University of Maine School of Law Announces Student Graduation Speaker

The University of Maine School of Law is pleased to announce that Joe Lewis, a member of the class of 2010, has been chosen as the student speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony.

Mr. Lewis graduated from Fordham University in 1986, with a bachelor's degree in History. He is a "transplanted New Yorker" who has adopted Portland as his hometown over the past eleven years, currently serving as vice-chair of the Portland Planning Board having previously served on the Portland Zoning Board of Appeals, and as a Little League coach and umpire. His two children, Anthony and Mackenzie, are active and thriving learners at King Middle School in Portland.

Mr. Lewis came to law school from a business background, having worked for years in Silicon Valley before starting his own company, Decision Support Services (DSS), in 1994. DSS provides cartographic and spatial analysis services to organizations running the gamut from the National Park Service to the National Hockey League.

While at the University of Maine School of Law, Mr. Lewis was an active member of the law school community, serving as a volunteer to the admissions office; acting as an auctioneer at the Maine Association of Public Interest Law auction; organizing a “Storytime” event; participating in the Maine Law Basketball Association; serving as a student representative on the school’s diversity committee; and serving as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, among other activities.

Mr. Lewis plans to open his own practice in Portland focusing on Land Use and Family Law.