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Lyra G. Foster


Lyra Foster fights hard to protect the reputation and careers of her clients. As a committed advocate, she is tireless in defending professionals against accusations of wrongdoing. Her experience across multiple legal disciplines and industries enables her to understand the unique issues in a range of professional liability claims. Clients value her fresh perspective and efficiency in cases, combined with a determination and tenacity for demanding work.

Lyra is one of the first openly transgender lawyers at a major law firm. With a passion for justice and equality, she provides pro bono legal services focused on criminal justice, LGBTQ, and human rights. She also helped found a legal non-profit while still in law school.



  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law  (J.D., 2020)
    • Mercer Law Review
    • Thurgood Marshall and Interstate Moot Court
    • Recipient, Mercer Law's Equal Access to Justice Grant
  • Texas State University: San Marcos  (B.A., 2017)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • National Transgender Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia


  • Attorney Award, Middle Georgia Access to Justice Council

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer, Georgia Justice Project
  • Volunteer, Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Volunteer, Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund