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Ewing E. Sikes, III



Mr. Sikes is an AV rated attorney with a broad civil trial practice.  Mr. Sikes’ practice has a special emphasis on construction defect cases, personal injury/wrongful death cases, commercial cases, maritime matters, and massive toxic tort litigation.  In addition, he handles labor/employment issues and transactional work. 

Mr. Sikes’ litigation experience not only includes the state and federal courts, but also includes handling cases before hearing examiners and administrative law judges.

Prior to joining Royston Rayzor, Mr. Sikes served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Filemon V. Vela, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division.

Languages:  English & Spanish


Lead Counsel representing contractors, in both personal injury and construction defect cases throughout the State of Texas.  Some of these cases include the following:

Cause No. DC-06-74; San Diego ISD v. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.;   before the Honorable Judge Alex Gabert

Cause No. 8,030; Zapata County ISD v. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.;  before the Honorable Judge Jose Antonio Lopez

Cause No. C-2045-05-E; La Joya I.S.D.  v. Commercial Roofing Systems, Inc.;  before the Honorable Judge Juan Partida

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Honors & Distinctions

Fluent in English and Spanish.

AV rated by Martindale Hubble

2013 Texas Super Lawyer

2014 Texas Super Lawyer

2015 Texas Super Lawyer

2016 Texas Super Lawyer

Vice Chair for the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee for the American Bar Association 2015 – 2017 fiscal year

Member of the DRI Trial Tactics steering committee

Publications Chair of the DRI Trial Tactics Committee from November 2013 – March 2016

Vice-Chair of the DRI Trial Tactics 2017 Annual Seminar


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of North Texas, B.A. 1992
  • Law Clerk to United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Judge Filemon B. Vela, 1995-1996

Texas, 1995 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Member of the Construction Law Section
  • Defense Research Institute

Member of the Cameron County Space Port Development Corporation

Member of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) from October 2012 – December 2015; Vice- Chairman 2015

Member of the Rotary Club of Brownsville, Texas est. 1916

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