Former federal appeals judge Timothy K. Lewis serves as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement counselor, and trial and appellate practitioner.
Before entering private practice, Judge Lewis served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was serving on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania when President George H. W. Bush elevated him to the Court of Appeals in 1992. At the time of both appointments, he was the youngest federal judge in the United States. Before being appointed to the federal bench, Judge Lewis served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and as an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
As a federal judge, Judge Lewis tried, decided, and authored opinions in all types of matters that came before the federal courts, particularly in the areas of employment disputes, class actions, intellectual property, and commercial and corporate disputes. He has developed a national and international alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) practice working with many of the world’s leading corporations. Additionally, Judge Lewis provides strategic counseling and conducts moot courts for various federal appellate matters in circuit courts throughout the country. Judge Lewis also handles federal and state criminal cases and corporate investigations.
Judge Lewis is a prolific thought leader and is often asked to speak at events and comment on breaking news and industry trends. He’s been quoted by media outlets such as the Associated Press, The New York Times, Reuters, NPR, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS Pittsburgh, NBC Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Public Radio (WESA), Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Voice of America News, Dispute Resolution Magazine, Bloomberg Law, and Law360 among others. He has written articles for The Brookings Institute, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The National Law Journal, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, The Legal Intelligencer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Morning Call, Constitution Daily, ThinkPorgress.org, For the Defense, and more.
Outside the Firm
Judge Lewis enjoys history and biography, music of all genres (especially jazz and funk), training for triathlons, and spending time with his family—especially his granddaughter.