JOHN P. LEWIS, JR. is engaged in general practice with an emphasis on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. He has represented individual and corporate debtors, creditors, auctioneers and inventory liquidators, trustees (including SIPC Trustees), competing plan proponents and asset purchasers, estate professionals and committees in bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings arising in bankruptcy cases, and federal and state court receiverships throughout the United States, including appearances in bankruptcy courts in Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. His experience includes more than 20 jury trials, more than 100 non-jury trials and arbitrations, and more than 20 federal and state appeals.
Mr. Lewis has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation in state and federal courts in Texas, Louisiana, California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Missouri, including claims and actions relating to or arising from contested will and probate proceedings, tortious interference with contract and prospective business relations, professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duties by attorneys and law firms, civil asset forfeiture proceedings, fraud and negligent misrepresentation, breach of employment contracts, minority shareholder oppression, and violations of civil and constitutional rights.
Mr. Lewis has been a speaker on numerous topics, including acquiring assets through bankruptcy proceedings, determining and proving insolvency under the Bankruptcy Code, fundamentals of bankruptcy practice, the 1999 revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, Ethical and Practical Lessons that Attorneys can Learn from Playing Poker, and the Ethics of Perry Mason.