Lewis W. Lyons
Born: August 8, 1980 in Shreveport, LA.
Admitted: Tennessee, 2005; U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2005; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007.
Education: B.A. (political science; minor, international studies) RhodesCollege (2002).
J.D., Cum Laude
In law school, Mr. Lyons earned the CALI award for the highest grade in: Evidence, Constitutional Law, and Jurisprudence. He also received the Deans Award for Academic Excellence (Best Oral Advocate). Served as a staff member of the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure, 2004-2005 and was law clerk for Tennessee Circuit Court Judge James F. Russell, 2004-2005. Elected to and served three years on the Board of Directors, Student Bar Association, serving as Executive Director in 2005. Named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 2005.
As an associate since 2005, Mr. Lyons has practiced in a variety of areas in both state and federal courts, including: transportation litigation, premises liability, insurance coverage, legal malpractice defense, commercial litigation and class actions. He has been appointed by state and federal courts as Guardian Ad Litem for minor children seeking settlement approval and has tried, including as lead counsel, commercial and personal injury cases in Tennessee in both jury and bench trials.
Lewis was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013 and has, by invitation, presented at multiple professional seminars.
The following cases in which Mr. Lyons has been substantially involved represent both the diversity of his litigation practice and favorable results obtained:
Instabook Corp. v. Instantpublisher.com
, 469 F. Supp. 2d 1120 (M.D. Fla. 2006); Mueller Copper Tube Prods. v. Pa. Manufacturers' Ass'n Ins. Co., 254 Fed. Appx. 491 (6th Cir. 2007); Georgia-Pacific LLC v. SwiftTransp. Corp., 2008 Tenn. App. LEXIS 572 (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 29, 2008); Thompson v. Davis, 308 S.W.3d 872 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009), application for permission to appeal denied; White v. Empire Express, Inc., 395 S.W.3d 696 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012), application for permission to appeal denied; Johnson v. Calvary Colony, 2012 Tenn. App. LEXIS 503 (Tenn. Ct. App. July 26, 2012).
He is a past or current member of the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), American Bar Association, and Memphis Bar Association.
Lewis was elected to and served on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association in 2007 and 2008. He has been a mentor with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Memphis (2005-2008) and a mentor with the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation (2011-2012). He is a member of Church of the Holy Communion where he has been a Sunday school teacher for several years and was elected to and served on the Vestry for a three-year term beginning in January 2011.