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Ted Lyon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Mesquite, TX

Ted B. Lyon & Associates
18601 LBJ Freeway, Suite 525
Mesquite, TX 75150
Phone: 972-279-6571
Fax: 972-279-3021
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Aviation and Aerospace, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

The founding partner of The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates in Mesquite, Texas, attorney Ted B. Lyon Jr. has devoted his entire practice to civil litigation, including personal injury matters involving wrongful death, and products liability as well as toxic torts, consumer protection and aviation law cases. A lifetime public servant repeatedly recognized in his capacities as police officer, state representative, state senator and trial lawyer, Mr. Lyon has earned a number of prestigious awards and honors dating back to 1979, including the Lifetime Service Award from the Texas Municipal Police Association, Legislator of the Year awards from multiple organizations and Martindale-Hubble's AV-Preeminent* rating.

Throughout his legal career that spans more than three decades, Mr. Lyon has represented clients in Dallas, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas in more than 150 jury trials. In addition to achieving several landmark verdicts and settlements, including three ranked among the Top 10, he has been featured on national television programs such as "60 Minutes," "Good Morning America" and "Dateline NBC." He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas.

In 1972, Mr. Lyon obtained a bachelor's degree in political science, and he earned his law degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1975. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Texas Bar Foundation, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Litigation Counsel of America and many other local and state organizations. He currently sits on the boards of directors for the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

*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
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2022

Articles about Ted Lyon appearing in Super Lawyers

About Ted Lyon

First Admitted: 1976, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Legislative Crime Fighter of the Year, Greater Dallas Crime Commission, 1991
  • People's Choice Award, Texas Association of Home Health Agencies, 1991
  • Legislative Award, Texas Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, 1991
  • Legislator of the Year, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1987
  • Conservation Legislator of the Year, Texas Outdoor Writers Association, 1985
  • One of Four Best Legislators, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1983
  • One of Ten Best Legislators, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1981
  • One of Four Best Legislators, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1979
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Recipient: Lifetime Service Award, Texas Municipal Police Association, 1992
  • Legislative Honor Roll Award, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, 1991
  • Legislative Award, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, 1991
  • Legislative Excellence Award, Texas Black Bass Unlimited, 1989
  • Senator of the Year, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1985
  • Legislative Service Award, Sierra Club, 1985
  • Legislator of the Year, Common Cause of Texas, 1981
  • All-Star Legislator, I'D" Magazine, 1981
  • Included in the Top 10 Best Litigators in Dallas, Texas by D Magazine 2001
  • Vision and Courage Award, Kyle Facility New Vision Treatment Program, 1992
  • Legislator of the Year, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1991
  • Legislative Award, Greater Austin Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1991
  • Legislative White Hat Award, Texas Farmers Union, 1989
  • Legislative Conservationist of the Year, Sportsmen's Clubs of Texas, 1985
  • Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Texas Legislature, Texas Catholic Conference, 1985
  • One of Two Outstanding Legislators, Dallas County Sheriff's Association, 1981
  • Outstanding Freshman Legislator, Texas House of Representatives, 1979

Educational Background

  • East Texas University, B.S., in Political Science, 1972

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1984
  • Secretary, Mesquite Bar Association, 1979
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1984
  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation Young Democrats of America
  • Treasurer, Mesquite Bar Association, 1977
  • President, Mesquite Bar Association, 1980
  • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1976
  • Member, Litigation Counsel of America
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • Vice President, Mesquite Bar Association, 1979
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Board of Directors, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas, 1976
  • Member, Dallas Bar Foundation
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Office Location for Ted Lyon

18601 LBJ Freeway
Suite 525
Mesquite, TX 75150

Phone: 972-279-6571

Fax: 972-279-3021

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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