Ewing E. Sikes, III

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Brownsville, Texas

Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP
Ewing E. Sikes, III
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1995

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP

55 Cove Circle
Brownsville, TX 78521 Visit website


Ewing E. Sikes, III, an attorney at Royston Rayzor, provides top-tier legal services to clients in and around Brownsville, Texas. His focus is on complicated civil trial matters, with a particular emphasis on construction defects, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, maritime issues, toxic torts, and employment law matters. Mr. Sikes’s practice not only finds him in both state and federal court, but he also argues cases before hearing examiners and administrative law judges.

Upon completion of his undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas in 1992, Mr. Sikes attended Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1995. He initially honed his legal skills with a clerkship under a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Sikes is admitted to practice 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.

Armed with an insight gained from his broad experience and legal knowledge, Mr. Sikes tirelessly devotes himself to the role of the zealous advocate who strives to achieve the best result possible for each and every client. It is this approach along with his considerable skill that has resulted in his receipt of an AV-Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Sikes is a member of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, the Cameron County and Hidalgo County Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute, and the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. He stays active in the community primarily through the Rotary Club of Brownsville.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Personal Injury - General: Defense

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Construction Defects, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 30% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Defense

First Admitted: 1995, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.roystonlaw.com/attorneys-40

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Dealing with Letters of Protection in "Paid or Incurred" States published in the DRI The Voice published February 6, 2013, February 6, 2013
  • Dealing with Design Professionals in Construction Defect Cases published in the DRI The Voice published July 11, 2012, July 10, 2012
  • Contractual Risk Transfer - Indemnity Agreements Chartis, Continuing Adjuster Education
  • Program Chair of the DRI Trial Tactics Seminar, 2018 
  • Vice-Chair of the DRI Trial Tactics Annual Seminar, 2017
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Publications Chair of the DRI Trial Tactics Committee from November 2013 – March 2016
  • Member of the DRI Trial Tactics steering committee
  • Appointed by the Cameron County Commission to the Cameron County Spaceport Development Corp., 2013
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Brownsville, Texas est. 1916
  • Member of the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Vice Chair for the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee for the American Bar Association 2015 – 2017 fiscal year
  • 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
  • 2016, Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2018, Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2017, Texas Super Lawyer
  • Principal for the Day at Garden Park Elementary School with the Brownsville Independent School District, 2006
  • 2014, Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2015, Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2013, Texas Super Lawyer
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Alum
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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.
Educational Background:
  • University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, B.A., in Political Science, Minor: English/History, 1992

Office location for Ewing E. Sikes, III

55 Cove Circle
Brownsville, TX 78521

Phone: 956-542-4377


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

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