Hon. Tim Lewis (Ret.)

Co-chair of the Schnader, Attorneys at Law ADR Practice Group

Judge Timothy K. Lewis is the co-chair of the Schnader, Attorneys at Law ADR Practice Group. He works as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement counselor, and trial and appellate practitioner. In 2016, Lewis was appointed to the ACS board of directors.

Lewis was previously the co-chair of the Schnader Appellate Practice Group. During his career on the bench, Lewis served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Lewis is national chair of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s Diversity Task Force and co-chair of the National Right to Counsel Committee. He also serves on the board of advisors for the Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute and the Constitution Project. He is a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a member of the AAA Council of Board Committees, the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and the Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness.

Lewis was selected by Best Lawyers as the "2015 Lawyer of the Year" in arbitration for Washington, DC, and Lawdragon recognized him as one of the "Lawdragon 500 Leading Judges in America.” Since 2010 he has been recognized annually in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Law, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, and Mediation from 2010 to 2018. He has been awarded the American Arbitration Association’s Outstanding Director Award, Duquesne University School of Law’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The Legal Intelligencer selected him as one of the "Diverse Attorneys of the Year" in 2015. The Pennsylvania Bar Association awarded him the Minority Bar Committee Award of Achievement.

Lewis received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and his B.A. from Tufts University.