Resume

After 40 years of traditional family law practice, Mr. Lewis now limits his practice to family law mediation and private dispute resolution.  He has conducted numerous mediations and privately adjudicated many family law matters.  Mr. Lewis has been certified as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization since 1995.  Mr. Lewis has extensive practice experience in all facets of family law, including business valuation and  apportionment, tracing, complicated real estate and property division issues, transmutation, premarital and marital agreements, child and spousal support disputes, post-trial matters, modification of support, and parenting issues.

AVAILABILITY

Mr. Lewis is available to conduct mediations, settlement conferences, and pro tem assignments out of his office in Napa, or any location deemed convenient for the parties. He is also available to hear cases in any of ADR Services, Inc.’s seven statewide offices, including San Francisco, Oakland, Silicon Valley, Century City, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.


FAMILY LAW EXPERTISE

  • Business Valuation

  • Business Apportionment

  • Tracing

  • Complicated Property Division

  • Transmutation

  • Premarital and Marital Agreements

  • Child and Spousal Support Issues

  • Post-Trial Disputes

  • Modification of Support

  • Parenting Issues



EDUCATION

  • Loyola Law School. Los Angeles – Juris Doctor.  1976

  • University of Washington. Seattle – Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)  1973



PRIVATE PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

  • Lewis Family Law, PC (Napa) – Sole Practitioner and Principal   2010 – Present

  • Lewis & Blevans, LLP (Napa) – Partner   1995 – 2010

  • Fershko & Lewis (Napa) – Partner   1990 – 1995

  • Zukor & Lewis (Beverly Hills) – Partner    1984 – 1990

  • Law Office of Roger Lewis (Beverly Hills) – Sole Practitioner    1982 – 1984



PRIVATE PRACTICE EXPERIENCE (cont.)


  • Thaler & Lewis (Beverly Hills) – Partner   1979 – 1982

  • Howard Thaler and Bradley Marcus (Beverly Hills) – Associate   1976 – 1978



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Lewis has been a frequent lecturer on family law issues throughout California for many years.  This has included seminars for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and with Garrett Dailey of Attorney’s Briefcase, and multiple presentations to bar groups over the years, including recent presentations concerning family law real estate issues; retirement of the Baby Boomers and resulting spousal support modification; and best practices in alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Lewis participates in extensive continuing education programs, including the 42-hour program Mediating the Litigated Case at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law; 18-hour program co-sponsored by the Straus Institute and the Vermont School of Law in Advanced Family Mediation; the 2016 2-day CEB Family Law Conference, which emphasized mediation and private judging; the annual CALCPA Family Law Conference; and the annual Attorney’s Briefcase family law review.


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Mr. Lewis has been rated AV Preeminent in the 2016 Judicial Edition of Martindale Hubbell, a ranking by peers and the judiciary at the highest level of professional excellence, and has carried an AV rating for over 30 years.  He has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer since its inception in 2004.  He is regularly listed as a Best Lawyer in America in the specialty of family law.  The Ten Leaders Cooperative has listed Mr. Lewis as a top-ten family law attorney in the Bay Area for many years.