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Mikel Colby Lewis

Mikel Colby Lewis

also known as Colby Lewis, M. Colby Lewis

Practice areas:

Litigation

About Me

Mr. Lewis is a seventh generation Texas native who specializes in civil litigation and trial. From complex class action cases to single-occurrence disputes, Mr. Lewis is tenacious in his representation and has a proven track record of assisting clients in maximizing their results. Mr. Lewis strives to provide incisive, aggressive representation derived through in-depth client communications.

Mr. Lewis’ work currently focuses on complex litigation involving insurance coverage, commercial disputes, and personal injury. Mr. Lewis’ prior experience includes federal and state securities litigation, labor and employment litigation, and defense of consumer financial services. Due to his experience in handling a variety of litigation issues, Mr. Lewis is adept in both federal and state court practice and a formidable adversary in the courtroom.


Mr. Lewis’ recent experience includes:




    • Obtaining a complete summary judgment and dismissal of all claims ($0.00 payment) on behalf of a national petroleum transport and chemical transport services company in a commercial motor vehicle accident with a spinal cord-injured Plaintiff seeking $20 million dollars in economic damages.

    • Defending and successfully settling a multi-million dollar claim brought against a scrap and salvage company regarding a catastrophic injury (broken bones, brain damage, and permanent disability) suffered due to alleged gross negligence in maintaining its commercial trucks.

    • Defending and successfully settling a gross negligence claim against a motor carrier (one of the nation’s largest transportation companies) involving a commercial motor vehicle accident and allegations of violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

    • Defending and successfully settling a multi-million dollar claim against an asset-based Truckload/LTL carrier in a rear-end high-speed collision in which the company driver allegedly violated the Texas Transportation Code and Texas Motor Carrier Guidelines and the plaintiff needed to be extracted from his motor-vehicle by hydraulic rescue tools.

    • Obtaining a dismissal of all claims ($0.00 payment) on behalf of a Louisiana marine transportation corporation in a Jones Act case.

    • Obtaining a dismissal of all claims ($0.00 payment) on behalf of a national franchise family restaurant chain in a personal injury lawsuit brought by one of its customers for injuries sustained in the parking lot of one of its restaurant locations.

    • Obtaining a dismissal of all claims ($0.00 payment) on behalf of a national plumbing supplier in a products liability action in relation to a catastrophic plumbing failure, which flooded an upscale Houston residential home.

    •  Representing a national decor retail chain store in numerous personal injury and premises liability cases throughout Texas.

    • Acting as outside counsel for an international oil and gas pipeline servicing company to resolve licensing, intellectual property, contract, and payment claims, often without the need or expense of litigation.  Recently, obtaining successful resolution in the company’s favor in a licensing infringement dispute in relation to the unauthorized attempted reverse engineering of the company’s in-line inspection services technology.



 


Mr. Lewis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, receiving special honors and recognition for his thesis: The Philosophy of the Internet. He graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2005 from University of Houston Law Center where he served as the Research Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law and was a member of the Mock Trial Team.


Mr. Lewis was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2005 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Lewis is a Member of the American Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, and the Houston Young Lawyers Association, serving as a chair of the annual Judiciary Cruise program from 2007 to 2009.


When not litigating, Mr. Lewis volunteers at the Shriners Hospital for Children as a member of the Hospital Driver’s Corps.  Mr. Lewis is also active in the Houston community, serving as a Houston Stock Show and Rodeo Committeeman, Advisory Board for Oilfield Helping Hands, and as Assistant Legal Counsel for the Arabia Shrine Temple of Houston.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Litigation: 100%
    10 years, 200 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Robert Werner von Dohlen

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Robert von Dohlen Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daragh John Carter

    I went to law school with Colby at the University of Houston: he and his partner beat me and my partner in a mock trial exercise! Colby was a diligent, engaged law student and is now an equally diligent and engaged litigator.

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    Daragh Carter Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Brown Sims, PC

1177 West Loop South
Tenth Floor
Houston, TX, 77027

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Legal Leaders Texas Top Rated LawyersALM & Martindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeimment (Peer Review)Martindale-Hubbell2014
MemberCollege of the State Bar of Texas2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBrown Sims, PC2015 - Present
Participating AssociateBrown Sims, PC2013 - 2015
AssociateBrown Sims, PC2011 - 2013
Senior AssociateDoyen Sebesta2010 - 2011
Contract AttorneyHughes, Watters & Askanase, LLP2009 - 2010
AssociateBrown McCarroll2008 - 2009
AttorneyRobbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP2005 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Houston Live Stock Show and RodeoCommiteeman: Gatekeepers2007 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of HoustonDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2005
University of Texas System, AustinPhilosophy and Political ScienceBachelor of Art, Plan One2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Transportation SeminarCollateral Source Rule: A Look into Plaintiffs’ Creative Ways Around Tort Reform2015
2015 CE Adjuster SeminarTrial Techniques for Stowers and Bad Faith2015
2015 CE Adjuster SeminarThe Science Behind Trucking Accidents2015
Continuing Education SeminarTrucking litigation: investigation, strategy and science2014
Construction Seminar and Litigation Management SeminarPractice Tips--Discovery2014
Continuing Education SeminarPersonal Injury Protection Insurance and Litigation2013