2021 Best Lawyers

Dallas-based Lyons & Simmons Co-Founders Selected to Best Lawyers in America

Trial firm has additional attorney recognized among ‘Ones to Watch’

DALLAS – Dallas-based trial lawyers Michael Lyons and Chris Simmons, co-founders of Lyons & Simmons, LLP, have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and among the most-respected legal guides in the United States.

The firm was also represented by attorney Stephen Higdon in the inaugural “Ones to Watch” listing. Serving as a companion to The Best Lawyers listing, Ones to Watch recognizes the top young attorneys in the country.

“Our cases are complex and involve high exposure,” said Lyons of the firm’s personal injury, wrongful death, and complex business dispute caseload.

“It isn’t surprising when the lawyers opposite us are some of the best in the country, and we think this is a recognition that we are always up to the challenge that presents,” said Simmons.

Among their notable recent work, Lyons and Simmons represented one of five victims of the worst oilfield incident in Oklahoma history and the deadliest in the U.S. since the 2010 Macondo Deepwater Horizon blowout. The tragedy prompted a review of best practices for land-based drilling operations by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and helped bring further attention to dangerous industry practices involving well control management and monitoring.

That type of work has propelled the firm’s reputation among the top plaintiff litigation firms in the country. Their work on behalf of clients facing life-altering personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as a proven record of obtaining outstanding results in high-stakes, high-exposure business litigation, have earned the attorneys multiple individual professional honors.

Lyons and Simmons have each been selected to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas listings.

Lyons was recognized by the National Law Journal among its 2020 Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers. He also has been honored among the Top 100 Lawyers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by Texas Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, as well as a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.

Simmons was a Texas Lawyer magazine 2018 Professional Excellence Award recipient. In addition to Best Lawyers and D Magazine, he has been honored by Texas Super Lawyers and National Trial Lawyers.

Earlier this year, Higdon was selected to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 and Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars listings.

Selection to The Best Lawyers in America is based on confidential evaluations by attorneys in the same practice area and from the same geographic region. For the full listing, visit https://www.bestlawyers.com/.

About Lyons & Simmons LLP

Dallas-based Lyons & Simmons, LLP is a trial boutique representing clients in wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, and complex “bet-the-company” business litigation matters across the country. To learn more, visit https://www.Lyons-Simmons.com.

    Lyons & Simmons quickly became the glue that held our family together.

    “Lyons & Simmons quickly became the glue that held our family together.”

    - Kelsy
    Staff Was Exceptional & Professional

    “They handled my case with such professionalism that I was very much at ease. I didn’t feel like just a case number or just another client. They were very family oriented which made me feel that they put my family first.”

    - Dianna W.
    Instrumental in Resolving Matters!

    “Michael Lyons, Chris Simmons, and the entire team at Lyons & Simmons have been instrumental in resolving matters over the years with the utmost expertise, professionalism, responsiveness, and care leading to results in my best interest.”

    - Cade M.
    We Are Forever Grateful!

    “Mike Lyons and his team were amazing to work with! He brought us such a great amount of hope in the midst of a difficult situation.”

    - Chelsie H.
    Brilliant Strategist and a Fearless Fighter for Justice

    “Mr. Lyons's predictions regarding the outcome of my case and the timeline were spot on. I was never misled or put on the back burner. He always responded to my questions in a very clear and honest way. He comes highly recommended!”

    - Amy B.

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