Lewis K. Loss


Lew Loss is a respected national authority on insurance issues.  Lew understands what insurers need from their counsel – and when they need it. His ability to anticipate how matters will proceed and assess new developments allows him to craft winning strategies that protect his clients' interests. As his clients have told Chambers USA, “Lew displays judgment and strategy of the very highest caliber." 

Creative yet practical, Lew is a formidable litigator who is equally adept at finding favorable resolutions outside the courtroom. Insurers regularly call upon him to provide advice and counseling for complex or novel coverage issues involving a broad array of insurance products. Lew empowers his clients with the information they need to make smart, informed decisions and leverages the insights he has gained over a career of insurance industry representation to deliver consistent and cost-effective results.

When facing significant exposure, clients turn to Lew, knowing he has the vision to chart a course that will minimize risk and uncertainty.   Representing insurers in disputes across the country, he is regularly called upon to serve as monitoring and litigation counsel, helping his clients navigate difficult claims to desirable outcomes.

In addition to his insurance practice, Lew served for many years as general counsel for the Commission on Presidential Debates and currently serves as a special advisor to the CPD’s board of directors. His work has facilitated these important civic events every election cycle since 1988.

When working with clients, I always focus on providing them with what they need to do their jobs effectively. I want them to have the information and advice they need to make to smart decisions and achieve positive results.
    • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1983
    • University of Michigan, B.A., with distinction, 1980
  • Bar Admissions

    • District of Columbia
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law, 2022-2024

    • Named a District of Columbia Leading Lawyer in Insurance by Chambers USA, 2007-2023

    • Recognized in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®  for Insurance Coverage and Nonprofit Organizations, 2007-Present

    • Professional Liability Underwriting Society

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