the modern era. Thomas has expanded his knowledge base to incorporate business law, debtor/creditor rights, landlord/tenant litigation and appeals. Thomas is proud to be able to give his clients broad access to legal problem solving at Keating & Lyden, LLC.

University of Idaho College of Law, J.D. 2007
University of Washington, B.A. 2002

Bar Admissions
Washington 2007
Federal Court, Western District of Washington 2013

Professional Training & Memberships
Washington State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2008-present
National College for DUI Defense 2011- present
NHTSA DUI Detection and SFST Student Course – 2012

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