Seth Lyons is a Staff Attorney in the CLS Employment Unit. He began his work at CLS as a Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellow. Seth’s current work focuses on representing low-wage immigrant workers and reducing barriers to employer for people with criminal records through record clearing, individual representation, and systemic advocacy. He previously worked for three years as a paralegal in the Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance.
Mr. Lyons received the 2018 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network’s Outstanding Leadership Award as part of a team that advocated for Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate law. Seth has published several articles and papers, with a particular focus on record clearing for non-citizens.
Mr. Lyons received his J.D. from U.C., Berkeley, School of Law in 2016. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in 2009, where he studied History, Latin American Studies, and Spanish.
Honors & Awards
Outstanding Leadership Award, PLAN (2018)