David A. Lewis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in New York, NY

David A. Lewis Law PLLC
 | 43 West 43rd Street, Suite #116
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-951-1819
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense
Attorney Profile

David A. Lewis Law PLLC was founded to provide lawyers and law firms with practical counsel in all matters involving legal ethics and risk management. Based in New York City metropolitan area, Mr. Lewis offers counsel and representation on a wide range of legal issues that attorneys face in the course of their practice, including:

• Risk Management and Professional Liability Counseling
• Disciplinary Defense
• Litigation ethics matters

After graduating from Colgate University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Theater, Mr. Lewis received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice in New York and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

After honing his legal skills at various firms in the New York City area for more than 12 years, David started his private practice, focusing solely on legal ethics counseling, risk management and disciplinary defense. Serving as both internal and external counsel to law firms and Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Lewis advises his clients on reducing risk exposure and avoiding malpractice suits and disciplinary complaints. However, should a client already be embroiled in disciplinary action or litigation, Mr. Lewis will advocate aggressively on his client's behalf.

Having served on the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct, Mr. Lewis has remained at the forefront of the legal ethics field. Preferring prevention over litigation, he approaches each client's case with an open mind, always seeking viable alternatives that will be in his client's best interests. His dedication to his profession earned him a selection to the Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list for 2013-2014 and Super Lawyers in 2015-2016 as well as numerous other awards and accolades.

 
Practice Areas

Professional Liability (100%)

Professional Liability (100%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Focus Areas

Professional Liability: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About David Lewis

Admitted: 2002, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.nyethics.com/biography.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society, 2007
  • Named to Super Lawyers List, New York Metro Edition, 2015-17
  • George W. Cobb Leadership Fellowship, Colgate University
  • Empire State Counsel, New York State Bar Association, 2007-2010
  • Named "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition, 2013 & 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vice-Chair of NYSBA’s Task Force on Non-Lawyer Ownership
  • Member, New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (COSAC)
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (COSAC)
  • New York City Bar Association's Professional Responsibility Committee Chair, 2011-2014
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • New York State Bar Association, Special Committee on Immigration
  • Founding Member New York County Lawyers' Association, Board of Advisors for the Ethics Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
  • Member, New York City Bar Association, Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee (2008-2011)
  • Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Task Force on Nonlawyer Ownership
  • Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee (2011-2014)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Written and oral appellate advocacy on behalf of the Children's Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society. 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, complex legal ethics and compliance issues, Association for Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Speaker, complex legal ethics and compliance issues, New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Speaker, complex legal ethics and compliance issues, New York City Bar Association
  • Speaker, complex legal ethics and compliance issues, New York State Bar Association
  • Speaker, complex legal ethics and compliance issues, American Bar Association
  • Speaker, complex legal ethics and compliance issues, Practicing Law Institute
  • New York State Unified Court System, January 2010, Present (5 years 7 months)Education
  • Legal Ethics Panelist for Mandatory New Lawyer Orientation
  • "Extended leave can be aspect of accommodation," co-author, The National Law Journal, June 6, 2005
  • "Inadvertent Electronic Disclosure Q&A," Practicing Law Institute's All-Star Briefing, July 2009
  • "In With the Rules, Out With the Code," co-author, New York State Bar Association Journal, June 2009
  • "A 'Safe Harbor' for Future Conflicts Waivers," ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct, Bloomberg BNA (co-author), 2013
  • One of the drafters of the Proposed Immigration Practice Standards published by the New York State Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • Colgate University, B.A. in Political Science, 1998

Industry Groups

  • Ethics
  • Law
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    43 West 43rd Street
    Suite #116
    New York, NY 10036

    Phone: 212-951-1819

     

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