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Richard Alvin Lewis

Probate Attorney at Woodland Hills, CA

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also known as Richard A. Lewis


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Richard A. Lewis, Esq., Past President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and selected as a "Super Lawyer" in 2012 by Super Lawyer Magazine, provides legal services in the areas of  Probate, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Estate Planning, Wills and Trust, and  Family Law. 
 
In addition to providing legal services to the greater community in the San Fernando Valley and surrounging areas,  Richard Lewis is a volunteer mediator in the Family Law Department of the Van Nuys Court and a Fee Dispute Arbitrator  for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association Fee Dispute Arbitration Program which Mr. Lewis started during his term as President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.
 
Mr. Lewis' mission is to provide quality legal services to the general public in an efficient manner at a reasonable price.
 
A war veteran, Mr. Lewis served as a Armored Cavalry Platoon Leader with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Viet Nam where he was awarded the Purple Heart.
 
 
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On safari in Kenya
Jazz at the A-Frame
On vacation in Israel
Travel companions at Hotel National de Cuba
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Licensed for 34 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/07/2022

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

Contact Richard

Law Offices of Richard A. Lewis
6355 Topanga Canyon Blvd Suite 515
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367

Reviews

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Posted by Kris | November 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service and Advocacy
Richard Lewis is an excellent lawyer who is a true advocate for his clients. He handled our case with grace, ease, and consistent contact. Whether through email or a personal phone call, Richard always kept us up to date with the progress of our case. He's always very courteous and very patient. He is excellent at communicating with us in simple, common language and was always willing to assist us in understanding every element of our case. He was always willing to assist us in determining our next move and would openly give honest, direct suggestions. Richard Lewis is an outstanding lawyer. I would absolutely recommend him and his services.
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Posted by Rosanne | November 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased Clients
We have been clients of Richard Lewis since 2011. We are very pleased with him being our representative in court and we have also trusted him with other legal matters. Because of Richard Lewis, we were successful in our petition for Removal of Conservatorship, and we will continue to rely on his knowledge as an attorney to help in the future.
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Posted by Francine | November 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr. Lewis has been my and my family's attorney for 26 years. He has handled a wide variety of issues, always with honesty and integrity. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Richard A. Lewis
  • 1990 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Samuel L. Hart
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Teacher
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • 1978 - 1989
  • Lending Officer/Operations Supervisor
  • Security Pacific National Bank
  • 1971 - 1976
  • Armored Cavalry Platoon Leader
  • 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army (Viet Nam)
  • 1968 - 1969
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Education

  • Southwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • MA - Masters
  • 1979
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Alvarado
  • Obtained court permission to take out loan on property to payoff reverse mortgage and pay all costs of administration. House distributed to mom
  • In re Etate of Coplan, 123 Cal App.4th 1384, 20 Cal Rpt 3rd 680
  • Held that a Pesonal Representative's Petition for Fees is not a will contest

Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bet Tzedek Legak Services
  • Past Member, Legal Services Managing Commitee
  • N/A
  • MultiCultural Bar Alliance
  • Former SFVBA Representative
  • N/A
  • Valley Community Legal Foundation
  • Former Member, Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services
  • Former Member Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2006 - 2009
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2004 - 2005
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2003 - 2004
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2002 - 2003
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • State of California Senate
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Callifornia State Assembly
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Office of City Attorney-Los Angeles
  • 2006
  • Proclamation
  • Attorney General for State of California
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • City of Los Angeles
  • 2006
  • Purple Heart
  • U.S. Army
  • 1969
  • Exceptional Achievement Award (Future Interest)
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)
  • President's Message
  • 2005
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal
  • New Bar Head Seeks Diversity
  • 2005
  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • Heart and Soul Practictioners
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Richard
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He has done excellent work reviewing prenuptial agreements. He also is the person I turn to with a Probate question. He is calm, humble and reasonable."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding experience and credentials."
Probate Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is an attorney who can analyze an issue after reviewing all aspects of a problem. He is thoughtful, deliberate and works to resolves issues in an expeditious manner. Howard S. Bodenheimer, Esq. Encino, California"
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