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Mikayla Lewison Attorney

Bio

Mikayla believes in fostering a compassionate, holistic, and person-centered approach to client advocacy. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and received her Bachelor of Social Work with honors in 2019. As a student, Mikayla’s internships with a Justice of the Peace Court and a death penalty mitigation firm led her on the path to pursue a career in law.

After graduating from Texas, Mikayla worked as an intern at Palmer Perlstein while applying to law school. She earned her Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law (SLU) in May of 2023. While working towards her J.D., Mikayla was on the SLU Law Journal and served as the Childress Lecture Managing Editor for Volume 67. Mikayla also was a teaching assistant for the first-year Legal Research and Writing course, a notetaker for the Disability Resource Center, worked as a two-year faculty fellow, and worked as a student lawyer in the SLU Criminal Defense Clinic where she represented and argued on behalf of clients in Missouri state and federal court.

After receiving her J.D., Mikayla joined Palmer Perlstein as a criminal appellate lawyer working primarily on state (11.07) and federal (2255) writs of habeas corpus cases. Combining her social work degree, J.D., and her talent for research and writing, Mikayla is dedicated to crafting unique legal arguments to raise in writs in the hopes of bringing families’ loved ones home.

Outside of the office, Mikayla loves spending time with her family and friends.

A fun fact about Mikayla and Partner, Rebekah Perlstein, is that Rebekah was Mikayla’s fifth grade English teacher. (See Rebekah Perlstein’s Attorney Profile).

Mikayla is licensed to practice law in Texas and Missouri.

Awards Our Attorneys Have Achieved

  • Texas Board Certified
  • Best Dallas Lawyers
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Avvo Client Choice
  • Super Lawyers
  • D Best Lawyers 2022
  • Best Lawyers 40 Under 40 2023
  • Best Lawyers 40 Under 40 2024

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    Awards Our Attorneys Have Achieved

    • Texas Board Certified
    • Best Dallas Lawyers
    • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • American Association for Justice
    • National Trial Lawyers
    • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    • Avvo 10.0
    • Avvo Client Choice
    • Super Lawyers
    • D Best Lawyers 2022
    • Best Lawyers 40 Under 40 2023
    • Best Lawyers 40 Under 40 2024

      Why We're the Right Choice

      A Firm Focused On Quality
      • Award-Winning Team of Attorneys
      • Over 140 Years of Combined Experience
      • Former Prosecutor
      • Multiple Attorneys Dedicated to Your Case
      • Featured in the Media as a Trusted Legal Source
      • Board Certified Attorneys in Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, & Personal Injury
      • "I knew I was in good hands."
        Sorsha was really helpful and was able to get my case dismissed. I highly recommend this law office. She always answers my calls and was able to answer all my questions and felt good going to court knowing I was in good hands.
        - I.F.
      • "Holding the Police Department accountable."
        Without their help I feel as if the legal system would have dismissed the officers wrong doing. I like to thank Scott, Rachel, and especially James for their hard work and willingness to take a case against Southlake police department and hold them account
        - G.U.
      • "I highly recommend this legal team to anyone seeking professional, sincere, ethical legal representation!"

        The team were extremely professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, and consistent in handling my case. The thing I appreciated most about the team, no ever sold me any dreams, they dealt with facts with the highest or morale and ethics.

        - D.M.
      • "Appreciated the team approach."
        Dealing with the different attorneys at this firm was a good experience! Definitely appreciated the team approach. Thank you to all of you for your help and guidance!
        - B.M.
      • "Legal trouble? Look no further!"
        His legal team was very welcoming and understanding, and I am incredibly grateful to have had them on my side throughout the stressful ordeal. It's money well spent, you won't regret it!
        - Keith
      • "The best there is!"
        James was easy to talk to and was very honest and up front about the entire process every step of the way.
        - Chris
      • "The team helped get my case dropped!"
        They were able to get the charges adjust my son lowered and was successful in getting my case dropped.
        - Tina
      • "Above and Beyond!!"
        I felt very confident that my brother had the right attorney representing him and I can sleep better knowing this.
        - Ronny
        There's No Substitute for Quality
        Our team is committed to providing personalized attention every step of the way and providing the guidance you need with your goals in mind. We are committed to providing high-quality representation and working toward a favorable outcome.