Michael P. Lyons

Michael P. Lyons

Lyons & Simmons

Recognized since 2019

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Michael Lyons is one of the founding partners of Lyons & Simmons and concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants. Lyons has a reputation for achieving outstanding results for his clients by displaying a mastery of the facts and law while utilizing creativity, tenacity and cutting edge technology. Lyons has represented individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 1000 corporations in a diverse array of civil litigation matters in Texas and across the country. He has tried cases before juries, judges and arbitrators involving complex business disputes, wrongful death, catastrophic personal injuries, construction defects, professional liability and product liability. Lyons has handled a wide array of complex products liability cases ranging from automotive design and manufacturing defect claims to complex aviation cases involving airplane and helicopter disasters. Lyons has recovered hundreds of millions in judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients and successfully defended complex business and tort cases where his clients were being sued for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Lyons has earned the respect of his peers through tireless efforts to help his clients. He has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America (2019-2021), named to Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2005, 2008-2021), honored among the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine (2011, 2013, 2015 to 2021) and as a “Best Lawyer Under 40” by D Magazine (2005). Lyons has been recognized as a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, was named a Lifetime Achievement member of America’s Top 100 Attorneys for Texas and was named as America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in 2017 for North Texas. He has attained an AV Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence based upon peer review evaluation from lawyers and judges who have observed his legal skill and ethical standards.


  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Plaintiffs Product Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation


  • Rosewood Court
    2101 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 1900
    Dallas, TX 75201


  • South Texas College of Law , J.D., cum laude, graduated 1999
  • University of Texas, B.A., graduated 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1999


  • College of the State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Bench Bar Committee - Member
  • State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Texas Exes, Dallas Chapter - Board of Directors, 2001 – 2007
  • American Association of Justice - Leadership Forum Member
  • Law Day Committee - Chair
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Allied Attorney Membership
  • Judiciary Committee - Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section - Member
  • The Chancellor’s Council of The University of Texas System - Member
  • North American Brain Injury Society - Member
  • Dallas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators - Member

Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • New Mexico

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas by Thomson Reuters, 2021 (statewide honor)
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America by Lawdragon, 2020-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2021
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth by Thomson Reuters, 2018-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2005, 2008-2021
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America, Lifetime Achievement Member
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine, 2005
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in America for North Texas
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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Unwavering Dedication to Clients

by Best Lawyers

Trial attorneys Michael Lyons and Chris Simmons find motivation when the result means everything.


Texas' Best Lawyers 2022

by Best Lawyers

Our Texas' Best Lawyers 2022 publication features top-ranked legal talent in Texas.


Fighting for Justice, Fighting for Change

by Best Lawyers

Dallas trial attorneys Michael Lyons and Christopher Simmons find motivation in the pursuit of justice.


Big Case Warriors

by Best Lawyers

The co-founders of Lyons & Simmons, LLP discuss their relentless dedication to pursuing justice for clients while also invoking change.


A Warrior for Clients

by Best Lawyers

Michael P. Lyons stands up.


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