Deans & Lyons Trial Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in Dallas Honors

DALLAS – Michael Lyons, co-founder of the trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, and firm partners Brian Lauten and Katherine Stepp have earned selection to D Magazine’s 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. They are being honored for their work in business and commercial litigation, as well as personal injury and products liability litigation. D Magazine’s list includes some of the most talented lawyers in the country. It is an honor for our attorneys to be named among the best in Dallas, said Mr. Lyons.

Known for employing innovative strategies to achieve the best possible results, Mr. Lyons has earned a reputation as a client-first, go-to trial lawyer for catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as in complex business disputes involving bet-the-company litigation. This is the sixth year he has been chosen for D Magazine’s honors, and he is one of the few attorneys to earn recognition for both business and personal injury litigation. Mr. Lauten, honored for his business litigation work, has extensive experience handling a full spectrum of complex commercial litigation matters. He also has the distinction of earning Board Certification from three organizations – the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and the National Board of Civil Pretrial Advocacy. He is also a skilled appellate lawyer who has briefed and argued before Texas appellate courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recognized for her work involving personal injury and products liability, Ms. Stepp has successfully tried numerous high-exposure cases before juries in Texas and several other states involving complex disputes, earning her a national reputation as a successful big case lawyer. She handles a wide range of litigation involving products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, and complex commercial disputes. The Best Lawyers in Dallas list is determined through peer voting and an extensive review by an independent panel of distinguished attorneys working with the magazine’s editors. The complete list is featured in the May 2017 edition of D Magazine and available online at

Deans & Lyons, LLP, has offices in Dallas and Houston and maintains a reputation as one of the state’s premier trial boutique firms. Its lawyers routinely handle high-stakes cases of all kinds, including cases involving business disputes, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, professional liability, real estate, securities, and construction cases. To learn more, visit

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