Founding partner A. Camden Lewis (1941-2017) was 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. Mr. Lewis’ private practice consisted exclusively of litigation with a concentration on business disputes, class actions, condemnation and professional negligence.
He 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, and made frequent appearances in the South Carolina Appellate Courts. At the time of his death, Mr. Lewis had over 200 reported cases.
He was 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 served as chairman of the Judicial Advisory Committee and was the chairman of the Judicial Council of the State of South Carolina.
Cam Lewis's passing was recognized by The State Newspaper. Read the article here >