Mr. Daniel W. Lewis, Esq.

Mr. Daniel W. Lewis, Esq.: Attorney with Allen, Shepherd, Lewis & Syra, P.A. AV stamp icon


Mr. Lewis graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in French.

Mr. Lewis received his juris doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1991, graduating in the top 15% of his class. He was a member of the Law Review and received an award for Outstanding Articles Editor.

Mr. Lewis was admitted to the New Mexico State Bar in October 1991, at which time he joined Allen, Shepherd, Lewis & Syra, P.A. as an associate. In July 1997, he became a shareholder with the firm. His practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation; construction defects; defense of professionals, including attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and real estate professionals; personal injury defense, including wrongful death, premises liability, products liability and automobile accidents; and appeals. Mr. Lewis also serves as a mediator and arbitrator to assist litigants in resolving disputes.

Mr. Lewis was the founding President of the New Mexico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and was elected in 2016 to serve a two-year term as National Vice President for the Tenth Circuit currently and as a member of the National Council of the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the New Mexico Bar Association, the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. He has served as a Master Bencher in the American Inns of Court. He is admitted to practice in all New Mexico State courts, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Lewis has an "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell and is listed in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Insurance Law, and again in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Insurance Law, and Litigation – Construction.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-715-5659  Phone
505-341-0110  Phone
505-341-3434  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94750, Albuquerque, NM 87109
University Attended:
Brigham Young University, B.A., English, cum laude, 1988
Law School Attended:
J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991, New Mexico and U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2007, U.S. Supreme Court
Albuquerque Bar Association; State Bar of New Mexico; Defense Research Institute; New Mexico Defense Association.
Birth Information:
Gallup, New Mexico, July 19, 1964
Reported Cases:
RTC v. Barnhart, 116 NM 384, 862 P.2d 1243; Adobe Masters, Inc. v. Downey, 118 NM 133, 883 P.2d 133; Casias v. Continental Cas. Co., 125 N.M. 297, 960 P.2d 839; Gen. Ins. Co. of America v. Rhoades, 196 F.R.D. 620 (D.N.M. 2000); Campos v. Brooksbank, 120 F.Supp.2d 1271 (D.N.M. 2000); Government Employees Ins. Co. v. Welch, 2004-NMSC-014, 135NM452, 90 P.3d 471.

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  • 4.7/5.0 (18 reviews)
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