Dionna Maria Lewis

Dionna Maria Lewis

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT, CIVIL LITIGATION, AND BUSINESS LAW- Call Now
  • Civil Rights, Employment Law, Business Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Biography

Dionna Maria Lewis, Esq. is a Founding Partner of the District Legal Group, PLLC. As a Trial Attorney, she manages a docket of nationwide and local cases, in all areas of labor & employment law, contract litigation, and risk mitigation for small businesses. Dionna represents clients as first- and second-chair in trial, administrative hearings, and mediation, before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Dionna also serves as Of Counsel to the Fay Law Group, a boutique litigation firm based in Washington, DC.

Dionna has extensive experience working with boutique, mid-sized, and large firm clients. Dionna is formerly Senior Counsel at Alan Lescht and Associates, Senior Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, and a Senior Associate at the Fay Law Group PLLC. Prior to founding the District Legal Group, she managed an active litigation docket of nationwide and local cases, in all areas of labor & employment law, civil litigation, and civil rights claims. Dionna litigates before state courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies, including D.C. Superior Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board, and D.C. Office of Human Rights, in matters arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Whistleblower Protection Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, and state claims involving employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, breach of employment agreement, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and civil torts.

Additionally, Dionna has served as a Commissioner on the D.C. Board of Elections (BOE) and serves as a Board Member of the DC Office of Employee Appeals.

Practice Areas
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Administrative Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
District Legal Group, PLLC
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Senior Counsel
Alan Lescht & Associates
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Senior Associate
Tully Rinckey, PLLC
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Senior Associate
Fay Law Group PLLC
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Judicial Law Clerk
DC Superior Court
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Counsel, Office of Fair Lending & Equal Opportunity
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Education
The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (2012) | Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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Drake University Law School
J.D. (2011)
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University of Virginia
B.A. (2008) | Philosophy, History
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Awards
Rising Star for Employment Law
Super Lawyers
Rising Star for Employment Law
Super Lawyers
Young Lawyer of the Year
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
2020 Mother of the Year for the District of Columbia
American Mothers, Inc.
Rising Star for Employment Law
Super Lawyers
Spotlight on Leadership
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Young Lawyer of the Year
Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
40 Under 40 Trailblazer
National Bar Association
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Member
Current
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DC Democratic State Committee
Committeewoman (Add-on)
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Washington Bar Association
Vice President
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Caucus 100
Executive Director
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Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Chair
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Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Vice Chair
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National Bar Association
Regional Director, Region XII
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Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Litigation Forum Co-Chair
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Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyers Division
Social & Fundraising Chair
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Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Professional Development Chair
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National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Membership Chair
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
District Legal Group, PLLC
700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 2098
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone: (202) 486-3478
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed