Biography of James R. Lewis


Mr. Lewis received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, graduating with honors (cum laude), from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997. He then pursued his law degree from McGeorge School of Law, where he was a writer and editor for the McGeorge Initiative Review Project. During his second year of law school, Mr. Lewis worked as a law clerk for the Office of the United States Attorney, Eastern District of California. He also worked as a law clerk for a statewide personal injury law firm and began his training in handling personal injury cases. In 2001, Mr. Lewis joined the firm of Brayton Purcell, a plaintiffs' asbestos litigation firm, specializing in all aspects of written discovery and law and motion practice.  Mr. Lewis joined the Law Offices of Frank D. Penney in 2002.  Mr. Lewis is licensed in California, in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Eastern District Bankruptcy Court.  
Mr. Lewis's areas of practice and extensive experience include wrongful death and personal injury cases resulting from a variety of causes, including automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, buses, semi-trucks, trains, boats, slip/trip and falls, defective products, construction accidents, and animal attacks. Mr. Lewis is foremost a litigator who handles all aspects of litigation, including depositions, arbitrations, mediations, expert witness preparation, and trial.  Mr. Lewis's has a broad and deep experience in alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and neutral case evaluation.