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Nicolet Y. Lyon

Phone: (952) 915-9215
Fax: (952) 915-9217

Pronouns: she/her

Nicolet Lyon practices in ERISA employee benefits such as long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, health insurance, and pension. She also practices in the areas of estate planning and probate. A native of St. Paul, she attended the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Nicolet co-chairs the Minnesota Women Lawyers Community Action & Advocacy Committee which connects women attorneys with volunteer and service opportunities. She serves on the Minnesota State Bar Association Wills for Heroes Project which provides estate plans for Minnesota first responders free of charge. Nicolet is also a volunteer estate planning and benefits attorney with Cancer Legal Care, providing pro bono estate planning and benefits-related expertise to families coping with cancer diagnoses. Nicolet is a “repeat offender” in the Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer, recognized for providing over 50 hours of pro bono representation per year in her community.

In her free time, she spends time with her husband and young daughter, listens to classical music, and does a bit of yoga.

Admitted to Practice

  • Minnesota (2011)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2018)

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 100% Club member, Minnesota Women Lawyers


  • University of St. Thomas, School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2010)
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., magna cum laude (2001)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
    Community Action & Advocacy Committee Co-Chair
  • Wills for Heroes, Minnesota State Bar Association
    Volunteer Attorney
  • Cancer Legal Care
    Volunteer Attorney
  • University of St. Thomas Law
    Alumnae Committee member (2016 - present)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (2010 - present)
  • Ramsey County Bar Association (2010 - present)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (2007 - present)

Community Leadership

  • White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church
    Religious Education Committee member (2016 - present)
  • Hampden Park Co-op, Board of Directors
    Board Member (2007 - 2010)