Is your profession regulated by a licensing board? If so, you may be subject to rules and regulations that are complex and far-reaching. If you are being investigated or disciplined by your professional licensing board for a violation of their rules, you need to protect your rights. I can advocate for you prior to a hearing and represent you in contested case hearings.



Are you having a dispute with your landlord? Have you received an eviction notice? Is your landlord refusing to make repairs or discriminating against you? Let me help you defend your rights under Oregon law and under the Portland City Code Additional Renter Protections.


Contracts can be complex, and most require legal

experience to fully comprehend. I can quickly identify potential issues and negotiate better terms if necessary. I can also draft and review employment and independent contractor contracts, residential and commercial leases, and many other types of legal agreements.



Are you setting up a new business and need to know which corporate entity is best for you? Are you negotiating real estate and vendor contracts and want to make sure your interests are protected? I can help you incorporate and review or draft contracts that will protect your new enterprise.

I also have experience drafting articles of incorporation and bylaws for nonprofits, as well as with shepherding organizations through the 501c3 application process.


Welcome to

Lyon Legal Services LLC

I'm L. Vivien Lyon. I've been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 2004. I started Lyon Legal Services LLC to provide more affordable access to everyday legal services. My hourly fee is set on a sliding scale, based on income. I also offer fixed fee, unbundled legal services for some types of cases. 

I have owned and operated a variety of businesses, from nonprofits to for- profits, from the service industry to the legal profession. I have a great deal of experience with the negative consequences of bad drafting. Taking the time to truly understand a contract can save enormous amounts of time and money.

I'm very client-focused and pride myself on good communication regarding a case. I'm also solutions-focused and understand the need to balance a variety of factors when considering the client's best case scenario.