Areas of Practice
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1985
  • University of Alabama, B.A., 1982, with honors
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1985
Court Admissions
  • 5th Cir., 1986
  • 11th Cir. 1997
  • E.D. La., 1986
  • M.D. La., 1986
  • W.D. La., 1987
  • N.D. Miss., 1988
Sidney Lewis, V
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8352 tel
504.589.8352 fax

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A partner and practice group leader of Jones Walker's Labor & Employment Practice Group, Sid Lewis consults and advises management and human resources personnel with respect to employment and labor laws in all industries throughout the United States, including retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, and service industries. A majority of his work involves general advice to employers on a variety of employment situations, including discipline, terminations, applications, leave requests, transfers, noncompete agreements, trade secret information, wage payments, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave, disabilities, workers' compensation, discrimination complaints, workplace harassment, internal investigations, documentation, policy reviews, preventative counseling, supervisor training, and early litigation negotiation. He performs training and educational seminars for supervisors, which center primarily on federal and state employment laws, as well as effective supervision techniques designed to avoid litigation.

Mr. Lewis has successfully defended hundreds of state and federal lawsuits involving federal and state employment claims. He regularly handles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board charges on behalf of employers.

In the labor sector, Mr. Lewis has represented companies throughout the United States as labor counsel and/or chief spokesman in contract negotiations and has handled union elections and labor arbitrations in a variety of industries.

Mr. Lewis is a two-time recipient of the Individual Citation Award given by the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security, Louisiana Chapter, and a frequent speaker and moderator for personnel associations and trade groups throughout the Southeast. He is currently Co-Chairman of the Labor and Employment Committee for the New Orleans Bar Association. 


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management (listed annually since 2006)
  • Recognized by "Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Labor & Employment (listed annually since 2003)
  • Two-time recipient of the Individual Citation Award, given by the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security, Louisiana Chapter
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Employment & Labor (listed annually since 2007)
  • Recognized as a 2013 Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell







  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association