About Us

Exceptional Representation

Lawyers Realty Group was founded by a real estate attorney seeking to bring a higher level of representation to residential real estate transactions.  The stakes are extraordinarily high in California real estate. Property owners simply cannot afford to settle for anything less than the top level skill and expertise that an attorney/realtor can provide.

Derik N. Lewis, Esq

Founder, President and Broker-Owner of Lawyers Realty Group

Having worked in real estate for nearly 30 years, I have lived through many of the ups and downs of the real estate market.  I know how to help my clients profit and flourish when buying and selling real estate and how to mitigate losses and protect their investments.  For the past 20 years as an attorney in private practice, I have represented buyers, sellers, investors and lenders in all aspects of the purchase and sale of real estate.

I began my legal career representing the real estate divisions of some of the world’s largest banks, including JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank, along with one of the largest real estate investment firms in the United States, Principal Life Insurance Company.  The insight and experience I gained working for large banks and institutional investors is an irreplaceable benefit for the clients I currently represent.

Prior to becoming a real estate attorney, I was a real estate consultant for regional and national real estate companies such as Trammel Crow, Related Companies and Balcor/American Express. In that capacity, I provided property management services for large residential apartment properties that were experiencing management transitions during rehabilitation and renovation or while under contract for sale.

I graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law. I was honored with the titles of G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar and Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar for my academic accomplishments. I have also served as a visiting lecturer at USC Gould School of Law, speaking on distressed real estate transactions and the aftermath of the 2007/08 real estate collapse.

I am licensed to practice law in the state of California and also hold both a California real estate broker license and a national mortgage loan originator license. 

Professional associations, organization and certifications

  • California Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Admitted to practice before all State and Federal Courts in California
  • National Association of Realtors
  • California Association of Realtors
  • Orange County Association of Realtors
  • California Regional Multiple Listing Service
  • Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist