Ted B. Lyon Jr. | Mesquite Personal Injury Lawyer

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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 that 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.
Position Organization Location Duration
OwnerTed B. Lyon & Associates P.C.Mesquite, TXPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist UniversityJ.D. Law School1976  
East Texas UniversityBachelorsPolitical Science1972
State / Court Date
Texas1976
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association | Member, Board of Directors, and Past President | 2005
    Mesquite Bar Association | Treasurer | 1977; Secretary | 1979; Vice President | 1979; President | 1980
    Southern Trial Lawyers Association | Founding Member, and Director
    American Board of Trial Advocates | Member since 1997
    American Association for Justice | Member
    American Bar Association | Member
    State Bar of Texas | Member
    Dallas Bar Association | Member
    Dallas Bar Foundation | Member
    Rockwall County Bar | Charter Member | 2014
    Litigation Counsel of America | Member
    Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America | Member
  • 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
  • Unprecedented Verdicts
    In 1999 Ted and his firm attained a $296 million verdict, Texas county awarded $296 million in compensatory damages to the father of 17 year old girl who died when a butane pipeline on her neighborhood exploded, engulfing her and her friend in a fireball that burned for 38 hours. Smalley v. Knoch was ranked #5 on the top ten verdicts for 1999. In 2013, Ted and his firm, along with Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen from Oklahoma attained a $27 million verdict against Enterprise Products Operating, LLC and Enterprise Texas Pipeline, LLC. The case stemmed from a massive, fatal explosion on Enterprise’s North Texas 36 Pipeline in June of 2010. This is the largest verdict in Oklahoma in 2013 or 2012. In 2011, Ted and his firm, along with Zeal Fitts from Houston attained an $18.5 million verdict against Greyhound for clients who were injured when Greyhound’s bus driver rolled a bus in icy conditions on the interstate. The verdict was the largest verdict in U.S. history against Greyhound, and largest verdict in Dallas County in 2011. In 2009, Ted won the largest products liability verdict in Texas Wiles v. Ford and in 2008 his verdict in Waltrip v. U-Haul International of $84,000,000 was the largest personal injury verdict in Texas and fifth largest civil verdict in the United States. In 2010 Ted argued the appeal in Waltrip v. U-Haul International which was the largest judgement ($39,000,000) upheld by the Dallas Court of Appeals in over 20 years.

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(1976) Licensed as Attorney in Texas. Verified with State Bar of Texas.August 04, 2020

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Ted B. Lyon
18601 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Suite 525
Mesquite, TX 75150
32.8036719,-96.6274768

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