Ted B. Lyon & Associates P.C.

Ted B. Lyon & Associates P.C.

At the Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates, we are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our clients.

Firm Overview

We work daily with clients who are facing difficult personal and legal challenges. We take pride in our ability to help our clients and take our responsibility as legal advocates very seriously.

We understand that the outcome of your case may have a significant impact on you and your family. When we choose to take a case, we do so with an understanding of what is at stake and a deep sense of commitment to the client we serve.

Seeking Maximum Compensation for Accident Victims
Our goal is to help you put your life together by maximizing your recovery. We are committed to vigorously pursuing the full compensation our clients are entitled to receive.

We have a strong record of results in a broad range or personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accident claims, work injury claims, construction site and work injury claims, aviation accidents, product liability, premises liability and other general negligence claims.

True Trial Attorneys
First and foremost, we are a trial law firm. While many personal injury claims are ultimately resolved by some form of settlement agreement, we have extensive trial experience and we try cases routinely to preserve the rights of our clients. When an insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement, we are willing and fully prepared to take it to court.

We believe that every person facing a difficult legal challenge is entitled to a vigorous advocacy. To give our clients the best chance to obtain full compensation for their injuries, we take time to prepare each case thoroughly for the possibility of trial. We take time to investigate the cause of accidents, understand the severity of our clients' injuries, gather key evidence and prepare a compelling case for our clients.

Personal Service
We are committed to providing each of our clients with highly personalized, accessible and responsive representation. Our attorneys take time to listen to clients, answer their questions, return their calls promptly and keep them informed about the status of their case. From the start of your case until its conclusion, you will have a skilled, knowledgeable and highly dedicated lawyer working on your side to protect your rights and seek the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Main Office
Main Office
18601 LBJ Freeway, Suite 525 Town East Tower
Mesquite  TX  75150
Phone
  • 972-279-6571
Websites
Personal Injury
The law office of Ted B. Lyon & Associates P.C. will represent your personal injury legal matters.
Mesquite Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Personal injury claims involving serious injuries are highly complex and should be handled by an experienced personal injury lawyer. Such claims should be carefully managed to ensure the proper gathering of evidence necessary to establish liability and prove damages.

At The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates, we have been advocating on behalf of accident victims for several decades. We have represented clients who have sustained a variety of serious injuries, including:

-Spinal cord damage
-Brain damage
-Broken bones
-Burns
-Scars and disfigurement
-Severe back and neck injuries
-Disabling injuries
-Loss of limb
-Eye injuries

If you or a loved one requires experienced legal representation for a complex personal injury case, we encourage you to contact The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates in Mesquite, Texas. We are pleased to provide a free consultation and case evaluation.

Put Our Skilled Trial Lawyers to Work for You
Our attorneys are highly skilled, experienced and respected. Our founding attorney, Ted B. Lyon, has been listed in Texas Super Lawyers magazine on numerous occasions and has been recognized by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas. Attorneys Bill Zook is certified legal specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury and civil trial law.

Seeking Maximum Compensation for Accident Victims
Our attorneys are committed to seeking the full compensation you are entitled to receive. We seek compensation on behalf of our clients for past and future medical bills, ongoing rehabilitative care, pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, lost wages and other available means of recovery.

Vigorous Advocates
If retained to handle your case, we will investigate the cause of your accident, identify available means of recovery, gather key evidence necessary to establish liability and make a compelling case for the compensation you deserve. We will take time to talk to you and your family to understand how your injuries have impacted your life. We will work hard to effectively convey to the insurance adjuster, insurance defense attorney or a jury, if necessary, the full extent of your injuries.

We are true trial attorneys, committed to protecting your rights. If the insurance company will not make a fair settlement offer, we will not hesitate to take them to court and fight for the full compensation you deserve. Where necessary, we have the ability to enlist the assistance of expert witnesses to effectively manage your case. We have worked with a variety of experts, including medical experts, psychological experts, accident reconstruction experts, economists, engineers and others to assist in the effective prosecution of personal injury claims.

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor focuses his practice on appellate proceedings and trial court hearings. Ben was with Fulbright & Jaworski between 1988 and 2014 before joining Ted B. Lyon & Associates in September 2014. He is adept in the appeal of commercial and non-commercial torts, products liability, insurance matters and indemnity issues.

Ben's practice also includes a concentration on procedural issues such as summary judgments and assisting with, and making the record on, the court's charge to a jury. As an appellate advocate, Ben also assists trial counsel with the preservation of issues that may be important for an appeal.

Areas of Concentration
Appellate
Dispute resolution and litigation

Representative Experience
Assistance with pre-trial preparations and later court of appeals and Texas Supreme Court merits briefing to defend summary judgment granted in favor of plaintiff health care provider in action against third party administrator to recover on over 600 claims that were not paid timely. As a result, trial court's judgment for health care provider in excess of $3.3 million was affirmed through all appeals.

Assisted with trial court briefing, briefed and argued in court of appeals, and briefed in Texas Supreme Court, complex dispute over electronic game distribution agreement. Court of appeals reversed judgment in excess of $6 million, rendered judgment that opposing party take nothing, rendered judgment that party recover $1.557 million from opposing party, and remanded case for determination and awards of pre-judgment interest and attorney's fees to party. Texas Supreme Court denied opposing party's petition for review after considering full merits briefing.

Assistance with jury charge record, and also post-verdict and appellate briefing, in multi-death case against trucking company arising out of highway collision between eighteen-wheeler and passenger vehicle; Texas Supreme Court eventually decided trial court abused its discretion, and committed reversible errors, in overruling defense objections and permitting jury to hear illegal immigration evidence, including fact that driver may have misrepresented facts to authorities in order to work in the United States
Representation of an oil company in an environmental case involving allegations of fraud in a corporate transaction; briefed and argued on appeal for the oil company, the defendant appellee, and as a result, the court affirmed a judgment on the verdict for the defendant

Assistance with jury charge and briefed and argued for the defendant/appellee/conditional cross-appellant in a case involving alleged fraudulent transfers resulting in an affirmed judgment

Professional Activities
Bar of the United States Supreme Court
State Bar of Texas
Appellate Section
Pattern Jury Charge Committee
General Negligence and Intentional Personal Torts (1995 - 2004), Chair (2004 - 2006)
Dallas Bar Association
Appellate Law Section, Treasurer (2002), Secretary (2003), Vice-Chair (2004), Chair (2005)

Professional Honors
The Best Lawyers in America - appellate law, Best Lawyers (2008 - 2014)
Lawyer of the Year - Dallas appellate practice, Best Lawyers (2013)
Texas Super Lawyer - appellate, Thomson Reuters (2003 - 2014)
Texas Top Rated Lawyer - LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell (2012 - 2014)
Texas Super Lawyer - top 100 attorneys in Dallas, Thomson Reuters (2004)
The Best Lawyers in Dallas - D Magazine (2003, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Education
  • South Texas College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

TED B. LYON JR.

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
Education
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

BILL ZOOK

As an associate with The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates, Bill Zook embodies the firm's commitment to the idea of serving others. A decorated veteran who received the Purple Heart and Silver Star for his heroism while serving as a captain in the United States Army, Zook chose to continue defending people's rights as an attorney. He has successfully tried more than 100 jury cases involving civil litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability law, drug manufacturing, professional negligence, medical malpractice, toxic torts and wrongful death. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law.

Areas of Practice
-trans-vaginal mesh
-Consumer Protection
-Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage
-99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
-Texas, 1977
-U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1990
-U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1979
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1990
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
-U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981

Education
-The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
---J.D. - 1976
---Honors: Phi Delta Phi
-United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
---B.S.Eng.
---Honors: Dean's List

Honors and Awards
-Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2009 by Thomson Reuters
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Dallas Bar Association
-Mesquite Bar Association
-State Bar of Texas
-Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
-Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates
-Texas Trial Lawyers Association
-American Association for Justice
-Phi Delta Phi
Education
  • The University of Texas School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

MARQUETTE W. WOLF

Marquette Wolf began working for the firm while attending the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Since then, he has handled dozens jury trials to verdict and cases in arbitration, gaining critical expertise representing clients in major cases. Marquette played a key role in the groundbreaking Smalley vs. Koch case, which resulted in a major judgment for our client.

Marquette has successfully tried pipeline explosion, refinery explosion, wrongful death, business dispute, environmental contamination, elder care, medical malpractice, consumer rights, catastrophic personal injury, product liability, premise liability, fire/death and child abuse/neglect jury trials.

Presently Marquette is serving as District Attorney Pro Tem for Dallas County, prosecuting public integrity cases against current and former law enforcement personnel in Dallas County.

Areas of Practice
-Consumer Protection
-Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage
-75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
-Texas, 1996
-Oklahoma, 2012
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1996
-U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1996
-U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2003

Education
-Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
---J.D. - May, 1996
-University of North Texas
---B.A. - 1992

Honors and Awards
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2007 - Present
-Texas Super Lawyers, 2004-2013 by Thomson Reuters
-2008 Recipient of the John Howie Award from the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association for "Courageous Pursuit of Justice in the Face of Adversity."

Professional Associations and Memberships
-State Bar of Texas, Member
-American Bar Association, Member
-American Board of Trial Advocates, Executive Committee-Dallas Chapter
-Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
-The College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
-Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
-Dallas Bar Association, Member
-Mesquite Bar Association, Member
-Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
Education
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

RON C. MCCALLUM

Ron received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston where he was a member of the school's International Trade Law Journal. Ron has tried numerous personal injury cases to verdict in both first and second chair positions. In December of 2011, Ron tried Ashley Reedy and Janie Reeves v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Rashad Armand Nichols; Cause No. 0909239, In the 193rd District Court in Dallas. After a three week trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict for both actual and punitive damages in an amount that qualified it as the largest verdict in Dallas County for 2011.

Ron McCallum's extensive and varied aviation and trial lawyer background have uniquely equipped him for the practice of law. A commercial and corporate pilot and flight instructor with over seventeen years of experience, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree and trained at the University's flight school as a professional pilot in single, multi-engine and turbine aircraft. Ron later assisted in the school's development of crew resource management curricula.

Mr. McCallum is an active corporate aircraft captain, aircraft manager and flight instructor specializing in turbine aircraft. Mr. McCallum has worked for several leading flight schools and fixed base operators in the DFW area. He has flown over forty-eight separate models of fixed and rotary wing aircraft both nationally and internationally. Additionally, Mr. McCallum presents seminars to area pilots regarding FAA regulations, FAA enforcement actions, aircraft acquisition and tax issues. Mr. McCallum maintains currency and proficiency for VFR and IFR flight in single and multi-engine aircraft for passenger and instructional operations.

Ron is currently focusing on complex litigation including fixed and rotary wing accidents, carbon monoxide exposure, pharmaceutical induced injuries and death to minor children, vehicle rollovers, eminent domain and right-of-way, aviation related product liability, non-subscriber cases, and general litigation.

Away from the office, Ron enjoys giving back to the community by offering flight instruction to young pilots and teaching aviation safety. Also, Ron and his wife volunteer their time to local charities such as Challenge Air, Texas SPCA, Operation Kindness and Feral Friends.

Areas of Practice
-trans-vaginal mesh
-Consumer Protection
-Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Bar Admissions
-Texas, 2003
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2003
-U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003

Education
-South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
---J.D. - 2001
-University of Oklahoma
---B.A. - 1997
-University of Oklahoma, Professional Pilot - 1997

Honors and Awards
-Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
-Flight Safety Elite Pro Card Holder since 2007
-Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Appointed Support Member for Lancaster Airport
-AOPA Panel Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships
-State Bar of Texas
-American Bar Association
-American Association for Justice
-Texas Trial Lawyers Association
-Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
-Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
-Dallas Bar Association
-Mesquite Bar Association
-Phi Gamma Delta, President, 2009-2010
-QB Fraternity
Education
  • South Texas College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

JOSH BIRMINGHAM

Josh received his law degree from the University of Tulsa, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, and a member of the schools Regional Negotiation and Regional ATLA Trial Competition teams. Since joining the Law Firm of Ted Lyon & Associates, he has played an important role in a number of key cases. A former Big XII All Academic baseball player, Josh brings a winning attitude to every assignment.

Areas of Practice
-trans-vaginal mesh
-Consumer Protection
-Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Bar Admissions
-Texas, 2008

Education
-University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
---J.D. - 2007
-University of Nebraska
---B.S. - 2004
---Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Dallas Bar Association
-Mesquite Bar Association
-State Bar of Texas
-Dallas Young Lawyers Association
-Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Education
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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