Michael K. Lewis, Esq. is widely recognized for his extraordinary ability to resolve the most complex disputes in virtually every area of law. He has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of complex, multi-party, high profile matters.
Mr. Lewis has a bachelor's degree in government from Dartmouth College and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He also studied at the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Institute.
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Articles and Video:
[PODCAST] The Divided Community Project’s Commitment to Community Change Through Dispute Resolution
A podcast from JAMS featuring neutral Michael Lewis and Carl Smallwood and Nancy Rogers of the Divided Community Project (DCP) on the project’s goal of using dispute resolution tools to positively impact and empower communities across the nation.
Asking Questions Instead of Giving Opinions
Michael Lewis talks about argument prevention by asking questions instead of giving opinions within a discussion.
Interview with Michael Lewis - Views from the Eye of the Storm
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lewis, a long-time leader in the field of mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
Michael Lewis: Connecting with Parties Involved - Video
Michael Lewis speaks of the importance of making a connection with all parties involved in a dispute. His experience is that making that connection helps him help people come to an agreement.
Michael Lewis: Disappointment in Field - Video
Michael Lewis says his biggest disappointment is that mediation has had a very limited reach, proven by world-influencing events like the war in Iraq.
Michael Lewis: Specialization and the Negatives that Go Along with It - Video
Michael Lewis discusses the increase in specialization in mediation as coming from lawyers as well as an internal pressure within the field. He senses there is a loss of experience and understanding if mediators narrow their experience by specializing.
Michael Lewis: To Admit Wrongdoing Difficult as Mediator - Video
Michael Lewis speaks of mediators' willingess (and lack of) to admitting when they're wrong or that they should have tried a different method. He underscores that it takes experience and self-confidence to admit to wrongdoing in a case.