Michael Lewis has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire since 2018. At UNH he has taught sales, contracts and commercial law. Michael’s writing has been published widely in popular press and in legal publications.
Michael is also a shareholder at Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. where has served as lead trial counsel in matters before the nation’s federal trial and appellate courts, and before its highest state trial and appellate courts. Michael’s experiences before state and federal courts range in subject matter from litigation against state and federal enforcement agencies to representing businesses in employment, contract, and intellectual property disputes, to representing litigants in high-end probate and trust litigation before New Hampshire’s probate courts.
Prior to joining Rath, Young and Pignatelli, Michael was an Assistant Attorney General at the New Hampshire Department of Justice from 2007 through 2013, serving in the Department’s Homicide Unit from 2011 through 2013. For his work at the Attorney General’s Office, Michael received the Robert E. Kirby Award from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation in 2012 recognizing excellent advocacy, civility, courtesy, and perspective as a practicing attorney under the age of 35.
From 2004-2005, Michael served as a law clerk to Hon. Paul Barbadoro, Federal District of New Hampshire, where he handled matters arising out of federal securities law, federal patent and trademark law, and state common law. Michael also practiced law in Washington, D.C. at the law firm of Arnold & Porter.
"Education Contracts of Adhesion in the Covid-19 Pandemic", University of Illinois Law Review (February 4, 2021).
"Evil History: Protecting Our Constitution Through an Anti-Originalism Canon of Constitutional Interpretation", Scholars Repository, Vol 18, University of New Hampshire (2020).
"Pervasive Infancy: Reassessing the Contract Capacity of Adults in Modern America", Scholars Repository, Vol 19, University of New Hampshire (2020).