Lewis assists his fellow attorneys in all aspects of NELC’s environmental litigation – from conducting legal research, developing cases, and notifying offenders of violations, to drafting court filings, negotiating settlements, and preparing for trials.

Prior to joining NELC, Lewis was an attorney at the similarly named, but unaffiliated, Southern Environmental Law Center. He spent most of his time litigating an Endangered Species Act case about the biomedical harvesting of horseshoe crabs in South Carolina that resulted in significantly increased protections for threatened rufa red knot shorebirds and the horseshoe crabs upon which the long-distance migrants rely.

Lewis attended Harvard Law School, where he took nearly every environmental law course that was offered. He spent a year as an extern at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the Environmental Protection Division and was a research assistant to Professor Richard Lazarus on various environmental law issues. Lewis spent his first summer of law school as an intern at NELC and his second summer at SELC, and prides himself on an apparent ability to make a good impression on either side of the Mason-Dixon line.

*Massachusetts Bar Admission pending