William J. Lewis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
 | 61 Broadway, Suite 2000
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 631-386-8370
Fax: 212-233-7196
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

William J. Lewis is the founder of Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP. From the firm's headquarters in New York, New York, Mr. Lewis represents clients throughout the state, defending them in a broad array of civil litigation actions. His cases include nursing home liability, medical malpractice, product defects, environmental violations, insurance fraud, vehicular negligence, premises liability and construction site accidents.

Mr. Lewis founded his firm in 1993. Prior to that, he led the medical litigation section of a national law firm, worked in his own private practice and gained experience working as an assistant district attorney with the Office of the Bronx District Attorney. He was awarded a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law in 1971.

Throughout his career, Mr. Lewis has defended his clients in well-known cases, including his successful defense in the biggest claim of beachfront erosion in the history of the state. In addition to being admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Lewis is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Lewis has received an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America. A sought-after speaker, he has conducted numerous lectures for various legal organizations and has appeared on a television talk show concerning medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Lewis is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About William Lewis

Admitted: 1972, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.lewisjohs.com/attorneys/william-j-lewis/


  • Named as one of the Tri-State region’s “Best Lawyers” for nine years
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers for seven consecutive years

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar, 1972
  • United States Court of Military Appeals
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1976
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Board of Ethics for the Town of Hempstead, Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1976
  • United States Supreme Court, 1979
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer, American Inns of Court, Nassau County, Roosevelt Chapter
  • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy at Hofstra Law School
  • “Chapter 2: Statutory Laws in Medical Malpractice, New York State Bar Association, 2000,” published in Medical Malpractice in New York
  • Lecturer, Burdens of Proof in Insurance Fraud Cases

Educational Background:

  • Staten Island Community College, Associate of Arts, 1967
  • The City College of the City University of New York, Bachelor of Arts, 1971
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Office Location for William J. Lewis

61 Broadway
Suite 2000
New York, NY 10006

Phone: 631-386-8370

Fax: 212-233-7196

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Last Updated: 4/10/2019

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