James Lewis Legal

By helping people, we build communities


Practice Areas

My practice was inspired by my research into property that had been held by my family since 1871 without clear title. This type of property is known as "heirs property" and disproportionately affects the poor, who have limited access to legal help, and are often distrustful of systems and institutions. Through my work experience, I have covered issues involving commercial property, residential property, and intellectual property. Contact me to see how I can help you with your legal issues.


Real Estate Litigation

  • Trespass

  • Nuisance

  • Clear title action

  • Title reformation

  • Partition actions

  • Demands for right of contribution

  • Resolving or establishing liens and encumbrances

  • Heirs property

Residential Real Estate

  • Closings

  • Title opinions

  • Title reformation

Commercial Transactions

  • Draft and review commercial leases

  • license agreements

  • LOI's

  • Purchase and Sales Agreements

  • Site acquisition

Landlord / Tenant Disputes

  • Eviction defense

  • Suits in damages for property not held in a habitable condition

  • Establishment of liens and encumbrances

  • Sliding scale available

Land Use and Zoning

  • Zoning / Rezoning / Variances

  • Special use applications

  • Easement negotiations

  • Smart city infrastructure development


  • Filing for administration of Estate

  • Property passed without a will

  • Wills

  • Advance Directives

  • Trusts

Intellectual Property

  • Artist representation

  • Trademark registration

  • Copyright protection