Derek E. Lewis

Associate

dlewis@chartwelllaw.com
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(904) 373-0239
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(904) 328-2077
Jacksonville, FL
822 A1A North
Suite 304
Ponte Vedra Beach
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FL
32082
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PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Litigation

Consumer Finance Services

Mortgage Services and Lender Litigation

In-House Counsel Assistance Including Claims & Underwriting File Analysis and Privilege Determination for Non-Party Subpoenas

Admissions

Florida

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Education

Florida Coastal School of Law

J.D., 2009

Florida State University

B.S., 2003

Derek E. Lewis focuses his practice on commercial litigation, consumer financial services litigation, mortgage servicing and lender litigation, professional liability, and property damages claims. Mr. Lewis has a strong background in mortgage litigation, real-estate matters, professional liability and construction litigation.

Mr. Lewis helps his clients by meeting any legal needs and working with the clients to resolve complex and nuanced cases. He has been exposed to many cases throughout the United States and helped his clients in the litigation process, no matter how contentious. Mr. Lewis also helps his clients by assessing each specific case, providing valuable counsel, understanding the each clients’ needs, mitigating risks and strategizing to ensure an outcome that will benefit his clients.

Prior to joining the legal team at Chartwell, Mr. Lewis represented large national mortgage servicing entities in litigation, including mediations and trials. In addition, Mr. Lewis has served in managerial roles within the legal departments of large national banks, overseeing mortgage resolution specialists and outside counsel to ensure litigation and other processes were compliant with applicable law, investor, and internal guidelines. While attending law school, he clerked with the State Attorney’s Office, 4th Judicial Circuit.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Lewis served as an Avionics Technician, Corporal, in the United States Marine Corps.  When not practicing law, Mr. Lewis enjoys mountain biking, fishing and traveling.

Professional Associations

The Florida Bar 

Jacksonville Bar Association

St. Johns County Bar Association

Military Service

United States Marine Corps
Avionics Technician, Corporal (December 1994 - December 1998)

Derek E. Lewis focuses his practice on commercial litigation, consumer financial services litigation, mortgage servicing and lender litigation, professional liability, and property damages claims. Mr. Lewis has a strong background in mortgage litigation, real-estate matters, professional liability and construction litigation.

Mr. Lewis helps his clients by meeting any legal needs and working with the clients to resolve complex and nuanced cases. He has been exposed to many cases throughout the United States and helped his clients in the litigation process, no matter how contentious. Mr. Lewis also helps his clients by assessing each specific case, providing valuable counsel, understanding the each clients’ needs, mitigating risks and strategizing to ensure an outcome that will benefit his clients.

Prior to joining the legal team at Chartwell, Mr. Lewis represented large national mortgage servicing entities in litigation, including mediations and trials. In addition, Mr. Lewis has served in managerial roles within the legal departments of large national banks, overseeing mortgage resolution specialists and outside counsel to ensure litigation and other processes were compliant with applicable law, investor, and internal guidelines. While attending law school, he clerked with the State Attorney’s Office, 4th Judicial Circuit.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Lewis served as an Avionics Technician, Corporal, in the United States Marine Corps.  When not practicing law, Mr. Lewis enjoys mountain biking, fishing and traveling.

Professional Associations

The Florida Bar 

Jacksonville Bar Association

St. Johns County Bar Association

Military Service

United States Marine Corps
Avionics Technician, Corporal (December 1994 - December 1998)

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