Ted B. Lyon Jr.

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Location: Mesquite, Texas Phone: 866-576-3748
Fax: 972-279-3021
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A former Texas State Senator, State Representative and police officer, Ted is a distinguished trial lawyer with a lifetime commitment to serving people. He has broken nationwide verdict records and received verdicts ranked in the Top 10 on three different occasions. Ted has been featured in local and national media coverage including "Good Morning America," "60 Minutes," "NBC Dateline," Texas Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Dallas Observer and D Magazine. He specializes in complex litigation involving personal injury, wrongful death, and products liability. Over the past 30 years he has represented clients in more than 150 jury trials as well as in settlements and arbitrations. He is married to Donna and the father of two sons who are businessmen in the Dallas area. Ted is also an avid outdoorsman, having been on three African safaris as well as several trips to Canada and Alaska.

Areas of Practice

  • Trans-Vaginal Mesh
  • Consumer Protection
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1975
  • East Texas University
    • B.S. - 1972
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Recipient: Lifetime Service Award, Texas Municipal Police Association, 1992
  • Vision and Courage Award, Kyle Facility New Vision Treatment Program, 1992
  • 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
  • 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
  • Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Texas Legislature, Texas Catholic Conference, 1985
  • 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 Four Best Legislators, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1979
  • One of Four Best Legislators, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, 1979
  • Included in the Top 10 Best Litigators in Dallas, Texas by D Magazine 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mesquite Bar Association, Treasurer, 1977; Secretary 1979; Vice President 1979; President 1980
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation Young Democrats of America, Member