Michael Lewis

Michael K. Lewis, Esq.

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Hearing Officer, Special Master and Neutral Evaluator

Case Manager
Erika Holland
T: 202-533-2019
F: 202-942-9186
1155 F Street, NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20004

Michael K. Lewis is available to conduct cases virtually. JAMS is equipped to provide virtual ADR services on a variety of online platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and more.


With more than 30 years of dispute resolution experience, Mr. Lewis is a nationally acclaimed mediator and recognized expert in resolving employment-related disputes. Known for his ability to relate with the parties, Mr. Lewis gains the trust and respect needed to work out settlements in highly-charged, socially significant and complicated employment matters. He has handled issues including Title VII and executive compensation claims involving Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies, non-profit organizations and associations, hospitals, law firms, and universities.

As a member of JAMS Employment Practice Group, Mr. Lewis keeps current on relevant employment law changes and trends and their implications to the practice of dispute resolution. He combines this knowledge with his dispute resolution expertise to present on effective advocacy in employment cases to law firms, federal agencies, and bar associations, as well as to train corporate HR and legal departments in managing and resolving conflict in the workplace.

Representative Mediations

  • Mediation involving claims of race, age, and gender discrimination case brought by multiple employees against a prominent university
  • Mediation of a case involving a discrimination claim brought by a high ranking black female employee against a national publication
  • Mediation of a class action age discrimination case against a major financial institution
  • Mediation of a defamation case brought by an employee of one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States
  • Mediation of alleged employment discrimination claims brought by nine staff members against their union employer
  • Mediation of claims arising out of the settlement of Cremens v. Merrill Lynch and Martens v. Smith Barney
  • Mediation of FLSA Wage and Hour claims against two federal agencies
  • Mediation of individual discrimination cases arising from the settlements of class action employment cases against a major telecommunications company and a prominent automobile manufacturer

Representative Arbitrations

  • Arbitration of an employment dispute arising out of the settlement of a class action case involving a utility

Supplementary Matters

  • Trained in-house lawyers at a number of Fortune 500 companies including the Ford Motor Company, 3M, McDonalds, and Xerox on advocacy in ADR processes
  • Trained staff of the General Accountability Office and SEC to mediate employment disputes arising in the agencies
  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • 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
  • 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



Practice Areas

Available nationwide


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