Graves Garrett strengthens bench, adds attorney with experience in White House Counsel’s Office

Graves Garrett LLC is pleased to announce the addition of George Lewis as an associate attorney.

Lewis brings an extensive legal background to his representation of clients in high-stakes investigations, white collar prosecutions, complex civil litigation, and impactful free speech matters. His significant federal government experience informs his unique approach to handling all aspects of litigation and civil and criminal investigations.

Most recently, Lewis served as associate counsel to the president of the United States, gaining legal experience reviewing bills submitted to Congress, drafting and reviewing executive orders, presidential memoranda and emergency declarations, and generally overseeing the full range of presidential activities for legal issues.

In addition, Lewis served as primary White House counsel liaison for the Department of Transportation, White House Information Technology, and U.S. Agency for Global Media. He also worked closely with representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

Lewis previously served in the United States Navy, spending time in the Naval Special Warfare and Intelligence communities. After commissioning and graduating from the Basic Lawyer Course at the Naval Justice School, he served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for five years. He specialized in criminal litigation and gained proficiency in prosecutorial, defense and appellate priorities and procedures. As an appellate attorney, he successfully argued in front of the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

“George’s unique blend of experience fits well with Graves Garrett’s approach to legal services,” said Nathan Garrett, partner at Graves Garrett. “From representing benchmark clients in everything from complex civil litigation to high-stakes white collar defense and leading-edge constitutional advocacy, there is no practice in the region quite like ours. George helps us to maintain an intentional focus on capably and successfully representing our clients in their most important matters, regardless of the jurisdiction.”

Prior to entering the Navy, Lewis completed a Pre-Law Institute course at the University of Cambridge, Trinity College, in Cambridge, England, and his undergraduate studies in history and political science at the University of Kansas, later earning his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. While in law school, he completed a summer internship with the District Attorney’s Office of Sedgwick County in Wichita, Kansas, where he successfully prosecuted trials as both first and second chair, in addition to handling multiple bench trials and evidentiary, preliminary and parole violation hearings.