Jeffrey Lewis Esq

Jeffrey Lewis Esq

"A Business Lawyer for Business People."
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Ohio
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Summary

Recipient of the coveted "AV" 5.0 PREEMINENT highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell for more than the last decade and named by CEO Magazine for the last decade-plus as one of Ohio's "Top Lawyers", Mr. Lewis is well known in the Central Ohio business, legal and political communities, and has developed a substantial trial practice in local, state and federal courts in areas as wide-ranging as business, environmental, employment, civil rights, criminal, real estate, creditors' rights, matrimonial/divorce and extraordinary remedies litigation to land use planning/zoning law. Mr. Lewis is a Dean's List graduate of Miami (Ohio) University (1978) and earned his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College Law in 1981. His legal expertise has been recognized by many public officials, as evidenced by his appointment (by Governor Celeste) as Member (later Chairman) of the Ohio State Parking Commission; his appointments as Special Counsel to: the City Attorneys of Columbus, Hilliard, and Whitehall, the Columbus Board of Education, Ohio Attorneys General Celebreeze, Fisher, DeWine and Cordray, the Ohio Democratic Party, the Ohio State Auditor,the Solid Waste Authorities of Franklin, Geauga, and Trumbull Counties, and the Hilliard Development Corporation; his appointments as General Counsel to the Franklin County Democratic Party and Law Clerk to the Ohio House Judiciary Committee; and his numerous appointments as Receiver/Receiver's counsel and Special Master by various judges of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court. A frequent lecturer and writer in the areas of both Trial Practice and Land Use Planning and Zoning Law, Mr. Lewis is/has been a member of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, and the American, Ohio State, and Columbus Bar Associations (co-chairman bench-bar retreat committee). Licensed in all Ohio State & Federal & US Supreme Courts.

Education
Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. | LAW
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Miami University
B.A. | POLITICAL SCIENCE
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Honors: DEAN'S LIST
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Professional Experience
Principal
Jeffrey M. Lewis Co., LPA
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VP
Swedlow Butler & Lewis
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Partner
Crabbe Brown James
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Legislative Aide
Ohio House of Representatives-Judiciary Committee
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Law Clerk
Ohio State Auditor
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Certifications
AV 5.0 PREEMINENT
Martindale Hubbell
Best Lawyers in Central Ohio since 2009
CEO Magazine
AV 5.0 PREEMINENT
Martindale Hubbell
AV 5.0 PREEMINENT
Martindale Hubbell
AV 5.0 PREEMINENT since 2000
Martindale Hubbell
Awards
AV 5.0 Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Ohio's Top Lawyers
CEO Magazine
Ohio's Top Lawyers
CEO Magazine
AV 5.0 Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Ohio's Top Lawyers
CEO Magazine
AV 5.0 Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell rated AV 5.0 Preeminent since 2001
Ohio's Top Lawyers
CEO Magazine
Ohio's Top Lawyers
CEO Magazine
Ohio's Top Lawyers
CEO Magazine
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Member
Current
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Columbus Bar Association
MEMBER
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Activities: CO-CHAIR, BENCH-BAR RETREAT COMMITTEE
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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6th Circuit
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U.S. District Court N.D. Ohio
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U.S. District Court S.D. Ohio
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Collections
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Municipal Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Zoning and Land Use Litigation
  • General Civil
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
SUBURBAN OFFICE
4474 Summit Ridge Dr.
Columbus, OH 43220
Telephone: (614) 384-2075
Fax: (614) 384-2076
DOWNTOWN OFFICE
1650 Lake Shore Dr.
Suite 150
Columbus, OH 43204
Telephone: (614) 384-2075
Fax: (614) 384-2076