Dwayne Lewis is a man of action who inspires others to excel. As a first-generation college student and first-generation attorney, Dwayne consistently focuses on improving himself and serving others. Both inside and outside the courtroom, Dwayne embodies the DAYL mission of Giving, Serving, Leading.
While at Texas Tech University, Dwayne earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. Outside the classroom, Dwayne was the Membership Vice-President for the co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, where he personally performed over 400 hours of community service. After an impactful experience studying abroad in Italy, Dwayne dedicated himself to expanding opportunities for students in the Texas Tech University system to study abroad as a Diplomat for the Center for Global Engagement and Campus Representative for the Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA).
During his time at Texas A&M School of Law, Dwayne was named to the Order of Barrister for his participation in moot court – most notably, being named one of the top oralists at the Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition. As the Symposia Editor for the Texas A&M School of Law Law Review, Dwayne organized the 2014 “New Technology & Old Law” Symposium which brought together leaders in the security, technology, and legal industry to discuss the impact of emerging technologies on the legal profession. Among the several clerkships and internships Dwayne engaged in throughout law school, Dwayne served as an intern with Judge Martin Hoffman and with Justice Bob McCoy at the Second Court of Appeals of Texas.
After graduation, Dwayne dove right into the practice of law. As a Law Clerk for the Law Office of Frank Giunta, Dwayne honed his written and oral advocacy in the Trial and Appellate Courts and learned the true value of the right to trial by Jury. Having previously participated in the ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, Dwayne sought out the DAYL Judicial Intern Committee and became an active member helping to improve and administer the program. Additionally, Dwayne is an active member of the DAYL Solo & Small Firm committee, where he participated in planning the successful DAYL Solo & Small Firm Summit. Presently, Dwayne is an associate at The Beal Law Firm where he advocates for families and their children. To Dwayne, the most important part of life is family.
For those who know Dwayne, they know he sees each day as an opportunity to give of himself, to serve others, and to lead in big and small ways. And, to relish the joy that can be found in it all.
Congratulations to Dwayne Lewis, this month’s Dallas Association of Young Lawyers “One to Watch!”