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.
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 volunteers regularly for the San Mateo County Superior Court, Family Law Division; and she served as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association in 2016. 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 will be featured in the Spring 2023 edition of the Journal of the California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.
Experienced Family Law Litigator
Each client is unique and requires a lawyer with the experience, knowledge and the flexibility to attack whatever problems the case may present. While Ms. Lewis has focused exclusively on family law matters since 2009, she is experienced in a wide range of law practice areas. Ms. Lewis graduated from UCLA Law School and 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.
Navigating Complex Cases
Ms. Lewis has an in-depth understanding of the complexities of family law. 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. Ms. Lewis has successfully represented clients in all aspects of family law matters including property characterization and division, child and spousal support proceedings, high-conflict custody disputes, paternity, domestic violence and post-judgment proceedings.
Supporting the Community
Ms. Lewis is an active and long-standing member of the community. She raised two children in the Bay Area and is well-experienced dealing with the issues confronting modern families in the region.
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)