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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