December 22, 2022
By Sarah B. "Sally" Akins
Gwinnett Daily Post, Lawrenceville
To the Editor:
The State Bar of Georgia extends condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Lawrenceville attorney Douglas W. “Doug” Lewis on his horribly tragic and untimely passing at the age of 55.
During a legal career of three decades, cut short by an incomprehensible act of rage, Mr. Lewis had established a stellar reputation as a family law, civil litigation and criminal defense attorney. He was also a devoted husband, father and servant to his family, church and community.
While we grieve over the passing of our colleague, it is also a chilling reminder that lawyers are vulnerable to violent, even murderous attacks for simply doing their job on behalf of their clients.
Doug Lewis will be missed and fondly remembered by his fellow members of the legal community. We appreciate the many contributions he made during his career as a Georgia lawyer and through his exemplary service to the justice system.
Sarah B. “Sally” Akins
President, State Bar of Georgia