Michael P. Lyons

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Lyons Simmons, LLP
 | 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 1900
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-665-6900
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005, 2008 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    One of the founding partners of the Dallas-based litigation firm Deans & Lyons, Michael P. Lyons focuses primarily on complex civil litigation matters for clients nationally, Texas, and through the Dallas / Fort-Worth area.  Licensed to practice before both state and federal courts in Texas, he represents plaintiffs and defendants alike in diverse cases involving business disputes, commercial litigation, products liability, construction accidents, oil and gas, personal injury and wrongful death claims and medical malpractice. With 14 years experience, Mr. Lyons provides vigorous and responsive representation to all of his clients, whether they are large corporations, small businesses or individuals. 

    In 1995, Mr. Lyons obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas. He then went on to receive his law degree, cum laude, from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Lytae while serving as an assistant editor for the Corporate Counsel Law Review. Mr. Lyons has contributed to the legal continuing education community by publishing various articles and presenting speeches on obtaining, presenting and excluding evidence during trial for the University of Houston’s Continuing Legal Education Program.

    Mr. Lyons has cultivated a strong presence in his legal community as well. He has received Martindale-Hubbell's top rating of AV-Preeminent,* and he serves as a member of several committees for the Dallas Bar Association and formerly served as a Director of the Dallas Chapter of Texas Exes. He is additionally a member of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and the Dallas Bar Association. In 2008, he was recognized for his philanthropic work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by KTVT Channel 11, which named him a "Texan with Character."  He has also been named to the Dallas Bar Foundation.  

    Lyons has been named as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine multiple times, has been recognized as a "Rising Star" seven previous times, and has been named a Super Lawyer as recently as 2013.

    *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.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    • 20%Construction Litigation: Consumer
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Construction Defects


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2005, 2008 - 2013

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    About Michael Lyons

    Admitted: 1999, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.deanslyons.com/attorney-profiles/michael-p-lyons...


    • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2011
    • Texas Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2013
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40, D Magazine, 2006
    • Cum Laude, South Texas College of Law
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2011
    • Order of the Lytae, South Texas College of Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • Courthouse Committee, Dallas Bar Association, 2011
    • Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association
    • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • Law Day Committee, Dallas Bar Association
    • Texas
    • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation, 2008
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Law in the Schools & Community Committee, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • Board of Directors, Texas Exes, Dallas Chapter, 2001 - 2007
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Judiciary Committee, Dallas Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2001

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Assistant Editor, Corporate Counsel Review
    • "Character Evidence, Subsequent Remedial Measures, and Offers of Settlement", How to Offer and Exclude Evidence, University of Houston CLE Program, 2008
    • "Conduct, Character and Remedial Measures–The Article IV Rules of Evidence", Advanced Evidence and Discovery, University of Houston CLE Program, 2008

    Educational Background:

    • The University of Texas, B.A., 1995
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    Office Location for Michael P. Lyons

    2101 Cedar Springs Road
    Suite 1900
    Dallas, TX 75201

    Phone: 214-665-6900

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