- PERSONAL INJURY
- WRONGFUL DEATH
- AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS
Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas J.D. – 1975 East Texas University B.S. – 1972 Major: Political Science
Awards & Honours
Certifications, Honors and Awards American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best 2018 Outstanding Service on the Texas A&M University- Commerce Presidential Search Advisory Committee, 2018 The National Trial Lawyers, 2017 Top 100 Civil Plaintiff The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2013-2018 Featured in D CEO Magazine, The 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth 2016 Lifetime Achievement, America’s Top 100 Attorneys, 2016 Trial Legends of the Bar Recipient, Dallas Bar Association, 2016 Trail Legends, Dallas Bar Association Tort Insurance Practice Sections, April 5, 2016 Wildlife Recovery Award by Montana Sportsmen For Fish and Wildlife, 2014 Teddy Roosevelt Conservationist of the Year, 2012 by Big Game Forever Texas Super Lawyers 2003-2018 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated (highest), 1986 – 2018 Leaders in Law, D Magazine, August 2017 Texas Lawyer, Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Dawson V. Flour Intercontinental, 2012 Texas Lawyer, Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Reedy V. Greyhound Lines International, 2011 Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2010 Top 10 Jury Verdicts, 2008, 1999, and 1987 by National Law Journal John Howie Award, 2008 by The Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (for Courageous Pursuit of Justice) The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1998-2016 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, 2007 – 2018 by The American Trial Lawyers Association Top Rated Lawyers, Texas Legal Leaders, 2015 Top Attorneys In Texas Monthly Magazine’s Lawyers Section, 2010 Top 10 Best Litigators in Dallas, Texas by D Magazine 2001 Best Lawyers in Dallas (by Specialty), 2001 by D Magazine Champions of Justice 2000 Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Recipient: Lifetime Service Award, Texas Municipal Police Association, 1992 C.A.A.R.E. Action Award, 1992 by Citizens Advocating Addiction Recovery Education Vision and Courage Award, 1992 New Vision Treatment Program (for passing legislation to establish the state’s first prison drug treatment program) Legislative Crime Fighter of the Year, Greater Dallas Crime Commission, 1991 Legislative Honor Roll Award, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, 1991 Legislator of the Year, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1991 People’s Choice Award, Texas Association of Home Health Agencies, 1991 Legislative Award, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, 1991 Legislative Award, Greater Austin Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1991 Legislative Award, Texas Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, 1991 Legislative Excellence Award, Texas Black Bass Unlimited, 1989 Legislative White Hat Award, Texas Farmers Union, 1989 Legislator of the Year, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1987 Sportsman of the Year, 1987 by Smith County Ducks Unlimited Distinguish Service Award, 1986 Vocational Agricultural Teachers Associates of Texas Senator of the Year, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1985 Legislative Conservationist of the Year, Sportsmen’s Clubs of Texas, 1985 Conservation Legislator of the Year, Texas Outdoor Writers Association, 1985 Legislative Service Award, Sierra Club, 1985 Outstanding Accomplishments in Texas Legislature, Texas Catholic Conference, 1985 Rookie of the Year and All-Star Senate, 1983 by Texas Observer Magazine One of Four Best Legislators, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1983 Legislator of the Year, Common Cause of Texas, 1981 One of Two Outstanding Legislators, Dallas County Sheriff’s Association, 1981 One of Ten Best Legislators, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1981 All-Star Legislator, I’D” Magazine, 1981 Outstanding Freshman Legislator, Texas House of Representatives, 1979 One of Texas’ Five Outstanding Young Men, 1979 by Texas Jaycees One of Four Best Legislators, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1979 One of Two Outstanding Legislators, 1979 by Dallas County Sheriff’s Association One of Five Top Voting Records on Consumer Issues in the Texas House of Representatives, 1979 by Texas Observer Magazine One of Four Best Legislators, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1979
Ted Lyon was born and raised in Terrell, Texas. His undergraduate degree is in political science that he obtained from East Texas State University (now known as Texas A&M Commerce). Prior to law school, Ted married his high school sweetheart, Donna. While working as a police officer, he put himself through undergraduate school, and then went to Southern Methodist University School of Law. Over the past 41 years, Ted has represented clients in over 150 jury trials. Ted has over 41 years’ experience representing clients in complex litigation, involving personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and business disputes. He has received verdicts which were ranked in the top ten in the nation on three occasions. He has been interviewed and featured by national and local media outlets, including Good Morning America, 60 Minutes II, NBC Dateline, Texas Lawyer, Dallas Observer, The National Law Journal, D Magazine, and Texas Monthly. Ted specializes in complex litigation. Ted has repeatedly (2003 through 2018) been named to the Super Lawyer List by Texas Monthly, and was named one of the top 100 Lawyers in America by American Trial Lawyers Association consecutively since 2007.