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Richard A. Lewis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA

Law Offices of Richard A. Lewis
6355 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Suite 515
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: 818-704-0585
Fax: 818-704-0217
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012
Licensed in California Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (80%), Family Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard A. Lewis is a solo practitioner in Woodland Hills, California. Mr. Lewis has over 30 years of experience handling matters involving conservatorships, guardianships, family law, probate law, trust law and wills. He serves a wide range of clients throughout the Los Angeles area.

Over the years, Mr. Lewis has been an active contributor to his legal community, serving in leadership roles and on various committees with many organizations. He continues to be involved in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Dedicated to giving back to his local community, Mr. Lewis has volunteered with many organizations, including the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and the Maynard Toll Family Law Counseling Center. He is a former member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles and the West Valley Warner Center Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in education from California State University Los Angeles. He received his law degree from Southwestern Law School. He is qualified to appear before all California state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Lewis spent several years working as a teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District and worked in the banking industry. He is a former member of the U.S. Army and the California National Guard. As an attorney, he has received many letters and certificates of recognition from leaders in the California legal and political communities.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Family Law
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012

About Richard A. Lewis

First Admitted: 1988

Professional Webpage: https://www.richardlewis.com/about/biography/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker for Bridging-the-Gap program in the area of Family Law 1996-1998
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal, November 21, 2005
  • Heart and Soul Practitioners,” California Lawyer, September, 1998
  • In re Estate of Coplan, 123 Cal App. 4″ 1384, 20 Cal.Rpt.3d 686
  • Guest Panelist, SFVBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service Cable Program on Divorce
  • Speaker for the Law Day Ask-a-Lawyer program

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Former SFVBA Representative, Los Angeles Superior Court Bench-Bar Committee
  • Family Law Mediator, Van Nuys Superior Court
  • Former Member, LACBA Nominating Committee
  • Former Member, LACBA Shattuck-Price Award Committee
  • Former Member, LACBA Diversity Summit Planning Committee
  • Past Chair, SFVBA Diversity Committee, Past Chair, SFVBA Past Presidents Council
  • Former Member, Executive Committee, Family Law Section, SFVBA
  • Former Member, Executive Committee, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Past Member, Legal Services Managing Committee, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Past Director, San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc
  • Fee Dispute Arbitrator, San Fernando Valley Bar Association Fee Dispute Program
  • Former SFVBA Representative, Multicultural Bar Alliance
  • Former Affiliate Trustee (SFVBA), Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Former Trustee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Former Trustee, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Treasurer, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • President-Elect, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Secretary, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  •  President, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Past President, San Fernando Valley Bar Association (SFVBA)
  • Lawyer Referral Service, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Lawyer Referral Service, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Probate & Trust Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Probate & Trust Section, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Probate & Trust Section, L.A. County Bar Association
  • California State Bar, Member
  • State of California Superior Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Member of United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member of Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member of San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member of Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Past President of San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Mediator in Family Law Department of Van Nuys Court
  • Member, Southwestern University School of Law Black Law Student Advisory Committee
  • Past Volunteer for Family Law Center, San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Service
  • Past Volunteer at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Past Volunteer, SFVBA Annual Blanket-the-Homeless day
  • Former Member, LACBA Diversity in the Profession Committee
  • Former Member, SFVBA Bench-Bar Committee
  • Former Member, LACBA Diversity Summit Planning Committee
  • Former Member, SFVBA Facilities Committee
  • Past Chair, SFVBA Long-Range Planning Committee
  • Past Member, LACBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service Managing Committee
  • Past Co-Chair, SFVBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service Managing Committee
  • Past Chair, Pro Bono Legal Services to Military Committee, SFVBA
  • Former Member, VCLF Fundraising Committee
  • Former Member, VCLF Scholarship Committee
  • Former Director, Valley Community Legal Foundation (VCLF)
  • Past volunteer, Family Law Center, San Fernando Neighborhood Legal Services
  • Past volunteer, Maynard Toll Center
  • Past volunteer, Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Former Member, Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Pro Bono Services
  • Former member, Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5)
  • Order of Distinguished Attorneys
  • Fee dispute arbitrator for San Fernando Valley Bar Association Fee Dispute Arbitration program

Honors/Awards

  • Purple Heart awarded for injuries received while serving as an Armored Cavalry Platoon Leader with the 11th Amored Cavalry Regiment in the Republic of Viet Nam, Purple Heart, United State Army, 1969
  • County of Los Angeles, Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Michael Antonovich, Certificate of Recognition
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney, Certificate of Recognition
  • Office of Attorney General, State of California, Bill Lockyer, Letter of Recognition
  • Assemblyman Robert M. Hertzberg, Letter of Recognition
  • Congressman Henry A. Waxman and Congressman Howard Berman, Letter of Recognition
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein, Letter of Recognition
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Letter of Recognition
  • City of Los Angeles, Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor, Certificate of Appreciation
  • Proclamation from the Attorney General, State of California, Bill Lockyer
  • Office of City Attorney, Rockard J. Delgadillo, Certificate of Recognition
  • Assembly Member, Fran Pavley, Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Assembly, Assemblyman Keith S. Richman, Certificate of Appreciation
  • California State Senate, Senator George Runner, Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Senate, Senator Sheila James Kuehl, Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Senate, Senator Tom McClintock, Certificate of Recognition
  • Alternate Finalist, Second Year Moot Court Competition
  • Nominee, “25 Top Lawyers in San Fernando Valley”, 2007
  • Super Lawyer, 2012
  • LA Law Library Oral History Project honoring outstanding lawyers and judges, Honoree
  • Exceptional Achievement Award (Future Interest) awarded by Southwestern University School of Law for exceptional achievement in the area of future interests, Exceptional Achievement Award, Southwestern University School of Law

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts-Political Science. California State University-Los Angeles, 1971
  • Masters of Education, California State University-Los Angeles, 1979

Industry Groups

  • Legal Services
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Office Location for Richard A. Lewis

6355 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Suite 515
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: 818-704-0585

Fax: 818-704-0217

Last Updated: 10/22/2021

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