Brock R. Lyle is a partner in the firm's Redwood City office. His primary focus is business litigation, with particular specializations in real estate, intellectual property, landlord-tenant issues, insurance defense, and outside general counsel advisement. He is also experienced in international business and corporate transactions. Mr. Lyle is very active in the legal community, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the San Mateo County Bar Association as well as the Bar’s Diversity, Charitable Giving, Awards, Appeals, and other Committees. He previously served as the president of the San Mateo County Barristers and the president of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s Silicon Valley Chapter. Mr. Lyle has also recently authored or co-authored articles in Smart Business Magazine (“Trial Alternatives,” November 1, 2013) and SF Registry Magazine ("Eyes Wide Open: Ferris Bueller Wisdom in the Internet Age" co-authored with Jesshill E. Love, June 2011, pg. 25.)
Mr. Lyle earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, attending on scholarship as a Scholar in Law. During this time, he was active in the International Law Society and the Intellectual Property Law Society. He also served as primary editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, an international law publication that published his student note, "Blood for Oil: Secession, Self-Determination, and Superpower Silence in Cabinda." Wash. U. Glob. Stud. L. Rev., Vol. 4, No. 3 (2005).
During law school, Mr. Lyle worked as an extern to the Honorable David W. Hagen of the United States District Court in Reno, Nevada and for the Honorable E. Richard Webber of the United States District Court in St. Louis, Missouri, performing legal research and drafting orders for both judges. Prior to law school, Mr. Lyle worked as an intern for the general counsel of Nutraceutical International Corporation, a health food supplements corporation, addressing a variety of corporate matters, including trademark and trade dress defense.
Mr. Lyle received his Bachelor's Degree in Comparative Literature from Brigham Young University, attending as a University Scholar. During this time, he spent two years as a volunteer missionary in Paris, France, where he became conversant in French. He later served as President of the BYU French Club and had an article published in the BYU Pre-Law Review. Mr. Lyle was selected by The Super Lawyers Magazine® as a Rising Star in 2013 and 2014. Mr. Lyle is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Mateo County Bar Association, the Barristers of San Mateo County, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He was appointed to the San Mateo County Bar Association’s Board of Directors in 2011 and reappointed in 2014, currently serves on the boards of both the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the BYU Management Society’s Silicon Valley Chapter. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state Courts in California.