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Michael K. Lewis Esq.

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Business Commercial
Class Action & Mass Tort
Construction Defect
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Federal Law
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Higher Education & Title IX
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Background and Education
Michael K. Lewis, Esq. is widely recognized for his extraordinary ability to resolve the most complex disputes in virtually every area of law. He has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of complex, multi-party, high profile matters.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Accomplished at effectively mediating and arbitrating disputes in a wide variety of areas including business/commercial, public policy, employment, environment, and governmental matters
  • Advised dozens of organizations as an ADR consultant, including the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, ABA's Mental Health Disabilities Project, ABA's BASICS Program, National Institute of Corrections, National Association of Attorneys General, several federal agencies, National Clients' Council, Council of Better Business Bureaus, federal and local courts around the country, as well as numerous law firms and companies.

Representative Matters

  • Disputes of nine staff members alleging employment discrimination on the part of their union employer
  • Dispute involving the expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
  • Dispute involving the closing of clinical services by a large hospital in Harlem
  • Dispute surrounding the destruction of a producing gas well by a coal mining company
  • Dispute regarding the cleanup of the HOD landfill in Illinois among 15 public and private parties
  • Complex reinsurance dispute for the U.S. District Court in New Jersey
  • Series of disputes arising out of the implementation of a consent decree involving the care and treatment of juvenile delinquents
  • Disputes arising out of the purchase of an apartment building and its subsequent conversion to condominiums
  • Dispute involving conditions in a large, publicly supported apartment complex and damages to municipal buildings alleged to have been caused by faulty architectural design and construction
  • Co-mediation, with Linda Singer, of the BROS Superfund site in New Jersey and Old Southington Landfill Superfund site in Connecticut, as well as the Kramer Landfill and McKin Superfund sites
  • Pigford v. Glickman, a case in which a large group of African-American farmers alleged that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had discriminated against them
  • Sokaogon v. Babbitt, reached agreement regarding the treatment of a petition to take land into trust
  • Monitor and Special Master for the District of Columbia Superior Court in Jerry M. v. D.C., a case involving the care and treatment of juvenile delinquents
  • Special Master in a federal district court case that involved confinement at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Law and Dispute Resolution, 2024
  • Recognized internationally by Who's Who Legal: Mediation, 2017-2019
  • Recipient of the D’Alemberte/Raven Award from the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA, 2012
  • Outstanding Achievement for ADR Education/Training, American College of Civil Trial Mediators, 2001
  • Member, National Bar Association, 2005–Present
  • Member: JAMS Board of Directors, 2004–Present; JAMS Employment Practice Group, 2004-Present
  • Board of Directors: Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation, 1998-Present; Westtown Friends School, 1995-Present; Consensus Building Institute, 1993-Present; Search for Common Ground, 1997-present
  • Member, Council of the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution
  • Featured on a television show produced by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association and on numerous instructional videotapes
  • Adjunct faculty member of law schools of Georgetown (1983-present), American University, George Washington University, University of New Mexico; Harvard Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation Workshop (1984-present); trainer for CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution

Background and Education

  • JAMS, 2004–Present; ADR Associates, 1990-2003; Private mediation practice, 1983-1990
  • Center for Community Justice (now Center for Dispute Settlement), Deputy Director, 1972-1983
  • National Institute for Dispute Resolution, Deputy Director, 1983–1988
  • U.S. Information Agency, Foreign Service Information Officer, 1967-1972
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1975
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1967; Studied at U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Institute


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