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Todd Lewis

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.6   18 reviews

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About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    40%

    18 years, 100 cases

  2. Business
    20%
    Business law consists of many facets in the law such as Business organization/formation/governance, Securities Law, Tax, Intellectual Property, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and contracts. My office helps businesses succeed with dynamic strategies.

    18 years, 50 cases

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    10%
    Bankruptcy allows individuals and businesses a convenient way that is cost effective and resolves all financial issues in one court. My office has years of experience in all types of bankruptcy cases.

    18 years, 10 cases

  4. Foreclosure
    10%

    18 years, 100 cases

  5. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    9%
    Bankruptcy allows individuals and businesses a convenient way that is cost effective and resolves all financial issues in one court. My office has years of experience in all types of bankruptcy cases.

    18 years, 100 cases

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    5%

    18 years, 100 cases

  7. Bankruptcy and debt
    1%
    Bankruptcy allows individuals and businesses a convenient way that is cost effective and resolves all financial issues in one court. My office has years of experience in all types of bankruptcy cases.

    18 years, 100 cases

  8. Commercial real estate
    1%

    16 years, 100 cases

  9. Construction and development
    1%

    18 years, 100 cases

  10. Estate planning
    1%

    18 years, 50 cases

  11. Land use and zoning
    1%

    18 years, 10 cases

  12. Real estate
    1%

    18 years, 100 cases

Todd Lewis began his legal career in Florida, where he served as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation. Upon moving to the Washington DC metro area, Mr. Lewis again worked for a Fortune 500 Corporation, helping to build one of the largest title companies in the world.

Unhappy with the corporate lifestyle and looking to effect change and solve real world problems, Mr. Lewis founded The Lewis Law Group, P.C., advising small to medium sized businesses and consumers in financial related matters, civil litigation, and general legal advisement.

As a licensed real estate broker and agent for over a decade and having served as lead counsel on over one billion dollars in real estate related financing, Mr. Lewis is poised to provide a wealth of knowledge to businesses and individual investors in their real estate matters.

As a successful and experienced litigator, Mr. Lewis has tried cases of all types. Mr. Lewis is an articulate negotiator and skilled litigator with an ability to discover critical legal points in complex litigation and help leverage the facts of a case to obtain the client’s objectives.

As a consumer advocate Mr. Lewis has advised consumers and professionals on a range of issues, specifically; fair business practices, bankruptcy, landlord and tenant law, residential real estate matters (ranging from short sale negotiations, loan workouts to purchase negotiations), estate planning and serving as general litigation counsel.

Having started his first business in his early twenties and having come from a long line of entrepreneurs and inventors Mr. Lewis' work product provides an insight to business that most attorney lack. Moreover, having served as legal counsel to two Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Lewis' understanding of business and economics helps to temper his legal analysis and derive a more efficient objective in his pursuit of obtaining a clients' goals.

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Licensed for 18 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 08/13/2019
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/17/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/24/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Todd

Kitsune Lyon, PLC
1007 N Federal Highway
Suite 2005
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304
Kitsune Lyon, PLC
2200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 102-50
Arlington, VA, 22201
The Lewis Law Group
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 27011
Washington, DC, 20038
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bright, young and aggressive
Todd has the experience, wisdom and guts to go up against the big boys. He is relentless and is an active litigator.
Posted by John | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It’s not how many times you fall, but how many times your get back up!!
I had medical and emotional issues that had been brought on by the devastating housing market collapse. Our whole world was crashing down all around us. Everywhere we turned, there was more trouble rearing its ugly head. We ended up having two homes foreclosed, medical and regular bills were piling up and my family of 4 was literally homeless! Our wonderful neighbor opened her home to us and was truly our angel in our time of tribulation. We were experiencing very serious and life changing issues which none of the things were of our own doing. Todd Lewis was referred to us by a family friend. We didn’t know what to do or whom to ask to know what to do! It was a very scary and humbling time, the darkest days I have ever experienced. But Todd was a breath of fresh air. He educated and encouraged us and helped us to remember that bad things do happen to good people. His direct approached helped us tremendously to stay focused and not dwell on the negativity of the circumstance but to look forward, take one day at a time and focus of “fixing” our situation to move forward in a positive manner. Todd may have started out as our lawyer, but he quickly became our trusted friend!
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Posted by Cal. | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working, Honest, Expectional Negotiator and knows how to get the job done.
I recently built a house in northern VA and I had a problem where a utility pole was in the front middle of my property that had three big utility companies wires on it (1 electric, 2 coax and 4 fiber cables). The pole was pretty much an eyesore. I tried to work with the utility companies for 2 years to get them to remove it since they didn't have an easement but that did not go anywhere until I retained Mr. Todd Lewis to represent me. Thanks to Todd, all three utility company were gone off the pole and the pole was removed. The cost to get that done was less than 15% of what I would have to pay only one company to remove it. He did all this without having to go to court. Thank you Todd. PS. I used to think that many lawyers just want to take your money until I worked with Todd. I am a true that lawyer like Todd will get your more for your buck, Todd proved it. Also, let's face it, not everyone can be a lawyer. Not only does Todd know the case laws, he also has the negotiations and mitigation skills that was required for my complicated case. This review does not really do Todd justice. What he did and the pressure he put on those companies was phenomenal and saved me a lot of money.
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Posted by Michael | April 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Advocate
Tenacious, diligent, aggressive and highly effective. Mr. Lewis displayed the highest level of expertise and client advocacy in a very difficult bankruptcy situation caused by poor advice by previous counsel. In addition, Mr. Lewis displayed intense dedication in getting out from under extreme deadlines, putting in the extra hours as necessary. Remarkably easy to work with and informative throughout the entire process. Mr. Lewis succeeding in pulling our S-Corp out of Chapter 11 and Trustee oversight and working through the system in remarkable time despite being brought in late. Can not recommend highly enough for effective, aggressive, tough and fair representation and thorough advocacy above and beyond the ordinary.
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Posted by Jim | November 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent listener, adviser, and doer
I hired Todd in Summer 2015 to handle my bankruptcy case. I enjoyed working with Todd because he does not make you feel like "the meter is running" when you're working with him, or that he's trying to rush through your meeting to move on to something "more important." He took the time to thoroughly understand my situation, to discuss my possible options, and to respond to all my questions. He was professional, thorough, prompt in responding, and was understanding yet objective and reassuring. Because he has a wide range of expertise, he was able to provide a holistic view of what my options were and the ramifications of various courses of action. Because of Todd's diligence and professionalism, I felt well prepared to enter the bankruptcy process with both eyes open, and confident that it was the best choice for my situation. I was pleased and reassured to have an attorney of Todd's caliber to guide me through it.
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Posted by Marie | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Talented Attorney
My husband and I are so happy with our decision to have Todd Lewis handle our legal issues. After reviewing and explaining our case to several other firms, Mr. Lewis was more qualified, confident, and we felt more personally invested in our case so we chose to have him represent us. He was professional. responsive, thorough and exceeded our objectives and goals. We are able to proceed with our life and not worry any more about any of the issues that were previously weighing on us, thanks to Mr. Lewis.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2015
Want a quality lawyer you can count on?
Todd Lewis is a true professional. He aggressively services his clients and fees are reasonable. He does not assume. He investigates and researches to make sure his approach to resolution of issues is the best, the safest, the most likely to end favorably. Todd has years of experience in real estate development, finance, construction, landlord/tenant matters, foreclosures, and loan modification negotiation. I just recently called on him for much-needed advice. My issues are on their way to resolution in a condominium homeowner's association dispute.
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Posted by Chad | May 24, 2015
Highly recommend this allstar for your corner!
To say that I'm happy with Todd's work is the understatement of the century. My wife and I were in limbo for months over an offer that we placed on our dream home that was in shortsale. I was referred to Todd by a good friend and Todd immediately took action when he learned of our situation. Within hours of our first communication, we had incredible progress, progress which we hadn't seen in 6 months prior to meeting Todd. But more importantly, he took the time to properly educate my wife and I on the entire process. The overwhelming sense of convidence that we had knowing that we had Todd in our corner was worth the world. We finally had an advocate that was looking out for our best interest, He was very personal and patient with my wife and I, but very aggressive with the associated banks and lawyers. He was always available for our questions, and returned any missed calls immediately. We hired a layer, and got a very talented one while gaining a new friend in the process. I can't see enough about the talent, knowledge, and personal skills of Todd Lewis, He's your guy!
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Posted by Gary | December 1, 2013
Excellent Attorney!
The most difficult decision I have ever had to make in my life was filing for Bankruptcy. After I made the decision to go through with it, I asked my foreclosure attorney who was finalizing my foreclosure case who he could recommend as a bankruptcy attorney. He recommended the Bankruptcy Law Office of Mr. Todd Lewis. Todd did not disappoint. He thoroughly schooled me in the bankruptcy process, all the while reassuring me when I became anxious or concerned during the process. He was extremely organized, thorough, and as the end result of a successful Chapter 7 filing proves, extremely knowledgeable in all the aspects associated with bankruptcy. Although the technical aspects of the filing were important, the human aspect of Todd’s services is what I appreciated the most. He was not cold and aloof like many attorneys I have dealt with. He was personable and showed real concern over getting me through one of the most difficult stages of my life. I am forever grateful to him and his firm. I can say with confidence that when you hire Todd, you are implicitly hiring a “personal life coach” too. He took the time to listen about how my situation evolved, which helped alleviate the sense of failure that seems to come with making these difficult decisions. The result was more peace of mind during and after the process. Many thanks for everything you did for me Todd and I wish you the best of everything.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2013
Knowledgable and Hard Working
Todd is a knowledgeable Attorney who works hard on his client's behalf. He communicates clearly and his background lets him envision a variety of scenarios and case outcomes.
Posted by Jay | March 21, 2012
"Holistic Approach"
I was referred to Mr. Lewis because he specializes in multiple types of Law. I was facing the loss of my home to foreclosure and the one of the easiest way out is bankruptcy. Mr. Lewis listened to my story and "heard" what I had to say (no bankruptcy).. I wanted to approach my dilemma in a certain way and he was able to do do just that. In fact I will be using Todd in helping me restore my credit and basically rebuilding my life. Have an attorney to be able to work in so many areas, is very reassuring. His "Holistic Approach" to law was new to me, but it helps clients like me with multiple, interrelated problems at once. He made me one promise- that I would not lose my home; and he accomplished it without bankruptcy. Amazing, I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2012
Wonderful experience
Todd was took on our case quickly, continued to keep us informed during any/all changes to the case, and always took the time to hear our concerns. He answered all questions we had and gave us many options in how to utilize his services.
Posted by Carlos | October 5, 2011
Todd Helped through a Crisis
I hired a "well known" law firm to handle some critical issues. My family and I were posted against the wall and time was of the essence. The "firm" did nothing for months. That's when Todd came into the picture. He handled our case aggressively and decisively. Not only were we able to pass this situation but he also got the other party to release extra funds we desperately needed to recover. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Annie | October 4, 2011
Todd saved me from foreclosure
After my husband passed away I thought I was going to file bankruptcy or foreclose on my home. Todd was very sensitive to my situation, kind to me and I found him to be very sincere and trustworthy. Todd explored all options and suggested a short sale.He knew the market environment and how to deal with the mortgage lender. Within 4 months we got an offer, the bank accepted and I closed on my home. Todd was very thorough and worked judiciously. He was a pleasure to work with and I would use him again if I have any legal issues in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2011
Todd provided excellent service
Todd provided excellent service and worked hard as our attorney.
Posted by Eric Karisa | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
Mr. Lewis handled my Chap. 13 with expertise. Although my case was not especially difficult or involving a huge sum of money, debt or assets, it was a tremendous emotional burden for me. We even managed to win a settlement from my creditor who violated the Stay. ( Obviously, I cannot discuss it). Mr. Lewis is however, a one-man team. I think he gets overwhelmed sometimes, mixes up cases--or simply forgets. This did occur several times. I took it upon myself to remind him. As long as he was on board, he would take to the next level--in his own words..." We're going to "Death-Con 5" (as a an ex military service person--this did make me chuckle. But it worked).
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2012
Cheap But Inconsistent And Unreliable Response Times
Mr. Lewis is a personable and he appears to be well meaning but his disorganization and lack of response are the main reasons I give him 2 stars. He was over 45 minutes late for our first meeting. He shares office space so there was no receptionist to let me know why the office was locked and Mr. Lewis was not there. He eventually called me 20 minutes after the scheduled start time to say he would be there in 20 minutes. A young lady called me two weeks after our initial meeting to schedule a telephone conference with Mr. Lewis which I did. Three hours after the agreed call time the young lady called to reschedule the meeting. The rescheduled meeting time came and went with no response from Mr. Lewis or his office. The next time I heard from him was two weeks later on the 1st of the month asking for $500.00 to keep “working on the case”. I told him nothing had been done so far and I could not afford him anymore. He promised to e-mail me a termination statement for signature. Two months later I called him asking to have a mediator discuss with us the return of the original deposit. He called me to rant for 45 minutes and he then sent me the termination papers in the mail. I am out the $500.00 and my condo was foreclosed on without legal representation for myself. I am very disappointed with Mr. Lewis lack of professionalism.
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Posted by David | June 22, 2011
With a lawyer like Todd, you won't even need an opponent.
I was referred to Todd Lewis by the Virginia Bar Association. That isn’t a recommendation – it only means no complaints about his conduct have been upheld (so far). When I met Todd, it was in his office in Alexandria. There was a paralegal/admin assistant in front and another attorney working as part of the firm. It was a going concern. Seven months later, all that is gone. He doesn’t have an office, the paralegal quit, and the other attorney left too. I now know why. From the day he got my money, working with Todd was a constant exercise in trying to get him to produce. The days, the weeks, and the months ticked by – and Todd procrastinated; talking and talking but rarely working. The day I hired him, Todd promised to have a letter to our opposing party in two days. Ten days later, after I called and emailed him repeatedly, he actually got that one-page letter done. And that was by far the fastest thing he ever produced. Following that (with my $2500 retainer in his pocket) he settled down and did… nothing. I waited… and waited… and waited. Finally, after months of him ignoring my emails and calls I got so fed up that I decided to fire him. But Todd is a great talker. And if that was what being a lawyer is, then he’d be awesome. He swore that his lack of diligence was the result of temporary circumstance and a crush of deadlines; that now he’d get in the game, take care of business. Of course, he wanted more money, too. And like an idiot, I gave it to him. Now he had $5000 of mine in his pocket. But since I had actively threatened to fire him, he finally produced the complaint – THREE MONTHS after I hired him. It wasn’t very good, but at least it was movement. Then… well, you know already. He went back to doing nothing. Only that was a problem, because opposing counsel (gasp!) actually responded. Not that I knew, since Todd didn’t tell me about it until I called him again – a full month after we filed the complaint. Oh yeah, said Todd, they responded, but don’t worry about it. It’s easy. Except, guess what? Todd didn’t do anything. I called back after a couple weeks. He promised to answer them. Gave specific dates that he would respond. Then, like always, failed to meet them. I called him back again. He gave more dates, failed to meet those too, duh. Then he went on vacation. Probably used my money. Six weeks after filing their pleading, the opposing lawyers set a date to have it heard in court, stating that they couldn’t wait forever for Todd to answer them. I was now looking at losing on a technicality. I called Todd again. And he gave me a speech about how he would read the case while riding the metro on the way to court, and come up with a brilliant strategy in those final moments. Then he whipped up a blustery email, devoid of facts or research, and sent it to their lawyers. In which email he acceded to their primary, and easily rebutted, demand. Consider... the other side provided a standard operating procedure softball response. They had the burden of proof and didn’t come anywhere near providing it. But rather than do his job, Todd was going with it. And he wanted me to buy into the fantasy that he didn’t need to work or prepare like regular lawyers do, that somehow he would magically pull victory out of the air at the last second. That was enough. The impending disaster was way too clear. I fired him and stuck to it. When I asked for a refund of half my money Todd’s reply was that even though we had a flat fee agreement, he was now going to put together an invoice billing me by the hour; that I owed HIM more money. Consider that. His response to my pulling out before he could throw my case away wasn’t to show integrity and refund my retainer balance – it was, instead, to threaten me. So here’s some advice. If you find yourself headed to Todd for legal help, turn around. And don’t walk away… RUN!
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Response from Todd Lewis April 12, 2018
First, let me start by saying that on behalf of my firm and myself that I am very sorry that this former client did not receive the level of customer service, support and the results that we pride ourselves on providing to our clients. As a whole, I have successfully found solutions to hundreds of individuals' and business' legal issues for over seven years and while one bad review doesn't stand for the majority of happy clients, for me, even one unhappy client is not acceptable. I have styled my practice and my methods to ensure that any work that I perform on a client's legal matter is performed in a prompt and efficient manner and that I manage the case in a way that not only saves money but obtains results, I strive to handle every case as if it were my own legal matter. Second, my door is always open, I answer my own telephone and I stand by my actions because I use my real name at all times. While I may not agree with what the reviewer wrote, it is the comments of former clients, which is what helps me sharpen my skills and to develop better, more efficient methodologies in my practices. I honor any comment left by a former client and look forward to receiving many more positive reviews from happy, reasonable, former clients. Sincerely, -Todd Lewis, Esquire
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Contingency 1%-33%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Realogy
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Global Signal
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • The Lewis Law Group PC
  • 2004 - 2013

Education

  • University of Buffalo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Buffalo
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • DC Commercial Real Estate Tenant
  • Reduced the client's financial exposure to approximately 10 cents on the dollar.

Associations

  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pro Bono Resourse Center of Maryland
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, EDVA
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, WDVA
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court, EDVA
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court, Maryland
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • 2012 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Avoiding Foreclosure and Litigating Loan-Related Disputes
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Todd
Real estate Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lewis is a vigorous litigator willing to fight for his clients."
Business Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Other
"Todd's an outstanding lawyer. He keeps ethics at the forefront and is a zealous advocate."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is an aggressive attorney when it comes to protecting the rights of his clients. He is very knowledgeable and great in court. Highly recommend."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a tough, sharp, experienced lawyer, especially if you need a passionate advocate and litigator, Todd Lewis is the lawyer for you. I endorse Todd Lewis."
Real estate Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable attorney in several jurisdictions. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Todd on several matters. He continues to impress me with his broad range of legal knowledge. I consider him an expert in real estate matters."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd and I had the opportunity to work together on a unlawful foreclosure defense. His depth of knowledge in the matter was invaluable."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd Lewis shows in his Avvo.com Q & A guidance that he is thorough, clear, thoughtful, and concise. He takes the extra time to provide amplifying detail and common sense recommendations--it's that kind of response that often proves most helpful to those seeking assistance. I endorse this attorney."
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Fort Lauderdale Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Todd Lewis
Todd Lewis
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation