DALLAS - Michael Lyons, co-founder of the Dallas-based trial law firm Lyons & Simmons, LLP, and firm partner Brian Lauten have earned selection to the 2016 D Magazine list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.
"Brian and I take great pride in the work we do on behalf of our clients and appreciate earning the recognition of our peers," says Mr. Lyons, who was named to the list for the fifth time.
Mr. Lyons has earned a reputation for using innovative trial strategies and a client-first approach in representing victims of catastrophic personal injuries, medical malpractice, product liability and wrongful death. He is equally respected for his work in complex business disputes, having successfully represented small businesses and large companies in "bet-the-company" litigation involving breach of contract, shareholder and royalty disputes, securities claims, business torts, and director and officer liability. Mr. Lyons is one of the few attorneys to earn recognition for both business and personal injury litigation in the listing of Dallas' top attorneys.
This is Mr. Lauten's second appearance on the list of Dallas' best. He has extensive experience handling complex commercial litigation involving legal malpractice, professional liability, business and commercial torts, breach of fiduciary duty, contract disputes, and labor and employment matters. He is also a skilled appellate lawyer who has argued before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the various Texas courts of appeal. Mr. Lauten is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified in Civil Trial Law Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification.