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Jeffrey Lewis

Appeals Attorney at Rolling Hills Estates, CA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    Mr. Lewis has successfully handled appeals for appellants and respondents in Civil, Criminal and Probate matters.

    27 years, 50 cases

  2. Litigation
    Mr. Lewis has successfully represented individuals and businesses in trials and arbitrations since 1996.

    27 years, 100 cases

  3. Constitutional
    Mr. Lewis is experienced in handling First Amendment issues arising in the context of anti-SLAPP proceedings and malicious prosecution actions.

    27 years, 10 cases

  4. Land use and zoning
    Mr. Lewis has served several years on his local planning commission and is experienced in land use disputes and CEQA matters.

    27 years, 5 cases

Jeffrey Lewis has been practicing law in Southern California since 1996. Mr. Lewis' current practice is limited to handling civil and criminal appellate proceedings as well as select business litigation matters in courts throughout Southern California.  

Mr. Lewis is a certified appellate specialist by the California State Bar.  California attorneys who are certified as specialists have taken and passed a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrated a high level of experience in the specialty field, fulfilled ongoing education requirements and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.


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Jeff Lewis Law
827 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 209
Rolling Hills Estates, CA, 90274


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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
What impressed me the most about Jeff Lewis is that he knows the law and truly cares about his clients. Jeff always listened attentively, explained everything, and mapped out the legal steps that needed to be taken. He was reassuring, articulate, professional, and has an outstanding command of the law. I strongly recommend Jeff for anyone that has faced injustice in court and needs a path toward making things right. Jeff is one of the good guys.
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Posted by Katie | January 4, 2022
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Prevailed on Anti-SLAPP motion
Jeff Lewis Law was a ray of hope for my family at a time when the prospect of a satisfying outcome seemed improbable. I was sued for 2.5 million dollars by a "celebrity" plastic surgeon for writing about my botched surgery online. Sean and Jeff filed an Anti-SLAPP motion on my behalf and won! The other side now has to pay my attorney fees. Sean and Jeff were not only able to defend me against unjust accusations, but their calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to me and those I care about most. My husband and I will be eternally grateful for their services, and I enthusiastically endorse Mr. Rotstan and Mr. Lewis.
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Posted by Mary S. | June 21, 2018
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Shining example of what an attorney should be!
Mr. Lewis is a shining example of what an attorney should be. I was really impressed with his professionalism and integrity. I was sued for writing a truthful negative online review of a business. I contacted Mr. Lewis because of his expertise in first amendment / Anti-SLAPP cases. From our first conversation, I knew he was the perfect attorney for me. He was very responsive and great at communicating. He did an outstanding job of firmly standing up for me during negotiations with the plaintiff. His experience really showed in his ability to accurately predict the responses of the online review company involved, the plaintiff, and their counsel. Having him on my side, made me feel protected and made the legal process a lot less stressful. He clearly explained the pros and cons of all my options from my initial consultation until the case was dismissed less than a month later. As a person with serious health issues, I really appreciated having an attorney that gets things done efficiently and understands that life is short. (“too short to spend with lawyers” as he often told me.) If someone is trying to use the legal system to bully you for exercising your right to free speech, Mr. Lewis is the perfect attorney to defend you.
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Posted by Charlie | May 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Efficient Expert
After being bullied and harassed and threatened by my former landlord's attorney, I left a Google Review of that attorney and filed for a court order that he stop harassing me. (I was asking for my security deposit back.) I was then SLAPPed with a defamation and malicious prosecution lawsuit by my landlord's attorney, who asked for well over 50 thousand dollars in damages. A real nightmare. One phone call with Jeff made me certain I was in good hands. He explained anti-SLAPP laws in CA in incredibly simple terms and I felt ready to take this on. Then, after ONE phone call with Jeff, my landlord's attorney withdrew his complaint-- he completely folded (which, by the way, did far more damage to his reputation than my silly google review). Jeff is an incredible legal talent and also an incredible people person. You're in good hands here!
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Response from Jeffrey Lewis May 22, 2017
Thank you for the kind words Charlie. Helping clients who are unfairly targeted for exercising their First Amendment rights is a pleasure.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Protected my 1st amendment rights and saved me from legal troubles
I must admit, I can be outspoken and posted truthful negative reviews on social media and there was unwarranted backlash from the business I targeted. I found myself sued for the first time in my life and literally scared to death. Jeff handled everything and helped preserve my first amendment rights and saved the day. He's certainly an expert in this area of the law and would highly recommend his services to anyone that is legally being bullied. He filed on my behalf an anti-SLAPP motion that resulted in a successful outcome for us. I can't thank him enough for his help.
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Response from Jeffrey Lewis January 19, 2017
Thank you for entrusting your legal matter to me. Fighting for First Amendment rights is why I went to law school. Representing clients like you is a pleasure.
Posted by Joe | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Believe in the First Amendment? Jeff is your man!
Got sued for speaking my mind in public. Jeff filed an anti-SLAPP motion that looked like a Supreme Court brief. Got the individual who sued me to pay all of my costs. Jeff knows his stuff cold, and he's a nice guy too!
Response from Jeffrey Lewis September 8, 2015
Thanks Joe!
Posted by Mark | May 22, 2015
Made two difficult situations much easier.
Hiring an attorney is a scary thing sometimes. I called and spoke with a number of lawyers, and chose Jeffery because of his responsiveness, directness, and my sense of his integrity, as well as his experience in my filed of concern. Candidly, I was very worried about his billable hours, as many attorneys I spoke with seemed to need thousands of dollars before even really getting started. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he took just the time he needed to handle the communication I needed him to address (one issue billed out at under two hours over a period of several weeks - it isn’t the cost per hour as much as the time a particular attorney needs and how he calculates his time). He kept me up to date by email so I never felt out of the loop, followed my requests, and gave candid and valuable advice that, far more often than not, limited his compensation and always looked out for my interests. Jeffrey negotiated a $100K+ (unreasonably high) lawsuit down to about $7K in one instance, and navigated a difficult negotiation for me in another situation with a very difficult, unreasonable, and vindictive individual. As a small, family business, these two issues could have been very impactful on us without good representation. I do hope I never need his litigation orientated services again, but he has my trust and my business for my legal needs in the future, and I unreservedly recommend him.
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Posted by Diana | September 11, 2014
I highly recommend Mr.Lewis to anyone who needs trustworthy and professional attorney
Mr. Lewis kindly agreed to represent me in the malicious prosecution case filed against me and my previous attorneys without any basis.  He took my case at the beginning of 2014, thoroughly studied  numerous volumes of evidence in the underlying case, and recommended that I file an Anti-Slapp motion. His office prepared  all necessary documents in a highly professional manner. During the preparation period he very clearly explained me all important points and promptly answered all my numerous questions. All motion papers were filed in timely manner. Mr. Lewis won this case despite the fact that Plaintiff was an experienced lawyer and the owner of a law firm which has a multiple law offices all over California with many high-ranked attorneys at his disposal. During the five years since my underlying case began to develop, I have met quite a few attorneys (actually, more than 12).  Unfortunately, most of them did not deserve any good words and were only trying to take advantage of clients in vulnerable situations.  Mr. Lewis was the outstanding exception from this trend. I consider Mr. Lewis' work, professionalism, and attitude as rare demonstration of what attorney and human being should be.  I am highly satisfied with his firm services that exceeded all my expectations.   He has worked with me hand by hand all the time and constantly explained to me all my options so I could chose the best way of action. He was strong enough representing me at the court hearing despite a questionable tactics often used by opposite side. I wish Mr. Lewis success in all his future cases and I am sure that all his future clients will be in good, reliable, and clean hands. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs trustworthy and professional attorney.
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Response from Jeffrey Lewis September 12, 2014
Thank you very much Diana. It was a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Pam | January 27, 2014
Excellent - Exceeded my Expectations
The public medical center where I work had a dispute with a real estate development firm. Sadly, the issue escalated, and the real estate firm sued the medical center and two individuals. Fortunately for the medical center and me, Jeff Lewis was our counsel. He is very diligent and a knowledgeable attorney who went above and beyond my expectations! Throughout the entire process – from depositions to trial – Jeff kept us informed each step of the way. He took time to explain and educate me on the process. He identified various options on how to proceed and discussed possible outcomes as well as the business impact. I am impressed that he is so personable and understanding with clients, and then tough and appropriately aggressive in the court room. He is professional, and remained professional despite some questionable tactics by opposing counsel. He is always responsive and is well versed on the law. We are lucky we hired him and had a good outcome. If the need arises in the future – it’s Jeff and his team who I will seek out to assist!
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Response from Jeffrey Lewis May 11, 2015
Thank you Pam.
Posted by hamid | August 15, 2013
one of the best attorney in town
Mr. Lewis is very pleasant to work with, very knowlegable for what he dose, utilizing the most expert professional in his deposition. He will be very highly recommended to my friends and relative whom needing legal assistant in the areas of his experties. He talks very clear and well, gets to the point fast and help to achieve your legal rights.
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Response from Jeffrey Lewis May 11, 2015
Thank you Hamid.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 800-800 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Jeffrey Lewis, Attorney at Law
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Broedlow Lewis LLP
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Sole Proprietor
  • Jeffrey Lewis, Attorney at Law
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Shareholder/Associate
  • Enterprise Counsel Group, ALC
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Fink & Feldman LLP
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Associate/Law Clerk
  • Rosenberg & Koffman
  • 1996 - 1997
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  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Pediatrix Medical Group of California, Inc. v. Tri-City Medical Center
  • Contract voided
  • Hammes Company Healthcare, LLC v. Tri-City Healthcare District, 801 F.Supp.2d 1023 (S.D. Cal. 2011)
  • MSJ granted
  • Mishler v. Kinder (Aug. 14, 2009 California Court of Appeal Case No. B200622)
  • Trial court order reversed on appeal.
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  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted
  • 2008 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • California Appellate Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association Committe for Mandatory Fee Dispute Arbitration
  • Arbitrator
  • 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • City of Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission
  • Chairman
  • 2009 - 2009
  • City of Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission
  • Vice Chair
  • 2008 - 2008
  • City of Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission
  • Planning Commissioner
  • 2006 - 2014
  • City of Rancho Palos Verdes Traffic Commission
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers So Cal. Rising Stars
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2009
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  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • Litigators Beware!
  • 2004
  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • 2001 Decisions Altering the Law of Malicious Prosecution
  • 2002
  • Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
  • The Yellow Submarine Steers Clear of U.S. Copyright Law: The Ninth Circuit Reexamines the Doctrine of Contributory Infringement
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Tech Westlaw
  • From Blawgs to Instant Messaging: Proactive Legal Communication Evolves!
  • 2005
  • Getting Paid: Managed Health Payor-Provider Disputes
  • Healthcare Payor-Provider Disputes
  • 2005
  • Business Litigation Update
  • Malicious Prosecution Actions: Common Pitfalls and Practice Tips
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (18)
Endorse Jeffrey
Appeals Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is a powerhouse and by having him in my corner, I didn't think I was going to win, I knew I was going to win. From the start of the case, Jeff made himself reachable, well apprised and committed. Moreover, thanks to his thorough explanations, I learned so much about appellate law. My only regret is that I did not get more exposure to Mr. Lewis. The case I referred to Mr. Lewis put him in a terrible situation, i.e., the kind of situation where you are able to see someone's actual nature. All I can say is that in that situation Mr. Lewis showed a remarkable amount of integrity and professionalism. More than should be expected of any attorney. Not only did he exceed my expectations, when things got rough, he was flexible and down to earth. 5 stars, easily."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred client to Jeff, and I have used his services to appeal one of my cases. He's hard-working, smart, and efficient. I highly recommend talking to Jeff Lewis about any issue that's going up on appeal."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff was referred to me by several other lawyers that were familiar with his acumen and exceptional skills in appellate work. The appeal with which I needed the assistance of an appellate specialist would affect my client's financial future in the range of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jeff's abilities to persuasively and elegantly present facts in the appellate briefs and in oral argument exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Jeffrey Lewis as an exceptional appellate advocate!"
Appeals Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jeff on several litigation and appellate matters. His legal skill combined with his exceptional creative thinking are truly impressive. I have no hesitation in recommending Jeff."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It was a privilege to work with Jeff on a state court matter involving both of our clients. He is an outstanding legal technician committed to producing excellent work product and guided by an unwavering devotion to integrity."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a diligent, exceptionally skilled and hard working lawyer. I had the pleasure of working with Jeff for several years and know his research, writing and trial skills to be first rate. If you need a top-notch general civil litigator or appellate attorney, you can't go wrong with Jeff."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff was one of my mentors. He taught me so much about how to manage a case to win for your client. His research and writing skills are exceptional, which is why he is such an outstanding litigator and appellate lawyer. I highly recommend Jeff."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff has an excellent eye for the key appellate issues and I endorse him without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You will search long and hard to find a stronger litigator than Mr. Lewis. He possesses prodigious knowledge of the law and finely honed writing skills. He is our first call for appeals issues."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff Lewis is diligent, ethical and efficient. He gets results."
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