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 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney David A. Lewis is the founder and owner of David A. Lewis Law PLLC in New York, New York. A lawyer's lawyer, Mr. Lewis focuses his practice solely on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the New York City metro region who are facing disciplinary hearings, administrative actions and other serious matters as a result of alleged wrongdoing.

    Nationally recognized as an authority on attorney grievance complaints, malpractice suits and other similar matters, Mr. Lewis has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of lawyers and law firms and helping them resolve their conflicts with their plaintiff clients. He also routinely counsels other attorneys on reducing their risk exposure for professional and ethical liability issues through lectures and seminars. He also serves as both inside and outside counsel to a number of law firms and Fortune 500 corporations.

    Moreover, Mr. Lewis has written extensively and conducted presentations across the country on legal ethics and morality, and he regularly participates in legal ethics and compliance programs before various legal organizations throughout the country. 

    Honored for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Lewis has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received the Golden Gavel Public Service Book Award as well as the Pro Bono Publico Award from the Legal Aid Society.

    A 1998 cum laude graduate of Colgate University, Mr. Lewis obtained his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001. He is admitted to practice before all New York state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Professional Liability: Defense
    Focus Areas

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


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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    About David Lewis

    Admitted: 2002, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://nyethics.com/about/


    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for High Ethical Standards and Professional Ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
    • Golden Gavel Public Service Book Award, 2007 
    • Rated by Super Lawyers Magazine, New York Metro Edition, 2015-Present, Super Lawyers
    • 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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    Website - nyethics.com
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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: 5/3/2021

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