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Juris Doctor from Indiana University Bloomington School of Law (2005)

Bachelor of Arts from Bard College (1992)

omplex commercial and criminal appellate litigation in federal courts.  

Torrence E. S. Lewis is Of Counsel with Sidney Powell, P.C. and concentrates his practice in complex commercial and criminal appellate litigation in federal courts.

Mr. Lewis earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Indiana University – Bloomington School of Law in 2005, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Lewis also served as Executive Articles Editor for Volume 80 of the Indiana Law Journal. At Indiana, Mr. Lewis received Cali Awards in Administrative Law, Communications Law, Legal Professions, Communications Law II, Law & Biomedical Advance, and Civil Rights (§ 1983) Litigation. During law school, Mr. Lewis briefed approximately 30 felony criminal appeals in the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court, Federal District Courts of Indiana, and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lewis was an executive with Waste Management, Inc. managing disposal operations in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Mr. Lewis is admitted to practice in the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Districts, and the United States Supreme Court.

Torrence Lewis is licensed in Illinois, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.


2005: Juris Doctor from the Indiana University School of Law- Bloomington, Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif.

  • Executive Articles Editor, Indiana Law Journal Volume 80
  • Cali Awards: Administrative Law; Communications Law; Legal Professions; Seminar in Communications Law; Law & Biomedical Advance; Civil Rights Litigation.

1992: Bachelor of Arts, with honors, Bard College; Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

  • Alfred Kublitz Award for Commitment to Democracy

1987: The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut.

  • Scholarship


Evaluating an Appeal – Strategic Thinking Before and During The Appeal, Appellate Practice in Federal and State Courts (Law Journal Press, 2017).

Toward a Limited Right of Access to Jury Deliberations, 58 Federal Communications Law Journal 193 (2005).

Civility in Litigation: Some Thoughts on the Nature of Civility and How the Profession Can Promote and Enforce Good Behavior , 1 Indiana Civil Litigation Review 77 (2004).