Biography

Lewis Tesser is a senior partner in the New York law firm off Tesser, Ryan and Rochman, LLP, concentrating his business law practice in representing lawyers and law firms, and other professionals—their agreements, mergers, dissolutions, professional responsibility and defending lawyers at the Grievance Committees.

He is the past President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and Founding Director of NYCLA’s Ethics Institute. Lew is the former Chair of the General Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association and the current co-chair of State Bar’s Dispute Resolution Section Ethics Committee.  He is an ABA Fellow and the Editor-in-Chief of the treatise, “The New York Rules of Professional Responsibility”, published by Oxford University Press. 

Lew is the Chair of the Part 137 Joint Committee on Fee Disputes & Conciliation.  Attorney-Client Dispute.   He is the recipient of the 2017 Jack Newton Lerner Award for Excellence in presentations of Continuing Legal Education.  He is consistently selected to the New York Super Lawyer List.

Prior to private practice, Lew was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. He also served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army. 

Lew is an Honors graduate from the National Law Center, George Washington University, a Masters graduate from the Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers.

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