O. YALE LEWIS III

Attorney

Professional

Mr. Lewis has been litigating family and Indian law matters for over 13 years. He appears regularly on the family law motions calendar in King County, in addition to other superior courts and tribal courts in Western Washington.

He tries up to three cases per year and also conducts multiple mediations and arbitrations. He also handles appeals.

Mr. Lewis is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, USDC W. Dist. Wash., USDC E. Dist. Wash., and most of the tribal bars in the State of Washington.

Mr. Lewis is a sole practitioner. As such, he is able to carefully select his clients and devote his attention to a small book of business at any one time. Mr. Lewis looks forward to receiving your phone call.

Education

Mr. Lewis received his B.A. in literary studies, cum laude, with honors, from Middlebury College, Vermont, his M.S. in journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York, and his J.D. from the University of Washington.

During law school, he was on law review and published two law review articles, one of which took first place in the annual writing competition sponsored by the American Indian Law Review.

Personal

Mr. Lewis is a father and a native son. Mr. Lewis grew up on Bainbridge Island. He spent most of his twenties in Vermont, Alaska, Maine, New York, and Idaho before finally settling down back in Seattle. During those years, he was engaged primarily in commercial fishing, commercial diving, and journalism. He started his own practice in 2003.

In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, rock climbing, and mountaineering in the North Cascades and beyond. He lives in Seattle's Lake City neighborhood and is an active member of the University Congregational United Church of Christ.

ESTEFANIA CID GARZA

Paralegal

Estefania is our office manager and paralegal. While completing her studies at Western Washington University, Ms. Cid Garza explored work in several fields including Psychology and Neuroscience, and actively participated in outreach projects within the community.

Upon receiving her Bachelor's Degree, she became interested in the legal field and was presented with the opportunity to work for Mr. Lewis. She now handles several aspects of operations management within the office, and prepares legal work for Mr. Lewis.