Lyn Stevens began the practice of law in 1980 as a briefing attorney for Chief Justice Michael McCormick of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In 1981, he entered private practice concentrating on complex trial work predominantly in the Federal Courts. By 1983, his success allowed him to become part of a national trial team. In this role, he tried numerous mass consolidated actions and class actions in multiple states throughout the nation. He expanded his practice to a variety of complex personal injury, product liability, environmental (EPA and TCEQ), RICO, DTPA, and professional liability claims, as well as commercial disputes.
For close to 40 years, Lyn has engaged in an active trial practice. Early in his career, he focused on the burgeoning asbestos and other toxic tort litigation involving diacetyl (popcorn lung), cadmium, lead, benzene, silica, formaldehyde, PCBs, and sulfur dioxide. He served as trial counsel in welding fume litigation in some of the earliest Texas cases which alleged a variety of complaints including neurological illnesses such as ALS, arc welder’s pneumoconiosis, and Parkinsonism.
Lyn also handles complex real estate matters involving easements, appraisals, and oil & gas interests. He was an invited speaker before the American Appraisal Institute on unique issues involving landowners disputes against public utility easement over-reaching. More recently, his practice expanded to include professional E&O claims against engineers, architects, medical health care providers, and veterinarians. He has been involved in numerous construction defect claims, including those arising from the Reed Arena Collapse at Texas A&M University.
Lyn also served as counsel in environmental matters, such as CERCLA and TCEQ actions involving water and soil contamination, including the recent enforcement action by the EPA regarding the USOR Superfund Site in Pasadena, Texas. He also assisted in the Unified Command emergency response regarding a 465,000-gallon crude oil spill from the M/V Eagle Otome. See https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAR1104.pdf.
Lyn reared four beautiful daughters. He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and was appointed as Regent to Stephen F. Austin State University. His hobbies include all things Baylor, Chess, an occasional game of golf with his sons-in-law, and he remains a voracious reader of modern fiction and history.