Michael Lyons is one of the founding partners of Deans & Lyons 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), named to Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2005, 2008-2018), honored among the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine (2011, 2013, 2015 to 2018) 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.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
- Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Professional Liability
- Wrongful Death