Michael P. Lyons

Top rated personal injury attorney in Dallas, Texas

Lyons & Simmons, LLP
Michael P. Lyons
Lyons & Simmons, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1999

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005, 2008 - 2013
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Lyons & Simmons, LLP

2101 Cedar Springs Road
Suite 1900
Dallas, TX 75201 Visit website


One of the founding partners of the Dallas-based trial firm Lyons & Simmons, Michael P. Lyons focuses primarily on representing plaintiffs in complex catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases.  He also handles large, "bet the company" type business disputes for businesses and individuals.  He is licensed to practice before both state and federal courts in Texas and New Mexico, and has handled a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death matters that include motor vehicle crashes, aviation disasters, oilfield accidents, drilling rig fires, pipeline explosions, defective products, and electrocutions.  Lyons has represented clients involved in high-stakes commercial litigation that have ranged from half a billion dollar disputes with multi-national corporations to multi-million dollar contractual disputes on behalf of college football coaches against large institutions.  With over 20+ years experience, Lyons has been recognized as one of the top plaintiffs' lawyers in the US by a variety of publications that include US News & World Report, National Law Journal, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, D Magazine and Lawdragon.

Lyons has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients and his tried cases in Texas and all over the United States before judges, juries, and arbitrators. He is a member of the million dollar and multi-million dollar advocates forum, achieved lifetime achievement status from America's Top 100 Attorneys and has been recognized as one of the top 100 attorneys in the state of Texas by Super Lawyers.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: defense

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical

  • 70% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 30% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 0% Personal injury - general: defense

First Admitted: 1999, Texas

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

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2022, BL Rankings
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas 2021 (statewide honor), Thomson Reuters
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America 2020-2021, Lawdragon
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2018-2021, Thomson Reuters
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, D Magazine
  • Texas Super Lawyers 2013-2021, Thomson Reuters
  • Texas Rising Stars, 2005, 2008-2013, Thomson Reuters
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40, D Magazine, 2006
  • Cum Laude, South Texas College of Law
  • Order of the Lytae, South Texas College of Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • US District Court of New Mexico
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas State Bar
  • 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
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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2001
Industry Groups:
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“I have known Michael for 10 years or so and he's my go to referral for plaintiffs cases. I've never heard anything but glowing reports from those I refer to him.”

“Great guy and even better lawyer.”


“Exceptional attorney in his field. We have worked on several matters together and I was extremely impressed with his work ethic and ability to deliver. I also send clients to him that have a need for personal injury services.”

“Michael is proven trial lawyer that delivers for clients--period.”

Office location for Michael P. Lyons

2101 Cedar Springs Road
Suite 1900
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-665-6900

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