As the son of a minister, I have always been dedicated to helping others. Since 1970 when I first became a lawyer, I have been privileged to represent thousands of people and make sure they were treated fairly.
I attended Wake Forest for college and law school; I met my wife, Kathy, on campus. We married after knowing each other 3 months and have been together now for more than 45 years.
We have a wonderful dog, Jazzy, an 8 year-old mixed breed who is shown in a number of my TV ads.
I have been fortunate to obtain record verdicts in several NC counties. I have been recognized by both Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for many years for my abilities in Personal Injury Litigation and in Eminent Domain.
I believe stongly in fighting to obtain justice for our clients and am grateful every day for the opportunity to do so.
Licensed since 1970
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Personal Injury Litigation||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Personal Injury ; Eminent Domain||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Tier One Best Law Firm: Personal Injury||US News Best Lawyers||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1995|
|Outstanding Auto Tort Lawyer||North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers||1986|
|President||Mike Lewis Attorneys||2010 - Present|
|President||Lewis & Daggett||1985 - 2010|
|President||Lewis & Bowden||1982 - 1985|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||N/A|
|Southern Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Trial Lawyers Association||Past Member||N/A|
|New York Trial Lawyers Association||Past Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Past Member||N/A|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Past Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association, Professional Negligence Section||Member||N/A|
|Forsyth County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Wake Forest University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1970|
|Wake Forest University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1967|
|Punitive Damages||Punitive Damages in DWI cases||2010|
|Cutting Edge Issues in Land Condemnation||Who can testify? Qualifying Expert and Lay Witnesses||2004|
|Eminent Domain||Trial Tips and Tactics||2003|
|Eminent Domain||Anatomy of an Eminent Domain Trial||2003|
|Patrons Roundtable||Personal Injury Law||1998|
|the nuts and bolts of handling personal injury claims||Addressing the Jury: Opening Statement and Closing Argument||1990|
|Personl Injury Law||Developing a Theme||1990|
|Auto Torts IX||Streamlining Your Personal Injury Practice," Auto Torts IX, Soth Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, 1986Streamlining Your Personal Injury Practice," Auto Torts IX, Soth Carolina Trial Lawyers Associatio||1986|