Jeffrey Y. Lewis

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8702 phone

Jeffrey “Jeff” Y. Lewis is a partner in the Business Litigation Practice. Mr. Lewis practices in both state and federal courts, doing both trial and appellate work. He practices dispute resolution for large and small companies and individuals, both in the United States and abroad, in widely diverse industries.

Mr. Lewis focuses his practice on all manner of business disputes, the subject matters of which range from a shareholder dispute after the split-up of a surgical practice, a breach of contract for renovation of a chemical storage tank, breach of contract for hospital linen services, indemnity claims on shipping contracts, real estate disputes, assisting a foreign manufacturer in a product recall with the U.S.  Consumer Product Safety Commission, representing a franchisor in disputes over franchise and guaranty agreements in the fast food industry, trade secrets for proprietary yeast strains in the ethanol industry, pharmaceuticals license agreements, defense of manufacturers in product liability cases, defective construction products, beer distribution rights, and representing a foreign manufacturer of equipment for the cable television industry. Other matters include a claim against a client's health insurance provider over reimbursement obligations, inter-generational estate litigation over a will in Georgia, a defamation and tortious interference claim arising out of the World Trade Center disaster on Sept. 11, 2001, and numerous restrictive employment covenants. In addition, he has represented a company accused of negligent inspection in wrongful death/personal injury cases arising out of an explosion and fire at a sugar refinery.

Mr. Lewis has litigated cases and handled mediations and arbitrations in areas including healthcare, biosciences, pharma, logistics, building materials, business defamation and tortious interference, class action defense, commercial paper, computer hardware sales, computer software licensing, construction disputes, estate litigation, family business, false labeling, fast foods, global commerce, insurance coverage claims, labor and employment and non-competition agreements, letters of credit, secured transactions, trade secrets / computer theft and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Mr. Lewis was also a professional actor from 1985 to 1992. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and served on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Playwrights' Project and the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Lewis has performed in the "A Courthouse Line" charitable productions of the Atlanta Bar Foundation. Mr. Lewis also served on the Vincent J. Dooley Library Endowment Fund Committee at the University of Georgia and participated in Leadership Georgia. He is a panelist on the "Neil 'Hondo' Williamson and The Georgia Bulldog Allstars" radio program. He is a member of the Alumni Board of the Westminster Schools, and is an elder and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church. He has also participated in the Liberty Fund, and in YMCA Indian Guides/Princesses, and as a football coach for the Northside Youth Organization.