Michael P. Lyons

Michael P. Lyons

Dallas, Texas

Michael Lyons is one of the founding partners of Deans & Lyons, LLP and concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants. Lyons has represented individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 1000 corporations in a diverse array of civil litigation matters including, but not limited to, cases involving business disputes and commercial litigation, construction, products liability, premises liability, professional liability, oil and gas, and wrongful death and personal injury.

Lyons' experience handling wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury matters includes numerous cases involving medical malpractice and products liability, automotive and trucking crashes, industrial accidents, oil field accidents, aviation crashes, and premises accidents. Lyons' commercial litigation experience includes cases involving construction litigation, tortious interference, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and breach of contract.

Lyons has extensive trial experience involving complex high exposure cases relating to automotive and pharmaceutical product defect cases, premises liability, construction, medical malpractice, and trucking and automotive crashes.

In addition to pursuing outstanding results on behalf of clients, Lyons has invested significant time in service of his community as a leader within the Dallas Bar Association. Lyons currently serves as a member of the Courthouse Committee, Law in the Schools and Community Committee, and Law Day Committee for the Dallas Bar Association. In 2010, he was elected as a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, and in 2008 Lyons was recognized by Dallas CBS affiliate KTVT Channel 11 as a "Texan with Character" for his philanthropic work in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex.

Michael Lyons has attained an AV® Preeminent™ peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The AV® Preeminent™ rating signifies the highest level of professional excellence based upon peer review evaluation from lawyers and judges who have observed Lyons' legal skill and ethical standards. Lyons has also received recognition from his peers as a "Rising Star", "The Best Lawyers in Dallas under 40", and "The Best Lawyers in Dallas" from various publications such as "Law & Politics", "Texas Monthly", and "D Magazine".

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Professional Liability

Bar 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


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. cum laude - 1999
    • Honors: Order of the Lytae
    • Law Review: Corporate Counsel Review, Assistant Editor
  • The University of Texas
    • B.A. - 1995

Published Works

  • "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

Honors and Awards

  • “Best Lawyers in Dallas”, D Magazine, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Appearing in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2013 - 2015
  • “Rising Star” by Law & Politics Appearing in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2005, 2008 – 2012
  • “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40”, D Magazine, 2005
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, 2011 Courthouse Committee
  • Texas Exes, Dallas Chapter, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2007
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Law in the Schools & Community Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Law Day Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Judiciary Committee
  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Allied Attorney Membership
  • American Association of Justice, Products Liability Section, Toxic Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts Section, and Motor Liability Section
  • North American Brain Injury Society