After 40 years of traditional family law practice, Mr. Lewis now limits his practice to family law mediation and private dispute resolution. He has conducted numerous mediations and privately adjudicated many family law matters. Mr. Lewis has been certified as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization since 1995. Mr. Lewis has extensive practice experience in all facets of family law, including business valuation and apportionment, tracing, complicated real estate and property division issues, transmutation, premarital and marital agreements, child and spousal support disputes, post-trial matters, modification of support, and parenting issues.
Mr. Lewis is available to conduct mediations, settlement conferences, and pro tem assignments out of his office in Napa, or any location deemed convenient for the parties. He is also available to hear cases in any of ADR Services, Inc.’s seven statewide offices, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Century City, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.
Mr. Lewis has been a frequent lecturer on family law issues throughout California for many years. This has included seminars for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and with Garrett Dailey of Attorney’s Briefcase, and multiple presentations to bar groups over the years, including recent presentations concerning family law real estate issues; retirement of the Baby Boomers and resulting spousal support modification; and best practices in alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Lewis participates in extensive continuing education programs, including the 42-hour program Mediating the Litigated Case at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law; 18-hour program co-sponsored by the Straus Institute and the Vermont School of Law in Advanced Family Mediation; the 2016 2-day CEB Family Law Conference, which emphasized mediation and private judging; the annual CALCPA Family Law Conference; and the annual Attorney’s Briefcase family law review.
Mr. Lewis has been rated AV Preeminent in the 2016 Judicial Edition of Martindale Hubbell, a ranking by peers and the judiciary at the highest level of professional excellence, and has carried an AV rating for over 30 years. He has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer since its inception in 2004. He is regularly listed as a Best Lawyer in America in the specialty of family law. The Ten Leaders Cooperative has listed Mr. Lewis as a top-ten family law attorney in the Bay Area for many years.