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.
- 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