Meet Jeff Lewis of Jeff Lewis Law
After ten years of working for other firms, I started my own law firm in 2006 and never looked back. At the helm of of a small, specialized law firm, I can select the cases my team accepts and I can focus on the subject matters that interest me: appellate law, First Amendment and SLAPP law. I started with no clients of my own and hustled my way to a thriving practice.
As a young lawyer, it was difficult to get more substantial clients to trust me with large disputes. Passing the State Bar’s specialization exam for appellate law was a big boost to my career. There are less than 1,000 attorneys in the entire state who are certified appellate specialists. With my specialist credential, experience and a growing track record of success, it became easier to win the trust of more clients. This in turn allowed me to be more selective in the cases we accept and the clients we represent.
My team works primarily in the areas of the First Amendment, SLAPPs and Appellate Law. I am a certified specialist in appellate law representing parties in the California Court of Appeal in civil, criminal, probate and family law appeals. Many law firms can brag about winning cases but we do so with our four core values intact and that is what separates us from the competition:
Our core principles for every case:
Integrity. Our firm was built on ethical representation of our clients. We believe that clients are best served when we play by the rules of professional responsibility and that we have developed a superb reputation in the legal community by doing so. We will lead by example in everything we do and enhance our reputation with the courts, counsel and clients.
Communication. Timely, clear and honest communication with our clients, adversaries and the courts is essential to our practice of law.
Efficiency. Many firms perform and bill tasks unnecessary to the representation of their client or over-staff cases. Our clients benefit when we appropriately staff cases and provide value to our clients by avoiding unnecessary tasks.
Excellence. Our briefs and oral presentation must demonstrate scholarship and winning strategies. Good enough never is.
Our proudest moment was when we concluded four years of litigation against the City of Palos Verdes Estates to reverse an illegal sale of public parkland.
Success is winning without sacrificing our core principles while allowing our clients to continue to operate their businesses and live their lives with the least amount of disruption from the legal system. In the case of a defendant in a defamation matter, a win involves filing a successful anti-SLAPP motion where the case is dismissed and the plaintiff reimbursed my client all of their attorney’s fees.