The Honorable Joan M. Lewis

San Diego County Superior Court, Department retired

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Biography

The Hon. Joan M. Lewis (Ret.) served as a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Pete Wilson in 1998. She retired twenty years later on December 28, 2018.

Lewis earned a B.S. in microbiology from Arizona State University in 1980. She then received a J.D. from the California Western School of Law in 1987.

After graduating from law school, Lewis joined the law firm of Ault, Midlam, and Deuprey as an associate. Three years later, she moved to Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois, and Bisgaard, where she represented health care professionals in medical malpractice cases. During her eight-year tenure there, she eventually advanced to partner, a position she held at the time of her appointment to the bench.

While serving on the Superior Court of San Diego County, Lewis presided over the Family Law Division. She also served as an assistant supervising judge for the Civil Independent Calendar.

Lewis began working as a neutral for Judicate West Alternative Dispute Resolution after her retirement from the bench.

Lewis is a recipient of the Friend of the Community Award from the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association. She has also received the Bernard E. Witkin, Esq. Award from the San Diego Law Library Foundation.

Her memberships have included the Wallace Inns of Court, the California Judges Association, and the San Diego Superior Court Executive Committee. She has served on the Judicial Advisory Board for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers as well as the Executive Committee of the California Judges Foundation.

She was born and raised in New York. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the theatre, traveling, playing tennis, and participating in physical fitness activities.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Joan M. Lewis

  • EDITH NORMAN BY AND THROUGH HER SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST LYNNE LOPEZ VS. PEPPERBUSH HOLDINGS LLC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Pepperbush Holdings, LLC dba San Diego Post-Acute Center's and Plum Healthcare Group, LLC's Petition to Compel Arbitration is DENIED.

    Plaintiffs' Evidentiary Objec...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • STEVEN ANDREWS VS. HERE WE GO INC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Here We Go, Inc.'s and Colin Wood's Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED. Plaintiff's evidentiary objection 1 is sustained. Interrogatory answers may be used by "any ...

  • J&RP DEVELOPMENT CORP VS LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Laurence R. Phillips' Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff J&RP Development Corp. is DENIED without prejudice. A notice of motion to be relieved as counsel "must b...

  • J&RP DEVELOPMENT CORP VS LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Laurence R. Phillips' Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff J&RP Development Corp. is DENIED without prejudice. A notice of motion to be relieved as counsel "must b...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • ALI VS AUTO NATION INC [E-FILE]

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Juli Ann Lund's application to appear pro hac vice as counsel for Defendants is GRANTED. Counsel is reminded that an attorney whose application to appear as counsel pro hac ...

  • EDITH NORMAN BY AND THROUGH HER SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST LYNNE LOPEZ VS. PEPPERBUSH HOLDINGS LLC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Pepperbush Holdings, LLC dba San Diego Post-Acute Center's and Plum Healthcare Group, LLC's Petition to Compel Arbitration is DENIED.

    Plaintiffs' Evidentiary Objec...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • J&RP DEVELOPMENT CORP VS LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Laurence R. Phillips' Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff J&RP Development Corp. is DENIED without prejudice. A notice of motion to be relieved as counsel "must b...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • STEVEN ANDREWS VS. HERE WE GO INC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Here We Go, Inc.'s and Colin Wood's Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED. Plaintiff's evidentiary objection 1 is sustained. Interrogatory answers may be used by "any ...

  • ALI VS AUTO NATION INC [E-FILE]

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Juli Ann Lund's application to appear pro hac vice as counsel for Defendants is GRANTED. Counsel is reminded that an attorney whose application to appear as counsel pro hac ...

  • STEVEN ANDREWS VS. HERE WE GO INC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Here We Go, Inc.'s and Colin Wood's Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED. Plaintiff's evidentiary objection 1 is sustained. Interrogatory answers may be used by "any ...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • HARDT VS PINNACLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INC

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Defendant Pinnacle International Development, Inc.'s unopposed Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    The moving party bears the burden of proof by a preponderance of evide...

  • MARIA T FIELD VS. IRMA GAMBOA

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    The court takes judicial notice of Plaintiff's original Complaint, the First Amended Complaint, and the court's August 3, 2018 minute order.

    Defendant Irma Gamboa's Demurrer ...

  • VIDRIO VS SCRIPPS HEALTH CORPORATION

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Judge Barton discloses that he was the Presiding Judge during 2016 and 2017 and is currently an Ex-Officio member of the Court's Executive Committee. Judge Barton was a member of the...

  • VIDRIO VS SCRIPPS HEALTH CORPORATION

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Judge Barton discloses that he was the Presiding Judge during 2016 and 2017 and is currently an Ex-Officio member of the Court's Executive Committee. Judge Barton was a member of the...

  • NELLO SABATO VS. AMG DEMOLITION & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE [E-FILE]

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Plaintiffs' unopposed Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Conditional Certification of Class is GRANTED.

    The notice and proposed order granting pre...

  • HARDT VS PINNACLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INC

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Defendant Pinnacle International Development, Inc.'s unopposed Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    The moving party bears the burden of proof by a preponderance of evide...

  • MARIA T FIELD VS. IRMA GAMBOA

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    The court takes judicial notice of Plaintiff's original Complaint, the First Amended Complaint, and the court's August 3, 2018 minute order.

    Defendant Irma Gamboa's Demurrer ...

  • RACHEL WOODS VS JEFFREY GREENE COULTER

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Attorney Anthony E. Kalikas' Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Rachel Woods is DENIED without prejudice. The attorney's declaration states he served the client with the moving pap...

  • WILKERSON VS KIA MOTORS AMERICA INC

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Defendant Kia Motors America, Inc.'s Demurrer to Plaintiffs' Complaint is SUSTAINED with leave to amend as to the Fifth and Sixth Causes of Action, and OVERRULED as to the Third and ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Joan M. Lewis

  • EDITH NORMAN BY AND THROUGH HER SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST LYNNE LOPEZ VS. PEPPERBUSH HOLDINGS LLC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Pepperbush Holdings, LLC dba San Diego Post-Acute Center's and Plum Healthcare Group, LLC's Petition to Compel Arbitration is DENIED.

    Plaintiffs' Evidentiary Objec...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • STEVEN ANDREWS VS. HERE WE GO INC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Here We Go, Inc.'s and Colin Wood's Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED. Plaintiff's evidentiary objection 1 is sustained. Interrogatory answers may be used by "any ...

  • J&RP DEVELOPMENT CORP VS LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Laurence R. Phillips' Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff J&RP Development Corp. is DENIED without prejudice. A notice of motion to be relieved as counsel "must b...

  • J&RP DEVELOPMENT CORP VS LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Laurence R. Phillips' Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff J&RP Development Corp. is DENIED without prejudice. A notice of motion to be relieved as counsel "must b...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • ALI VS AUTO NATION INC [E-FILE]

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Juli Ann Lund's application to appear pro hac vice as counsel for Defendants is GRANTED. Counsel is reminded that an attorney whose application to appear as counsel pro hac ...

  • EDITH NORMAN BY AND THROUGH HER SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST LYNNE LOPEZ VS. PEPPERBUSH HOLDINGS LLC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Pepperbush Holdings, LLC dba San Diego Post-Acute Center's and Plum Healthcare Group, LLC's Petition to Compel Arbitration is DENIED.

    Plaintiffs' Evidentiary Objec...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • J&RP DEVELOPMENT CORP VS LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Laurence R. Phillips' Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff J&RP Development Corp. is DENIED without prejudice. A notice of motion to be relieved as counsel "must b...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • STEVEN ANDREWS VS. HERE WE GO INC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Here We Go, Inc.'s and Colin Wood's Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED. Plaintiff's evidentiary objection 1 is sustained. Interrogatory answers may be used by "any ...

  • ALI VS AUTO NATION INC [E-FILE]

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Attorney Juli Ann Lund's application to appear pro hac vice as counsel for Defendants is GRANTED. Counsel is reminded that an attorney whose application to appear as counsel pro hac ...

  • STEVEN ANDREWS VS. HERE WE GO INC

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Defendants Here We Go, Inc.'s and Colin Wood's Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED. Plaintiff's evidentiary objection 1 is sustained. Interrogatory answers may be used by "any ...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Dec 27, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 28, 2018.

    Plaintiff Canuto Lopez's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    As to Request 20, the moti...

  • HARDT VS PINNACLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INC

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Defendant Pinnacle International Development, Inc.'s unopposed Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    The moving party bears the burden of proof by a preponderance of evide...

  • MARIA T FIELD VS. IRMA GAMBOA

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    The court takes judicial notice of Plaintiff's original Complaint, the First Amended Complaint, and the court's August 3, 2018 minute order.

    Defendant Irma Gamboa's Demurrer ...

  • VIDRIO VS SCRIPPS HEALTH CORPORATION

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Judge Barton discloses that he was the Presiding Judge during 2016 and 2017 and is currently an Ex-Officio member of the Court's Executive Committee. Judge Barton was a member of the...

  • VIDRIO VS SCRIPPS HEALTH CORPORATION

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Judge Barton discloses that he was the Presiding Judge during 2016 and 2017 and is currently an Ex-Officio member of the Court's Executive Committee. Judge Barton was a member of the...

  • NELLO SABATO VS. AMG DEMOLITION & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE [E-FILE]

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Plaintiffs' unopposed Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Conditional Certification of Class is GRANTED.

    The notice and proposed order granting pre...

  • HARDT VS PINNACLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INC

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Defendant Pinnacle International Development, Inc.'s unopposed Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    The moving party bears the burden of proof by a preponderance of evide...

  • MARIA T FIELD VS. IRMA GAMBOA

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    The court takes judicial notice of Plaintiff's original Complaint, the First Amended Complaint, and the court's August 3, 2018 minute order.

    Defendant Irma Gamboa's Demurrer ...

  • RACHEL WOODS VS JEFFREY GREENE COULTER

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Attorney Anthony E. Kalikas' Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Rachel Woods is DENIED without prejudice. The attorney's declaration states he served the client with the moving pap...

  • WILKERSON VS KIA MOTORS AMERICA INC

    Dec 13, 2018 |  San Diego County

    This tentative ruling is issued by Judge Jeffrey Barton who will be presiding in Department 65 on December 14, 2018.

    Defendant Kia Motors America, Inc.'s Demurrer to Plaintiffs' Complaint is SUSTAINED with leave to amend as to the Fifth and Sixth Causes of Action, and OVERRULED as to the Third and ...

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