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Hon. Timothy Lewis Admitted to the College of Commercial Arbitrators

On April 14, 2014 by Schnader in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Schnader’s Hon. Timothy K. Lewis has been admitted as a Fellow into the College of Commercial Arbitrators. The CCA is comprised of nationally and internationally recognized commercial arbitrators and promotes the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and practice in the field of commercial arbitration.

Judge Lewis serves as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement counselor, and trial and appellate practitioner. His focus includes federal and state appeals, complex arbitration and mediation matters, commercial litigation, federal and state criminal cases and corporate investigations.

Before entering private practice, Judge Lewis served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was serving on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania when President George H. W. Bush elevated him to the Court of Appeals in 1992. At the time of both appointments, he was the youngest federal judge in the United States. Before being appointed to the federal bench, Judge Lewis served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and as an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Judge Lewis has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of administrative/regulatory law, appellate law, arbitration, commercial litigation, and mediation. He also has received the Outstanding Director Award, given by the American Arbitration Association to members of the organization’s Board of Directors who have distinguished themselves through their singular and outstanding efforts in furthering the Association’s mission of service and education in the field of conflict management.

The mission of the CCA is to: 

  • Identify those individuals whose professional training and experience qualify them to undertake the most complex and difficult arbitration assignments
  • Promote professionalism and high ethical practice in commercial arbitration
  • Adopt and maintain standards of conduct
  • Develop “best practices” materials
  • Provide peer training and professional development
  • Provide opportunities for interaction among peers
  • Promote diversity within commercial arbitration

Fellowship in the College of Commercial Arbitrators is by invitation of the Board. Membership criteria include substantial experience as a commercial arbitrator, high ethical standards, and high regard in the field among academics, other neutrals and counsel.