Letter to the Editor: Georgia Legal Community mourns the loss of Doug Lewis

The State Bar of Georgia extends its condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Lawrenceville Attorney Douglas W. “Doug” Lewis on his horribly tragic and untimely death at the age of 55.

During a three-decade legal career punctuated by an incomprehensible act of anger, Mr. Lewis had built an excellent reputation as a family law attorney, civil litigation attorney and criminal defense attorney. He was also a devoted husband, father, and servant to his family, church, and community.

As we mourn the passing of our colleague, it is also a chilling reminder that attorneys have been subjected to violent, even homicidal, attacks simply for doing work on behalf of their clients.

Doug Lewis will be missed and fondly remembered by his peers in the legal community. We appreciate the many contributions he has made to the justice system throughout his career as a Georgia attorney and through his exemplary service.