SHERIDAN LEWIS

 

Education:

 

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX

JurisDoctor, May 2010

 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies and Political Science with a Minor in Spanish Language cum laude, May 2007

 

Licenses / Admissions:

Sheridan is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and has been admitted to the United States District Court Northern District of Texas, and has handled cases in many counties including Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hunt, Kauffman, McLennan, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, and Tarrant counties. In 2015, she was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

 

Bar Admissions                                                         
  • Texas, 2010

  • Northern District of Texas, 2012

  • United States Supreme Court, 2015

 

Professional Affiliations:

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board Member

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, Associate Member

  • Dallas Alumni Club of Tulane University

  • Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi

 

Professional Experience:

Achievements

  • Superb rating on Avvo.com   

  • 2014 Voted Rising Star by DCDLA peers

  • 2015 Voted Rising Star by DCDLA peers

  • 2015 Voted one of D Magazine’s “D Best Lawyers in Dallas”

  • 2015 Selected as one of National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40- Criminal Defense”

  • 2016 Selected as one of the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys’ “10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Texas”

 

Presentations and Articles

  • 2009 “Rule 194 and Other Discovery Hazards” (Co-Authored Paper with Judge Marilea Lewis that she presented at State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course)

  • January 31, 2011 “Underage Drinking and Drug Use in Dallas County” (Presented as Risk Management Programming for the Southern Methodist University Chapter of Pi Beta Phi)

  • February 23, 2011- “Legal Implications of Inclement Weather” (Presented at the Academy for Venue Safety & Security, presented by the International Association of Venue Managers, Inc.)

  • November 10, 2011 “Criminal Law 101” (Presented as In-House CLE for Godwin Lewis PC)

  • September 27, 2013 “Firearms Law and Protective Orders” (Co-Authored paper with Marilea Lewis that she presented at the Texas Bar CLE “What Every Texas Attorney Needs to Know About Firearm Law”)

  • October 2014 “Implied Consent & the ‘No Refusal’ Weekend” (Published in Attorney at Law Magazine: Greater Dallas Edition, Vol. I No. 3, read at http://www.attorneyatlawmagazine.com/dallas/implied-consent-refusal-weekend/)

  • February 2015 “The Perils of the Plea Deal: Assault Family Violence” (Published in Attorney at Law Magazine: Greater Dallas Edition, Vol. 2 No. 1, read at http://www.attorneyatlawmagazine.com/dallas/perils-plea-deal-assault-family-violence/)

  • September 2015 “All Bail Orders are Not Created Equal” (Published in Attorney at Law Magazine: Greater Dallas Edition, Vol. 2 No. 3, read at: http://www.attorneyatlawmagazine.com/dallas/all-bail-orders-are-not-created-equal/)

  • November 11, 2015 “Basics of Driving While Intoxicated Cases” (Presented at the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers “Lunch and Learn”)

  • February 12, 2016 “Criminal Law 101: DWI, DUI, Assault, and Other Bad Behaviors” (Presented at the Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section Bench Bar Conference)

 
Personal:

Sheridan Lewis is a founding partner at Lewis & Wilton LLP. Along with Sallye Wilton, she started this practice as a means to provide diligent, ethical, and compassionate representation to those accused of crimes in North Texas.  Along the way, she has fervently represented clients in Grand Jury proceedings, motion hearings, probation hearings, protective order hearings, bench trials, and jury trials. She has also negotiated countless plea agreements on behalf of her clients, knowing that, in some cases, avoiding trial can render more satisfactory outcomes for her clients. Sheridan works tirelessly with her clients in an effort to achieve the outcome that they desire in a given case, and, along with Sallye Wilton, strives to provide access to competent representation for all citizens accused.  Through it all, she has gained great knowledge of the Texas criminal justice system, a strong working relationship with prosecutors, judges, and other defense attorneys, and a genuine rapport with clients that extends beyond the disposition of their cases.

 

Sheridan grew up in Dallas, Texas, where she was an accomplished scholar-athlete at Highland Park High School. She then attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she graduated with honors. There, she earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Latin American Studies and Political Science, with a minor in Spanish. She then returned to Dallas to attend Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. While attending law school, Sheridan completed clerkships at the Fifth District Court of Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. In her third year of law school, she participated in the SMU Criminal Justice Clinic, providing pro bono criminal defense work to indigent clients charged with misdemeanors in Dallas County. While in the clinic, Sheridan gained trial experience, as well as other courtroom experience and a solid introduction to the practices of the Dallas County Courthouse.