Ms. Lewis is a Certified Family Law Specialist* and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Lewis is a founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP. Ms. Lewis has been a member of the California Bar since December 1988.
*The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Experienced in Family Law Negotiation, Mediation and Litigation
Each client is unique and requires a lawyer with the experience, knowledge and the flexibility to confront whatever problems the case may present with an eye toward the most prompt and cooperative resolution possible. Ms. Lewis has an in-depth understanding of the complexities of family law and the approaches best suited to achieve results for the individual needs of each of her clients. Ms. Lewis has successfully represented clients in all aspects of family law matters whether it be through mediation, litigation or private judging. Ms. Lewis’ areas of substantive focus include property characterization and division, child and spousal support proceedings, high-conflict custody disputes, paternity, and post-judgment proceedings.
Ms. Lewis graduated from Wellesley College and UCLA School of Law.
Ms. Lewis is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”). The Family Lawyers who have earned the distinction of AAML Fellowship, practice throughout the United States and have demonstrated the highest standards of matrimonial practice throughout the country. Ms. Lewis is currently the Secretary to the Board of Managers of the Northern California Chapter of the AAML. Her guide to educating clients about fiduciary obligations was featured in the Spring 2023 edition of the Journal of the California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.
While Ms. Lewis has focused exclusively on family law matters since 2009, she is experienced in a wide range of law practice areas. After graduating from UCLA Law School, she worked as a Deputy Legislative Counsel for the California State Legislature where she focused on employment and contract law as well as health and safety matters. Prior to this, Ms. Lewis worked as a civil litigator for Baker McKenzie, a large global law firm representing business clients. As an attorney for the Family Division of the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Ms. Lewis made recommendations to the judges for the disposition of pending family law matters.
Supporting the Community
Ms. Lewis is an active and long-standing member of the community. Ms. Lewis volunteers regularly for the San Mateo County Superior Court, Family Law Division. She raised two children in the Bay Area and is well-experienced dealing with the issues confronting modern families in the region.
Ms. Lewis was named by Super Lawyers® as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers and Top 100 Northern California Lawyers of 2023; she was selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®; and has been named a Super Lawyer Northern California for the past five years in a row (2019-2023).
Ms. Lewis is a member of the following professional organizations:
- The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Fellow
- The Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
- The California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
- The San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section
- The Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)