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Mark DeSelm Lewis

Mark DeSelm Lewis

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Class Action, Litigation

About Me


Mr. Lewis focuses his practice on complex litigation, including consumer class actions, personal injury, trucking accidents, wrongful death, products liability, and insurance and commercial disputes. Mr. Lewis has been selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by the respected peer-review publication of the same name, and named one of Ohio's "Super Lawyers," a distinction shared by only a fraction of practicing attorneys. He has recently be named as one of the Columbus area's "50 Best Lawyers." Mr. Lewis also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Capital University Law School where he teaches Law & Literature, a course that investigates jurisprudential and moral themes in great works of literature, drama, and art. Visit his law & literature website at www.literarylawyer.org. Mr. Lewis is the 2009-10 President of the Central Ohio Association of Justice, and for many years he acted as the editor in chief of the organization's legal periodical. He has served as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and held numerous Committee Chairs during his long tenure on the Board.  Before beginning his career as a litigator, Mr. Lewis served as an editor of the law review and later as a federal judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, where he helped draft more than 100 opinions for the court. Mr. Lewis enjoys serving as a mentor under the Ohio Surpeme Court's new attorney mentor program, and he volunteers significant time to local high school "street law" classes to help educate young people about our civil justice system. He regularly blogs about the law and cognitive science and psychology at www.lawyerthinks.com.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Litigation: 25%
    21 years
  2. Class Action: 25%
    14 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
    21 years
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    21 years

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Contact Info

Kitrick, Lewis & Harris Co., L.P.A.

445 Hutchinson Ave.
Suite 100
Columbus, OH, 43235

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive199406/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2011 Louisville Slugger Award for Class ActionCentral Ohio Association for Justice2011
Annual Convention Presentation: Law and StorytellingOhio Association for Justice2007
President's AwardFranklin County Trial Lawyers Association2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Law & LiteratureCapital University Law School2006 - Present
Partner/Vice PresidentKitrick, Lewis & Harris Co., L.P.A.1996 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. District Court (S.D. Ohio)1994 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2010 - Present
Central Ohio Association for JusticePresident2010 - 2011
Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Internet and Website CommitteeChairman1997 - 1998
Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Deposition Bank CommitteeChairman1996 - 1997
American Association for JusticeMembers/Leaders Forum1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Franklin County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Franklin County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Franklin County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Ohio TrialMining for Meaning: Exploring Noneconomic Damages2007
OAJ Annual Convention BookStorytelling and the Law2007
Columbus Bar Association Barbriefs1-800 Lawyers: Truth, Good Taste & Profit2005
CBA BarbriefsOrdinary Lawyers, Ordinary Moments2002
CBA BarbriefsTruth Above All2002
CBA BarbriefsPhilosophers at the Bar: Nietzsche’s Courage2002
Toledo Law ReviewKumho Tire Company vs. Carmichael, Blowout from the Overinflation of Daubert2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1997
Capital University Law SchoolBusinessLL.M - Master of Laws1997
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Ohio State University, ColumbusSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Ohio State University, ColumbusCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Westland High SchoolStreet Law for High School Students2012
OAJ Annual ConventionStorytelling and Law2007
OAJ Annual ConventionMindfulness and the Ethical Practice of Law2005