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U.A. Lewis

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Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Houston, TX

The Lewis Law Group
99 Detering
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-570-6555
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law, General Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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U.A. Lewis is an attorney at The Lewis Law Group, PLLC, in Houston, Texas. Ms. Lewis handles civil rights and constitutional law matters, representing clients in Houston and throughout Texas. She has experience with cases involving a wide range of issues including Fourth Amendment rights, false arrest, false imprisonment, government misconduct, jail death, jail injuries, police misconduct and wrongful arrest. 

Over the course of her career, Ms. Lewis has been involved in several noteworthy civil rights cases. She is an aggressive advocate for her clients, fighting to protect their legal rights and secure justice. Her success has led to her inclusion in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization of attorneys who have recovered $2 million or more in a one-time verdict or settlements for their clients.

Ms. Lewis also has experience with personal injury cases, serving clients in matters involving motor vehicle accidents, sexual abuse, catastrophic injuries, or wrongful death. She is committed to helping them recover compensation after sustaining an injury or losing a family member due to negligence.

Outside of her private practice, Ms. Lewis enthusiastically gives back to her legal community through engaging in pro bono work with Houston Volunteer Lawyers. Additionally, in 2011, the Texas Bar College presented her with an award for the most continuing legal education hours for an initial member.

After earning her bachelor's degree, Ms. Lewis graduated from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She holds a license to practice law before all Texas state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Civil Rights
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Constitutional Law
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Police Misconduct, Criminal Law, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Litigation, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About U.A. Lewis

First Admitted: 2011, Texas


  • HVLP, The Other Side of the Story..., Houston Volunteer Lawyers


  • Most CLE hours for initial member in 2011, Steve Condos Awards, The College of the State Bar of Texas

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and Federal-Southern District of Texas Texas State Bar, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Umeka A. Lewis, a 2010 graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, recently answered a call for help from HVLP for Pro Bono assistance for a group of tenants living in deteriorating conditions in an apartment complex in southeast Houston. An attorney with the Lewis Law Group, Ms. Lewis dedicated many hours to extricating these individuals from uninhabitable and unfair living conditions, and she had this to say about the experience: “I was introduced to the HVLP earlier this year when my law partner heard about an emergency need for volunteer lawyers to help a group of tenants at a local Houston apartment complex. The complex was in total disrepair. There were reports of mold and mildew, broken pipes causing flooding, sewage back-ups, ceilings caving in, live mushrooms growing indoors, and a tub even fell through one resident’s floor to the occupied apartment below. The local news stations and City Council member Wanda Adams could not ignore these tenants’ plight, and I decided that neither could I. “As it turned out, the apartment complex originally had entered into all-bills-paid leases with the tenants, but during the middle of the lease term, the complex unilaterally decided to charge tenants for electricity. When rent became due in May of this year, the complex rejected rent from those not prepared to pay both the rent and the separate new electricity bill. The apartment complex then initiated eviction suits against those tenants who refused or could not pay the new and separate electricity bill. Eighteen evictions suits were filed in total. We represented eight of the eighteen residents; four hearings, two weeks in a row. Although we were not successful with the first four, we won the second four and received attorneys’ fee awards (which we donated to HVLP). We then appealed two of the original four suits, and won both of them. “Volunteering with HVLP was an enriching experience. I hope to always be available throughout my career to continue to volunteer, for the community’s sake as well as my own. I always vowed to assist individuals with fewer resources one day; HVLP was the perfect vehicle to do so, and I am honored to be a member of the HVLP.”, 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Inducted into Million Dollar Verdict Forum, 2017
  • Inducted into Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Forum, 2017


  • Azziam vs. Ross-Excessive Force Civil Rights Claim. Settled for Six-Figures, 2019
  • Pope vs. Galveston County-Involving delay and denial of medical care in the jail resulting in pregnancy loss, 2019
  • Wilber Lima vs. Brazoria County, et. al.-Inadequate Medical care-Civil Rights Violation. Mr. Lima, and Mrs. LimaSued Brazoria County, Sheriff Charles Wagner, Dr. Edgar Hulipas, and Sandra Sandoval for failure to provide adequate medical care after they deprived him of his physician prescribed medication resulting in severe injuries and seizures. Due to Mr. Lima having suffered injuries, he filed the lawsuit 18 days past the time to file. The claim settled for six figures, 2019
  • Estate of Jesse C. Jacobs vs. Galveston County, et. al.-Inadequate Medical care-Civil Rights Violation. Mr. Jacobs, and Mrs. Jacobs sued Galveston County, Galveston County Sheriff Trochesset, Chief Deputy Mary Johnson, Soluta, Inc., Formerly Health, Inc., Boon-chapman Benefit Administrators, Inc., Dr. Gary Beech, Dr. Teresa Becker, Dr. Harry Faust, Jr., Representative for The Estate of Dr. Linea A. Mcneel, Josephine Iroegbu, P.A., Kathy White, Deborah A. Wiggins, Monica Mccray, Jose Lloreda, Reann Keetma, Will George and Mellissa Falk failure to provide adequate medical care to their son who was serving 13 days in custody after they deprived him of his physician prescribed medication resulting in severe injuries and seizures. Due to the deprivation of medication, Jesse C. Jacobs died in this jail cell alone. His parents filed the lawsuit. The claim settled for multi-millions, 2017
  • State of Texas v. Mary Ann Dirden: 14 Felony Fraud counts-NOT GUILTY on all 14 counts. Co-Counsel of Valerie Waddell, 2012

Industry Groups

  • 4th amendments
  • Assaults
  • Car Crashes
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil rights attorney
  • False Arrest
  • false imprisonment
  • injured passengers
  • Injured People
  • Jail Death
  • Jail injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Police and governmental misconduct
  • Sexual Abuse
  • wrongful arrest
  • Wrongful Death
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Office Location for U.A. Lewis

99 Detering
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 713-570-6555

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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