David Lyle

Senior Counsel for Strategic Engagement

David Lyle joined the American Constitution Society as Senior Counsel for Strategic Engagement in 2013, having served as the organization’s deputy director from 2002-2011. He directs ACS’s work on state courts, which emphasizes the role money and politics play in distorting justice.

Prior to rejoining ACS, Lyle founded the Courts Matter project at Media Matters for America. He also worked as a principal in a political consulting firm, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as counsel to U.S. Representative Don Johnson, of Georgia, and an associate at Arnold & Porter.

Lyle received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. in history from the University of Georgia. He clerked for the Hon. John C. Godbold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.