Ewing E. Sikes, III

Ewing E. Sikes, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Brownsville, TX

Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP
 | 55 Cove Circle, Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone: 956-542-4377
Fax: 956-542-4370
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Ewing E. Sikes III is an attorney with civil litigation firm Royston Rayzor in Brownsville, Texas. Royston Rayzor has multiple offices in Texas and is committed to providing emergency legal services to its clients statewide in the wake of accidents, catastrophes and other urgent matters. The firm always keeps two attorneys on call on a rotating basis 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

An experienced, knowledgeable and insightful attorney committed to helping his clients find favorable solutions to complicated civil legal issues, Mr. Sikes has represented clients in a broad array of civil trials, but he focuses his practice on cases involving construction defects, personal injury, wrongful death, maritime issues, toxic tort and employment law. He has significant experience litigating in federal and state courts and also in front of hearing examiners and administrative law judges. His efficient, client-centered approach has garnered him an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Sikes pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas, graduating in 1992. He went on to obtain his Juris Doctor at Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1995. After graduating from law school, he served as a clerk to Filemon B. Vela, the United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

Mr. Sikes is admitted to practice law before all state courts in Texas as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He is a member of the Hidalgo County Bar Association, the Cameron County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Ewing Sikes, III

Admitted: 1995, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.roystonlaw.com/professionals-40.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Principal for the Day at Garden Park Elementary School with the Brownsville Independent School District, 2006
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Alum
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 1995  
  • Member, Cameron County Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Leadership Brownsville Class XXVI
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Member, Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Member, Brownsville City Charting Review Committee, 2008
  • Member, Cameron County Young Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Appointed by the Cameron County Commission to the Cameron County Spaceport Development Corp., 2013
  • Appointed by the Brownsville City Commission to serve on the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) – 4A sales tax board.  Served from 2012 - 2015., 2012
  • Appointed by the Brownsville City Commission to serve on the 2008 city Charter Review Committee., 2008
  • Board member of Leadership Brownsville inc., 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Contractual Risk Transfer - Indemnity Agreements Chartis, Continuing Adjuster Education
  • Legislative Update, Cameron County SHRM Meeting
  • Summary of how to prosecute  and defend risk transfer agreements and related provisions.  The  article  was  co-authored  with Robert L. Guerra Jr., Co-Author, Prosecuting and Defending Risk Transfer Agreements and Related Provisions, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, 2014
  • The article gives the reader ideas on how to deal with architects and engineers in construction defect cases., Dealing with Design Professionals in Construction Defect Cases , DRI - The Voice
  • This paper was co-authored with my partner, Robert L. Guerra.  It deals with a variety of issues including employee off duty misconduct and workplace torts.  The paper also discusses issues dealing with social media and the workplace. The paper has been presented for Texas CLE credit and has been approved by the Texas Dept of Insurance for CE adjuster credit as well., Employee Misconduct and Workplace Torts
  • This article deals with handling letters of protection in states that utilize “paid or incurred” laws., Author, Dealing with Letters of Protection in “Paid or Incurred” States , DRI The Voice, 2013
  • Employee Misconduct and Workplace Torts, Chartis Continuing Adjuster Education

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Recent verdict 7/29/11 with my partner/Co-counsel, Javier Gonzalez, resulted in a defense verdict for our client after a two week construction related case.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Educational Background:

  • University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, B.A., in Political Science, Minor: English/History, 1992
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Office Location for Ewing E. Sikes, III

55 Cove Circle
Brownsville, TX 78521

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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