Duane Morris LLP

Charles B Lewis

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Practice Areas

Mr. Lewis concentrates his practice in the area of construction law and litigation. Mr. Lewis represents general contractors, construction managers, owners, architects and engineers, design builders, subcontractors, and material suppliers in matters involving contract drafting, contract negotiation, breach of contract claims, claims for extras, delay, disruption, loss of productivity, excessive change orders, out-of-scope work, and claims involving mechanic's liens. He is an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association, having acted as a mediator in over 350 construction disputes, is an arbitrator for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and is a mediator for the Circuit Court of Cook County.


Duane Morris LLP: Partner, 2006-present; Jenkens & Gilchrist: Partner, 2001-2006; Baker & McKenzie: Partner, 1983-2001, Associate - 1976-1983

Professional Memberships

American Arbitration Association; American Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; Forum on the Construction Industry; International Centre for Dispute Resolution; The Illinois Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators; Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America


University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1976; University of Michigan, B.A., 1972