The law firm of Lewis Kappes was created one night in 1985 over dinner and a handshake. Two premier Indianapolis business attorneys — Ted Lewis and Phil "Skip" Kappes — decided to bring their experience and skills to a small firm setting, dedicated to quality representation and the establishment of close client relationships. Although the firm has grown considerably since that time, we have maintained the standards of legal distinction and client responsiveness exemplified by our founding partners.
Many of our attorneys have been honored as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Indianapolis Monthly magazine and two were named Trial Lawyers of the Year by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Lewis Kappes attorneys have chaired the Utility Law, Immigration, and Appellate Sections of the Indiana State Bar Association, and have been active as leaders in a wide array of professional civic and charitable organizations.
Lewis Kappes actively supports pro bono and civic activities throughout Indiana. Our pro bono policy calls for each lawyer to devote 50 hours of representation on pro bono legal matters each year. Our professionals represent individuals, children in need of services, families, civic, charitable, and other not-for-profit organizations in pro bono matters.
At Lewis Kappes, we strive to provide effective legal services with the performance and technical resources of a large firm, while retaining the personal client interaction and cost-effectiveness of a small firm.
Our firm is not compartmentalized in a rigid organizational structure. Rather, our Indiana attorneys and office staff work together as a team to serve the interests of our clients. This allows us to adapt to developments and react quickly and efficiently to pressing concerns, while placing the diverse experience and expertise of the entire firm at the client's disposal.
Our most important resource is human. Our support staff of paralegals and legal assistants enables us to serve clients as efficiently and economically as possible, and to maintain personal contact with clients under any circumstances.