Jeffery C. Lewis

Phone: 903-792-8246

Jeffery Lewis is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has handled over forty civil appellate proceedings. Jeff's practice includes civil appeals, litigation, municipal and local government law, and education law.

Practice Areas
Civil Appeals; Education Law;
Local Government; Litigation

Specialization
Board Certified - Civil Appellate Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Peer Review Rating
AV® - Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings

Education
Legal - Baylor University; Waco, Texas (J.D., 1990)
Preparatory - Baylor University; Waco, Texas (B.B.A., cum laude, 1987)
Secondary - Texas High School, Texarkana, Texas (Valedictorian, 1983)

Bar Admissions
Texas
Arkansas
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals (Fifth Circuit, Eighth Circuit)
U.S. District Courts (E.D. Tex.; E.D. Ark.; W.D. Ark.)

Honors
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Memberships
State Bar of Texas (Appellate sections)
College of the State Bar of Texas (2002-present)
Arkansas, Fifth Circuit & Eighth Circuit Bar Associations
Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Selected Cases


Johnson v. TDS Erectors, Inc., No. 10-41059 (5th Cir. 2011) Wrongful death claim brought against client by daughter of client's employee; Fifth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of client, determining Arkansas law rather than Texas law applied to her claims for gross negligence and exemplary damages and that her claims were therefore barred under Arkansas' workers compensation scheme.

In re Ward, No. 06-06-00098-CV, 2006 WL 3229964 (Tex. App.-Texarkana 2006) (orig. proceeding), mandamus denied, No. 07-0230 (Tex. 2007)
Health care liability claim against client dismissed at trial court level; claimant's request for mandamus relief denied by Texarkana court of appeals and Texas Supreme Court.

Employers Reinsurance Corp. v. Gordon,
209 S.W .3d 913 (Tex. App.-Texarkana 2006, no pet.)
Contract claim; attorney-in-charge on appeal of judgment against client for $430,000; judgment reversed on appeal and remanded for new trial.

Roberts v. Titus County Mem. Hosp., 159 S.W.3d 764 (T ex. App.-Texarkana 2005, pet. denied), cert. denied, 126 S.Ct. 1070 (2006)
Whistleblower Act suit against county hospital district; summary judgment in client's favor affirmed on appeal.

Sluder v. Steak & Ale of Little Rock, Inc., 361 Ark. 267, 206 S.W.3d 213 (2005), second appeal, 368 Ark. 293, 245 S.W.3d 115 (2006)
Attorney-in-charge on appeal of judgment in favor of restaurant on "dram ship" liability claim; judgment affirmed on appeal.
O'Donald v. Wadley Regional Medical Center, No. 06-04-00121-CV (T ex. App.-Texarkana 2005, pet. denied)
Medical malpractice; summary judgment in client's favor affirmed.

Roberts v. Titus County Mem. Hosp., 129 Fed.Appx. 82,2005, No 04-41 101 (5th Cir. 2005), cert. denied, 126 S.Ct. 631 (2005)
Civil rights suit against county hospital district; summary judgment in client's favor affirmed on appeal.

Toshiba Int'l Corp. v. Henry, 152 S.W .3d 774 (Tex. App.-Texarkana 2004, no pet.)
Products liability; $450,000 jury verdict / judgment against client; attorney-in charge on appeal of judgment; judgment reversed and take-nothing judgment in client's favor rendered on appeal.

Stiger v. Christus Health Ark-La-Tex, No. 03-40972 (5th Cir. 2004)
Attorney-in-charge on appeal of judgment in favor of health care facility on a labor dispute claim; judgment affirmed on appeal.

Therapy Corp. v. City of Texarkana, No. 02-40565 (5th Cir. 2003)
Attorney-in-charge on appeal of judgment in favor of City on Fair Housing Act / Americans with Disabilties Act claims; judgment in City's favor affirmed.

In re Collom & Carney Clinic Ass'n,
62 S.W .3d 924 (Tex. App.- Texarkana 2002, orig. proceeding)
Client's request for mandamus relief granted.

Mullinax v. Texarkana I.S.D., No. 02-40220 (5th Cir. 2002)
Federal lawsuit alleging First Amendment free speech retaliation claim; summary judgment rendered in favor of school district and affirmed on appeal.

Buls v. Fuselier, 55 S.W.3d 204 (Tex. App.-Texarkana 2001, no pet.)
Medical malpractice; jury verdict and judgment in favor of doctor affirmed.

Lynch v. NorAm Energy Corp., No. 06-99-73-CV (T ex. App.-Texarkana 2000, pet. denied)
Products liability; judgment in client's favor affirmed.

Arnold & Arnold v. Williams, 315 Ark. 632, 870 S.W.2d 365 (1994),
cert. denied, 513 U.S. 990, 1 15 S.Ct. 489, 130 L.Ed.2d 400 (1994)
Legal malpractice; summary judgment in client's favor affirmed.