Maria L. H. Lewis is a litigator who has handled numerous employment and commercial litigation lawsuits. She also counsels her clients on issues in the workplace, including discrimination and retaliation claims; conducts internal investigations; and conducts management and employee training on diversity, sexual harassment, workplace violence and other related topics.
Maria is a leader in the firm, serving as the Chair of the firm’s national Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Maria is the first firmwide Career Counselor to the firm’s associate attorneys. Maria is also a contributor to the firm's LaborSphere blog, which provides coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of employee benefits and labor issues.
Before entering private practice, Maria served as an assistant district attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, where she tried hundreds of preliminary hearings and trials.
While attending Harvard Law School, Maria was a member of the Trial Moot Court Team and participated in the National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition of the American Bar Association. Additionally, Maria was a research editor for Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation, authored by Dean Kenneth Gormley.
She previously served as the Chair of the Philadelphia Regional Hiring Committee and Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Regional Diversity Committee. Maria is an ordained Reverend and serves on the legal staff of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, a 15,000+ member congregation.
Lawyer on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly (2008)
Woman On the Verge, The Legal Intelligencer (2006)
Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)
Women Achieving Award
Recognized for her business and community achievementsThe Philadelphia Tribune (2014)
- New Jersey
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1997
- University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1994, magna cum laude
- Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Legal Staff
- American Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- National Bar Association
- Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia