The youngest Lewis has started a new blog, focusing on the intersection of the law and politics. His first post, concerning democratic legitimacy, can be found below. His views are his own, and do not necessarily represent the views of the JML, Co. firm.
Mr. Lewis is excited and pleased to announce that on September 1, 2019, his daughter, Haley K. Lewis, Esq. joined the firm as Of Counsel. She will focus her practice on business consultation and litigation as well as Appellate advocacy. Welcome Haley!
Successfully sued Franklin County Court of Appeals in the Ohio Supreme Court, obtaining writs of prohibition and mandamus ordering Court of Appeals to dismiss an appeal filed by a vexatious litigator.
Obtained substantial zoning density increase for Developer client, reversing city council opposition by the threat of litigation.
Sued The Ohio State University on First Amendment grounds, forcing favorable settlement for political candidate desiring to electioneer on campus locations.
Obtained a nearly One Million Dollar verdict in a civil fraud case arising from his client’s being defrauded in conjunction with purchase of a Canton, Ohio insurance agency.
Successfully sued city, securing ruling from Judge that city’s action in refusing to re-zone property for a drive-thru facility was illegal.
Organization Folds After History of Rouge Fundraising; Sheriff Gets First Check From 2000 Civil Suit
Served as Court-Appointed Receiver, uncovering fraudulent practices by and closing down national charitable organization.
Successfully obtained Temporary Restraining Order against city, enabling client to establish business in a district that city argued was not properly zoned for said use.
Orchestrated lawsuit against township and trustee for violation of public records act, serving as “John Doe” Plaintiff in conjunction with zoning dispute.
Represented major developer in obtaining sewer extension into environmentally restricted area.
Was often sought after as a candidate for public office.
Successfully negotiated with city and residents on behalf of client to re-zone land for a storage facility.
Was quoted by the Columbus Dispatch on several occasions as an expert in zoning and civil rights law.
Successfully represented developer in obtaining re-zoning for apartment use.
Successfully represented City of Columbus in Arena District Tax valuation case, exploiting contractual oversight by large firm representing Nationwide Realty Investors and enabling settlement of property tax case filed by School Board with substantial financial contribution by Nationwide.
Obtained a Temporary Restraining Order for developer client preventing landowner from breaching land sale contract, enabling development of one of the most sought-after land parcels in central Ohio.
Successfully overcame staunch neighborhood opposition to obtain controversial re-zoning, enabling client to establish his business.
Brookside Bringing in More Lawsuits; Brookside Plat is Accepted by County; Tract in Marysville Will Be Preserved
Filed inverse condemnation case against city opposing development, resulting in settlement of over One Million Dollars.
Obtained jury verdict of nearly twice that offered by Ohio Department of Transportation in an eminent domain case.
Successfully obtained a Federal Temporary Restraining Order against a City Councilman prohibiting him from voting on client’s re-zoning due to a conflict of interest, enabling client to successfully obtain requested zoning.
Successfully rezoned 18 acres in Whitehall for residential development by client.
Successfully negotiated a compromise to allow client to rezone land, despite initial resident concerns.
Was the rumored heir-apparent for the position of Chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Party before deciding against taking said position.
Twice obtained restraining orders for County political party against un-endorsed candidates.
Argued child support case of first impression in Ohio Supreme Court.
Appointed by Governor to serve as Chairman of the Ohio State Parking Commission.
Successfully obtained controversial rezonings for several major Central Ohio automobile dealers.
Successfully represented an Ohio judge in ethics investigation.
Successfully sued City to allow theater client to serve alcoholic beverages at movies.
Successfully overturned Trial Judge’s decision, securing exemption from state building code and enabling client to construct horse training facility without sprinkler system.