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Alec Michael Lewis

Estate planning Attorney at Rockville, MD

3.4   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 32 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
    Florida - FL 40 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Inactive
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Inactive

About Alec

Learn Alec’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    We attempt to get the best legal and physical custodial arrangement consistent with yours and you children's best interests.

    41 years

  2. Child support
    20%
    In Maryland child support is determined by State issued guidelines unless your combined family income exceeds $180,000.00

    41 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    In Maryland you and your spouse have to be separated for more than a year in order to get an Absolute Divorce unless you have no minor children and resolve all of your issues in an written agreement.

    41 years

  4. Estate planning
    20%
    Wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorney.

    41 years

  5. Family
    10%
    All aspects of Maryland Family Law including divorce, property division, alimony, child custody, child support, post trial modifications, separation agreements, and pre-marital agreements.

    41 years

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    Premarital Agreements are not just for second marriages people are marrying later in life and with more accumulated premarital wealth an agreement reached while everybody gets along can protect you if later on your not getting along.

    41 years

Alec is an attorney practicing out of two offices in Montgomery County and Anne Arundel County, MD. For over 30 years, Alec has practiced exclusively in the areas of family law and related estate planning matters, helping individuals and families all across the state. Alec has built an unshakable reputation within the legal community, with clients calling him “Your best choice in tough times” and praising his “Fierce advocacy…preserved my right to be in my child’s life.”

Location

Law Office Alec M. Lewis
110 North Washington Street
Suite 501-H
Rockville, MD, 20850
Law Office Alec M. Lewis
3909 Bayside Drive
Edgewater, MD, 21037
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Posted by Karen | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alec Lewis truly put my best interest at heart
After finalizing my divorce several years ago with another law firm, I found myself reaching out to the courts in an effort to have them enforce the original agreement. I was having no success until I hired Alec. He really took his time to explain my options and the best course of action. After just a couple meetings I felt like I had traction and was moving in the right direction. His calm and empathetic demeanor really help guide me through this frustrating and emotional time. I wouldnt hesistate to hire Alec Lewis again.
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Posted by JohnK | February 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alec Lewis is someone you can trust. He has my full faith and confidence
I hired Alec for my divorce. I heard of Alec because he was providing free advise on a broad range of community issues and knew then he had good intentions for the community and was someone I could trust. I discovered Alec was easy to communicate with. He understands the legal system and is very knowledgeable on the law and helped me understand the process. Probably the best thing about Alec Lewis he is someone I can trust. Alec Lewis is someone you can trust. He has my full faith and confidence. I started the divorce process without an attorney. I'm so glad I found Alec Lewis because it was more complicated than I expected. I highly recommend Alec Lewis.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your best choice in tough times
Alec helped me through a time I thought I would never have to face. During my very contested divorce, he was an advisor, a mentor, a shoulder to cry on, always available. He kept me going, gave me the hope I needed to stay the course and the strength necessary to believe in me again. His humor and no-nonsense advice was very much appreciated as well. The mental support he offered was matched by his ability in the courtroom: extremely knowledgeable in all legal family matters, he crafted new strategies on the spot, knew when to give in and when to stand our ground. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with Alec's performance as a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2015
Excellent Lawyer!
Since day one, Alec Lewis has been quick to respond to any request that I have. He is very knowledgeable and smart in strategizing the best way to go about winning the case. With every twist and turn in the case, he was quick to think on his feet to get the best outcome. Very specifically, he accommodated all of my wishes, no matter what. The situation I was faced with was very difficult and traumatic, but Mr. Lewis won my case. The outcome was over and above more than I ever believed could be possible. I am very grateful for his help and to this day, consider him a friend.
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Posted by Ron | March 16, 2015
Fierce Advocate for your Rights
I first met Alec in 2004. At that time I was faced with loosing the right to see my child. Through his extensive knowledge, diligence and fierce advocacy Alec preserved my right to be in my child's life. In fact, Alec, took my situation from hopeless and desperate to overwhelmingly satisfied and vindicated. From having my child every other weekend to having them every weekend. Since 2004 to very recently, Alec has always been there for me and my child. Alec was always up front and honest with me. He has always displayed to me a genuine concern and care for me, my child and our case. I would recommend Alec to anyone who needs a fierce advocate for your rights.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2014
Great , respectful and effective.....
I would highly recommend Alec. He is responsive and a great litigator. He will be honest and try to keep your costs down. But if you need to go to court, he definetely is the man to argue your case.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very disappointing
I was given Mr. Lewis' name by one of his family members and at our consultation he had a lot of seemingly good strategies. My ex did not want the divorce and my children did not want to spend time with their father when he moved out. The case took quite awhile to resolve. I am sad to say that the case did not end as Mr Lewis had told me it would. His strategies did not work and just cost me lots of money. My children were forced to visit their dad despite my having submitted evidence of abuse from him from the childrens' doctor. I also only received a small amount of limited alimony even though my husband and i had agreed that i should not work once we had children. I should have received indefinite alimony. In the end my children did crazy things because Mr Lewis didn't protect them and I spent a lot of money and my ex didn't have to pay any of it despite the fact that he was the one who kept filing all the motions. The bottom line is that he didn't protect with my children or myself and i was left with very little income with which to raise my children since i received so little child support and alimony from a long marriage.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proceed With Caution!!!!!
I hired Lewis for what was to be a contentious divorce. He laid out a game plan and told me what he anticipated would happen although he did not follow the course of action that he said he would. He lied to me on numerous occasions and I lost significant money because of his poor judgement. He seemed more concerned with revenge than getting the results he had lied to me about. He did the opposite of what he said he would do and made phone calls and sent correspondence making consessions without ever discussing them with me. I got nothing I wanted or deserved and ended up with a huge bill with nothing to show for it.
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Response from Alec Lewis December 28, 2018
This review is inaccurate and unfortunately reflects the bitterness of someone who had unrealistic expectations and refused to listens when told that the expectations were unrealistic. It is hard to respond to because I cannot think of someone who has experienced the type of result this person claims to have experienced. We try very hard to be realistic and mange client expectations, but no one has a crystal ball. If it is who I suspect it is, the case was resolved almost a year and not all of as the person describes.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible
Mr Lewis represented me but was not truthful about I could expect the results to be in my case. He kept coming up with new proposed strategies to fix the previous ones that didn’t work all the while costing me 10a of 1000s of dollars. He was sarcastic and hurtful to me and I felt very disrespected wasted alot of money which got me nothing but more problems. Beware of his sales pitch !!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2013
You are forewarned!
He was just interested in the money. He did the absolute bare minimum which made me look like a complete idiot in court. He irritated the judge after he hung me out to dry. He reviewed things with me as many times as possible (not in a good way.) We'd go over the same meaningless things 10x just so he could charge me.
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AVVO RATING 6.3 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Commission Reprimand issued in MD, 2016
updated on 04/24/2018

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Managing Partner
  • Law Office Alec M. Lewis
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bodsky, Greenblatt and Renehan
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Howard, Brawner, Lovett, Lewis and Stone
  • 1984 - 1990

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Barton v. Hirshberg
  • Trial Court affirmed on custody, child support and attorneys' fees

Associations

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Simon E. Sobeloff Jewish Law Society
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland
  • 1991 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • 1988 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1984 - Present
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Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the chance to consult with Alec on various legal matters and have always received exceptional advice. Alec has deep knowledge of the law and a great ability to interpret and explain it in a simple and practical way. I endorse this lawyer."
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Rockville Estate planning Lawyer Alec Michael Lewis
Alec Michael Lewis
Estate planning Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 40 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details