James W. Lewis

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Manhattan Beach, CA

Taylor & Ring
 | 1230 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-209-4100
Fax: 310-208-5052
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2011, 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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    As an attorney at Taylor & Ring, James W. Lewis provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Los Angeles, California, and throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. He focuses his practice on traumatic personal injury, generally handling cases that involve sexual assault and sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents, brain injuries, burn injuries, amputations, premises liability, product liability and wrongful death.

    After earning a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University, Mr. Lewis went on to attend Pepperdine University School of Law. From there, he received a Juris Doctor in 1999.

    For more than a decade, Mr. Lewis defended insurance companies in a variety of legal matters. In his current practice, he draws on that experience to fiercely advocate on behalf of those injured by the intentional or negligent actions of others. He understands the devastating impact that such injuries can have on victims and their families, and he is sensitive to their situations. For that reason, Mr. Lewis strives to help his clients achieve favorable outcomes that address their short-term and long-term needs. He has helped to obtain a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $5.42 million verdict for a woman who was raped by a staff member at a West Hollywood nightclub. Mr. Lewis has an Avvo "Superb" rating.

    Staying active in the community is a priority for Mr. Lewis. He is a past president of a bar association in Los Angeles County.  Mr. Lewis also volunteers with a nonprofit hospital foundation, providing pro bono legal counsel and serving as the foundation's vice chair.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2011, 2013 - 2014

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    About James Lewis

    Admitted: 2000, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.taylorring.com/Attorneys/James-W-Lewis.shtml


    • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2008-2011
    • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past President local bar association


    • $2 million dollar settlement for individual suffering burn injuries., 2019
    • $3,900,000 settlement for adult who was sexually abused as a child by her teacher at a public school.
    • $2,000,000 insurance policy limits settlement for minor male student sexually abused by female teacher at a private school.
    • $5.42 million verdict – Obtained on behalf of a 37-year-old woman who was raped in a West Hollywood nightclub by a staff member. 
    • $1,000,000 insurance policy limits settlement for child that suffered burn injuries from hot tea being spilled at a restaurant.
    • $2 million dollar Settlement on behalf of female who was sexually assaulted at an apartment complex.
    • $6.15 million settlement against Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on behalf of a woman who was raped by a deputy sheriff while he was on duty.  The deputy drove the victim into the desert and raped her after pulling her over during a routine traffic stop. 
    • $800,000 Settlement obtained on behalf of a seventeen year-old high school student who was involved in sexual activity with an adult employee on a school campus.
    • $3 million settlement – Represented a minor who was sexually abused by her teacher. The school had received prior student and parent complaints about the teacher and failed to take any prior disciplinary action against him.

    Educational Background:

    • San Diego State University, B.A.
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    Office Location for James W. Lewis

    1230 Rosecrans Ave
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Phone: 310-209-4100

    Fax: 310-208-5052

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    Last Updated: 11/4/2019

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