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  • A. Camden
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A. Camden Lewis is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1968 as a captain. In 1972, Mr. Lewis received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina.  He served as law clerk to Justice C. Bruce Littlejohn, South Carolina Supreme Court.  Mr. Lewis was then employed as Assistant S.C. Attorney General, 1973–1976 and Senior Assistant Attorney General, 1977–1978, prior to entering private practice.  Currently, Mr. Lewis’ practice consists exclusively of litigation with a concentration on business disputes, class actions, condemnation and professional negligence. He  has argued two cases before the United States Supreme Court, City of Columbia v. Omni Outdoor Advertising, Inc., 499 U.S. 365 (1991) and Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 505 U.S. 1003 (1992), and many cases before the federal Courts of Appeal, as well as frequently appearing in the South Carolina Appellate Courts.  He is the co-author of Lewis and Sullivan on Class Actions, as well a chapter on damages in legal malpractice cases in South Carolina Damages, both published by the South Carolina Bar.  He also serves as chairman of the Judicial Advisory Committee and is the chairman of the Judicial Council of the State of South Carolina. Mr. Lewis has over 200 reported cases.

A. Camden Lewis is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating available for legal ability and adherence to ethical standards.

Education                  

  • U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1963
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1972
    • Law Clerk to Justice C. Bruce Littlejohn, South Carolina Supreme Court

Bar admissions and memberships

  • South Carolina, 1972
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1976
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2002
  • South Carolina Judicial Council
    • Member, 1979–present
    • Chairman, 1989
  • South Carolina Advisory Committee on Judicial Standards, 1980–present
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

Professional experience

  • Assistant Attorney General, 1973–1976
  • Senior Assistant Attorney General, 1977–1978

Selected reported cases

  • Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 112 S.Ct. 2886 (U.S. 1992)
  • Omni Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. Columbia Outdoor Advertising, 111 S.Ct. 1344 (U.S. 1991)
  • Dutch Fork Development Group, II, LLC v. SEL Properties, LLC, __ S.E.2d __, 2012 WL 3667374 (August 22, 2012)
  • Burch v. Burch, 395 S.C. 318, 717 S.E.2d 757 (2011)
  • Vortex Sports & Entertainment, Inc. v. Ware, S.E.2d 444, 447 (S.C.App. 2008)
  • South Carolina State Ports Authority v. Jasper County, 629 S.E.2d 624 (S.C. 2006)
  • Layman v. State, 630 S.E.2d 265, (S.C. 2006)
  • South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation v. Manning, 323 S.E.2d 775 (S.C. 1984)
  • Manning v. City of Columbia, 377 S.E.2d 335 (S.C. 1989)
  • Araujo v. Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., 351 S.E.2d 908 (S.C.1986)
  • Lawson v. Rogers, 435 S.E.2d 853 (S.E. 1993)
  • Smith, Setzer & Sons v. S.C. Procurement Panel, 20 F.3d 1311 (4th Cir. 1994)
  • Evans v. State, 543 S.E.2d 547 (S.C. 2004)
  • Johnson v. Collins Entertainment Co., Inc., 564 S.E.2d 653 (S.C. 2002)
  • Chewning v. Ford Motor Co., 579 S.E.2d 605 (S.C. 2003)
  • Helena Chemical Co. v. Allianz Underwriters Ins. Co., 594 S.E.2d 455 (S.C. 2004)
  • Allendale County Sheriff’s Office v. Two Chess Challenge II, 606 S.E.2d 471 (S.C. 2004)
  • Island Packet v. Kittrell, 617 S.E.2d 730 (S.C. 2005)

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