In 2007, Mr. Lyle joined the firm as “Of Counsel,” concentrating his practice in the areas of education and labor law. Admitted to the Rhode Island Bar in 1992, for thirty-two (32) years Mr. Lyle has been an educator; serving twenty-two (22) years as a teacher, eight (8) years as a high school principal, and at the close of his public education career two (2) years as superintendent of schools. As an attorney and educator, Mr. Lyle brings a unique perspective, understanding and intuitive advocacy in the fields of special education, student advocacy, labor disputes and other similarly related school issues.
Mr. Lyle is certified as a mediator by the Rhode Island Mediation Center. This designation enables Mr. Lyle to draw upon his vast experience and background to assist parties in alternative dispute resolution relative to education and labor law.
A five (5) term State Senator, from 1981 through 1987 and from 1991 to 1995, Mr. Lyle represented Senate District 34, for the Town of Lincoln and portions of Cumberland and Smithfield. In 1986, Mr. Lyle ran as the endorsed Republican Candidate for Secretary of State.
Mr. Lyle graduated from Suffolk University School of Law in 1992, he earned his Masters in Education Administration from Providence College in 1978, and a Bachelor of Arts in American History from Barrington College in 1974.