For more than 35 years, Steven A. Lewis has been committed to providing attorney and law firm clients with ethical, high-quality, creative and cost-effective legal representation in professional responsibility and professional liability matters as well as in risk management. Mr. Lewis has been AV rated since 1984 and is also recognized as among the Best Ethics and Professional Responsibility Lawyers in America by US News and World Report.
Since 1976, Mr. Lewis has represented and advised hundreds of attorneys and law firms, ranging from sole practitioners to international law firms, in a wide variety of matters, including legal malpractice and malicious prosecution cases, ethics and risk management consultations, fee disputes, disqualification motions, and disciplinary proceedings. In addition, he acts as an expert witness in cases when attorney conduct is in issue, and speaks extensively on these topics. Mr. Lewis also occasionally represents clients in fee disputes and malpractice cases against lawyers and law firms. Mr. Lewis is licensed to practice in all courts of the State of California, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and his practice is limited accordingly.
From 2002 through 2007, Mr. Lewis was a member of the California State Bar Association's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC), which writes State Bar Ethics Opinions, serving as chair and special advisor to the committee.
Mr. Lewis is presently a member of the Association of Discipline Defense Counsel (Vice President), the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility, and the Milton Schwartz - David Levi American Inn of Court. He also serves as an arbitrator and member of the fee arbitration panel in Sacramento County, and has taught Civil Pretrial Litigation as an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law since 1999.
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