Practice areas

Professional Liability: Defense

Focus areas

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice – Other

David A. Lewis, the esteemed attorney, is the founder and proprietor of David A. Lewis Law PLLC, situated in New York, New York. Renowned for his expertise in handling attorney grievance complaints, bar admission character and fitness issues, as well as an array of disputes among legal practitioners, their firms, and clients, David boasts an impressive professional background. He notably chaired the Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York City Bar Association for a three-year term, showcasing his prominence in the field of legal ethics. In addition to his local contributions, he served on the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (COSAC), further cementing his role in shaping the ethical landscape of the legal profession. These committees stand at the forefront of legal ethics, diligently researching and proposing modifications to regulations and procedures that directly impact the practice of law. David also takes pride in his decade-long commitment to serving as a recurring speaker and legal ethics panelist for the mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, organized by the New York Character and Fitness Committee in the First Department.

His exclusive area of practice revolves around legal ethics and bar admissions. When lawyers or aspiring legal professionals require legal counsel, David is the go-to choice. He offers candid, reliable, and approachable guidance precisely when individuals find their careers and professional reputations hanging in the balance. Many character and fitness applicants seek David’s assistance based solely on his renowned work and credentials, but he also excels in swiftly establishing a foundation of trust with his clients. He has been honored to become a confidant to numerous individuals grappling with the most personal and sensitive of matters. Discussing delicate, embarrassing, or painful issues necessitates the expertise and compassion that you will find at

David’s reputation as a nationally recognized legal ethics speaker has led to invitations to participate in programs across the United States, addressing intricate legal ethics and compliance dilemmas. These programs encompass events sponsored by respected entities such as the Practicing Law Institute, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, Association for Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Fortune 500 companies, and various national law firms. In addition to his speaking engagements, David has had the privilege of serving as an adjunct law professor teaching legal ethics and professional responsibility at Cardozo Law School.

Recognized for his unwavering professionalism and exceptional legal acumen, Mr. Lewis has earned the AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, in addition to numerous other accolades and endorsements from his peers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with Martindale-Hubbell’s certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® facilitates a peer review rating process, with ratings reflecting the anonymous opinions of members of the legal profession and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ is categorized into two dimensions: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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