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undefinedMeet Lionel Sims III

Skilled Litigation Attorney

Mr. Sims is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on first and third-party litigation, insurance coverage issues, and bad faith claims. Mr. Sims also handles civil and commercial litigation matters such as contract disputes and personal injury.

Prior to joining MDJW, Mr. Sims earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University before attending South Texas College of Law as the recipient of an academic merit scholarship. It was at South Texas where Mr. Sims became a certified mediator under the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code and competed on behalf of South Texas at advocacy competitions across the country, even taking home first place distinction at the ABA Securities Triathlon in New York City.

Practice Areas

  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation, Coverage and Defense Practice
  • Personal Injury Litigation (Products and Premises Liability)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas Courts
  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas


  • South Texas College Law, J.D.,2017
  • Cornell University, B.S. ,2011

Former Client Testimonials

  • “After a lapse of nearly four years, I discovered that my former business partners had intentionally mislead me and convinced me to sell out of a business for a few hundred thousand dollars, which they sold for over $16 million four months later. After a pr”

    John Jalufka

  • “After my accident, my life was turned upside down. I had to place a tremendous amount of trust in SHHB during a vulnerable time in my life - and I am so glad I did. You delivered justice against great odds. You also brought about much-needed closure for me”

    Rose Munoz

  • “I don't know how you do the job you do, but I'm so thankful for people like you.”

    Laura Rund

  • “SIco Hoelscher Harris should be commended for recognizing the opportunity for a winning case even though (another attorney) turned it down and you had a short time frame to work within. Furthermore, I appreciated your professional manner and you”

    Wm. E. (Bill) Martin

  • “First of all, we don't know how to thank SHHB. You guys did a terrific job for us. Sometimes we think that our boys sent you guys to us for help. We appreciate everything you did for us and you guys will be a part of our lives forever.”

    The Chuyito Family