Ms. Lewis is a Certified Family Law Specialist, as designated by the State Bar of California. She has achieved an “AV” rating by Martindale, the highest rating available to a practicing attorney. Ms. Lewis has been licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California, including the Court of Appeal for the Southern District of California, since 2003. Ms. Lewis is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Lewis specializes in settling cases by way of Mediation, Collaborative Practice or traditional settlement meetings. Ms. Lewis has extensive training in Mediation and Collaborative Divorce, and represents or consults with clients utilizing these processes. Ms. Lewis is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a designation that enables her to assist her clients in understanding the short-term and long-term financial impact of a divorce settlement.
Ms. Lewis is also an experienced mediator, having completed extensive training with famed mediator Forrest “Woody” Mosten and the National Conflict Resolution Center.
Ms. Lewis is often recommended by her colleagues and other mediators to handle complex mediations encompassing diverse and difficult issues in dissolutions, including post-dissolution matters.
Ms. Lewis obtained her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in History and Art History from Brandeis University in 1998. Ms. Lewis earned her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, with an honors concentration in Family, Child and Elder Law from California Western School of Law in 2003, where she graduated in the top eleven percent of her class.
Ms. Lewis had the honor of being selected as a “Top Family Law Attorney” in 2013 by the San Diego Daily Transcript and was honored as a Top Lawyer in San Diego by San Diego Magazine in March, 2013.
Ms. Lewis is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee (San Diego County Bar Association), the California State Bar, American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Family Law Bar Association. Ms. Lewis is also a frequent speaker at local law schools and the Second and Third Saturday Family Law Seminars.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Lewis is a faculty member at the University of San Diego, where she teaches all aspects of family law in the graduate paralegal program.
When not working, Ms. Lewis spends time with her husband and son either at home or traveling abroad.
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