Matthew B. Lewis
Matthew B. Lewis
I am a plaintiff’s attorney representing those who are injured on the job, or by someone else’s negligence. My firm represents real people dealing with real problems, and real injuries – both physical and psychological. I do not represent insurance companies or those who make money by cheating the injured. Some injuries include long-term recoveries and the loss of work ability, so I help these clients obtain social security disability benefits.
My Texas workers’ compensation practice includes representation of injured workers before the Division of Workers’ Compensation in Benefit Review Conferences, Contested Case Hearings, and the Appeals Panel. I also handle cases at the District Court level if a case is appealed into court. Many of my cases involve everyday disputes of compensability, injuries in the course and scope of employment, choosing a treating doctor, disability, extent of injury, maximum medical improvement and impairment ratings. I also represent injured workers who are not covered by real workers’ compensation insurance (nonsubscriber claims) in the courts of Texas. My achievements in this practice area include a Board Certification in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
When people are injured due to someone else’s negligence, like in a car wreck, they need immediate help establishing a claim. I help personal injury victims find the right doctor, get regular medical treatment, document injuries and property damages, present claims to insurance companies, settle claims, or litigate them if necessary.
If disability results from any of these injuries, or if it’s just the result of things that happen in life, I help people get social security disability benefits. Generally, our firm handles SSDI and SSI claims from filing the initial application through reconsideration and hearings. While hiring an attorney is not required in social security claims, those that do will find it to be an invaluable service to help navigate a disability program that is nearly incomprehensible to those that aren’t versed in the nuances of the law.
I am proud to have been rated AV Pre-Eminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading evaluator of attorney’s abilities and ethics. I have been named a Top 10 Personal Injury attorney by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, and a Top 100 lawyer in North Texas by the National Trial Lawyers. I am also excited to have been rated 10 out of 10 by the popular attorney rating service, Avvo.com, and named a Texas SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters, as printed in Texas Monthly Magazine.
- Texas, 1998
- Board Certified Workers Compensation Lawyer, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2004 to present
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- AVVO Rating of 10.0 (highest possible rating), 2010 to present
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014, 2015
- Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney in Texas, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015, 2016
- Texas Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013
- Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009, 2010, 2011
- Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers, Dallas Morning News, 2012
- Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
- J.D., University of Houston, 1997
- B.A., Harding University, 1994
- State Bar of Texas
- Member, Workers Compensation Section
- President, Texas Workers’ Advocates, 2012- 2014
- Chairman, Planning & Zoning Commission, City of Saginaw, TX, 2009- present
- Appointee, Workers Compensation Exam Commission of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2009- 2015
- Member, Dallas Bar Association
- Member, Dallas Trial Lawyers’ Association