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) Rhodes College (2002). J.D., Cum Laude, University of Memphis (2005).
Mr. Lyons joined the firm upon his graduation from law school in 2005 and 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 both jury and bench trials.
Lewis has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine in the area of general litigation in each of the past three years and has, by invitation, presented at multiple professional seminars for lawyers and judges.
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. Swift Transp. 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 served as Sunday school teacher and was elected to and served on the Vestry for a three-year term beginning in January 2011.
In law school, Lewis 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) and was a staff member of the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure, 2004-2005. Lewis was law clerk for Tennessee Circuit Court Judge James F. Russell from 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.