Robert F. Lewis

Chairman Emeritus

Bob Lewis is Lewis Brisbois' Chairman and Founding Partner. Mr. Lewis has more than fifty years of experience in the insurance defense field. He has acted as both coverage and monitoring counsel in numerous class action lawsuits and security class action litigation. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation with substantial litigation experience in the areas of directors and officers liability, securities litigation and professional liability.


  • “Advising and Defending Corporate Officers and Directors Under the New General Corporate Law,” CEB, 1977
  • “Liability Coverage Under the New Securities Laws” USC Law Center 4th Annual Corporate Law and Finance Institute, 1976

Professional Presentations

Lectured at the Continuing Education of the Bar, USC Law Center - Fourth Annual Corporate Law and Finance Institute, 1976; and at the Continuing Education of the Bar, 13th Annual Federal Practice Institute panel list, June, 1990


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • American Maritime Association
  • State Bar Resolution Committee, 1976, 1977 and 1978
  • Delegate to the State Bar, 1973-1978
  • Delegation Executive Committee, 1975-1977
  • Lawyer Delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1990-1993; 1998- 2001
  • American Bar Association
  • Chancery Club

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2023 & 2024


University of California Los Angeles School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1961

University of California Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, 1958

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