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Richard M. Lewis - Jackson, OH

295 Pearl StreetPO Box 664 Jackson, OH 45640 - 1748

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Jackson Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Richard M. Lewis is a Jackson, Ohio attorney with over 30 years of experience. This experience includes litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and teaching. Mr. Lewis graduated from Capital Law School in Columbus, Ohio in 1982. In 1979, Mr. Lewis graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Mr. Lewis' legal experience is varied and rich...

Richard M. Lewis is a Jackson, Ohio attorney with over 30 years of experience. This experience includes litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and teaching. Mr. Lewis graduated from Capital Law School in Columbus, Ohio in 1982. In 1979, Mr. Lewis graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Mr. Lewis' legal experience is varied and rich. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Association for Justice, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association. As a member of these organizations, Mr. Lewis has held a variety of leadership roles, including serving as Vice-Chair of The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists, a former member of the Executive Committee of the Ohio Association for Justice, the OSBA Committee on Unjust Criticism of Judges, and past president of the Jackson County Bar Association. He currently is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association in Insurance law specialization committee and the Ohio State Bar Association's Litigation Section Council's Committee on Rules & Legislation. He was the 2007-2008 Vice-Chair, Consumer Law Section, OATL (Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers), now OAJ (Ohio Association for Justice).

During Mr. Lewis' legal career he has represented a wide variety of clients and has been part of important decisions, including counsel for the plaintiffs in Akers, et al v. Alonzo M.D., et al.

In addition to a career as legal counsel, Mr. Lewis has pursued various opportunities as a lecturer to other legal professionals on topics involving the law. Some of the issues that were addressed by Mr. Lewis are courtroom tactics for lawyers, discovery issues that arise in medical malpractice cases, and professional responsibility requirements of Ohio attorneys.

Mr. Lewis has also published a number of scholarly and practical articles written for Ohio trial lawyers. Some of the subjects include professional ethics, nursing home abuse, and courtroom procedure.

Mr. Lewis has served as an expert witness in a number of cases, regarding legal malpractice and whether charges for attorney fees were appropriate. Click here for descriptions of other accolades.

About Richard M. Lewis

Practice Areas

  • Litigation

Litigation

  • 90%

Representative Clients

  • Barnett Ford, Inc.
  • CDG Management, LLC/Wellston Millennium Telemarketing
  • Center Capital Corporation
  • Consolidated Technology Corporation
  • D&J Tire, Inc.
  • Davis Media, Inc., dba Cable Channel 15
  • Frigid Tek, Inc.
  • JVC Metals, LLC
  • Jackson County Power, LLC
  • Martin Block Company
  • Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc.
  • Merillat Corporation
  • Michael L. McGraw, LPT
  • Modagraphics, Inc.
  • NCI Building Components, LP
  • Patrick Ball, D.O.
  • Sterling Financial
  • Telmark, Inc.
  • The Cadle Co.
  • The Cincinnati Companies
  • The City of Jackson, Ohio
  • The Pillsbury Company
  • Transamerica Finance Corp.
  • Trepanier Daniels & Trepanier Inc., dba A&A Truck Stop
  • Veteran Process Piping, Inc.
  • Jackson Grandview Builders, Inc.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1999

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1990

Other Affiliations

  • Supreme Court Commission, 2002 - December 31, 2003 (Member)
  • Supreme Court Commission, January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2006 (Reappointed Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association (Section of Litigation)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2001 - Present (Committee for Independent Judiciary and Unjust Criticism of Judges)
  • Jackson County Bar Association (Past President)
  • International Who's Who
  • Who's Who in American law
  • Strathmore's Who's Who Registry
  • Jackson Rotary Club (President)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1993 - 2004 (Board of Trustees)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1996 - 1999 (Executive Committee)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1993 - 1994 (Budget Committee)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2003 - 2004 (Supreme Court Screening Committee 1994)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1995 - 1996 (Chair, Family Law Section)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1996 - 1997 (Chair, Membership Committee)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1996 (Moderator Family Law Seminars)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1994 - 1995 (Vice-Chair Family Law committee)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1995 (Co-Chair, Family Law Seminar)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1997 (Vice-Chair, Regional Seminars)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1998 - 1999 (Chair Advocates Circle)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002 (Co-Editor "OATL Book of Complaints" Recipient of Distinguished Svc Awd)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005 (Co-Editor, Big Book of Motions)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists (Vice-Chair)
  • Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Law Specialization Committee (Member)
  • OATL (Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers), 2007 - 2008 (Vice-Chair, Consumer Law Section)

Education

  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1982
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Business Associations 1981
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1979
    Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Political Science
    Minor: Philosophy
  • Continuing Legal Education - Ohio Bar College

Past Positions

  • The Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis, Sole Practitioner, 2001 - Present
  • Cole & Lewis, Partner, 1996 - 2000
  • Ochsenbein, Cole & Lewis, Partner, 1986 - 1996
  • Sole Practitioner, Sole Practitioner / General Practice, 1985 - 1986
  • Mary Bone Kunze, Associate, 1983 - 1985
  • Sole Practitioner, Sole Practitioner / General Practice

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer on Wrongful Foreclosure Cases, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Consumer Law CLE Seminar, 2007
  • Lecturer on Case Law Update, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Domestic Relations Law, 2006
  • Lecture on "Set-Offs In Cases Involving Multiple Defendants, An Analysis of Fidelholtz", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Negligence Law, February 8, 2002
  • Instructor of "Direct Examination" Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • Lecture on "So You Have a Trial Date, Now What?", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, February 2, 2001
  • Lecture on "Ethical Considerations Concerning Lawyer Advertising", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, December 6, 2001
  • Instructor of "Cross Examination", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Lecture on "An Overview of Ohio Law Pertaining to Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities", Professional Education Systems, May 25, 2000
  • Lecture on "Biomechanical Engineers (An option in Soft Tissue Injury Cases)", The Kentucky Academy of Trial Lawyers, March 10, 2000
  • Lecture on "Biomechanical Engineers (An Option in Soft Tissue Injury Cases)", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1999
  • Lecture on "Opening Statements (Good Beginnings Beget Good Endings)", The Summit County Trial Lawyers Association, November 13, 1998
  • Lecture on "The Ethics of Lawyer Advertising", CLE Institute, October 15, 1998
  • Lecture on "Dram Shop & Liquor Law", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1996
  • Lecture on "Case Law Update", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1995
  • Lecture on "Building Your Discovery Arsenal - Obtaining the Ammunition You Need", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1994
  • Lecture on "The Oft-Forgotten Essentials of Trial Preparation", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1993

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Richard M. Lewis

Included on the 2024 Ohio list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Ohio Super Lawyers list

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Office Information

Address

295 Pearl StreetPO Box 664 Jackson, OH 45640 - 1748

Fax

  • 740-286-2988

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sat-Sun Closed

Publication

Articles

  • "Building Your Discovery Arsenal", CLE Seminar manual of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Seminars, 1994
  • "The Oft-Forgotten Essentials of Trial Preparation", CLE Seminar Course Manual of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Regional Seminars, 1993
  • "Ethics of Lawyer Advertising", CLE Institute course manual, 1998
  • "Good Beginnings Beget Good Endings", Trial Practice Seminar course manual, 1998
  • "Biomechanical Engineers (An Option in Soft Tissue Injury Cases)", CLE Seminar Manual, 1999
  • "An Overview of Ohio Law Pertaining to Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities", CLE Seminar manual, 2000
  • "Recognizing Viable Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse cases", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Regional Seminars course manual, 2000
  • "Set-off in Cases Involving Multiple Defendants: An Analysis of Fidelholtz v. Peller", Ohio Trial Magazine, June Volume II, 2001
  • Domestic Relations, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1994
  • Case Law Update, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Family Law Seminar Course Manual, Domestic Relations Law, 2006
  • Wrongful Foreclosures, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Consumer Law Seminar Court Manual, 2007

Representative Cases

  • Akers, et al v. Alonzo, M.D., et al (1992)

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