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Victoria K. Lewis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Madigan & Lewis, LLP
411 Borel Ave, Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-482-8480
Fax: 650-475-7124
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Family Law
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Ms. Lewis is a Certified Family Law Specialist, by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  AAML Fellows across the United States enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence and integrity.  She graduated from UCLA Law School and was admitted to the California Bar in 1988.  Ms. Lewis is a founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP, a full-service family law firm serving California clients primarily in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Madigan & Lewis, LLP, provides clients with exceptional legal representation in family law matters: including divorce; paternity; custody and visitation; domestic violence; marital property; alimony & child support; and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Victoria K. Lewis

First Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.madiganlewis.com/victoria-k-lewis/

Educational Background

  • J.D., UCLA School of Law., 1988
  • B.A., Wellesley College., 1985

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  I was approved as a certified specialist effective May 1, 2019 for a term of five years., 2019

Honors/Awards

  • In May 2020, I was granted Fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ("AAML").  The AAML was established in 1962 and is comprised of the top matrimonial attorneys throughout the nation, AAML members are recognized as preeminent family law practitioners with the highest levels of knowledge, skill, and integrity.  In order to be elected, each Fellow must successfully complete a rigorous selection process that includes interviews, examinations, and professional and judicial evaluations.The AAML is comprised of 1,600 Fellows who are located in every state. The AAML is headquartered in Chicago, IL., Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers , American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2020

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Accepted as a member of the Family Law Minor's Independent Counsel Panel of the San Mateo Superior Court commencing November 1, 2021., 2021
  • San Mateo County Community Law Night.  Program sponsored by the San Mateo County Bar Association and the San Mateo County Law Library. Provide pro bono legal services to patrons with family law questions and concerns. This program is currently being conducted virtually.  I am given the names and phone numbers of the patrons requesting services.  From 6PM to 8PM on the Family Law evening, it is my privilege to speak briefly (20 minutes) with each of these patrons who are struggling with family law issues and do not necessarily have the resources to afford counsel but need advice., 2021
  • Volunteer Settlement Officer for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, Family Division.  Serving to mediate and assist parties, both represented and non-represented, to resolve disputed issues at Court ordered Mandatory Settlement Conference or Settlement Officer Conference., 2021
  • San Mateo County Superior Court, Status Conference Volunteer Attorney.   In this role I assist Pro-Per Litigants to progress their cases through the Family Law Court process and to Judgment.  The San Mateo County Superior Court regularly sets all Family Law matters for Status Conference in order to ensure compliance with its statutory obligation to progress litigants more efficiently through the process.  As a Status Conference volunteer, I assist unrepresented litigants as they navigate this process, help them prepare their paperwork, assist with their agreements and where appropriate, prepare the Judgement.  I often work with the Spanish speaking clients because of my language skill., 2019
  • Judge Pro Tem, San Mateo County Superior Court, One Day Divorce Program.   This volunteer role is very similar to the role I serve as a volunteer for the Status Conference calendar.  However, as Judge Pro Tem, I am authorized to sign the Judgments on the One Day Divorce calendar., 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the Family Law Minor's Independent Counsel Panel of the San Mateo Superior Court commencing November 1, 2021., 2021
  • Co-Chair of the Mentoring Committee for the Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ("AAML"). The Mentoring committee administers the mentoring program in many of the Bay Area counties, where AAML fellows supervise, educate and facilitate networking for groups of up to 30 new lawyers focused on the practice of family law., 2021
  • Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), 2019
  • Admitted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. AAML Fellows across the United States are considered by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. , 2020
  • Co-Chair of the Family Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association, 2015
  • The State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member, California Bar, December 1988
  • Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts., 2018
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association., 2018
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association., 2018
  • Chair of the Family Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association, 2016
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Office Location for Victoria K. Lewis

411 Borel Ave
Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-482-8480

Fax: 650-475-7124

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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