Cheri A. Lewis

Prior to opening Lewis Law Offices, Ms. Lewis served as President/Area Manager of The Closing Company, the first firm in Central Virginia to combine settlement and title insurance services under one roof. She oversaw the growth of the Company to four locations, serving 15 counties and cities. In 2004, she sold The Closing Company to LandAmerica, then a Fortune 500 company, and continued on as Area Manager.

Before founding The Closing Company in 1994, Ms. Lewis practiced law in both Charlottesville and in Washington, D.C., specializing in real estate development, community association law and commercial matters.

Ms. Lewis is a member of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. She received her bachelors degree in American Government from the University of Virginia and her law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where she was a member of the Order of the Barristers.

Professional and Community Involvement
Athena Award Winner, Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce, 2009
Member, City of Charlottesville Planning Commission, 2001-present (Chair, 2004-2005)
Chair, Thomas Jefferson Community Workforce Housing Fund, 2004-present
Member, City of Charlottesville Housing Advisory Committee, 2006-present
Member, City of Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review, 2002-2004
Member, City of Charlottesville Electoral Board, 1994-2003
Board Member and Legal Counsel, Blue Ridge Home Builders Association, 1998-2005
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001, Blue Ridge Home Builders Association
Associate of the Year, 1999, Blue Ridge Home Builders Association
Affiliate of the Year, 1999, Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors
Board Member and Committee Chair, Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity, 1994-1998

PADI Certified Open Water Diver
Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania, 1999