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Dean Sumter Lewis, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1959, Missouri 1959, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1959, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967.


Lewis, Dean Sumter was born on October 7, 1933 in Sturgis, Michigan, United States. Son of Elmer A. and Etta (Doren) Lewis.


Bachelor of Arts, Olivet College, Michigan, 1955;Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1958.


Worked at Lewis & Allen, P.C. (Kalamazoo, Michigan) specializing in General Practice. Family Law, Real Estate, Corporate, Probate, Estate Planning, Commercial, Bankruptcy, Environmental, Banking, Pension and Profit Sharing, Criminal Law, Trials, Foundations. Admitted to the bar, 1959, Missouri and Michigan.

1964, United States. Court of Appeals. 1967, United States. Supreme Court. Phi Delta Phi. Member, Barristers Society.

Member: Kalamazoo County (President, 1969-1970) and American (Member: House of Delegates, 1977-1982) Bar Associations. State Bar of Michigan (President, 1980-1981). Fellow: American Judicature Society (Director, 1983-1987).

Michigan State Bar Foundation (Trustee, 1992—). Life Fellow: American Bar Foundation. American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Elected, 1979).

Although only recently established under its current firm name, most Lewis & Allen, P.C., attorneys and its paralegal staff have practiced together for at least 12 years. Highly respected by their peers, members of the firm have been elected to the presidencies of the State Bar of Michigan, local Bar Associations and are well known in their community, not only for their professional competence but also for their civic leadership.


Trustee State Bar of Michigan Foundation, since 1992. Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel (life, elected 1979), American Bar Foundation (life), State Bar Michigan Foundation, American Judicature Society (board directors 1982-1986). Member American Bar Association (house of deals 1977-1982), State Bar Michigan (president 1980-1981), Kalamazoo County Bar Association (president 1969-1970), Park Club (president Kalamazoo 1981-1982), Kalamazoo Rotary Club (president 1992-1993).


Married Jeanene Louise Miller, June 21, 1958. Children– Jane, Johnathan, Thomas, David, James.