Clarence V. Lyons, partner

Clem Lyons was born in Kings Park, Long Island, New York. He first came to San Antonio as a licensed pharmacist training as an army medic at Fort Sam Houston. He earned a law degree from St. Mary’s University while filling prescriptions as a pharmacist and then served as a Bexar County assistant district attorney. Clem built a legendary reputation as a medical malpractice trial lawyer.


St. Mary’s University School of Law, LL.B., 1962
St. Johns University, B.S., Pharm., 1954

admissions, memberships, honors

Admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi
First Recipient: Pat Maloney, Sr. Courage Award, 2007
Recipient: Joe Frazier Brown, Sr. Award of Excellence, San Antonio Bar Association, 2014
Distinguished Law Graduate Award, Law Alumni Association, St. Mary’s University, 2014
Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, 1994-2013
Named in: Texas Super Lawyers®, 2003 to present
President: St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association, 2008
San Antonio Bar Association
American Bar Associations
State Bar of Texas
College of the State Bar of Texas
San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (Diplomate)
American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate; President, San Antonio Chapter, 1988)
American Society for Pharmacy Law
Fellows: Texas Bar Foundation
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
International Society of Barristers