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United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

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Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation

  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation

  • Mortgage Servicing and Lender Litigation

Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., 2009)
Florida State University (B.S., 2003)

Military Service
United States Marine Corps
Avionics Technician, Corporal (December 1994 - December 1998)

Derek E. Lewis

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Phone Number : (904) 373-0239
Fax Number : (904) 328-2077
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822 A1A North
Suite 304
Jacksonville, FL 32082

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DEREK E. LEWIS focuses his practice on commercial litigation, consumer financial services litigation, mortgage servicing and lender litigation, professional liability, and property damages claims. Mr. Lewis has a strong background in mortgage litigation, real-estate matters, professional liability and construction litigation. 

Mr. Lewis helps his clients by meeting any legal needs and working with the clients to resolve complex and nuanced cases. He has been exposed to many cases throughout the United States and helped his clients in the litigation process, no matter how contentious. Mr. Lewis also helps his clients by assessing each specific case, providing valuable counsel, understanding the each clients’ needs, mitigating risks and strategizing to ensure an outcome that will benefit his clients.

Prior to joining the legal team at Chartwell, Mr. Lewis represented large national mortgage servicing entities in litigation, including mediations and trials. In addition, Mr. Lewis has served in managerial roles within the legal departments of large national banks, overseeing mortgage resolution specialists and outside counsel to ensure litigation and other processes were compliant with applicable law, investor, and internal guidelines. While attending law school, he clerked with the State Attorney’s Office, 4th Judicial Circuit. 

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Lewis served as an Avionics Technician, Corporal, in the United States Marine Corps.  When not practicing law, Mr. Lewis enjoys mountain biking, fishing and traveling.

Professional Associations

The Florida Bar
Jacksonville Bar Association
St. Johns County Bar Association