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Eric Charles Lewis

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   34 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 14 years
    Indiana - IN 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    Full service Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    14 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization and repayment plan based, in many cases, on a Debtor's ability to pay back the debt. It is an extremely powerful tool towards getting back on financial track.

    14 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a fresh financial start for eligible debtors. It is known as a "liquidation" bankruptcy where non-exempt property (if any) is liquidated for the benefit of creditors.

    14 years

  4. Estate planning
    5%
    Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Health Care Directives

    14 years

  5. General practice
    5%
    General civil practice, including divorce, mediation, name change petitions, personal injury, product liability, contractual agreements, debt settlement.

    14 years

Mr. Lewis is an experienced bankruptcy attorney who started the law firm Lewis Legal Services, P.C. to create a client-focused law firm that emphasizes quality legal services and more personal devotion to each client and case. 

Mr. Lewis worked for several well respected law firms and also one of the largest bankruptcy law firms in the nation prior to forming the Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis. He is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Illinois and is an Indiana court-certified civil mediator.  Mr. Lewis lives in Indianapolis.

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Location

Lewis Legal Services, P.C.
1060 East 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46240
Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office Of Eric C. Lewis
1060 E 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46240
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, trustworthy
Mr. Lewis was a great help to us. He guided us every step of the way, answered emails in a timely fashion, and accommodated us in our need to have our meetings be virtual. He definitely has the knowledge necessary to help and prepare his clients. Would definitely recommend him!
Response from Eric Lewis October 3, 2023
Thank you for the kind words and for leaving a review. I really appreciate it!
Posted by Loree | April 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick and Informative!
Eric was attentive and answered my question rapidly. I was unsure of whether I was being scammed or needed an attorney, and definitely didn't know where to turn for help! He pointed me in the right direction quickly! Thank you for the information.
Response from Eric Lewis April 16, 2022
Thank you for your thoughtful words. I am happy to be of assistance.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Custumer
I can't express my gratitude enough!! Eric Lewis was professional and friendly. He made what seemed to be a hard and scary process painless. I definitely recommend anyone needing financial rehabilitation services to hire Mr. Lewis.
Response from Eric Lewis August 2, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. It is truly appreciated.
Posted by Melissa | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful through the bankruptcy process
Eric Lewis was incredibly helpful to walk me through the process of filing for bankruptcy. After years of trying to get out of debt in other ways (multiple jobs at once, loans, refinancing, etc), I made the tough decision to file. Eric was wonderful to work with. I had no idea what to expect, and he went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable, and he provided useful resources for me. I was able to keep and refinance my car at a lower monthly payment because of a company Eric recommended, and his fee was quite reasonable. I hope I never have to go through bankruptcy again, but if I do, he'll be the first call I make. I highly recommend working with Eric Lewis.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Very professional help me all the way through my process with my bankruptcy would refer him to anyone five stars all the way through affordable get a five-star lawyer for a low cost great job Mr Lewis.
Posted by Steve | March 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Comment on Attorney Eric C. Lewis
I am pleased to have the opportunity to comment on legal services provided me by Eric C. Lewis. Mr. Lewis's counsel and representation were professional, courteous, empathetic, and effective. I can recommend his services without reservation.
Response from Eric Lewis March 19, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave a thoughtful and sincere comment. This is the service that I strive to provide in my practice and I'm thankful to be able to guide you on your journey to a fresh financial start.
Posted by Matthew | November 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal attention and peace of mind throughout
Mr. Lewis was the key to me becoming debt free. From the first consultation to the final phone call letting me know my case was closed, he was professional, friendly, and more than capable to successfully guide me through all the steps. Bankruptcy was a scary and totally overwhelming idea to me until we sat down with Lewis Legal Services and he explained it to me and the responsibilities and the ramifications. After that initial consultation, I knew it was the right path forward to help me become debt free. Hiring him was the best decision we could make and it 110% paid off as he saved me tens of thousands of dollars in fees and interest and lost possessions. Mr. Lewis took more than a legal approach to the case, he also took a personal interest and created the best path to a successful bankruptcy closure and path to becoming debt free. Bankruptcy was naturally stressful, but I felt assured my case was in good hands all the way to closure.
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Response from Eric Lewis November 17, 2019
I'm very thankful for this thoughtful review because this is what I want my law practice to be - more than just "filing paperwork and going to court." I'm very happy that you were pleased with my services and I wish you the best in moving forward with a fresh financial start.
Posted by Linda | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Bankruptcy Lawyer
Eric is very knowledgeable, affordable and professional. I was a mess when I hired Eric to do my Bankruptcy. I was afraid I could not afford a lawyer to get out of the mess I was in. We made an payment arrangement. Eric explained everything very well and he followed through. My bankruptcy went smooth. I was relieved and very please with my experience with Eric Charles Lewis. I recommend Mr Lewis to everyone you will be taken good care of with this Lawyer. I promise!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great and knowledgable lawyer!
He was extremely courteous, kind and understanding. He gave me great insight on my next steps and would recommend him to anyone looking for a bankruptcy lawyer.
Posted by Ryan | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Eric Lewis’s high ability and his rare integrity position him as one of Indiana’s most valuable legal professionals
Attorney Eric Lewis’s high ability and his rare integrity should place him at the top of any list of Indiana’s most valuable legal professionals. I would not hesitate to consult with him again should the need arise, and I would recommend him with no qualms or exceptions to anyone seeking legal counsel regarding financial matters. Mr. Lewis served as my primary legal counsel for a difficult matter concerning me and my business. Throughout our work together he proved himself to be highly knowledgeable, organized, trustworthy, patient, and pleasant to work with. Even as unexpected complications and delays arose on my end, which increased the complexity and lengthened the process of our work, Eric was transparent and proactive in alerting me to when the scope of our joint work might surpass the boundaries of our fixed contract. Ultimately, despite these unexpected challenges, Eric honored the terms of our original fixed fee contract to the letter. He surprised me with no additional fees or surcharges at all. Tales of such surprises are so common that one begins to expect them. Eric’s work was superb, and his integrity surpassed my expectations. If you are considering opening a discussion with Attorney Eric Lewis, don’t hesitate. He’s a consummate professional… and he’s a good man.
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Posted by Bridgit | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
No one ever wants to have to file Bankruptcy. Mr. Lewis made the process as least stressful as possible. He always responded to emails and phone calls promptly. Unlike many other firms, I dealt directly with Mr. Lewis throughout the entire process instead of paralegals or multiple attorneys. I was well informed of the process and exactly what to expect when meeting with the trustee. When my bankruptcy was complete I continued to receive letters and calls from a creditor and he continued to help me address that matter.  He was a pleasure to work with throughout a dreaded situation. I highly recommend Mr. Lewis, he’s one of a kind! In fact, I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.
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Posted by Amber | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely awesome!
My husband and I consulted Eric regarding our financial situation. He answered every question we had and made us feel so much better about our situation. We hired Eric to file our bankrupcy. He made the process quick and as painless as possible! Would highly recommend to family and friends!!
Posted by Jessica | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best peace of mind
I have to say if you are wanting someone who cares about you and your situation someone who will take personal interest in you and make sure that they are giving you the best they can then you definitely want to hire him so many people out there only care about the money and you're just another number with him it is personal and everything he does he does at 120% I could not be happier with everything that he has done for us the peace of mind we now have and knowing we were in the best hands the whole way through any questions any concerns he was thural and made sure we understood the whole process and I just can't say enough good about him bankruptcy can be scary with all the unknowns and how is it going to affect you and all of that but he put our mind to ease and it was such a simple process and the weight that was lifted off of our shoulders was huge if you're even considering filing bankruptcy I would definitely recommend you give him a call he is so easy to work with and he actually cares about you
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Posted by GINA | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13 bankruptcy, Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Mr. Eric Lewis met all my needs and exceeded my expectations.I had a Chapter 13 and than he converted it to a Chapter 7. He is the best lawyers in the city . He was upfront and honest, not to mention very reasonable regarding his fees which is not always the case when you hire an attorney. Based on the way he handled my case I found him to be very knowledgeable, friendly, and trust worthy. I would definitely call him again .
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Posted by Kenneth | April 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of a Kind Lawyer
Eric Lewis is one of a kind in the world of lawyers, he truly takes to heart the intention of the founding fathers who insured the ability and the natural right to shed the oppressive weight of debt by including it in the Constitution before the Bill of Rights as well as in Indiana's own constitution in Article One that recognizes the "privilege of the debtor to enjoy the necessary comforts of life" by keeping a reasonable amount of property exempt from seizure by creditors. Reflecting on our own experience of Chapter 13 bankruptcy, there is no denying that having someone with Eric Lewis' character and work ethic having one's back was the most helpful attribute to have. Whether it was the pre-filing consultation and subsequent communication and dialog, or the various things that do come up during the process and even at the conclusion and eventual discharge, Eric's good communication and attention to detail was spot on and reassuring throughout the multi-year process. I would highly recommend Eric Lewis for anyone who is considering this avenue towards restoring their financial status.
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Posted by Nikki | July 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, excellent service
I would highly recommend Mr. Lewis. Not only did he save me over $10,000 but he was also very easy to work with. He worked efficiently. He was upfront and honest, not to mention very reasonable regarding his fees which is not always the case when you hire an attorney. Based on the way he handled my case I found him to be very knowledgeable, friendly, and trust worthy. I would definitely call him again if I needed legal representation.
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Posted by Alex | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Lewis met all my needs and exceeded my expectations. I'd had some negative experiences consulting with other bankruptcy attorneys that treated me like just another paycheck or tried to rush me into retaining them. During the free consultation, Mr. Lewis took the time to listen to my entire story and patiently answered every question, honestly laying out what he thought the best options were for me. He was business-like, but I felt there was actually a connection beyond me being just a case number. He promptly answered all my questions along the way, and fully prepared me for what to expect before, during and after the hearing. I felt confident trusting him, and everything went smoothly, with no surprises or hidden costs. He even worked with me on a payment plan. I would recommend or use Mr. Lewis Again without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome to work with!
He gave us all the information we needed to make the right decision all during our FREE consultation. Never once did we feel rushed. He took his time to help us understand EVERYTHING and know all of our options before we even made the decision to hire him. Other lawyers don't give you the time of day during a free consultation. We left confused and not knowing what to do but Eric went above and beyond. He was always there to answer questions. He was very flexible to work around our schedule for meetings and got everything done very quickly. He was also very affordable. I can't thank him enough. He was so nice and not judgmental about our situation at all. he was very honest and upfront and Funny. He really helped lighten the mood of the whole situation. Overall Awesome Guy! I would recommend him to anyone needing to file Bankruptcy.
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Posted by Danielle | June 27, 2015
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!
I recently had to file bankruptcy, I was searching for a good lawyer at an affordable price. I found Eric Lewis and he done everything I needed and was very helpful. I would highly recommend him to everyone. He got things done quickly and he got it done right, he was there every step of the way.
Posted by Kari | June 25, 2015
Great service!
I would recommend Eric Lewis to anyone I know for a lawyer. The office was at a convenient location and was welcoming. Mr. Lewis made the process so easy and made sure that I was informed and understood everything, every step of the way.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Indianapolis Bankruptcy Law Office of Eric C. Lewis
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Geraci Law,LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Assistant
  • Blythe & Ost, An Association of Attorneys
  • 2005 - 2008

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2008
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • B.A.J.
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brown vs. DePuy Orthopaedics
  • Case made its way before the Indiana Supreme Court which agreed with Mr. Lewis in a unanimous decision that the trial judge did not commit error in denying Defendant's motion to dismiss.
  • Bankruptcy Case 09-18499-AJM-7 (2009)
  • Discharge of Debt by Court Order
  • Bankruptcy Case 09-15497-FJO-7 (2009)
  • Discharge of Debt by Court Order
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Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • ALS Lecture Series
  • Getting Tough on Dogfighting in Indiana
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (41)
Given (20)
Endorse Eric
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I value and respect Mr. Lewis' contributions to the community and his responses to inquiries on this site. His client's rave about his service. I have no hesitation referring clients to Mr. Lewis. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Charles Lewis is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lewis donates many hours a week answering questions on AVVO for persons in need. His responses show a depth of knowledge and expansive experience. I highly recommend him and I would not hesitate to refer a client to his office for representation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Lewis. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos"
General practice Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen several answers Mr. Lewis has left on this website. He demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the law, as well as keen insight."
Debt settlement Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lewis is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based upon our association on Avvo and research of his Answers, qualifications, and experience."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Lewis. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric provides clear concise information to his prospective clients so they can make informed choices about their financial future."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lewis is an excellent attorney who consistently provides both solid and prolific responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo legal community. I fully endorse this lawyer."
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