Timothy P. Lyster


At A Glance

Timothy Lyster is an Associate in the firm's Secured Lending and Financial Recovery Department, where he concentrates in bankruptcy, workouts, commercial litigation, and foreclosures.

Mr. Lyster served as the Confidential Law Clerk in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York to the Hon. Paul R. Warren, the Hon. Michael J. Kaplan, and the Hon. John C. Ninfo, II. Previously, he practiced in civil litigation in state and federal courts in New York City.

Mr. Lyster received his Juris Doctorate degree from St. John's University School of Law. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.


St. John's University School of Law, J.D.

Lehigh University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Lyster is admitted to practice in New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Lyster is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Bar Association. He is a Chair of Monroe County Bar Association's Bankruptcy Committee, and he is the former Chairperson of the Monroe County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Attorney Professionalism. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.


Mr. Lyster was named a "Rising Star" on the 2016 Super Lawyers Magazine list and an "Up and Coming Attorney" in 2013 by the Daily Record. He has presented bankruptcy and litigation topics to various audiences.

Community Involvement

Mr. Lyster is the President of the Board of Directors of the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, a not-for-profit educational institution specializing in photography, pottery and printing and book arts.

Mr. Lyster is an active volunteer for Re-entry Court, United States District Court, Western District New York. He has volunteered for numerous charitable organizations in the Rochester community.

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