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 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense
Attorney Profile

The founder of David A. Lewis Law PLLC, David A. Lewis focuses his practice primarily on professional liability defense. In that regard, he provides representation to fellow attorneys who have been the subject of professional conduct complaints, fighting hard on their behalf to protect their good standing and allow them to continue to practice before New York state courts. From his office in New York City, he also assists prospective attorneys who are facing character and fitness vetting problems when they are applying for admission to the bar, and he provides training to existing lawyers and law firms on legal ethics, litigation financing, risk management, document retention, conflicts of interest and employment policies.

Mr. Lewis is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to his practice areas. Some of the groups that he has appeared before include the New York State Bar Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the Practising Law Institute and The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Lewis has also had several articles on legal ethics and other topics published. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts, Mr. Lewis is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

An active participant in a variety of professional organizations, Mr. Lewis has served as the chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. His other affiliations have included the New York County Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association's Task Force on Nonlawyer Ownership, on which he served as vice chair. Mr. Lewis obtained his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2001.

 
Practice Areas

Professional Liability: Defense (100%)

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

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About David Lewis

Admitted: 2002, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.nyethics.com/About/David-A-Lewis.shtml

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (COSAC)
  • Member, American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility
  • New York, 2002
  • Chair, New York City Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, 2011 - 2014
  • NYC Bar Association, Council on the Profession
  • Vice-Chair, NYSBA, Task Force, Non-Lawyer Ownership
  • Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
  • New York State Bar Association, Special Committee on Immigration
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2002
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association, Ethics Institute, Board of Advisors
  • Chair, New York City Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, 2011 - 2014
  • Member, New York City Bar Association, Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee, 2008 - 2011
  • Founding Member, New York County Lawyers' Association, Board of Advisors for the Ethics Institute

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Written and Oral Appellate Advocacy, Children's Rights Division, Legal Aid Society

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Complex Legal Ethics and Compliance Issues, Practicing Law Institute
  • Speaker, Complex Legal Ethics and Compliance Issues, American Bar Association
  • Drafter, Immigration Practice Standards, New York State Bar Association
  • Co-Author, A 'Safe Harbor' for Future Conflicts Waivers, ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, Bloomberg BNA, 2013
  • Co-Author, In With the Rules, Out With the Code, New York State Bar Association Journal, June 2009
  • Inadvertent Electronic Disclosure Q&A, Practicing Law Institute's All-Star Briefing, July 2009
  • Co-Author, Extended Leave Can Be Aspect Of Accommodation, National Law Journal, June 6, 2005
  • Legal Ethics Panelist for Mandatory New Lawyer Orientation
  • New York State Unified Court System, January 2010 - Present
  • Speaker, Complex Legal Ethics and Compliance Issues, New York State Bar Association
  • Speaker, Complex Legal Ethics and Compliance Issues, New York City Bar Association
  • Speaker, complex legal ethics and compliance issues, New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Speaker, Complex Legal Ethics and Compliance Issues, Association for Professional Responsibility Lawyers

Educational Background:

  • Colgate University, Cum Laude, B.A., Political Science, 1998

Industry Groups

  • Ethics
  • Law
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Office Location for David A. Lewis

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

Phone: 212-951-1819

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Last Updated: 6/30/2019

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