Firm History

Curtis L. Lyman, Sr.

April 5, 1925 - July 6, 1992

   Firm founder Curtis Lyman was born and raised in Albion, NY.  A graduate of Hiram College and Cornell University College of Law, he was admitted to the practice of law and returned to Albion in 1951.

   He left the firm of Church, Lyman & Church in 1961 to start a solo general practice at 51 N. Main.  Curtis continued the tradition of a legal practice at this address, which had previously housed the lawfirm of Signor and Wage, Signor and Signor, and lastly Charles Signor.  

   In 1974, Governor Malcolm Wilson appointed Curtis Sr. the District Attorney, which position he held until the end of 1985.

  The partnership of Lyman & Lyman was first formed when he was joined by his son Curtis Jr. in 1978 and later son Nathan in 1981.

   The firm was a general practice firm, engaged in matrimonial and family court, criminal law, commercial law, bankruptcy and real estate. Curtis Jr. left the firm in 1985.  

   Curtis Sr. continued the practice of law until his untimely death in 1992.

Curtis L. Lyman Jr.

Curt 2013

Curt was a partner in the firm from 1978 - 1985.  He is now a managing Director of High Tower Advisors/The Lyman Group in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 

A graduate of Hiram College and Case Western Reserve Law School,  He also holds Series 7, 63, 66, and 65 licenses. 

Nathan M. Lyman

Nathan was the last to join the firm, but carries on its tradition of excellent service at a fair cost.  A graduate of Hiram College and Syracuse College of Law, Nathan joined the firm as a partner in 1981.     

    Always involved in local issues, Nathan is a Rotarian of over 32 years, was on the Chamber of Commerce Board for over 22 years, Elder of the Presbyterian Church and with wife Gail in 1986, one of the original organizers of the Albion Strawberry Festival. Most recently, Nathan was a member of the Downtown Albion Revitalization Team that was awarded a Main Street Alliance technical assistance grant for the Village of Albion.  

   In 2001, Nathan was appointed to the Western Erie Canal Heritage Corridor Planning commission, and in 2003 appointed as a trustee of the IOLA fund by Gov. Pataki.

   Also involved in the ithaca area, Nathan is the president (2012-2013) of the Ithaca Area Toastmasters club. 

   An avid golfer, skier and now bike rider, Nathan enjoys the outdoors.

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